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Dropbox

Dropbox boosts mobile productivity with offline folder support
Users can now save key files for use later.
December 6, 2016
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Dropbox boosts mobile productivity with offline folder support
Users can now save key files for use later.
December 6, 2016
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Dropbox brand update streamlines its logo and takes aim at creatives
Today Dropbox introduced a new brand design that includes a revamped logo, a plethora of color schemes and a new typeface. The new branding aims to set Dropbox apart from other file syncing services by appealing to creative collaborators -- but users probably won't see too many changes.
October 3, 2017
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Dropbox for Windows 10 gets a new look and more in latest update
Dropbox is getting a new look and some handy new features on Windows 10.
October 4, 2017
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Dropbox is reportedly inching closer to a potential IPO
Dropbox may be taking another step in its very slow shuffle toward an IPO, and is now working with Goldman Sachs to prepare documents that could be filed as soon as this year, according to a report by Bloomberg.
July 27, 2017
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Dropbox Paper gets document previews and some other small updates
Dropbox continues to tune its products as it tries to tap a bigger audience within larger companies with some updates today to its collaboration tool Paper, including the ability to preview documents before loading them.
August 31, 2017
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Dropbox Paper's mobile apps now work offline
The cloud storage service's Android app also gained document scanning support.
April 12, 2017
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Dropbox partners with Autodesk to help users collaborate on large design files
Dropbox announced a couple of products today to make it easier for Autodesk users to access and share large design files. The products include an integrated desktop app for opening and saving Autodesk files stored in Dropbox and an app for viewing design files without the need for owning Autodesk.
November 14, 2017
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Dropbox redesigns itself as a hipster file sharing service
Dropbox announced a redesign today that introduces a whole lot more color into its former white-and-blue aesthetic. The new look also includes a flatter box logo that makes it look less like an actual box and more like planes of surface (or an... even more abstract box, for the non-artistic types.)
October 3, 2017
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Dropbox releases open-source Slack bot
Dropbox is looking to tackle unauthorized access and other security incidents in the workplace with a chatbot. Called Securitybot, it that can automatically grab alerts from security monitoring tools and verify incidents with other employers.
February 24, 2017
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Dropbox snags former Googler to lead design team
Nicholas Jitkoff joins Dropbox team as VP of Design.
February 7, 2017
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Dropbox steps outside the box with colorful rebrand
Dropbox is embracing a colorful future as it looks to rebrand as a platform that fosters creativity.
October 3, 2017
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Dropbox's quest to win your heart, and Wall Street's too
Apple's Steve Jobs said the Silicon Valley darling had no future. Now, with a splashy rebranding campaign, Dropbox hopes to prove him wrong.
October 3, 2017
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Five essential Dropbox tools you might be missing
Since its launch in 2007, Dropbox has become a leading product for fast and efficient file syncing between computers and the cloud. You can use it to keep files up-to-date across multiple computers, collaborate on work with other people, and back up your most important information. But are you really using Dropbox to its full potential? Up your storage game with these five advanced hacks for the app.
August 28, 2017
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How to collaborate on a document in Dropbox Paper
If you haven't tried Dropbox's writing tool, here's how to get started.
December 5, 2016
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How to move your files from Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive to iCloud Drive on a Mac
Are you ready to go all-in with iCloud Drive? You can move files and folders from Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive right now!
July 31, 2017
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Longtime enterprise exec Quentin Clark joins Dropbox as SVP of Engineering, Product and Design
As Dropbox slowly gears up toward its initial public offering, it's bringing on a longtime enterprise executive -- Quentin Clark, a former VP of Microsoft as well as SAP CTO -- as head of its very-long-title-where-he-will-oversee-a-ton-of-things.
August 4, 2017
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OneDrive versus Google Drive versus Dropbox: a cloud storage comparison for Windows users
With so many cloud storage solutions available, which one should Windows users choose? Which company has the track record or reputation for being secure? how do you know the value to expect?
April 11, 2017
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Flickr

Flickr exits the photo book business, shuts down wall art orders
Flickr, the once Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site that's now a part of Verizon*, is getting out of the photo book printing business, and is shutting down the feature that allowed users to turn photos into professional-quality wall art. In an email sent to users this week, Flickr said that it was turning over photo books to publishing service Blurb as of October 16, 2017, but the wall art service was simply being terminated.
October 19, 2017
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Flickr now lets you search for images based on visual similarity
Flickr today received a new update that will allow users to search for images based on visual similarity. Now, you'll be able to pick an image from a search result and find more photos that share the same shape, composition, color, or content category.
March 7, 2017
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Flickr shuts down wall art service, moves photo book printing to Blurb
The photo sharing platform Flickr was officially acquired by Verizon in June, and it appears we are now seeing the first changes after the takeover. Flickr has announced that it will cease to offer its existing photo book and wall art printing services.
October 20, 2017
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Google Chrome OS

7 reasons Chrome OS computers are ideal for enterprises
This year, 5.5% of all PCs sold will be Chrome OS devices. That means Chrome has overtaken Linux as the 'third OS' at work. Credit the cost, security and manageability benefits of Chromebooks and Chromeboxes for the rise.
October 10, 2017
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All about Chrome Notifications settings
Cut through the noise and see what's important by setting up your Chromebook notifications.
June 2, 2017
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Chrome OS is getting a touch-focused redesign
The video shows off a redesigned desktop for Chrome OS that introduces an Android-like app drawer and search bar. The new elements sit on top of the traditional task bar, so using a Chromebook with trackpad and keyboard won't change. But if you're using a touchscreen, you'll be able to tap right into a Google search box or swipe up to access a grid displaying all of your apps. Five "suggested apps' will also appear in a dock, making them even quicker to launch.
July 7, 2017
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Dreams do come true: Chrome OS will soon have a native night mode
Your circadian rhythm thanks you.
June 27, 2017
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Google is giving Chrome OS a touch-focused redesign
Google's Chrome OS has seen increased adoption in the education sector, prompting Microsoft to respond with Windows 10 S, a version of Windows focused on the classroom. Initially, most Chromebooks did not feature touch support, but since Google announced that Android apps would be coming to Chrome OS, some hardware makers like Asus, Samsung and Lenovo have started to release touch-enabled Chromebooks.
July 7, 2017
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Google launches Chrome Enterprise subscription service for Chrome OS
Google is launching a new enterprise service for large businesses that want to adopt Chrome OS devices. The new Chrome Enterprise subscription, which will cost $50 per device and year, is essentially a rebrand of Chrome Device Management, but with a number of additional capabilities. Even though the name would make you think this is about the Chrome browser, this program is actually all about Chrome OS. For Chrome users in the enterprise, Google already offers the Chrome Enterprise Bundle for IT, after all.
August 22, 2017
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Google Rolls Out Chrome Enterprise: Chrome OS For Work
Google has today announced Chrome Enterprise as a subscription service to take Chrome OS and Chromebooks into more work environments.
August 22, 2017
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Google slaps a suit on beefed up Chrome OS, offers Enterprise version for business
Getting a bit crowded in here, isn't it, Microsoft?
August 22, 2017
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Google Targets Businesses with Chrome Enterprise Offering and VMware Management Partnership
Google this week announced a new Chrome Enterprise license, its latest effort to bring the Chrome OS operating system and Chromebook laptops into the business world.
August 23, 2017
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How to add a second user and Google account to your Chromebook
You can add as many accounts to your Chromebook as you like, and there are even some handy ways to administer them all.
June 13, 2017
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Is Chrome OS right for you? A 3-question quiz to find out
Chromebooks aren't like regular computers -- so are they right for your needs? These three questions will help you find the answer.
June 22, 2017
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Night Light is coming to Chrome OS but you can check it out now if you're brave
Blue light reduction features have become an increasingly popular in smart devices and operating systems, such as Night Light in Windows 10 and Night Shift in macOS as well as iOS. However, users of Chrome OS have so far been left without a baked-in solution but Google is planning to change the situation.
May 16, 2017
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The 10 best Android apps for Chromebooks
These apps are often better than the web-based versions you'd find via Chrome OS.
June 23, 2017
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What is Google Chrome Enterprise?
Chromebooks are gaining traction because they are simple, easy to use and offer great value. For consumers, they can be fantastic options. For enterprises, however, Chrome OS needs to go the extra mile in order to become more attractive.
August 23, 2017
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Instagram

