Booting Up: Facebook Continues to Noodle With Its News Feed Algorithm

We made a new thing lol. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook is futzing with the News Feed once again, making it so you’ll be more likely to see older items that’re more popular. Sure, great. [The Verge]

WhatsApp now has 300 million monthly active users. They’ve got 20 million each in Germany, Mexico, India and Spain. [AllThingsD]

“But his involvement in founding, financing and promoting a private business highlights the significance of his other constituency in the tech industry, which is seeking a bigger voice in national policy in Washington.”  [New York Times]

Californians, too, are now pissy about an Amber Alert text message many received. Try to keep it in perspective, people. [L.A. Times]

Is hyper-efficient Jeff Bezos ready for the gloriously inefficient world of newspapering? [Reuters]