An Instagram bug has been preventing users from disabling their accounts for months
A number of Instagram users have found they're no longer able to temporarily disable their accounts ॥uro;"" a feature, similar to Facebook's, that allows you to take a break from the social network for a period of time, but stops short of a full account deletion. the bug has been spotted in the wild since at least February, and is the subject of a number of complaints across social media, including Reddit, Quora, and Twitter since that time.
April 24, 2017
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An Instagram hack hit millions of accounts, and victims' phone numbers are now for sale
Selena Gomez was first. Who's next?
September 1, 2017
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Apple joins Instagram to share top notch #ShotoniPhone photos
Apple has officially joined Instagram. The tech giant has always been conspicuously silent on social media, but as the iPhone becomes an increasingly powerful and popular tool for capturing high-quality photos and videos, Apple finally caved and joined Instagram to share some of its favorite #ShotoniPhone creations.
August 7, 2017
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Apple joins Instagram, can you guess the handle?
It's been a long time since we put Apple and Instagram in one sentence, but on this very Monday, the team from Cupertino finally stopped being a Luddite, and embraced the inevitable - their own Instagram account.
August 7, 2017
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Apple opens new Instagram account, populates it with photos from #ShotoniPhone
Tech giant may actually post regularly to this social media account ahead of the fall.
August 7, 2017
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Attackers exploited Instagram API bug to access users' contact info
Instagram has confirmed that "one or more individuals obtained unlawful access to a number of high-profile Instagram users' contact information -- specifically email address and phone number -- by exploiting a bug in an Instagram API."
August 31, 2017
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Barbers, hair salons market cosmetic surgery on Instagram
Most providers marketing plastic surgery on Instagram aren't board-certified plastic surgeons
August 31, 2017
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Bye, Felicia: Instagram drops Foursquare, Swarm, and Flickr cross-posting support
For a week or so, Instagram has been lacking the options to instantly share your posts on either Foursquare, Swarm (Foursquare's check-in app), or Flickr. Currently, Instagram users can only cross-post to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
May 23, 2017
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Google and Apple reject female nudity app designed to bypass Instagram rules
An app designed to help women post nude photos on Instagram has recently been rejected by both Apple's App Store, and the Google play Store.
December 13, 2016
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Grids 4.0 for Instagram review: Post photos from Mac, but sharing is limited
Grids for Instagram brings your favorite social media images to the Mac in a beautiful way, now with the ability to upload and repost photos.
January 1, 2017
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Hackers claim to have personal info of millions of Instagram accounts, including celebs
A group of hackers used a bug earlier this week to scrape the phone numbers and email addresses of six million Instagram accounts and are now selling that information on the web.
September 1, 2017
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Hackers exploited an Instagram bug to get celebrity phone numbers and email addresses
And it's probably how Selena Gomez got hacked
August 31, 2017
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Hackers steal email addresses, phone numbers of "high-profile" accounts from Instagram
High-profile hacks are not new, especially not for a service as big as Instagram. Two days ago, a hack led to the account of the most followed celebrity on the network, Selena Gomez, to post naked pictures of Justin Bieber. Now, the Facebook-owned company has confirmed that contact information, specifically email addresses and phone numbers, from several "high-profile" accounts have been stolen from the service due to an API bug.
September 1, 2017
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Hey, Instagram! Please stop ruining my feed with your algorithm
Instagram's algorithm only shows me posts that it thinks are most important to me, but it's wrong and it has ruined my experience. I want the old chronological feed back.
August 31, 2017
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Hide your Instagram posts with a new archive option!
Think your profile is overrun with too many Instagram posts? Not enough likes on your latest selfie? Well you'll soon be able to archive those oldies. Here's how!
May 23, 2017
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How Much Is Instagram Verification Worth On The Black Market?
Here in the social media era, everyone is a brand -- but some more than others. Verified "influencers" on social media platforms can make a pretty penny selling access to their influence... and so it perhaps is unsurprising that the ability to influence is, itself, a hot commodity you can buy.
September 1, 2017
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How My Instagram Hacker Changed My Life
Mohamad, my hacker, had an air of desperation about him. When he got emails in English announcing that he was a lottery winner, or promising him access to a fat bank account, he asked me to translate them word for word.
August 16, 2017
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How to Make the Dopest Videos for Snapchat and Instagram
Apple just pushed out its newest app, a mobile iMovie for the Snapchat generation--but it's far from the only lightweight video editor you can get for your phone. Jazz up those clips of your pets and vacations before they hit Instagram and Snapchat with these mobile video editing suites, putting pro tools in your pocket.
April 7, 2017
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How to Post Instagram Photos From Your Mac
Mac: Some of the most popular apps on your phone most likely have a web-friendly version. Facebook and Twitter both started on the web, after all. But Instagram is different, and not exactly web-friendly, which makes it a hassle if you prefer to edit your photos on your desktop (large screens are still cool!) instead of your phone.
June 26, 2017
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How to stop Facebook and Instagram notifications from driving you crazy
Before you delete Facebook for being annoying, take a dive into the notification settings.
July 5, 2017
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Instagram -- Everything you need to know!
Get familiar with the queen of all social media apps and start sharing your life through Instagram!
May 2, 2017
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Instagram added 200 million daily users a year after launching Stories
Instagram continues to see incredible growth thanks to its Stories feature, with the app now reaching 800 million monthly users and 500 million daily users, according to CNBC.
September 25, 2017
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Instagram adds a new creative way to reply to a photo or story
Instagram inception, here we come. If somebody sends you a photo or video in a private conversation on Instagram, the app will now let you play around with the original photo so that you can reply in a creative way and keep the context of the conversation.
August 18, 2017
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Instagram adds face filters, more creative tools
Instagram continues to add new filters and various tools that further improve its mobile apps. the latest update introduces a new set of face filters in the camera, which allows users to turn their selfies into funny photos.
May 16, 2017
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Instagram adds face filters; gets one step closer to becoming the new Snapchat
Instagram is introducing Snapchat-style augmented reality face filters today. Here's everything you need to know!
May 16, 2017
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Instagram adds Live Photo-to-Boomerang, wider colors for iPhone 7/7+
Now you can post GIFs to Instagram Stories even if you didn't shoot them in its standalone app Boomerang. Apple Live Photos can now be converted into Boomerangs.
January 5, 2017
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Instagram adds live video in Stories, coming to Windows 10 soon
Instagram announced today that it will now be offering live video for Stories, a feature that it launched back in August. the Facebook-owned social network says that once you're done recording, "your live story disappears from the app so you can feel more comfortable sharing anything, anytime."
November 21, 2016
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Instagram adds location and hashtag stories to Explore tab
Instagram has just introduced two new features that will improve the way users discover the world around them on Explore: location and hashtag stories. Both new features will be available from the Explore tab inside the Instagram app and should enable users to see what's happening around them, as well as find stories related to their interests.
May 23, 2017
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Instagram adds melodramatic 'Superzoom' effect to Stories
Instagram is adding another wacky effect to its Stories camera, and it might be my favorite one yet. Say hello to 'Superzoom.'
October 26, 2017
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Instagram adds polling stickers to Stories
Instagram is making its Stories a little more interactive with a new polling feature that users can add with a "poll" sticker.
October 3, 2017
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Instagram adds portrait and landscape support for multi-photo posts
Instagram has expanded format support for its multi-image posts, letting users create these posts using portrait or landscape images or videos in addition to square format content. The change gives users more flexibility in choosing which content is shared on the social network, Instagram explains, although it is still limited: only one format (portrait or landscape) can be used per multi-photo post.
August 31, 2017
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Instagram adds right-to-left language support starting with Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew
Instagram today added support for languages that are written and read from right to left, starting with Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew. It's been a long time coming for such a software update, considering Instagram has up until today supported 33 languages, including everything from Tagalog to Romanian to Bahasa Melayu. Instagram says it had to reformat its entire app to support an opposite text flow, according to TechCrunch.
October 31, 2017
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Instagram begins organizing comments into threads
Just like on Facebook
August 15, 2017
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Instagram breach results in up to 6 million users' phones and email adresses being sold for 10 bucks a pop
If you've been on the internet in the past, say, five years or so, you've undoubtedly at some point been the target of a request to enable two-factor authentication for some online service. And while giving away your phone number to a random corporation doesn't sound like the best idea ever, this is one of the best ways to protect your accounts against unauthorized third parties.
September 1, 2017
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Instagram brings disappearing photos and videos to its Windows 10 app
Instagram users on Windows 10 PC and Mobile are getting a bit closer to feature parity with their Android and iOS counterparts with a new update rolling out to the photo-sharing app. Most notably, this update adds the ability to send disappearing photos and videos with a dedicated button in the direct message screen.
April 19, 2017
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Instagram brings Stories to the mobile web
The Snapchat clone comes to web browsers on phones. You can now watch Stories at Instagram.com, and soon you'll be able to post them from there too.
August 31, 2017
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Instagram bug leaked data on 'high-profile' users, company warns
A bug related to an Instagram API allowed at least one unscrupulous individual to access the email address and phone number of an unspecified number of "high-profile" users of the app. No other personal information, like password or what have you, seems to have been exposed.
August 31, 2017
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Instagram bug makes user accounts appear to be deleted
Over the past 24 hours, Instagram users have been unable to log in, blaming the service for possibly deleting their accounts without providing any real explanation. Reports of these incidents filled Twitter and Facebook. When Instagram tweeted this today, users flooded the account demanding to hear why their Instagrams were randomly shut down.
July 6, 2017
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Instagram carousel-style posts are finally here for everyone
Instagram has started rolling out a new feature to all accounts: an option to include multiple photos and videos in a single post. Starting with version 10.9 for iOS and Android, users can now select up to ten photos and videos to assemble slideshow-style posts.
February 23, 2017
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Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom on Free Speech, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet Addiction.
I sat down with Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram, in June to interview him for my feature story, "Instagram's CEO Wants to Clean Up the Internet," and for "Is Instagram Going Too Far to Protect Our Feelings," a special that ran on CBS this week.
August 17, 2017
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Instagram celebrates 800M users with update that takes on comment trolls
Instagram officially hit 800 million users this week, but the Facebook-owned company has no interest in resting on its laurels. In fact, alongside its "hey, we added another 100M users... no big deal" announcement, the company continued its crusade against comment trolls by launching the most powerful commenting controls the app has seen yet.
September 27, 2017
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Instagram Continues to Mimic Snapchat, Adds Disappearing Messages to Direct Inbox
In yet another apparent attempt to render Snapchat irrelevant, Instagram has incorporated its rival social media's hallmark feature -- disappearing messages -- into its own platform.
April 11, 2017
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Instagram continues to morph itself into more than just another social network
You're already posting pictures to Instagram and using it to exclusively chat with your pals. You'll soon be able to book your next appointment through it, too.
March 22, 2017
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Instagram copies popular Snapchat add-on 'Polly'
Polly has been on a roll of late. Today, though, that roll may be slowing.
October 3, 2017
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Instagram could transform into a Yelp competitor
Like a hair stylist on IG? Make an appointment
March 22, 2017
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Instagram Direct disappearing messages work exactly like Snapchat's
Thus continues Instagram's efforts to remain relevant among the messaging-obsessed millennials -- and it seems to be working.
April 11, 2017
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Instagram flaw lets hackers sell celebrities' data at $10 a pop
Hackers set up a searchable database that allows people to find contact info for hundreds of stars, at ten bucks per query.
September 1, 2017
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Instagram for Android now works offline
Like, comment, and even unfollow -- regardless of your connection
April 19, 2017
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Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile grabs new Stories feature in latest update
Instagram users on Windows 10 Mobile can rejoice as Instagram has been updated to 9.575.8218 and with comes the new Stories feature.
August 30, 2016
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Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile now lets you save pictures from your feed
Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile is getting its second notable update this week, bringing along the ability to save any pictures on your feed to your own personal collection. That's thanks to a new bookmark icon present underneath each post in your feed. Simply tap the icon and that picture will appear in a dedicated "Saved" section under your profile.
February 1, 2017
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Instagram for Windows 10 now lets you post snaps from your PC webcam
The official Instagram app is getting a small, but fairly handy update for PC users. For better or for worse, Instagram is breaking from its mobile-centric roots by now allowing anyone using the app on a PC can now upload photos to Instagram using their webcam.
June 1, 2017
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Instagram found a new place to show you ads: Inside its Stories feature
150 million people now use Stories every day.
January 11, 2017
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Instagram gets Boomerang, hands-free, and nightmode support for some Windows phones
Instagram appears to be rolling out a batch interesting new features to at least some of its Windows Phone app users. Included in the update, which bumps the app from version 10.707.48352 to 10.738.64166, is support for Boomerang, hands-free and night mode in the camera portion of the app. you can check out a before and after look at the changes in the screenshots below.
January 30, 2017
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Instagram gets Snapchat-style face filters and the transformation is practically complete
One update after another has given Instagram, the Facebook-owned image sharing app, a look that resembles Snapchat. and here we are, the day we knew was coming: the day that silly augmented reality filters arrive on Instagram.
May 16, 2017
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Instagram gets up close and personal with 'Superzoom'
Similar to features like Boomerang and Hyperlapse, the photo-sharing social network now let's people record dramatic zoomed-in videos.
October 26, 2017
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Instagram getting safer
Instagram can be a very rewarding experience. If you have never tried it, please know that the concept is rather simple. a user posts either a picture or video, and then other people can comment on it. It is a refreshing alternative to other social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.
December 6, 2016
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Instagram grows to 1M active advertisers, plans to add more data and direct booking
The Facebook-owned photo and video app is announcing that it now has 1 million monthly active advertisers, compared to 500,000 in September and 200,000 just over a year ago.
March 22, 2017
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Instagram has 500 million daily active users making posts
Instagram continues to grow at a rapid pace, now boasting more than 800 million active users, with 500 million of those coming each day, the company said at Advertising Week event today.
September 25, 2017
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Instagram Head of Product Kevin Weil to talk shop at Disrupt NY
Instagram is killing it. the photo-sharing behemoth has topped 600 million users, with the most recent 100 million joining in the last year. Plus, the company now has more than 1 million active advertisers, building on Facebook's already-dominant advertising business.
April 6, 2017
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Instagram hits 1 million advertisers, double the amount it had 6 months ago
Instagram is in demand as a platform for advertisers. Since September, the number of companies that actively advertise on the picture and video sharing app has doubled to one million. a year ago, that number was 200,000. Advertising on Instagram can be quite fruitful for these firms, especially since as many as 400 million people are using the app every day. James Quarles, who is the head of advertising at Instagram, says the appeal of the site goes beyond the raw numbers.
March 22, 2017
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Instagram implements an AI system to fight mean and harassing comments
Instagram is flipping the switch on a system that will automatically detect mean, offensive and harassing comments and make sure that people never see them. The new system is based on work that Facebook and Instagram have done with DeepText, a text classification engine meant to help machines interpret words as used in context to fight spam.
June 29, 2017
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Instagram implements image upload through mobile site
So far the only way of uploading an image to Instagram has been to use service's Android or iOS mobile apps. the mobile website only allowed for browsing, searching and liking of images and viewing of notifications. However, Instagram has made a major change, allowing users to upload images through its mobile website.
May 9, 2017
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Instagram injects 2X bigger Stories previews mid-feed
Instagram Stories is doing so well, the app wants to ensure you don't just scroll by its Snapchat clone. Instagram confirms to TechCrunch that it has redesigned its mid-feed re-engagement box for Stories to show preview tiles of people's slideshows that are twice as big as the Stories bar atop the feed. The box appears slotted between traditional permanent posts part way down the feed.
October 30, 2017
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Instagram integrates video calls as Shared Stories in most recent bid for your attention
Instagram now allows users to broadcast a live Story with a friend. The feature was tested with select users in the past few months, and it's finally out for everyone to use.
October 24, 2017
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Instagram introduces ability to upload images through its mobile web app
It's limited to the mobile browser, but it's been added to help Instagram in its attempt at world social network domination.
May 8, 2017
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Instagram introduces archive, a feature to let you 'hide' your pictures - save your blushes
Instagram is one of the most successful apps among the social media landscape. The platform has amassed over 700 million users in a fairly short amount of time with Goldman Sachs declaring it as one of the most popular apps among millennials. The application's reach can be attributed to the newer functionalities that the company provides consistently across several platforms.
June 14, 2017
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Instagram introduces automatic blocking of offensive comments
Instagram isn't as infamous for its toxic user base as other social media services are (looking at you, Twitter), but just like pretty much every online community out there, there exists a specific subset of its users that take advantage of the relative anonymity to abuse others. To combat this problem, Instagram has just launched a new feature: automatic blocking of offensive comments.
June 29, 2017
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Instagram introduces Collections, puts Pinterest on top of its hit list
Facebook has an unhealthy addiction: taking other services' ideas and putting them into its own products. Its core app, as well as Messenger, have received their own versions of pretty much every major Snapchat feature, and also just a week ago its other major platform, Instagram, got the same treatment.
April 18, 2017
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Instagram is hedging its bets on becoming your go-to messaging platform
The latest additions to the image sharing platform add landscape and portrait photos to Direct messages, in addition to link sharing.
May 25, 2017
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Instagram is shaking things up with live video and disappearing messages
Instagram just lifted one addictive feature from Facebook and the other from Snapchat.
November 21, 2016
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Instagram is testing a stop-motion camera for Stories
Another creative tool to join Boomerangs and Superzooms
October 30, 2017
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Instagram is the latest nexus of the Marines photo sharing scandal
Following the revelation that a private Facebook group with 30,000 members targeted female Marines in a non-consensual photo sharing ring, other toxic online communities are popping up -- and proving that the Marines United scandal is by no means an isolated incident.
March 16, 2017
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Instagram launches video ads in between your friends' Stories
Business have another way to reach users on Instagram.
January 11, 2017
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Instagram live video now rolling out on Windows 10 PC and Mobile
Several weeks after the feature started making its way to users on other platforms, live video is now beginning to become available to Instagram users in the universal Windows 10 PC and Mobile app.
December 22, 2016
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Instagram live video sessions can now be split and shared
Instagram has just added a new feature that makes it possible to invite your friends to join you when you make a live video broadcast.
October 25, 2017
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Instagram Makes It Easier For 'Influencers' To Tag Sponsored Posts
Consumer watchdogs and the federal government have been cracking down on undisclosed "stealth" advertising on social media -- particularly Instagram, where celebrities of all stripes have been caught shilling for products without disclosing they were compensated. In an effort to make it easier for these "influencers" to be more transparent about sponsored posts, Instagram has launched a new "paid partnership" label.
June 14, 2017
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Instagram now allows you to reply to stories using photos or videos
Instagram Stories are a way for your friends and family to post a day's worth of pictures and videos in a slideshow format so that they can share a complete day with you through the app. The images remain online for 24-hours. Instagram today announced that it is adding a new feature that will allow you to respond to the Stories posted by friends and family through the use of a photograph or video. To respond to a Story, all you need to do is tap on the new camera button while in the process of viewing it.
July 6, 2017
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Instagram now gives you more control over who can comment on your posts
Instagram is introducing a few new tools today to help make comments more bearable. Mainly, the company is finally giving users more control over who can actually comment on posts.
September 26, 2017
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Instagram now has 800 million monthly and 500 million daily active users
Instagram's still growing at a rapid pace, having added 100 million new monthly active users in just a month since it last reported a new figure. It now has 800 million users engaging with the service on at least a monthly basis, the company revealed on Monday at an event in NYC, and it has 500 million using the service on a daily basis, too.
September 25, 2017
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Instagram now has partial offline support on Android
Facebook had its F8 developer conference yesterday, and among the many announcements the company made, was a new feature for Instagram. the popular image sharing platform now has offline support on Android, but it's understandably very limited.
April 19, 2017
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Instagram now lets people add guests to live video streams
Make way for more talking heads. Instagram, competing hot on the heels of other live video broadcasting apps, is enhancing its video streaming service with a new feature that it hopes will bring out more videos both from those of its 800 million users who might be too shy to use the feature on their own, and from those who can't resist an opportunity to be more social.
October 24, 2017
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Instagram now lets everyone go live with a friend
The livestream-with-friends feature that's been in testing since early August is now ready for prime time.
October 24, 2017
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Instagram now lets some users view bookmarked posts on the web
Instagram introduced its bookmarking feature nearly a year ago, and now users can view those saved posts on their web browsers. This is separate from the archive feature, where users can remove their old posts from their permanent grid and keep them in a private, in-app folder.
November 7, 2017
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Instagram now lets you add any photos or videos to your Stories
Instagram is turning on a feature that many users have asked for, letting users add photos and videos from their camera roll -- even if they're older than 24 hours. The limitation in place previously seemed designed to encourage Stories to be more of a repository for spur of the moment sharing (as well as a more accurate copy of the original Snapchat product), but Instagram seems to be fine with sacrificing spontaneity in favor of giving users more flexibility.
November 8, 2017
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Instagram now lets you choose who can comment on your posts
Instagram is celebrating its milestone of reaching 800 million users on the platform, and 500 million using it daily, with new comment moderation tools that make it easier to silence anyone being potentially offensive. The new comment tools mean that if you have a public account on Instagram, you can limit comments to specific groups of people, including your followers or people you follow. Plus, both public and private account holders will be able to block accounts from commenting on their posts.
September 26, 2017
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Instagram now lets you like comments and remove followers from private accounts
Trolls, spammers, and unwanted followers, be-gone! Instagram's got your back with their latest update that adds an extra layer of safety to your profile.
December 6, 2016
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Instagram now lets you limit who can comment on your pics
Instagram is launching a handful of new tools today to combat harassment and help its community members.
September 26, 2017
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Instagram now lets you livestream with a friend
Instagram is continuously adding more and more features to its app to make sharing your moments as fun and easy as possible, and while it can feel bloated at times, some of the updates are actually pretty neat. Instagram is now rolling out version 20 of its official application, and the big new feature this time around is the ability to livestream with a friend.
October 24, 2017
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Instagram Now Lets You Pick Who Can Comment On Your Posts
For the better part of the last year, Instagram has introduced new tools intended to keep the social media platform a "safe and positive place for self-expression" by allowing users to filter out unwanted or offensive comments. Now, the photo sharing site is launching another initiative letting users pick just who can comment on their posts in the first place.
September 26, 2017
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Instagram now lets you pinch to zoom on photos and videos in iOS
Instagram just announced an update to its iOS app that will let you pinch to zoom on photos or videos. the new feature will be available across the entire app, according to Instagram – pinch-to-zoom will work on the media that shows up in your standard feed as well as on people's profiles and in the Explore tab. Instagram said the new feature will be rolling out to Android "in the coming weeks."
August 31, 2016
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Instagram now lets you post landscape and portrait photo albums
Instagram now lets you post photo albums with landscape and portrait pictures. Since the feature was introduced in February, you've only been able to post square-format photos -- very old-school Instagram. But now, you'll be able to post pictures in the format of your choosing, rather than cropping down to a square.
August 29, 2017
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Instagram now lets you reply to stories with photos and videos
Instagram's rapid fire updates to its Stories feature continues today with the added ability to respond to individual stories with photos, videos, and Boomerangs.
July 6, 2017
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Instagram now lets you save photos on Windows 10 Mobile
Instagram has been showing a lot of love for Windows 10 Mobile lately and it seems that it is not going to slow down anytime soon. After bringing several new features to their app on the platform including Live Video and a slew of other enhancements within a week of each other, the company has now added Saved Posts in its latest update.
February 2, 2017
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Instagram now lets you send photos and videos via DM on your Windows 10 PC
The Instagram app has added the option for you to share photos and videos through direct messages on your Windows 10 PC. it's a pretty basic feature, but one that has been missing until recently.
April 5, 2017
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Instagram now lets you share landscape and portrait pics in galleries
When Instagram introduced the ability to share multiple photos in a single post, I was excited -- it's a great option to have. But I was promptly deflated when I found out that you could only share square aspect ratio images in a multi-picture post. Now, galleries can include both portrait and landscape photos, so I'm excited again.
August 29, 2017
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Instagram now lets you sort your saved posts into "Collections"
In an update to its mobile app, Instagram has added the capability to organise saved posts into named "Collections", as well as being able to save posts specifically to them.
April 17, 2017
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Instagram now lets you upload camera roll items older than 24 hours to your Stories
Instagram now lets users post Stories that are older than 24-hours. Now we'll all be able to bring up old memories straight to our Stories.
November 8, 2017
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Instagram now supports right-to-left languages like Hebrew and Arabic
Instagram is finally rolling out native support for Hebrew, Arabic and Farsi -- three popular languages that are all written right-to-left.
October 31, 2017
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Instagram opens its shoppable posts feature to retailers on Bigcommerce's platform
Businesses based in the United States that use Bigcommerce now have access to Instagram's shoppable posts, the e-commerce platform announced today. This is one of the latest steps in Instagram's gradual roll out of the feature, which began testing last November.
October 2, 2017
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Instagram pushes more influencers to adopt its new format for sponsored posts
Instagram is moving forward with the rollout of its branded content tool, which allows celebrities and other popular users to identify posts that are paid for by advertisers.
November 7, 2017
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Instagram realizes its potential for impulse shopping
Instagram is becoming friendlier to retailers and shoppers by partnering up with ecommerce sites such as Shopify and Bigcommerce. With the new tools it's introducing, you can buy products advertised on a company's Instagram page within seconds of seeing them.
October 3, 2017
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Instagram rolls out its Live video feature in the U.S.
Now, you can use the Instagram app for live-streaming.
December 12, 2016
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Instagram starts testing Live Video Sharing for subscribers
Starting on Tuesday, Instagram subscribers were able to test out the latest new feature for Instagram. This new feature allows you to share a live video stream with a friend who becomes part of your broadcast. You can decide when your guest is ready to leave, or that decision could be left up to the guest. If something comes up that warrants an immediate end to your broadcasting day, tap on the word "Discard" and your signal cuts out immediately, leaving you as relevant as "Glee."
August 9, 2017
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Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status hit 300M users, nearly 2X Snapchat
Instagram and WhatsApp's Snapchat clones aren't slowing down. Today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status both now have 300 million daily active users.
November 1, 2017
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Instagram Stories are coming to the web
Instagram Stories, its Snapchat clone now used by daily more people than Snapchat itself, is coming to the web. Initially, the feature will allow desktop and mobile web users to view Stories posted by their friends and others they follow. But it in the months ahead, the web version will allow you to post to Stories, too.
August 31, 2017
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Instagram Stories arrive on desktop, will soon support mobile web uploads
Instagram has revealed that it will soon support uploading Stories via mobile web browsers. With the new functionality, Instagram users will have the option of uploading videos and images to their Instagram Stories using a tablet or smartphone's web browser, such as Safari or Chrome, in lieu of the Instagram app itself.
September 1, 2017
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Instagram Stories have all but replaced Snapchat for me
Almost 20 percent of Instagram users say they watch 'Stories' every day.
December 9, 2016
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Instagram Stories hits 250 million active daily users and surpasses Snapchat's total users count
Instagram's Stories feature has hit a whopping count of 250 million daily users - or a quarter of a billion -- after having report a 200 million count only two months ago. It now surpasses Snapchat's 166 million (as of May) total daily active users by a wide margin and currently seems hardly reachable, even though some people suggest it copied Stories from Snap.
June 21, 2017
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Instagram Stories mimics Polly with new polls
Polly blew up with teens last month by tacking multiple-choice polling onto Snapchat. Instagram is following suit with its own polling feature within Stories. Now just like adding a location sticker, you can add a two-answer poll on top of your Stories that friends can answer with a tap.
October 3, 2017
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Instagram Stories now have geostickers, just like Snapchat
But it's live in just two cities for now
March 7, 2017
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Instagram Superzoom records dramatic close-up videos
Instagram's newest feature lets you make your own "Dramatic Chipmunk"-style video by shooting a stuttered zoom-in, including cinematic sound effects, with a single tap. Superzoom is coming to Instagram Stories on iOS and Android today, alongside an array of spooky Halloween stickers and augmented reality masks.
October 26, 2017
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Instagram takes another move from Snapchat's playbook by adding location-based stickers to Stories
Instagram Stories has proven to be a beast to be reckoned with since it launched about six months ago. Just about a month ago, we reported that the service had accumulated over 150 million daily users since its inception last August.
March 8, 2017
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Instagram taking new steps to reduce offensive and spammy comments using machine learning
Everything helps in the fight against spam.
June 29, 2017
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Instagram test feature lets users share Stories straight to Facebook
To boost the popularity of Stories, Facebook could turn to its photo-centric sister app. In a new feature test first spotted by the Next Web's Matt Navarra and Twitter user @mruiandre, some users are seeing an option to share Instagram Stories directly to the main Facebook app. Instagram has since confirmed that the feature is indeed in testing.
September 6, 2017
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Instagram tests letting you add a friend to live stream
Split-screen streaming
August 8, 2017
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Instagram tests letting you follow hashtags instead of people
Can't get enough #content on Instagram? Is following individual people just not enough to fill the social media void in your heart? Fret no more, for Instagram appears to be testing the ability to allow you to follow hashtags instead of humans, as spotted by @Social_pip.
November 9, 2017
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Instagram tests split-screen live video
All of the messaging services worth their salt feature a live video option, and Instagram is no different. But the company is keen to get more people using it and is worried that going live alone is too intimidating for some people.
August 9, 2017
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Instagram update adds threaded comment replies
Instagram just launched a minor update that regular users will really enjoy: threaded comments. Previously, comments on the Facebook-owned photo sharing app were all lumped together, only @-replies denoting who was talking to who. Now, when you reply to a comment it will automatically create a new thread.
August 16, 2017
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Instagram update brings support for landscape and portrait images
A new version of Instagram is now available for download via App Store and Google Play. The updated app adds a couple of new features into the mix, so if you already have it installed, here is what you'll get.
May 25, 2017
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Instagram Users Not Pleased After Their Accounts Are Disabled For No Reason
Instagram already has a lot of reasons it can employ to justify closing a user's account: hacked feeds, spammers, lawbreakers, bullying, etc. But dozens of Instagram users are raging against the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform today, saying they were locked out of their accounts without any reason or explanation.
July 6, 2017
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Instagram Will Let You Broadcast Your Video Chats, Because Your Life Is A TV Show
What's better than one solipsistic Instagram celebrity broadcasting live to their followers as they do their laundry or ramble on about Game of Thrones? How about a new Instagram feature that lets two egomaniacs fight for attention as they blather on about nonsense for the amusement of their fans!
August 9, 2017
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Instagram will let you invite friends onto your livestream
The photo-sharing service hopes you'll host a personal talk show on it.
August 8, 2017
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Instagram will now automatically turn photos you're replying to into a sticker
Instagram is rolling out a new feature today on its iOS and Android apps that'll clear up DM confusion. Users could already reply to photos, videos, and reshared posts sent to their DMs with their own photo or video, but now, a sticker of whatever they're responding to will automatically show up in their reply.
August 17, 2017
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Instagram will now let you upload 10 photos at once
The new "photo carousels" are meant to encourage more posting.
February 22, 2017
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Instagram will soon let you share multiple photos in one post
Albums are part of the latest Instagram beta on Android
February 1, 2017
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Instagram: Everything you need to know!
Get familiar with the queen of all social media apps and start sharing your life through Instagram!
August 8, 2017
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Instagram's Android app now has an offline mode
While Snapchat is busy experimenting with its funky spectacles, Instagram has been practicing some engineering gymnastics to make its service more accessible. at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference today, Instagram announced a new update, making it possible to browse and use most parts of the photo-sharing service without access to the Internet.
April 19, 2017
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Instagram's latest update lets you hide your terrible old selfies from the public
We've all been there: you're scrolling through your own Instagram feed, when you notice that photo. Why did you upload this? It's awful! But boy did it get a sweet amount of likes -- there's no way you're outright deleting it.
June 14, 2017
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Instagram's most-followed user doesn't like Instagram
Selena Gomez says she deleted the app from her phone
March 16, 2017
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Instagram's new galleries will let you share multiple photos per post
Instagram was already a time-suck. this new feature is going to make it worse.
February 22, 2017
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Instagram's new gallery feature lets you showcase up to ten photos and videos
Post more than one memory at a time without overloading your followers.
February 22, 2017
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Instagram's new Superzoom feature is the best creative tool since the Boomerang
Dramatic Chipmunk as a service
October 26, 2017
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Is Instagram ruining Mother Nature?
But first? Let me take a selfie... and potentially ruin everything for everyone else in the process...
November 13, 2017
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Is it worth it to buy Instagram followers, or is it a total scam?
Be honest: have you ever been curious about buying Instagram followers or likes? Is it even worth it, or is it a total scam? Here's everything you need to know!
July 6, 2017
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James Comey changes his Twitter handle to @Comey
The former FBI Director yesterday switched his Twitter handle over to his name. He now owns the @Comey Twitter handle, which is verified. Comey confirmed the new handle, saying he's glad to be a part of the Twitterverse:
November 7, 2017
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Latest Instagram update adds face filters and more
Instagram lands another blow in the battle for social media dominance.
May 16, 2017
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More people use Instagram's Stories feature than use Snapchat
Instagram says 200 million people use Stories every day.
April 13, 2017
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Pokemon's Japanese Official Instagram is adorable
More Pika-dorable or Pika-waii?
August 4, 2017
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Selfie Factories: The Rise Of The Made-For-Instagram Museum
When the museum of Ice Cream opened in New York in 2015, it was more a temporary curiosity than a rival to, say, the Whitney Museum of American Art, which stood just across the street. The walls were painted a soft shade of millennial pink. In one room, ice cream cones hung like pendant lights. There was a giant ice cream sandwich swing. And a sprinkle pool. Even the museum's co-founders, Maryellis Bunn and Manish Vora, often wore some shade of bubblegum pink around the museum as if they, too, were on display.
September 27, 2017
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Share the Screen With New Instagram Live Video Feature
The more the merrier: Instagram this week rolled out a new "with a friend" live video feature.
October 25, 2017
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Some users are getting access to Instagram Live Video on Windows 10 Mobile
Instagram announced late last year the introduction of Live Videos to its app's Stories feature. It allowed users to record live for up to 60 minutes and the video would then disappear once the broadcast was finished. Besides that, the company also added the ability to send disappearing photos and videos directly to friends, which would last for 24 hours.
January 24, 2017
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This free app finally lets you post to Instagram from your computer
Photographer and programmer Felix Sun has designed an app called Windowed that finally allows you to post images to your Instagram account straight from your computer--no tablet, smartphone, or strange loophole workaround required.
October 11, 2017
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You can now reply to Instagram Stories with photos and video
Instagram has updated its Stories feature with the ability to reply to stories with either photos or video. This means you can use all the creative tools found in the Instagram camera, including filters, Boomerang, rewind and stickers to show the original poster exactly how your really feel about what they're sharing.
July 6, 2017
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You can now share live video replays to Instagram Stories
In November last year Instagram introduced a live streaming feature. Since then it has been used by millions, but unlike on Facebook live stream videos could not be archived for watching at a later stage. Now, Instagram is introducing the option to share a replay of your live video to Instagram Stories.
June 21, 2017
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You can now view Instagram Stories on the web
Mobile web upload is coming soon
August 31, 2017
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When you're blue, so are your Instagram photos
Researchers discover an early-warning system for depression in social media images
August 9, 2017
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Why do you like celebrity photos on Instagram?
We aren't stopping here at Why'd You Push That Button? HQ, aka The Verge's offices. We've still got more episodes, and this week, we're asking: why do you like celebrity photos on Instagram?
October 31, 2017
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Misc. - Numbers

3 great email app alternatives to Windows Mail: Mailbird, eM Client and Inky
Windows 10's default app isn't the best option for unruly inboxes. Try one of these instead.
February 9, 2017
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12 powerful websites that can replace your PC's desktop software
The World Wide Web sure ain't what it used to be, and when it comes to getting things done anywhere and everywhere, that's a good thing. Once, the idea of working in your browser was nothing more than a pipe dream. and the idea of replacing desktop software with online alternatives completely? Pfah! Ridiculous.
February 15, 2017
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15 video conferencing products that are enterprise-ready
It can be hard to sort through the offerings in a burgeoning market. Here's some information to get started.
October 20, 2017
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16 things CEOs should do before an IPO
Every year I attend sections of a Stanford Graduate School of Business class called Formation of New Ventures. The class reviews a case on the decision to take OpenTable public in 2008-2009 at the depth of the financial crisis. When discussing the case, I typically open by asking the aspiring entrepreneurs in the class two questions:
August 22, 2017
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Misc. - A

A Studio Ghibli-Produced TV Show is Coming to Amazon Prime Later this Month
Studio Ghibli fans who don't have an Amazon Prime account may want to get on that. Later this month, the studio's animated show Ronja, the Robber's Daughter comes to the streaming service.
January 9, 2017
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AdHawk aims to take the complexity out of Facebook and Google advertising
After more than a year in beta testing, AdHawk has opened its doors to all advertisers.
July 3, 2017
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AI on your lock screen
For the last 10 years, news feeds have been the main way -- the mainstream user interface -- to discover interesting and relevant digital content. Today, news feeds, from Facebook and Twitter to LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest, are surfacing the interesting news and moments from your social network and favorite sources.
June 13, 2017
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Alibaba beats Google for IaaS market share, with IBM out of sight
AWS is way in front, Azure a solid second, server-makers in trouble
September 27, 2017
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Alibaba's Jack Ma stars in kung fu movie because he's awesome
Jack Ma sure is one absolutely incredible specimen of a human being. The legendary Chinese entrepreneur, better known for his work as the founder and executive chairman of the Alibaba Group, is prepping to take on a new unexpected role: starring in action movies.
October 31, 2017
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Amazon Launches Anime Streaming Service
Featuring Rurouni Kenshin, Akira, and more.
January 12, 2017
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Amazon tries again with AppStream because customers didn't like it
Tired of desktop apps that respond instantly? Banish them to the browser
December 2, 2016
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Amazon's cloud gain could be Google's cloud loss
Google could have a hard time catching up to Amazon.
April 28, 2017
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Amazon's massive AWS outage was caused by human error
One incorrect command and the whole internet suffers.
March 2, 2017
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Amazon's social media 'Influencers' program opens up to YouTube stars
Amazon's Influencer Program, a service that allows social media personalities to earn commissions on the Amazon products they promote, is now accepting sign-ups from YouTube influencers who want to participate. Last Thursday, Amazon quietly enabled a self-service tool for YouTube stars that lets them request to join the highly-vetted program, which had first launched into beta in late March.
August 23, 2017
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An action plan for cloud management
It's important to keep track of the who, what, where, when and why of your data
March 13, 2017
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says social media is being used to manipulate and divide us
Cook says that social media companies have 'learned along the way a lot'
November 1, 2017
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Apple grabs icloud.net domain to solidify links to sync and storage service
Acquires icloud.net from Asian social network, which closes at month's end
February 22, 2017
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Apple nixes Facebook and Twitter integration from iOS 11
With the arrival of any new operating system, the focus tends to be on what has been added and what has been improved. But it's also important to keep an eye on what has been removed, and this is true of Apple's newly announced iOS 11.
June 6, 2017
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Apple takes on Facebook with its own Messages Bots
And iMessage users send over 200,000 messages each second
June 12, 2017
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Apple wants to make its own movies and TV shows – to help it compete with Spotify
Buy Apple Music for $10 a month and get some free TV shows, too?
January 12, 2017
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Apple's Business Chat takes on Twitter DMs for customer service messaging
At WWDC 2017, Apple is set to announce Business Chat, a feature that looks to be a direct shot at customer service messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger and Twitter's DM support.
June 5, 2017
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AWS launches cloud-based accelerators to speed apps
New instance types will make specialized applications like machine learning run even faster
November 30, 2016
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AWS launches FPGA-based cloud instances to accelerate complex applications
New instance types will make specialized apps like machine learning run even faster
November 30, 2016
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AWS Roundup: IoT buttons hit the enterprise, Directory launch and more
January was slow, but we still got some new functionality
February 15, 2017
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Azure Active Directory Connect Health Gets new Alert Capabilities
Microsoft today announced the commercial release of a couple of Azure Active Directory monitoring capabilities that were previously at the preview stage.
February 27, 2017
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Azure Stack's third technical preview arrives
Microsoft's hybrid cloud system is on track to launch in the middle of this year
March 1, 2017
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Misc. - B

Bank of America chooses the Microsoft Cloud to support digital transformation
As part of its digital transformation, Bank of America is turning to the Microsoft Cloud to help deliver new business efficiencies, support digital culture change and better meet customer needs.
October 2, 2017
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Battle of the clouds: Amazon Web Services versus Microsoft Azure versus Google Cloud Platform
Which flavor of IaaS public cloud has what you need?
February 22, 2017
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Bdrive secures files in the cloud with fingerprints and fragmentation
Bundesdruckerei's Bdrive cloud file storage service uses erasure coding to increase redundancy and security
March 19, 2017
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Bing one-ups Google, lets you image search within images
Did you spot the perfect outfit in a web search? Bing may be able to find it for you.
June 1, 2017
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Bitcoin falls as China bans initial coin offerings
Unregulated initial coin offerings have raised hundreds of millions of dollars.
September 5, 2017
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Box and Microsoft partner for cloud content management with Azure
Box Inc. and Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced an expanded partnership to jointly offer Box cloud content management with Azure to enterprise customers. Box will use Azure as a strategic public cloud platform, and the companies commit to shared go-to-market investments, including initiatives to co-sell Box with Azure. In addition, the partnership will enable future integration between Azure's artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities with Box's cloud content management platform.
June 27, 2017
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Box embraces Google Cloud Vision to boost image recognition capabilities
Box has revealed a major upgrade to its cloud content management systems thanks to a new partnership with Google.
August 18, 2017
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Brits look at Google and Facebook every 210 seconds, says survey
Go on, count them. Bet you can't resist now we've said that
August 9, 2017
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Businesses rely on managed services providers to move to Azure
while Microsoft's Azure cloud service is gaining popularity with businesses, many of them are relying on a managed services provider (MSP) to implement it successfully.
February 17, 2017
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Misc. - C

CBS sues photographer for sharing TV show screenshots on social media
CBS Broadcasting is suing photojournalist Jon Tannen for doing something you (and most people you know) have probably done: sharing screenshots from an old television show on social media. The lawsuit is being characterized a 'retaliatory strike' by some, since Tannen filed his own copyright infringement lawsuit against CBS Interactive back in February 2017.
November 1, 2017
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Cenviro moves to the cloud with SAP Suite on HANA
Cenviro today announced that it will be deploying multiple SAP solutions including SAP Suite on HANA with IS-U Waste Management as part of the organisation's digital transformation. the deployment will leverage on the services of Deloitte Consulting SEA with iTelligence Outsourcing MSC as hosting partner.
April 3, 2017
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Check Point adds advanced security to the Google Cloud Platform
Businesses often have security concerns surrounding moving their data to the cloud. for users of the popular Google Cloud Platform, Check Point is offering additional security with the launch of a new product.
March 8, 2017
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Chat happens: Your guide to 7 group-chat services
If you're still relying on conference calls or IM, it's time your team explored group chat. Here's what Slack, Microsoft Teams, HipChat and four other chat providers have to offer.
August 28, 2017
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China announces mass shutdown of VPNs that bypass Great Firewall
China says all VPN providers must get permission from government to operate.
January 23, 2017
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Chinese Twitter has more monthly users than the 'real' blue bird social network
China is a whole other Earth on its own. The amount of people living within its territory is something that you just cannot cognitively process in your mind, but can only read as a number. As we know, the Chinese government has established very stringent rules on Internet access and usage for its some 1.3 billion citizens.
May 19, 2017
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Citrix ShareFile review: Secure cloud-based file-sharing for the workplace
It's been about a year since we last looked at Citrix ShareFile, the cloud-based file sharing and synchronization service offered by Citrix. In that year, ShareFile has added Outlook and Gmail integration, a native desktop app, and better security controls to what was already an excellent, business-class tool for sharing files with your team or with your collaborators.
July 10, 2017
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Cloud eye for the sysadmin guy: Get tooled up proper, like
How to weather the storm
June 6, 2017
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Cloud Foundry targets developers to spark enterprise adoption
A number of large enterprises are now using Cloud Foundry to build new applications
February 15, 2017
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Cloud-based governance solution identifies breaches in real time
All organizations have valuable data which they need to protect, but as their digital footprint gets larger it becomes harder to keep track of and guard all their information.
June 28, 2017
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Cloud-native workloads gain momentum
A new survey shows that 18 percent of organizations now have more than half of their workloads in cloud-native environments. In addition many are moving from on-premises and self-hosting toward shared environments, distributing workloads across multiple providers.
June 23, 2017
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CloudMe
Upload, access and share your files from anywhere, even your phone
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Comedy streaming service SeeSo is shutting down
Say it ain't SeeSo
August 9, 2017
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Consistency is key to Oracle and Microsoft's hybrid cloud clout
How can the other players up their game on and off-premises?
October 11, 2017
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Critics Say New Anti-Trafficking Bill Could 'Jeopardize Bedrock Principles' Of Social Media
A new Senate bill with rare bipartisan support seeks to curb online sex trafficking, but some critics of the legislation say the bill is so broadly written that it could open up legal floodgates that could expose social media networks Facebook and Twitter and popular reader-edited sites like reddit to prosecution for content published by users.
August 2, 2017
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Cyberbullying linked to suicidal behavior and self-harm among young victims
Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide than non-victims.
August 17, 2017
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Misc. - D

Data trashed? When RPO 0 isn't enough
Cast-iron storage policies
April 19, 2017
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Digital transformation must be a priority in a cloud-first world
As the UK enters an uncertain economic future, the issue of falling productivity is once again center stage. Since the 2008 financial crisis, studies measuring how much output is produced per hour or worker have been constant disappointments when compared to the country's global counterparts.
March 1, 2017
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Docker wants to help put old enterprise apps into containers
Flat-rate program will move one old app to a container in five days
April 19, 2017
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Docs can be friendly too.
Now you can discover, create, and share Microsoft Office documents with your Facebook friends. Built using Microsoft Office 2010 - Docs for Facebook lets you work from just about anywhere with the familiar Office experience.
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Misc. - E

Electronic Frontier Foundation speaks out in favor of free speech after neo-Nazi websites are blocked
Following the violence that took place in Charlottesville last weekend, technology companies have done everything they can to distance themselves from neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other right-wing groups. It led to numerous companies dropping right-wing sites such as The Daily Stormer, which was ultimately pushed to the dark web.
August 18, 2017
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Elon Musk Says He's Also Targeted by Fake News Stories
The topic of fake news stories circulating Facebook has been a hot one since the presidential election ended. it's also been on the mind of Elon Musk, who says he's apparently a target for fake news stories as well criticizing his use of taxpayer money at his various companies.
November 22, 2016
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Epic! raises $8 million to keep kids reading in a digital age
The makers of Epic!, one of many apps jockeying to become a "Netflix for books,' have raised $8 million in a round led by Reach Capital, the education-specialized venture firm. Additional investors in the Series C included TransLink Capital, Rakuten Ventures, Menlo Ventures, WI Harper, Brighteye Ventures and Innovation Endeavors.
May 30, 2017
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Ethereum founder remains silent on wallet bug that froze $250+ million of Ether
In an absolutely horrendous technical blunder, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Ethereum were frozen yesterday after an ordinary user accidentally exploited a vulnerability in popular Ether wallet, Parity.
November 8, 2017
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EU Commission accuses Facebook of misleading it with takeover of WhatsApp, fines to follow
According to a report by Reuters, the European Commission has charged Facebook with providing misleading information during its takeover of WhatsApp, which could result in the company having to pay a possible fine of one percent of its turnover.
December 20, 2016
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Europe praises internet giants for progress on hate speech
The number of illegal posts removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft has doubled in the last six months. But more can still be done, says the EU.
June 1, 2017
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Europe says Facebook, Twitter and Google need to improve user terms or face fines
Facebook, Twitter and Google have failed to impress EU authorities with their proposed revisions to user terms. The three companies have been under pressure to amend their terms to bring them in line with European law.
July 25, 2017
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European Commission: Facebook and WhatsApp User Accounts May Have Been Automatically Linked Since 2014
Facebook may have provided inaccurate or misleading information to the European Commission when the Commission was investigating its WhatsApp acquisition in 2014. the EC said Facebook had the ability to link its own user accounts with WhatsApp accounts since 2014, but it didn't tell the Commission about it. the accusation comes shortly after the Commission decided to look into WhatsApp's new data-sharing policy with Facebook.
December 20, 2016
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European Parliament keen to throw news publishers a bone
But will Google and Facebook be good neighbours?
July 12, 2017
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Facebook, Google and Twitter have been asked to testify before Congress on Russia and the 2016 election
The Senate Intelligence Committee will hold its hearing in November; House lawmakers will aim for October
September 27, 2017
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Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube: Here's how we'll stop terrorist propaganda
Rivals join forces to curb online terrorist propaganda through the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism.
June 27, 2017
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Facebook, Twitter, and Google executives to testify before Senate Committee
A Senate aide has confirmed that the executives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google will be testifying before the US Senate Intelligence Committee that is investigating allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential elections.
September 28, 2017
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Families of San Bernardino victims sue Facebook, Google, Twitter
The Silicon Valley companies are accused of knowingly allowing terrorism and ISIS support to flourish on social media.
May 5, 2017
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Feds Monitoring Social Media Does More Harm Than Good
For Privacy Wonks and casual observers alike, border screening and surveillance has become an increasing area of critical concern over the last year. Around the world, invasive governments have particularly threatened people's digital privacy.
September 28, 2017
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First large-scale doxing study reveals motivations and targets for cyber bullying
The first large-scale study of a low-tech, high-harm form of online harassment known as doxing, which involves collecting and publishing sensitive personal information to exact revenge, seek justice, or intimidate victims, revealed the primary motivations are revenge and justice.
November 7, 2017
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German court rules against Syrian refugee in Facebook fake news case
Court says that Facebook was neither a 'perpetrator nor a participant' in allowing defamatory posts to spread
March 8, 2017
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German law would fine social media sites "publishing" fake news
Social media sites must kill hoaxes within 24 hours, offer prominent corrections.
December 19, 2016
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Germany to Facebook, Twitter: we are this close to fining you €50m unless you delete fake news within 24 hours
And hate speech, too
March 14, 2017
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Germany warns Facebook and Twitter: Regulate fake news or pay
The German government is proposing new legislation that would fine social media platforms up to $53 million for failing to regulate and delete "criminal" content.
March 14, 2017
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Getting started with Microsoft's Yammer social network for enterprise
Your company just deployed Yammer, an enterprise social network service, and you're not sure what to do. the road to becoming a "Yammer Champion" is littered with potential rewards. Here's how to get started on the right path.
May 9, 2017
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Gfycat hits 130M monthly active users as short form video heats up
GIFs -- or, let's call it for what it is: short-form video -- were always pretty popular, but it still seems surprising that we would embed them into our phone's keyboards. But here we are in 2017, and there is a group of startups that are looking to bring the usage, or in the case of Gfycat the creation, of GIFs closer and closer to an everyday thing.
October 24, 2017
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Gmail: Everything you need to know
It's time to take control of Gmail.
October 18, 2017
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Google and Microsoft are playing catchup with AWS's cloudy power
Hardware 'incumbents' battered -- but small fry may drop out soon
July 29, 2016
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Google and Oracle Making Big SaaS Gains
Microsoft may be the current champ, thanks to its strong collaboration offerings, but its rivals are picking up speed, says Synergy Research.
March 10, 2017
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Google brings 4K video live streaming to YouTube
While 1080p may look "good enough" to you, once you move to a higher resolution display, it is hard to go back. Prices for both 4K monitors and televisions continue to drop, meaning more and more consumers are buying them. During this past Black Friday, there were many such TVs being offered with big discounts.
November 30, 2016
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Google Cloud growth is outpacing the company's ad business
Turns out, the company's enterprise push is working out.
April 27, 2017
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Google Cloud growth is outpacing the company's ad business
Turns out, the company's enterprise push is working out
April 28, 2017
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Google Cloud Platform
Along with strong IaaS capabilities, it is Google's PaaS that really shines -- and the Google Cloud Platform excels at big data, analytics and machine learning as well.
May 25, 2017
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Google Cloud Platform gets a range of security improvements
Google has announced a series of additions to its Cloud Platform infrastructure. These aim to boost overall security and ensure that a user or company's assets are protected.
March 10, 2017
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Google echoes Amazon's assurance on EU data protection compliance
Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and now Google have promised customers they will be ready for the European Union's new data protection regime when it enters force next year
May 3, 2017
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Google gives large businesses more options to connect directly to its cloud
In September, Google launched the beta of its dedicated interconnects for Google Cloud enterprise users. These direct connections to the Google Cloud Platform essentially give enterprises a private on-ramp to the Google Cloud, which is especially important if they want to mix and match their own data centers with applications that run in Google's data centers.
October 31, 2017
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Google introduces per-second billing for Compute Engine
Google Cloud Platform has introduced per-second billing for App Engine, Cloud Dataproc, Compute Engine and Container Engine users, following a similar announcement made by rival AWS last week.
September 27, 2017
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Google is Partnering with Raspberry Pi to Create Artificial Intelligence
Raspberry Pi has sold over 10 million units, making it the most successful British computer ever, according to Wired. Thanks to its ridiculous popularity and all of the intelligent things people have done with it, it's going to be able to broach a new frontier: artificial intelligence.
January 23, 2017
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Google Is Said to Work on News Product Competing With Snapchat
Alphabet Inc.'s Google is working with publishers on a news product called Stamp that would serve up articles in a mobile magazine-like design, similar to Snapchat's Discover service, according to a person familiar with the matter.
August 4, 2017
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Google launches Cloud IoT Core service for enterprises
Energyworx has been testing it for two months
May 16, 2017
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Google pushes ahead to make its cloud better for Windows enterprise users
Google is looking to attract Microsoft enterprise customers with new beta versions of images for SQL Server Enterprise and Windows Server Core for Google Compute Engine.
February 2, 2017
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Google revamps Voice with long overdue makeover, new features
After years without any meaningful changes, Google has finally upgraded its Voice apps across all platforms and promises it will release regular updates going forward.
January 23, 2017
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Google said to launch AMP-based Snapchat Discover-like feature
Google is creating a visual publication format for media companies similar to Snapchat's "Discover," based on its AMP mobile optimization technology for webpages and called "Stamp," according to a new Wall Street Journal report.
August 4, 2017
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Google touts its enterprise chops in cloud keynote
The tech titan hammers its commitment to large businesses
March 8, 2017
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Google wants to bring smart tools to Raspberry Pi-like boards
Raspberry Pi says Google will release more smart tools this year for makers
January 23, 2017
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Google will reportedly launch a Snapchat Discover competitor
It's reportedly called STAMP, which stands for "Stories" plus "Accelerated Mobile Pages."
August 4, 2017
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Google's secret weapon in cloud computing: people
While the company touted technology and service at Google Cloud Next this week, customers had other reasons for switching
March 10, 2017
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Groupon M&A chief Jason Harinstein is joining Flatiron Health as its first CFO
Another ex-Googler is heading to a health startup.
April 3, 2017
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Here's why Google Cloud support is now priced per person
Per-user pricing should reduce costs for business customers and help streamline the support process
March 13, 2017
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Heroku: PaaS is future of development tools
Heroku CEO Adam Gross highlights the integral role of PaaS for companies ramping up customer-facing apps
February 15, 2017
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Hey, Apple: it's time to rethink iCloud
For something that's supposed to give customers a little peace of mind, iCloud seems to cause an undue amount of stress instead.
September 2, 2016
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Host a virtual meeting or webinar using CyberLink U
With an ever-rising number employees wanting to work from home or going freelance, how do you bring these team members together? There are plenty of messenger tools aimed at business owners, including those from heavyweights such as Facebook and Microsoft.
August 16, 2017
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How enterprises can overcome SaaS' data fragmentation challenge
When the Great Recession hit in 2007, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) began to catch the attention of enterprise CIOs as a favorable way to reduce the CAPEX necessary to provide their businesses with world-class IT services, and deliver more predictable OPEX.
February 17, 2017
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How Facebook, Twitter jumpstarted the Women's March
The heads of the Women's March on Washington speak about the impact of social media in staging protests.
April 20, 2017
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How cloud computing has changed homework time--for parents
As assignments move out of the backpack and into the cloud, parental involvement suffers.
March 31, 2017
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How to be popular on social media, even if you aren't IRL
You know what they say -- fake it 'til you make it! Here's how to be popular on social media (even if you really aren't IRL).
May 12, 2017
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How to find a digital movie rental longer than 24 hours
Shop around and you might find a 48-hour or longer rental–and even pay less than for 24 hours.
November 7, 2016
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How to make all your social media posts truly private
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram privacy settings, explained
February 16, 2017
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How to Make your Social Media Accounts as Private as Possible
Maintaining social media accounts while staying as anonymous as possible isn't easy--just ask the Director of the FBI--but you can put your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other accounts into a locked-down, private mode to evade detection.
April 3, 2017
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How to master Outlook's out-of-office automatic replies
How do I create and send Outlook out-of-office messages? Simple, at least if you use Office 365 Business or Microsoft Exchange.
February 24, 2017
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How to pause and clear your YouTube history
We all have videos we'd rather forget.
June 13, 2017
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How to spot fake social media photos before you hit the share button
Before you retweet or share that viral photo you can check to see if it's a fake!
August 28, 2017
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How Web-Based Tech Drives App Development
Organizations expect to increase their investments in web-based technologies to enhance the efficiency and quality of their app development, according to a recent survey from Sencha. the resulting report, "The State of the Modern Web," indicates that web technology enables developers to support multiple browsers and screen sizes for both desktop and mobile app projects.
December 5, 2016
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How Youtube Perfected The Feed
Google Brain gave YouTube new life
August 30, 2017
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If Apple's Video Plan is Really this Half-Assed, It will be a Disaster
Apple is preparing to film its own original scripted TV shows and potentially movies, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. Apple executives are reportedly already in discussion with industry veterans about how to create shows comparable to Netflix's Stranger Things or HBO's Westworld. If all goes according to plan, the company will begin offering its original TV shows on its $10-per-month streaming service Apple Music by the end of 2017. Sadly, it looks like Apple is going to half-ass the enterprise.
January 12, 2017
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In 2017, media companies will finally realize they are being disrupted by the very platforms that distribute their content
"Smart pipes" are changing the way consumers interact with their favorite content – and traditional delivery systems want in on the future.
December 13, 2016
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Instagram and Snapchat expected to hit $10B and $3B in revenue by 2019
Instagram and Snap Inc., the company behind Snapchat, are expected to see massive revenue growth over the next couple years, according to a research note released by Citi Research. If Citi's predictions pan out, Instagram will reach almost $10 billion in revenue by 2019, while the smaller but highly popular Snapchat may hit the $3 billion mark. The reasons for each apps' growth differ, however.
August 9, 2017
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Instart Logic wants to offer Facebook's ad-blocker-blocker to everyone
In this case, two negatives may just end up being bad for the internet.
December 14, 2016
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Irish court hears case challenging transatlantic data transfers
After Safe Harbor, Ireland's privacy watchdog wants the Court of Justice of the EU to outlaw another data transfer mechanism
February 7, 2017
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Is multi-cloud architecture just a fad? [Q&A]
Enterprises often find themselves working with more than one cloud provider. this multi-cloud approach is a lot like hybrid cloud, yet many companies today may not consider this type of environment. If they have, they are more than likely wondering how to manage and govern the data held in separate clouds. they want to know how to find the best use of different architectures in a multi-cloud world.
May 12, 2017
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Is Tesla Working On Its Own Streaming Music Service?
Tesla already makes cars, solar panels and roofs, and CEO Elon Musk also dabbles in space travel, so maybe it's not that big of a stretch that he's also looking to create a new streaming music service.
June 23, 2017
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It's getting harder and harder to tell Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter apart
Social apps are all starting to look the same.
April 4, 2017
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Kaspersky antivirus exposed users to traffic-interception attacks
The certificate validation mechanism relied on weak 32-bit signatures that were susceptible to collisions, researcher found
January 4, 2017
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Kiwi for Gmail 2.0 arrives on Windows, runs Google services in a desktop app
Zive, Inc has released Kiwi for Gmail 2.0 for PC users, migrating its popular Mac tool of the same name to the Windows platform.
April 25, 2017
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Kubernetes is now generally available on Azure Container Service
It joins DC/OS and Docker Swarm
February 21, 2017
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LEGO Life is a safe social network that lets kids show off their creations
Who doesn't love LEGO? Well... apart from parents who find themselves standing on the little plastic bricks in bare feet, that is! One of the joys of LEGO is not just that it lets kids -- young and old -- get creative, and it's great to share your creations.
January 31, 2017
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LinkedIn opens video uploads to all as part of a bigger video push
Video is the name of the game in social networking: sites like Facebook and Twitter have been doubling down on the medium in recent years to drive more traffic and engagement from users, and also as a platform to snare more premium advertising away from traditional television broadcasters; Snapchat put video at the core of its service from Day One.
August 22, 2017
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LinkedIn Website Demographics lets website owners track the type of visitors coming to their sites
The tracking capabilities of social media sites has long been a cause for concern, with Facebook being the most notable example. Now the Microsoft-owned professional social network LinkedIn has announced details of a new tracking feature that will be of interest to website owners.
July 27, 2017
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Mail and Calendar Fluent Design update now rolling out to everyone
Microsoft is adding some more Fluent Design flourishes to the Mail and Calendar app for everyone.
November 1, 2017
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Majority of CEOs are not engaging with social media
A new study into the social media habits of Fortune 500 CEOs reveals that only 40 percent were active on one of the six major social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube) in 2016.
May 31, 2017
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Mastodon.social is an open-source Twitter competitor that's growing like crazy
Attack of the clone
April 4, 2017
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MessageBird, a European cloud comms platform that competes with Twilio, raises $60M Series A
MessageBird, a cloud communications platform that counts publicly listed Twilio as a competitor, has raised a hefty $60 million in Series A funding. The round is being led by Accel in the U.S., with Atomico, the VC firm founded by Skype's Niklas Zennström, leading in Europe.
October 3, 2017
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'MeToo' hashtag lights up Twitter and Facebook with sexual assault stories
To say the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal has been making waves would be to downplay it. Ever since the story in the New Yorker where the women who'd encountered him spoke out, others on social media have been speaking out.
October 16, 2017
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Microsoft Adds Resources for Easing Azure Migrations
Microsoft highlighted resources this week designed to make it easier for organizations to tap its Azure datacenter services in so-called "hybrid" approaches.
April 13, 2017
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Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 is now available
Microsoft has announced an extension of Azure technologies on-premises, as well as a couple of Azure Stack updates. According to a blog post announcing the new features, the updates will enable organizations with hybrid cloud environments to have the same flexibility and innovation capability to match their business objectives and app design.
March 3, 2017
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Microsoft Buying Cloud Optimization Startup Cloudyn
Microsoft today announced an agreement to acquire Cloudyn, a provider of public cloud monitoring services for enterprises, managed service providers and cloud solution providers.
June 29, 2017
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Microsoft buys cloud-monitoring vendor Cloudyn
Microsoft is acquiring Cloudyn, a cloud monitoring and analytics firm with which it has partnered previously, for an undisclosed amount.
June 29, 2017
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Microsoft Cloud strength highlights second quarter results
Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeds $14.0 billion
January 26, 2017
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Microsoft eyes Indian startups for cloud services
The company says it signed up over 2,000 Indian startups in one year
February 20, 2017
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Microsoft is Shutting Down Docs.com File Sharing and Storage Service in December 2017
Microsoft announced today that their Docs.com service will shut down on 15 December 2017.
June 9, 2017
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Microsoft is shutting down its Docs.com file sharing service
Docs.com is a file sharing service from Microsoft that lets you publish and share content from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Sway, and Minecraft world, as well as PDF documents.
June 9, 2017
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Microsoft joins with Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to fight terrorism online
Microsoft is teaming with YouTube, Twitter and Facebook to combat terrorism online. In a joint statement published on Twitter's public policy blog, the companies announced today that they will form the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism in a move to collaborate on efforts to push back against content from terrorist and other extremist groups online.
June 26, 2017
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Microsoft launches LinkedIn Lite in India ahead of a wider rollout
Just like Facebook did with Facebook Lite and Facebook Messenger Lite, Microsoft is launching a cut-down, data-sipping version of LinkedIn for mobile users. LinkedIn Lite launches in India initially, and is designed for countries with limited mobile internet access.
July 24, 2017
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Microsoft launches new Azure intellectual property protections
Customers get improved indemnity for open source use and possible patent transfer
February 8, 2017
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Microsoft Teams for Android now supports third-party cloud storage services
After launching Microsoft Teams in 181 countries, Microsoft has been continuously improving the app by adding various new functionalities such as 'classroom experiences'. The company recently announced that it would be adding support for different third-party cloud storage services to its Microsoft Teams app. Today, the application has received another update for Android devices, adding support for third-party cloud storage providers along with some other features as well.
June 30, 2017
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Microsoft's new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the go
Microsoft is making it easier for developers to manage their cloud deployments on the go, using a new mobile app and browser-based command line.
May 10, 2017
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Microsoft's Project Olympus delivers cloud hardware innovation at scale
Just over a year ago at Zettastructure, the European digital infrastructure conference hosted by Datacenter Dynamics, we introduced Microsoft's Project Olympus -- our next generation hyperscale cloud hardware design and a new model for open source hardware development with the Open Compute Project (OCP) community.
November 8, 2017
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Microsoft, Google and IBM Cloud Growth Eclipses Smaller Players
When cloud giants compete, it's the smaller providers that suffer, finds Synergy Research.
February 3, 2017
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Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Facebook to work with UK government to tackle extremist content
Following UK home secretary Amber Rudd's suggestion that encrypted messaging service WhatsApp was 'a secret place to hide' for terrorists, four major technology companies met with the minister to discuss the removal of extremist material from websites and social media.
March 31, 2017
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Microsoft, YouTube, and others team up to combat terrorism
Microsoft, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have formed a team to combat terrorism. These platforms have formed the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which will aid in making their services "hostile to terrorists and violent extremists".
June 27, 2017
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MicroStrategy enterprise analytics platform comes to AWS
Businesses are collecting more information than ever before, and they need a reliable and accessible way of analyzing it.
May 30, 2017
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MLB players are launching a new social network just for their fans
It's no secret that celebrities and athletes use social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to interact with their fans. But with all the noise on these platforms, it's not always the easiest to engage on a deeper level. at least that's what MLB players think.
April 18, 2017
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Navy and Marine Corps outlaw nude photo sharing without consent
The Marine Corps has taken another step to crack down on the nude photo sharing scandal that broke open in the Marines United Facebook Group. Following changes to the rules governing behavior on social media platforms, new Navy regulations outlaw sharing nude photos without permission outright.
April 20, 2017
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New app framework delivers better visibility into cloud infrastructure
Cloud workloads are increasing their share of data center traffic, but they give admins a headache when it comes to security and visibility.
July 24, 2017
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New FAU study examines extent of 'self-cyberbullying' behavior among teens
Adolescents harming themselves with cuts, scratches or burns has gained a lot of attention over the years not just because of the physical damage and internal turmoil, but also because it has been linked to suicide. More recently, a new form of self-harm in youth has emerged and is cause for concern, warns a researcher and bullying expert from Florida Atlantic University.
October 30, 2017
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New platform simplifies securing cloud workloads
The cloud is a dynamic environment and the threats it faces are equally fluid, whether they're sophisticated cyber attacks or insider threats.
April 24, 2017
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New Relic: Turtles? No. it's cloud infrastructure all the way down
Cloud service for managing cloud services arrives, nearly
November 7, 2016
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New SaaS platform delivers gateway security for the cloud
Organizations are increasingly faced with the need to support a more distributed environment, with employees accessing data on mobile devices and information stored both in-house and in the cloud.
April 3, 2017
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New self-service tool helps unlock customer data across ad platforms
Advertising via platforms like Google and Facebook is popular, but any insights gained from using these services are difficult to apply elsewhere.
November 9, 2017
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New solution guarantees 100 percent uptime for private cloud storage
Whether public or private, one of the key factors businesses consider in choosing a cloud service is to ensure maximum availability.
February 28, 2017
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New York Times editor Quentin Hardy is heading to Google
He announced on Twitter Monday that he will be head of editorial for Google Cloud.
January 23, 2017
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Nimble lands $9 million Series a to simplify contact management in the cloud
Nimble CEO Jon Ferrara has been around the contacts block a few times. He was the guy who founded Goldmine, the grandaddy of contact databases. for the last several years he has been working at Nimble, a startup with the goal of managing contacts info inside Office 365 and G Suite. Today, his company announced a $9 million Series a round.
March 2, 2017
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Now you can post videos directly to Reddit, no third-party service required
Upload .mp4 and .mov files directly from your phone or computer.
August 18, 2017
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Oracle to buy cloud infrastructure provider Dyn
Dyn's internet optimization services may help Oracle deliver the hybrid cloud
November 21, 2016
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Online abuse and my children: a cautionary tale
As a father of three active children, I'm no stranger to calls from school in the middle of the day.
July 28, 2017
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Online abusers face stiffer penalties as social media hate crime will be treated as seriously as face-to-face offenses
Online hate crimes are to be treated as seriously as abuse offenses committed offline as the UK's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) aims to crack down on abuse and harassment on the likes of Facebook and Twitter. New policies covering hate crime relating to race, religion disability, sexuality -- including, for the first time, specific bisexual hate crimes -- will lead to harsher sentences for offenders.
August 21, 2017
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OpenStack services monitoring: Challenges and solutions
If you have previously worked with cloud platforms, you will be familiar with the distributed and decoupled nature of these systems. A decoupled distributed system relies on microservices to carry out specific tasks, each one exposing its own REST (Representational State Transfer) APIs. These microservices talk to each other through a lightweight messaging layer usually in the form of a message broker such as RabbitMQ or QPID.
May 24, 2017
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Outlook Mail's new colorful contact icons are now rolling out to everyone
A fresh update is headed out to Outlook Mail on Windows 10 PC and Mobile, bringing some colorful UI tweaks to everyone. Previously only available to Windows Insiders, this update adds some new contact icons that brighten up the interface with an extra pop of color.
March 2, 2017
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Parents' guide to social media for kids
If your child hasn't created an account on at least one social network by now, chances are the question has come up.
August 18, 2017
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Parker Posey will play Dr. Smith and now we Suddenly Care a Lot About Netflix's Lost in Space
The news that Netflix was making a new version of Lost in Space was always only sort of interesting. it's a show that's ripe for a reboot in the landscape of turning old TV shows and movies into new TV shows and movies. But it's also a property lacking anything more identifiable than a robot yelling, "Danger, will Robinson!" Until now.
November 22, 2016
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Patreon is adding support for WordPress, Slack, and other platforms
Patreon is letting users directly link its payment platform to WordPress, MailChimp, and other services. Today, it's launching an "app directory" of plugins based on its existing API, along with a developer portal that includes documentation for building new tools. It's part of a major Patreon expansion in the wake of a $60 million funding round last month, and a step toward making the service a full-fledged payment system, not just a crowdfunding site.
October 25, 2017
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Periscope ups payouts to broadcasters on sales of Super Hearts, adds holiday bonuses
Twitter's Periscope is going after live broadcasters in a big way, as it's now promising to give back more of their earnings from the sales of Super Hearts in their live video streams.
November 1, 2017
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Pew Research Center: 41% of Americans experience online harassment
A new study conducted by Pew Research has found that 41% of Americans have personally experienced online harassment, commonly on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. The study found that online harassment has increased by 35% since 2014, based on data from gathered in an earlier survey that the think tank previously conducted.
July 13, 2017
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Pinterest brings its visual search technology to the web
Pinterest has been ramping up its efforts in visual search to make its search and discovery features more useful, but today it's opening up the technology a bit more with an integration into the company's Chrome browser extension. with the updated extension, you'll be able to hover on any image on the web in order to find related ideas and products — that is, you can now use visual search on other websites, not only on Pinterest itself.
March 7, 2017
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Pinterest expects to make more than $500 million in revenue this year
The visual discovery site is on the path to an IPO.
March 21, 2017
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Pinterest is making it easier to click and buy the stuff you see
Shop the look is a new product that tags multiple products in Pinterest photos.
February 8, 2017
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Pinterest will now let you search for products using any image you find online – without visiting Pinterest
See something you like? this new browser extension can help you find it.
March 7, 2017
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Pinterest's camera search Lens gets a new look
Pinterest's camera search tool, Lens, is getting a makeover today with some updated including the ability to zoom in and out and tap to focus, and making it easier to search with Lens from photos they've already taken.
June 21, 2017
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Pinterest's Tim Kendall will talk the future of advertising at Disrupt NY 2017
Snap has finally gone public and it's worth more than $20 billion. Facebook continues to be an advertising behemoth. Google still owns the search ad universe. So is there room for another -- specifically, Pinterest?
April 20, 2017
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Plugins and social media links leave websites more open to compromise
Adding extra features like plugins and social media links makes websites more likely to be compromised according to a new report.
July 6, 2017
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Popular YouTubers can finally get their mobile live stream on " and make money doing it
Google finally flips the live-streaming switch on YouTube, opening the feature to all creators with more than 10,000 subscribers.
February 7, 2017
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These top companies private cloud vendors offers solutions that enable enterprises to deploy and manage a wide array of private cloud environments.
April 27, 2017
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Reddit plans a profile page redesign reminiscent of Facebook and Twitter
Reddit has been trying to make its site more accessible to a wider pool of users, and today the company is planning to show off one of the ways it plans to do that: by making the service a little bit more like Facebook and Twitter.
March 21, 2017
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Reddit's new profile pages could fundamentally transform the site
By injecting bits of Facebook and Twitter
March 21, 2017
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Report: Amazon wants to add live sports streams to Prime
Could a Prime membership mean access to your favorite live sports?
November 22, 2016
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Report: Apple will go up against Netflix, HBO, others with scripted TV shows
The problem is that audiences already have plenty of stuff to watch.
January 12, 2017
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Representative asks internet CEOs to explain 'absurd' content policies
Facebook, Google and Twitter are under great scrutiny lately for their rather inconsistent approaches to moderating content on their platforms, and Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ) is the latest to take them to task. Calling the results of the various undocumented policies "absurd," he summoned the companies' CEOs for a talk on the topic.
October 23, 2017
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SaaS to the max: the limits of shifting from on-site to cloud services
Software as a Service can replace many things, but what are its limits?
December 6, 2016
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SAP wants to bridge the gap between IoT and business data
SAP announced a new tool today called the Leonardo IoT Bridge designed to help bridge the gap between data coming from sensors in the field and business systems operating inside a firm.
July 11, 2017
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Sapho gets $14M more to make legacy software more useful with 'micro apps'
In recent years, Microsoft, Facebook and Slack (and many more) have all built new productivity platforms for workers to integrate and communicate about dozens of other API-enabled enterprise apps, but what about productivity tools for those enterprises that have no appetite or budget to rip out and replace software that they've been using for years? Well, there's an app for that, too.
April 19, 2017
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Shopify adding eBay as a sales channel for merchants
Shopify has another sales channel, in addition to its existing avenues including Amazon, Facebook, BuzzFeed, Pinterest and more. The latest addition is eBay, which hosts a large audience of potential customers, giving Shopify store owners one more opportunity to get their wares in front of folks.
July 13, 2017
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Shopify rolling out Instagram shopping feature to thousands of merchants
Online commerce giant Shopify is ready for its Instagram moment: The one-stop shop platform provider is opening up its Instagram integration to thousands of its merchants leading up to the holiday season. The platform expansion adds yet another sales channel to the considerable quiver Shopify providers sellers, which includes Facebook, Messenger, Buzzfeed and others, too.
October 3, 2017
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Silicon Valley giants tap escape on fight against web sex trafficking law
Google, Facebook and chums quietly signal they're OK with tweaked US proposals
November 6, 2017
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Silicon Valley Security Officers Protecting Facebook and Others Unionize
As the cost of living in Silicon Valley continues to rise, the security officers that work on the campuses of some of the biggest technology companies have moved to unionize in an effort to demand higher wages.
January 30, 2017
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Snopes.com asks for bailout amid dispute over who runs the site and collects ad dollars
Google and Facebook both have fact-check site on their fake-news-fighting teams
July 25, 2017
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Social media monitor Brandwatch acquires content marketing platform BuzzSumo
Brandwatch, a social media monitoring company, has acquired BuzzSumo, a content marketing and influencer identification platform, for an undisclosed sum. BuzzSumo never raised beyond seed stage and was in effect bootstrapped by its founders. The acquisition adds an important arrow into Brandwatch's quiver, which raised a $33 million C-round war chest in 2015 for just such a move. Expect more from this company, which seems intent on creating a suite of powerful tools for online marketers.
October 10, 2017
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Software-defined sensor technology improves cloud visibility
While companies are keen to benefit from the agility and cost savings of using the cloud, there are still concerns about the ability to monitor and secure systems to an enterprise standard.
April 11, 2017
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Solving the puzzle of hybrid cloud [Q&A]
Many enterprises are moving towards hybrid cloud environments, but they face a challenge when it comes to working out how to control their cloud use effectively.
April 14, 2017
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Sorry SD card users and ReFS fans, OneDrive doesn't like your kind
NTFS or get out seems to be Microsoft's new OneDrive policy as if you try to upload files from disks formatted with their FAT32 or ReFS file systems you will be greeted with an error. This restriction has existed on Windows 8.1 for a while but it is a new twist now offered on the current Win 10 Insiders Edition, which does mean there is hope that it will be removed.
July 7, 2017
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SoundCloud -- Everything you need to know!
What is SoundCloud? Pretty much what it says on the tin: a cloud platform that hosts sounds. It lets you discover, download, and upload content of your own!
June 23, 2017
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Spotify bot for Facebook Messenger lets you share music and listen to mood-based playlists
At Facebook's F8 conference yesterday, much of the attention was focused on virtual reality, augmented reality -- anything that breaks out of vanilla reality. But there were other things of arguably greater interest, and for music fans there was news of the Spotify bot for Facebook Messenger.
April 19, 2017
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Spotify is coming to the Windows 10 Store for PC
Announced today at the Surface Laptop reveal, Spotify is making its way to the Windows 10 Store, though it's unclear when.
May 2, 2017
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Spotify is launching a Messenger bot for sharing song clips with friends
Spotify will be launching a bot for Facebook Messenger users that lets friends discover and share music directly in their chats. the bot, which takes advantage of Facebook's soon-to-launch chat extensions, includes search tools, music recommendations, and sharing functionality for sending 30-second song clips to friends that can either be listened to within Messenger, or launched in Spotify's app to hear the song in full.
April 18, 2017
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Spotify just struck a crucial deal with Sony Music
The company is looking to go public this year
July 11, 2017
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Square founder Jack Dorsey talks bitcoin and says blockchain is the 'next big unlock'
But that people should be 'thoughtful' in their use of blockchain technology
August 11, 2017
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Storyzy is a quote verifier that wants to skewer fake news
On the internet no-one knows you're a dog. And no-one knows whether that "fact" you're reading -- say, about President Putin's pet dog having been trained to cock its leg at the word "trump" -- is bona fide truth or more nonsense FAKE NEWS doing the rounds on Facebook.
June 2, 2017
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Stress + fatigue + social media: It's a bit worse than you think
Social media might be stressing and tiring you out in more ways than one. Here's what you can do to unfollow to unwind.
October 11, 2017
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Misc. - T

TeamViewer unveils web conferencing solution for enterprises
TeamViewer is looking for a piece of Amazon Chime's pie as it introduces a competitor, Blizz by TeamViewer. It is a dedicated web conferencing and collaboration solution, aimed at the needs of small and medium sized businesses and mid enterprise organizations.
March 9, 2017
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Tech companies are rushing to ban hate groups, but plenty remain
Stamping out white nationalism is harder than it looks
August 17, 2017
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Telco data is an untapped source of customer information
Brands often turn to sources like Google and Facebook to find information about consumers, but a new report suggests that telecom carriers could be a valuable source of customer data.
February 27, 2017
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Telegram introduces voice calls, touting end-to-end encryption
Telegram is the latest messaging app to get a major new feature, but unlike Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, Hike and countless others, it isn't cribbing from Snapchat. That's because Telegram is introducing voice calls.
March 30, 2017
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Telegram lets you unsend messages in new release
If you got drunk over the holiday and sent out a few messages you wish you could have retracted, you wouldn't be alone. Today, Telegram pushed out an update (3.16) that allows you to delete messages that you might have sent by accident, within 48 hours of sending them.
January 3, 2017
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Text Chat Operators | Bulk SMS Messaging Services | Chat Room Help
Text chat operators offers Live text chat services, SMS messaging services Email processing, Live website chat support, Chat Room Help and SE0 service.
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The best ways to clean up your Facebook News Feed
More of what you want to see, less of what you don't
April 18, 2017
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The Five Steps to Building a Successful Private Cloud
Amazon Web Services was the clear leader in the 2017 Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide.
September 25, 2017
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The latest Facebook spam wave is all thanks to deceptive UI
I just spammed all of my friends and family to install an app I had just uninstalled.
February 21, 2017
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The Mercury Effect
In 1999 the eponymous owner of the popular proto-blog Stile Project wrote a post called "The Mercury Effect.'
April 17, 2017
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The role of social bots in spreading fake news
Fake news is spread all over the internet nowadays and is linked to recent manipulations of stock markets and elections. For that reason, tech giants have stepped up their fight against these malicious disinformation tools, with Google recently expanding its Fact Check tool to determine fake news in search results and Facebook enabling its fake news alert in Kenya for its election on August 8.
August 7, 2017
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The secret language of chatbots
Give a journalist a buzzword and you've fed him for a day.
September 6, 2017
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The state of 4K across Google Play and YouTube
In the pursuit of cutting-edge video content, we have graduated from Blu-ray to 4K.
September 25, 2017
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There are hundreds of free iPhone scams on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
Too good to be true
October 11, 2017
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Tinder CEO Sean Rad Leaving Post for Second Time In Two Years
Imagine you go on a Tinder date that goes okay, but you decide you still want to see other people. Then a few months later you take the chance of seeing that first person again, only to realize "yeah, this isn't going to work." now replace "date" with "CEO" and you've basically got the story of Sean Rad, who will be stepping aside as CEO for the second time in two years.
December 9, 2016
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Tinder for Apple TV is online dating with an audience
Tinder just released a tvOS app so it's easier for your friends and family to question your dating choices.
December 13, 2016
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Tinder Has Loads Of Data On You; Says You Shouldn't Expect It To Remain Secure
Human beings say and do a lot of stupid things when trying to connect romantically. Before the internet, there was no record of all the idiotic pick-up lines you used or that others used on you, no permanent file of all the people you randomly dismissed as unattractive (or inexplicably found attractive at the moment). Dating sites like Tinder now have vast amounts of data on their users' preferences, peculiarities, and peccadilloes, but are they concerned about keeping it safe?
September 26, 2017
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Tinder taps comedian Whitney Cummings to launch 'Reactions'
Following in the footsteps of Facebook and iMessage, Tinder has today introduced Reactions, letting Tinder users send each other custom animated responses.
October 4, 2017
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Tinder's new premium feature is basically a cheat code for online dating
Imagine if you could see which Tinder users have liked you before you decide whether to give them the thumbs up or the thumbs down.
June 28, 2017
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TransferWise's Facebook Messenger bot lets you transfer money internationally
Top messaging services have evolved past their basic role, as the major players in this market look to differentiate their offerings from the rest of the crowd. Facebook, for instance, added a bot platform to Messenger last year to make it more relevant to businesses and consumers.
February 21, 2017
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Teradata delivers portable database licensing for the hybrid cloud
Whilst cloud and hybrid models offer undoubted flexibility, they can lead to problems when it comes to keeping track of software licenses.
April 3, 2017
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Tucows
Dive into Tucows-tested and rated Internet software. all manner of editors, Internet utilities, viewers, Web-design programs and browser tools are at hand.
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Twitch's Pulse is a Twitter clone that keeps you in touch with your favorite game streamers
Twitch is making it easier to get updates from your favorite broadcasters and friends with Pulse.
March 7, 2017
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Two years after buying Elite Daily, the Daily Mail says the Facebook publisher is worthless
It's taking a $31 million loss.
December 1, 2016
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Tyler, the Creator wrote the Bill Nye Saves the World theme song and it's a total banger
Is this the birth of Billwave?
April 17, 2017
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Misc. - U

Udacity is going to help Facebook teach engineers within its Developer Circles
Facebook's been steadily growing its Developer Circles initiative in recent months and today during its annual F8 conference the company provided an update on growth and announced a new partnership with Udacity. Developer Circles is Facebook's community-driven initiative for engaging with and training developers.
April 18, 2017
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UK wants to tax Twitter and Facebook in the fight against cyber-bullying
UK ministers said today Facebook and Twitter could be asked to pay a levy for the "undeniable suffering" they have caused amongst young people.
October 11, 2017
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UK.gov to treat online abuse as seriously as IRL hate crime
Think twice before you fire that foul-mouthed Twitter tirade
August 21, 2017
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Uncovering Hidden Cloud Computing Costs
IT organizations are challenged to manage cloud computing costs in an environment of constant price shifting. Here's what you need to know.
December 21, 2016
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Understanding Cloud Native Infrastructure: Interview with Justin Garrison and Kris Nova
Think that running your virtual machines in the cloud gives you cloud-native infrastructure? Not so fast, say Justin Garrison and Kris Nova in their upcoming book. Cloud Native Infrastructure: Patterns for Scalable Infrastructure and Applications in a Dynamic Environment from O'Reilly Media is a collection of guidance about building and managing modern infrastructure.
October 9, 2017
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Unmagic 8 Ball: Predicting the future is hard
But you can rest assured that it doesn't look good for Apple.
March 21, 2017
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Upthere launches cloud service with a goal to replace your local storage
As we use our mobile devices to do more every day, it's important to have access to all of our content across your home and office computer, smartphone, or tablet
July 29, 2016
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US government starts asking foreign travelers to disclose their social media accounts
To 'identify potential threats'
December 22, 2016
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Misc. - V

Viber adds Chat Extensions for YouTube, Spotify, Booking, GIPHY, and more - get it all done within the chat
Viber is one of the world's leading messaging apps and a great alternative to other established messengers like Skype. The latest update to the app sees its Chat Extensions feature completely revamped, letting you access the services of YouTube, Spotify, Booking.com, VICE Media, GIPHY, Guggy, and Getty Images all within Viber, never having to leave a conversation.
June 28, 2017
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Viber is the latest messaging app to clone Snapchat with new 'Secret Chat" feature
Everyone is cloning Snapchat right now, but messaging app Viber has gone back to the old school by copying Snapchat's core ephemeral messaging feature.
March 13, 2017
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Viber's Secret Chats sets a time limit on entire conversations
Viber's got a new feature for those who don't want their secret conversations uncovered by losing their phone.
March 10, 2017
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Video app maker Flipagram is trying to find a buyer
Or should we say flip itself.
August 31, 2016
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Vimeo rolls out support for 360 degree video
Video sharing platform Vimeo is joining competitors Facebook and YouTube by also adding support for 360 degree video. the site, which targets video creators more specifically, is taking the extra step of helping coach people on how to make these sorts of immersive videos through a series of online tutorials. There's also a new channel on the site, which allows viewers to explore a curated selection of 360 degree video content.
March 8, 2017
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Vimeo Takes on YouTube, Facebook with 360-Degree Video Support
Vimeo announced the aptly named Vimeo 360 service to let people upload, stream, and sell 360-degree video content. the company also said it would highlight this content on a curated channel, publish lessons to help creators learn more about 360-degree videos, and otherwise support the format.
March 8, 2017
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VMware partners with Google to manage Chrome devices
VMware's AirWatch subsidiary is joining with Google to enable enterprise-wide management of all Chrome devices via a single cloud portal.
August 22, 2017
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VMware to deliver Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure
VMware has announced two major announcements with Microsoft and Samsung.
May 18, 2017
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Misc. - W

"We're a tech company, we're not a media company," says Facebook founder
Social network giant under EU pressure for not editing hateful and illegal posts.
August 30, 2016
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We're not saying Uncle Sam has lost control on Twitter, but US Embassy in Riyadh just did a shout out for oatmeal
Serious rethink needed on account policies
November 7, 2017
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WebCatalog runs your favorite web apps natively
WebCatalog is an open-source cross-platform tool which runs your favorite websites and services as native desktop applications.
March 8, 2017
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What Apple's rumored original TV shows mean for Apple Music
Apple is reportedly taking on Netflix, Amazon, and Spotify with scripted shows and movies.
January 12, 2017
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What Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others are doing to tackle hate speech
This weekend's events in Charlottesville, VA left one person dead, 30 people injured and poured more kerosene onto the fire of national debate around hate groups and free speech.
August 15, 2017
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What Groove users need to do now that Microsoft is killing Groove Music Pass
Microsoft's Groove Music Pass is going the way of the Zune.
October 2, 2017
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What to Expect from F8, Facebook's Huge Annual Show-And-Tell
You can pinpoint exactly when Facebook stopped being a social network for hip youngsters and started becoming the giant all-consuming, many-tentacled internet behemoth it is today: During its first F8 developer conference.
April 17, 2017
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WhatsApp adds a touch of Snapchat with 'Status' feature
The Facebook-owned app debuts a feature that lets you post photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. Sound familiar?
February 20, 2017
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WhatsApp is bringing back statuses after replacing them with a Snapchat Story clone
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
March 15, 2017
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WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone
WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat's international growth with today's launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. it's another Facebook-owned Snapchat Stories copycat, but the twist is that it's end-to-end encrypted like WhatsApp messaging.
February 20, 2017
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Why is there no fake news on LinkedIn? Listen to its editor explain.
The difference between LinkedIn and Facebook is the difference between your office and your home, Daniel Roth says.
December 29, 2016
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Windows 10 Gmail users: These new Mail & Calendar features are coming your way
Microsoft has started trialing an improved experience in Windows 10 Mail & Calendar apps for users with Gmail accounts.
April 24, 2017
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Workplace by Facebook continues to mature
At the F8 conference today, Facebook announced a bunch of updates to its Workplace by Facebook team communications tool, including a slew of new partnerships and new bot integrations, which all show a product that's maturing to meet the needs of larger enterprise customers.
April 18, 2017
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Wuu is a confusing Snapchat alternative from the creator of Ello
Wuu are you?
March 23, 2017
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Misc. - Y

Yahoo's head lawyer is taking the fall for its hacking, while CEO Marissa Mayer is getting her pay docked
The blame for the massive breach falls on Ron Bell and not where it belongs – at the top.
March 1, 2017
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Your short attention span could help fake news spread
The study modeled how ideas spread through online social networks
June 26, 2017
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YouTube -- Everything you need to know!
Looking for more information about YouTube? Here's everything you need to know!
May 24, 2017
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YouTube enables 4K live video streaming for all
Quadruple the resolution for your streaming needs.
November 30, 2016
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YouTube live-streaming goes 4K
Google's massive video site adds the high-definition video format as it battles Facebook over who'll rule live-streaming.
November 30, 2016
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YouTube mobile live streaming is here, starting with channels above 10,000 subscribers
You can now go live with just a few taps.
February 7, 2017
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YouTube Music finally gets the robust offline functions it needed at launch
YouTube Music can finally go oflline with the songs you choose rather than songs an algorithm picked.
August 4, 2017
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YouTube Music now allows users to download songs, albums and playlists for offline listening
Until Google merges YouTube Red and Play Music services, music lovers get to benefit from new features that are only available with a subscription. YouTube Red is a premium service that requires a monthly fee, but one of the features that its subscribers use on a regular basis is now available for free to YouTube Music users.
August 4, 2017
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YouTube now Supports 4K Live Streaming at 60 FPS, 360 Degrees as Well
YouTube is constantly changing all the time and a new feature that the site has introduced is the support for 4K live streaming at 60 FPS this is both for standard video formats as well as 360 degrees. this means that you could also enjoy viewing videos in 4K if you have a Samsung gear headset or some other form of VR. It is nice to see that this option will be available to content creators.
December 1, 2016
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YouTube tests autoplaying videos -- but you can disable the feature
Videos that play automatically have proved highly divisive, but it hasn't stopped Google, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter experimenting with them. Now YouTube is testing autoplaying videos in its app.
October 12, 2017
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YouTube will Remove Their 30 Second Unskippable Ads
When browsing through our favorite content, it's understandable that the disruption of videos or music due to ads can be rather discouraging. for the most part, many of us don't want to spend about $10 USD each month just to skip on ads but still support our favorite sites by disabling browser extensions like Adblock.
February 20, 2017
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YouTube: no ads until your channel has 10,000 views
YouTube is more than just a source of cat videos and hilariously painful-looking accidents caught on camera: for many people it is a source of extra income, or even a living. But the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) through which advertisements can be used to generate money is also open to abuse.
April 7, 2017
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OneDrive

An introduction to Microsoft's OneDrive cloud service
There is information everywhere these days, especially in "the cloud."
April 7, 2017
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Ask @WinObs: How secure are my OneDrive files?
Microsoft's cloud based file sharing and syncing service, now known as OneDrive, has been through a few iterations throughout its 10 year history.
October 6, 2017
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Can you Keep your Data Safe Just Using OneDrive?
The quick answer, at least in my experience and usage case, is yes.
March 10, 2017
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Everything you need to know to set up OneDrive Files On-Demand
Yesterday, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU), and while it contained many new features, one that users were particularly looking forward to was OneDrive Files On-Demand. It's the return of the placeholders feature that was in Windows 8.1, allowing you to see all of your OneDrive, choosing which folders or files to store locally.
October 18, 2017
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Hands on with OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10 build 16215
Earlier today, Microsoft announced the availability of OneDrive Files On-Demand for Windows Insiders that are running PC build 16215. But while it's rolling out today, you can install it manually if you don't want to wait, so that's what we did.
June 13, 2017
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Hands on with OneDrive On-Demand Sync for Windows 10
On-Demand Sync for OneDrives allows users to see their entire OneDrive library without having to download any files. Here's how it works.
June 13, 2017
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How to get OneDrive Files On-Demand in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Is your OneDrive Files On-Demand feature missing after you installed the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? Here's what you need to do to get it back.
October 19, 2017
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How to set up and use OneDrive on Kodi
It's easy to enjoy your OneDrive-stored media on Kodi. Here's how.
February 8, 2017
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How to use OneDrive Files On-Demand on Windows 10
Microsoft's OneDrive now lets you view your files without having to download them using on-demand sync. Here's how it works.
July 10, 2017
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How to use OneDrive for Business and SharePoint to externally share files
If you think the best way to share files with your colleagues or customers is through email attachments, think again. by using Microsoft's OneDrive for Business or SharePoint services, you get a more professional, more controllable sharing experience.
May 2, 2017
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Ignite 2017: OneDrive for Business New Features and Enhancements
We are here at Microsoft Ignite this week in Orlando, Florida along with almost 25,000 attendees to hear the latest from Microsoft on the productivity, cloud, machine learning, and AI fronts.
September 26, 2017
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Microsoft announces major OneDrive update for Android and iOS
OneDrive for Android and iOS are about to receive important updates in the coming weeks, Microsoft announced recently. The Redmond-based company promises a new experience across web and mobiles, which should allow users to find what they're looking for much easier.
October 10, 2017
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Microsoft has "completely rewritten" OneDrive for iOS, adding new Office 365 features
Microsoft is rolling out a major update for OneDrive on iOS, bringing some handy new features to the app. The rollout actually began a few days ago, but as Paul Thurrott noted at the time, Microsoft made no announcement about its release. That's quite a surprise given that the app has been fully rebuilt from the ground up.
August 15, 2017
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Microsoft loves Linux so much, its OneDrive web app runs like a dog on Windows OS rivals
Aw, your Office 365 storage is crippled? how convenient
March 23, 2017
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Microsoft makes test build of its OneDrive Placeholders replacement available to Windows 10 Insiders
Microsoft is opening up testing of its OneDrive Files On-Demand feature to Windows Insider testers, ahead of its debut in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
June 13, 2017
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Microsoft offers another look at upcoming OneDrive design refresh
OneDrive is set to get an updated look on the web and mobile in the coming weeks. Here's a look at what to expect.
October 10, 2017
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Microsoft OneDrive placeholders return as 'Files On-Demand' in Fall Creators Update
A long-coveted feature from Windows 8 is expected to return to Windows 10 this fall. Welcome back, OneDrive placeholders.
May 11, 2017
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Microsoft reveals a variety of improvements to OneDrive for Business
Microsoft has added new features to OneDrive for Business, including a standalone Mac client and improved syncing between SharePoint sites and shared folders. the improvements mean workers can now access all their Office 365 files offline, wherever they are stored.
January 25, 2017
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Microsoft starts cutting unlimited OneDrive storage limits
In late 2015, Microsoft announced plans to cut the amount of free OneDrive storage to 5GB and end unlimited storage for Office 365 users. the cutoff for unlimited users was set for yesterday, March 1, which means that unlimited users should now start seeing their unlimited storage dropping down to 1TB.
March 2, 2017
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Microsoft: No, Linux users, we didn't try to penalize you for not using Windows with OneDrive
Microsoft fixes a bug that made its file-hosting service, OneDrive, slow on Linux but not on Windows.
March 24, 2017
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OneDrive done right is back, and now it works properly
Placeholders have returned, without the flaws of Microsoft's first implementation.
June 13, 2017
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OneDrive Files On-Demand: How to enable it in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
If you use OneDrive Files On-Demand properly, you can sync your entire OneDrive folder without clogging your hard drive.
October 18, 2017
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OneDrive has stopped working on non-NTFS drives
FAT disks are no longer supported--more surprisingly, nor is the new ReFS file system.
July 6, 2017
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OneDrive is getting a cleaner web UI and improved sharing options
Microsoft is bringing a slew of improvements to OneDrive, including tweaks to its web UI and sharing options.
September 26, 2017
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OneDrive for Android update enhances ability to view files while offline
Microsoft has just released a new version of OneDrive for Android, which brings a brand new feature into the mix and improves one that was already available for users of the application.
April 24, 2017
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OneDrive storage gets cut for Office 365 users in a month; our tips to get through it
In October 2014, Microsoft promised that cloud storage limits would become a thing of the past, saying that Office 365 subscribers would get unlimited OneDrive storage. some users saw an increase to 10TB - from the already-offered 1TB - and some got unlimited storage. the company announced that it would be breaking that promise a year later, citing the fact that some users had abused the policy by using their unlimited storage for unlimited storage.
February 1, 2017
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OneDrive versus Google Drive versus Dropbox: a cloud storage comparison for Windows users
With so many cloud storage solutions available, which one should Windows users choose? Which company has the track record or reputation for being secure? how do you know the value to expect?
April 11, 2017
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Some Groove subscribers can keep free OneDrive storage through December 2018
The Groove Music Pass may be discontinued by the end of 2017, but it seems some subscribers will get to keep at least one perk of the service a bit longer.
October 30, 2017
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Three ways to restrict OneDrive uploads in Windows 10
Sometimes you need a break from the cloud when your internet connection isn't the greatest.
February 17, 2017
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Windows 10 fall update will restore (and improve) OneDrive's best feature
Feature restores and improves upon the way OneDrive worked in Windows 8.1.
May 11, 2017
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Skype

Announcing the Skype Professional Account Preview--doing business online made easy
People use Skype for lots of different things: chatting with friends and family, of course, but also giving music lessons, tutoring, consulting, and a whole lot more. We're thrilled to announce that very soon these business owners and instructors are going to see some big changes with the way they use Skype.
November 13, 2017
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Bye-bye hamburger: New Skype update for Windows 10 Insiders features tweaks to the UI
Microsoft has recently launched the next generation of Skype, featuring a fresh design and more social features, on both Android and iPhone. A new Insider update for the Windows 10 UWP app is out now and features some minor UI changes, preparing for the impending major refresh that is also coming to Windows 10.
July 10, 2017
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Chime in: What is Microsoft doing with Skype?
Microsoft purchased the popular Skype messaging and video conferencing service back in 2011. But more than five years later, it's still unclear exactly what the company plans to do with it.
September 5, 2017
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Cortana will now interrupt your Skype chats
Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana has finally arrived in Skype. Announced at last year's Microsoft Build 2016 event, the assistant's integration was also previewed when the company released an overhauled, Snapchat-inspired version of its mobile messaging app this summer.
October 10, 2017
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How to install Skype Preview for desktop on Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft's new Skype Preview app for desktops only works on older versions of Windows, but there's a way to get it running on the latest version of Windows 10. Here's how.
August 17, 2017
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How to use Skype chat commands from any device
You probably didn't know this, but besides sending emoji, you can also use commands on Skype to do a variety of tasks – here's everything you can do!
November 23, 2016
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Introducing a preview of the next generation of Skype for Linux
Great news for Skype for Linux users--the next generation of Skype for Linux is launching! Starting today, you can download Skype Preview for Linux and start enjoying new features across all your devices--including screen sharing and group chat.
September 29, 2017
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Latest Microsoft Skype preview adds voice translation for phone calls
Microsoft has added Skype Translator support for mobile and landline phone calls to the latest version of Skype Preview for Windows 10 PC Insider testers.
December 12, 2016
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Microsoft announces Skype Professional Account Preview
Microsoft has announced the upcoming release of a Skype Professional Account desktop client. Due to launch in the US as a preview very soon, this is a business-focused build of Skype that offers a host of extra features.
November 14, 2017
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Microsoft begins moving Skype for Business users to Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business are currently distinctly separate services, but that's about to change.
September 12, 2017
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Microsoft begins rolling out overhauled Skype consumer app
Microsoft is beginning to roll out an updated version of its Skype consumer client, first to Android users, as of June 1. What's next for Skype for Business? No word.
June 1, 2017
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Microsoft brings its redesigned Skype mobile interface to Mac and "non-Windows 10 PC users"
In June, Microsoft announced the "next generation of Skype", with a redesigned interface and a range of new features, including including color customizations, Snapchat-style 'Highlights', new add-ins and more bots. The new version launched first on Android, before rolling out on iOS, but Microsoft said that Mac and Windows users would have to wait for its release "over the next few months".
August 17, 2017
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Microsoft has redesigned Skype with new 'Snapchat-like' features
Android users will get the first look at the redesigned Skype app.
June 1, 2017
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Microsoft Ignite: Skype for Business merging into Teams
Microsoft continues its big push in cloud computing and machine learning.
September 25, 2017
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Microsoft is working on a redesigned Skype app with new features and Bing
Microsoft has been working on modernising its Skype platform for a multiplicity of devices and platforms for a few years now and while it had made many strides, there are still some issues to be fixed. the company already has big plans for turning Skype into your go-to communications hub on Android with calling and SMS built-in to the app; but while those efforts continue, Microsoft is still working on improving the existing client.
February 16, 2017
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​Microsoft just added Cortana to your Skype contacts
Cortana searches your Skype chats to find answers and help set reminders.
October 10, 2017
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Microsoft may be rebranding Skype for Business to Teams
It was just under three years ago that Microsoft rebranded Lync as Skype for Business, but not to be one to stick with any particular naming scheme for too long, the company may now be changing it again, this time to Teams. Teams is a service that was announced last November as a group collaboration tool to compete with Slack.
September 12, 2017
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Microsoft may be repositioning some (or all) of Skype for Business as Teams
"Skype for Business is now Microsoft Teams!" according to a message some Skype for Business users briefly saw appear in their accounts.
September 12, 2017
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Microsoft outlines roadmap for bringing Skype for Business features to Teams
As Microsoft looks to transition Skype for Business users to Microsoft Teams, it's working to carry some features over as well. Here's a look at the current roadmap.
October 24, 2017
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Microsoft outlines what's new in the latest update to Skype for Windows 10
Earlier this week, Microsoft released an update for its UWP Skype app, bringing a new design that ditches the hamburger menu. Today, the firm actually announced it, outlining some new features that are included.
July 14, 2017
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Microsoft partners with PayPal on new 'Send Money' funds transfer feature for Skype
Skype isn't the best communication service. Actually, it is often quite bad. Microsoft's development team seems to not care about the user interface as it looks terrible compared to competitors. Quite frankly, it is often a frustrating experience. The saving grace for Skype is its cross-platform nature -- there are clients for all popular operating systems. Not to mention, many users likely use it out of habit and name recognition.
August 2, 2017
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Microsoft Previews New Skype Professional Account Service
Microsoft announced a preview of Skype Professional Account this week, which adds scheduling and billing tools for Skype consumer service users who leverage it for small business purposes.
November 14, 2017
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Microsoft provides first target dates for its Skype for Business to Teams migration
Microsoft is preparing to add more messaging, meetings, and calling features to Teams by the end of Q2 2018 to ease migration to Teams from Skype for Business. Here's the roadmap.
October 24, 2017
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Microsoft readies preview of Skype Professional tool for online-centric small businesses
Microsoft's Skype Professional service will bring Skype together with a number of small-business-focused tools.
November 14, 2017
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Microsoft reveals "next generation of Skype", launching on Android; iOS and Windows later
"Life is busy and filled with too many options," Microsoft's Skype team said today. "Staying connected, with all this noise, can sometimes be challenging."
June 1, 2017
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Microsoft rolls out Skype Lite in India with support for biometric authentication
Skype Lite is designed to work on slow cellular connections in India.
February 22, 2017
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Microsoft says Skype for Windows 10 is officially out of preview, "ready for everyday use"
When Microsoft released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update last year, it did so with an incomplete 'Skype Preview' app, which lacked many of the features available in the full desktop application that users were familiar with. Skype Preview was built on Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP), and has gradually seen new features added with the help of millions of people on the Windows Insider Program.
April 11, 2017
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Microsoft seeks Indian customers with exclusive Skype Lite app
The new app is designed to run faster, use less data and be more power-efficient
February 22, 2017
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Microsoft takes its first steps of its plan to migrate Skype for Business users to Teams
Microsoft is planning to migrate its Skype for Business Online users to Microsoft Teams, but maybe not in the way and timeframe some were thinking.
September 25, 2017
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Microsoft Teams is replacing Skype for Business
At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft made a range of important announcements, including the introduction of two new flavors of Microsoft 365, positioning Windows 10 S as an alternative OS for businesses, the general availability of SQL Server 2017, and the unveiling of Dynamics 365 AI Solutions.
September 25, 2017
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Microsoft testing refreshed Skype design on iOS
Microsoft is Skype app another refresh on iOS, bringing back the bottom navigation bar and other tweaks.
October 2, 2017
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Microsoft unveils special Skype version for freelancers
Microsoft is creating a unique version of Skype for small business owners and freelancers. The software giant is planning to preview the new version of Skype shortly as a desktop client in the US. Microsoft's "Skype Professional Account" combines Skype calls, calendar meetings, and payments. This is particularly useful for freelancers that might use Skype to provide tutorials, training, or consulting.
November 14, 2017
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Microsoft updates Skype with Snapchat-like photo effects
Skype is mostly a business tool, but Microsoft has decided it needs an entertainment aspect that other communications services already have for a long time. So, starting this week, Microsoft introduces photo effects in Skype.
November 9, 2017
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Microsoft's updated Skype Desktop app for Windows, Mac sheds 'preview' tag
Microsoft's updated Skype Desktop for consumers, which works on Windows PCs and Macs, is generally available.
October 30, 2017
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New Skype for Windows 10 update brings tweaked UI for PC and Mobile
Microsoft is rolling out a new Skype for Windows 10 update that brings a slightly tweaked UI design in preparation of the new Skype design refresh.
July 10, 2017
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SAVEUR Skype bot now available, gives you recipe ideas
Last year, Microsoft kicked off its Skype chat bot experiment as it looked to "conversations of the future," even going as far as creating a Spock bot for Trekkies. The latest to join the platform is New York-based SAVEUR Magazine.
November 2, 2017
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Skype Expands Live Translation to Calls to Landlines, Mobile Phones
Microsoft's Skype voice and video chat service offers a feature that could be very useful: real-time audio translation of your calls. Until now, it's only been an option for calls to other Skype users, but now the service will be available to Skype users when they call out from the service to landlines and mobile phones.
December 12, 2016
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​Skype adds real-time code editor to test candidates' tech skills in video interviews
Microsoft's Skype Interviews site lets you run a video call over a real-time code editor.
August 31, 2017
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Skype and PayPal team up with new Send Money feature
At Skype, we work to make your life easier and more efficient. That's why we developed Send Money, a Skype feature that allows you to transfer funds via the latest Skype mobile app while you're in the middle of a conversation using PayPal.
August 2, 2017
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Skype calling expands to the Harman Kardon Invoke
Skype is expanding to ambient devices--giving you a new, uniquely intelligent platform for Skype calling that extends beyond PC and mobile devices.
October 20, 2017
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Skype for Windows 10 updated with @mentions, granular presence controls, more
The Skype app for Windows 10 is picking up some new features that bring it more in-line with its cohorts on other platforms.
November 13, 2017
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Skype goes all Snapchat with Highlights, its own riff on Stories
Microsoft's messaging app follows in footsteps of Instagram and Facebook Messenger.
June 1, 2017
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Skype has revamped its desktop client, and it's awesome
The highly anticipated new Skype for desktop is rolling out today, and it's full of exciting new features to improve your overall Skype experience.
October 30, 2017
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Skype hits one billion downloads on Android
Skype was one of the pioneers of Voice over IP when it launched in 2003. Microsoft apparently saw the value in it, purchasing the company and its 170 million users in 2011. Now, even with every messaging app having some sort of VoIP functionality, Skype continues to be a recognizable and viable name as evidenced by it surpassing one billion downloads on the Google Play Store.
October 25, 2017
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Skype Interviews adds code snapshots and group video calling
Conducting an interview with a coding candidate can be tough, especially when the applicant can't easily make it to the office to tackle a project. Skype Interviews was created to aid the process, and new features have been added to make the task even easier.
November 2, 2017
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Skype Interviews picks up group calling, new programming languages
Skype Interviews is getting bolstered with some handy new features.
November 2, 2017
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Skype like a boss with these hidden chat commands
Skype has several powerful slash commands you should know about.
March 10, 2017
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Skype launches Photo Effects -- sticker suggestions powered by machine learning
Not content with merely launching its own take on Instagram and Snapchat's Stories, Skype today is adding another copycat-like feature to its app: photo stickers. The company says it's introducing new "Photo Effects" (as it's calling these stickers), which include things like face masks, decorative borders, witty captions, and more.
November 8, 2017
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Skype Preview evolves in the latest version of Windows 10
Since its launch in 2003, Skype has been powered by the latest technology to bring people together in new ways, enabling over three billion minutes of Skype calls every day, across multiple platforms and devices from mobile to desktop. Wow!
April 11, 2017
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Skype Preview updated for Insiders with video messages, real-time translator and more
Insiders on the Fast ring are getting access to some nifty new features in Skype Preview for Windows 10 devices. as announced on the Skype blog, users will be able to check out real-time translations during mobile and landline calls, video messages, marking conversations read or unread, and much more.
December 9, 2016
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Skype Professional Account will help business owners connect with clients
The Skype team is launching a new product to help business owners and instructors manage and connect with clients.
November 13, 2017
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Skype retires older apps for Windows and more as it pushes new features
The newest version of the Skype app takes a big hat-tip from social media platforms like Snapchat and Facebook's Messenger with its newest features, adding a Stories-like feature called Highlights, a big selection of bots to add into chats and a longer plan to upgrade group conversations with more features. Now, as part of the effort to get people to use the new Skype more, the company is also doubling down on something else: Skype is trying to get users off of older versions of Skype.
June 8, 2017
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Skype starts testing revamped desktop experience
The new Skype experience is finally now being tested on desktop, but it appears the UWP app is left out.
August 17, 2017
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Skype TX honored with an Emmy® Award for Technology & Engineering
In the four years since inception, the Skype TX team has worked hard to help push the boundaries of broadcast television, and that hard work has paid off with an Emmy® Award for Technology & Engineering in 2017. We're humbled by this honor and further motivated to continue providing reporters and entertainers the next level of broadcast innovation.
August 31, 2017
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Skype update for Windows 10 brings message reactions, design tweaks, more
Microsoft has announced a new update for the Skype UWP app on Windows 10 that brings along some notable changes that were previously only available to Windows Insiders. Included are some tweaks to the UI, along with message reactions and sharing tweaks.
July 14, 2017
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Skype's live translator feature now supports Arabic
It's the eighth spoken language Skype supports.
March 8, 2016
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Skype's major redesign prioritizes helpful bots and a smart camera over traditional video chats
The new Skype will be pushed to Android first, not Windows.
June 1, 2017
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Skype's new 'Interviews' feature lets you test candidates using a real-time code editor
Skype recently introduced a feature designed to cement its place among business users who aren't as interested in things like emoji reactions or "Stories." It now supports conducting technical interviews via its service through a new Skype Interviews feature. From a dedicated website, interviewers can test candidates in seven programing languages over Skype using a real-time code editor.
August 29, 2017
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Skype's new mobile design arrives on the desktop for Windows testers
Microsoft is testing out its new Skype mobile interface in a desktop preview of the company's communication app. The new radical Skype mobile design debuted back in June, and the reception hasn't been positive. Despite that, Microsoft wants to try out a new design on the desktop side. "It's not yet complete and we need your feedback," says a Skype spokesperson.
August 17, 2017
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Skype's new mobile design comes to Windows and Mac today
Microsoft has been testing its mobile interface changes in desktop versions of its apps recently. The software is now rolling out these changes to Mac and Windows users today. A radical redesign of Skype on mobile launched back in June, and the reception to the changes hasn't been positive. Microsoft has been tweaking some of the more drastic changes, and it's now ready to bring those to desktop users.
October 30, 2017
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Skype's radical real-time voice translator now works with normal phone calls
Multi-language calls are no longer limited to the Skype network.
December 12, 2016
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Skype's revamped desktop experience starts rolling out to everyone
Microsoft is now rolling out its new, revamped Skype for desktop experience to everyone.
October 30, 2017
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Skype's universal Windows 10 app desperately needs some love
Skype for Windows 10 currently sits in my book of terrible Windows 10 apps. Skype seriously needs some love from Microsoft, and soon.
August 17, 2017
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Sprinkle some fun into your Highlights with new photo effects in Skype
Since introducing the new Skype, we've been adding new features to bring more fun and personalization to your Highlights and conversations. Today, we're introducing photo effects--smart, whimsical effects, like quirky face stickers and witty captions, for your photos or Highlights.
November 8, 2017
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Target dates for Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams migration emerge
Last month, at its Ignite conference, Microsoft announced that it would be replacing Skype for Business with its Slack competitor, Microsoft Teams. Now, new information has come out regarding the migration process from the former to the latter, as well as a rough time frame for certain phases of the process.
October 24, 2017
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The best ways to use Skype for Business
If you have used Skype before, the chances are that you have been involved in a conference call or video presentation before.
April 3, 2017
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The new Skype desktop client is here, and it only works on old Windows
In August, Microsoft announced a major refresh for its Skype desktop application, following suit from its mobile app redesigns earlier this year. The new app is coming out of beta today, and it's available for Windows 7, 8, and Windows 10 versions 1511 and earlier.
October 30, 2017
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The new Skype for Desktop 8 is here (whether you like it or not)
Keeping in touch with other users is essential for your business. We use Skype to keep in touch with contacts all over the world, from freelancers writers, through to key contacts.
October 31, 2017
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The new Skype for desktop is here
In today's hectic world, maintaining our personal connections is more important than ever. We need to get more done, whether it's planning daily menus, scheduling appointments, coordinating family schedules, or having a virtual tutoring session. We've been listening to your feedback and making improvements, and today we're rolling out a new version of Skype for desktop to make staying in touch easier--both professionally and personally.
October 30, 2017
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Universal Skype app updated on production with searchable chats, simplified contacts, and more
Shortly after shedding its Preview tag for Insiders, the universal Skype app for Windows 10 is rolling out the same feature-packed update to everyone. Included in this update is a new, simplified way of handling contacts, the ability to SMS with Skype Credit, searchable chats, and much more.
April 10, 2017
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What's next for Microsoft's Skype for Business unified communications products
Microsoft looks to be readying a new Skype for Business on-premises server and may soon clairfy how Teams fits into its unified communications business roadmap.
August 7, 2017
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A former Snap employee is suing the company and claims it's been lying about its growth
Snap says the lawsuit "has no merit."
January 5, 2017
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A huge redesign is coming to Snapchat
New version of the Android app also in the works
November 7, 2017
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Ad Giant Says Facebook Fears Snapchat's 'Penetration'
Martin Sorrell–the CEO of WPP, a major advertising and public relations company–said Tuesday that his clients poured $1 billion more into Facebook advertising this year than they did Snapchat. Nevertheless, he purported that Facebook has been "trying to undermine Snapchat."
December 6, 2016
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Another record low for Snap after 14% drop post-earnings
Snap, the Snapchat parent, has had a very difficult ride in the stock market since debuting in March. After pricing its IPO at $17 and then reaching highs of $27, the company has fallen to less than half that. After losing 14 percent of its value in a single day's trading, Snap closed Friday at $11.83.
August 11, 2017
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Are Snapchat's Spectacles creepy or cool?
Recode's Peter Kafka and the Verge's Lauren Goode and Sean O'Kane discuss this and more on Too Embarrassed to Ask.
November 24, 2016
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Brand influence of Snapchat declines while Instagram increases
Marketers are keen to take advantage of the latest social channels to boost their profiles, but it can be a bit of a lottery for brands to know which have the most influence on customers.
August 9, 2017
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CNN follows NBC with launch of its own daily news show for Snapchat
CNN is launching its own daily news program on Snapchat, starting tonight at 6 PM ET. This is the second news show to arrive on the social platform, following NBC News' early success with its twice-daily show "Stay Tuned," which saw more than 29 million unique viewers in its first month. CNN's program, dubbed "The Update," will differ in that it only runs once per day. However, breaking news will be delivered through "The Update" as it occurs.
August 21, 2017
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Constantly having beeps at the end of calls? Look at your Snapchat permissions
Snapchat rose to fame by scoring a generous initial public offering this year, making its founders billionaires thanks to Wall Street eager to participate in the next big IM thingy, and forcing them to marry Victoria's Secret supermodels. The Snapchat app, however, is another beer, as it has been plagued by memory and power consumption leakages from the onset (like most messaging apps), as well as some recent boot crash issues.
August 18, 2017
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Construction workers are posting Snapchat stories from inside Apple Park
Snapchat's powerful but hidden Story Search feature is finally making itself useful by giving us a behind-the-scenes glimpse inside Apple Park, Apple's new spaceship-like campus that will open soon.
August 9, 2017
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ESPN launches a short-form version of SportsCenter on Snapchat
ESPN today announced it's launching a short-form version of its SportsCenter show on Snapchat, which will kick off today at 5 PM ET. The show will then begin to release new episodes on a twice-daily basis, at 5 AM and 5 PM on weekdays and once, at 5 AM, on weekends. The launch will make SportsCenter the first-ever daily sports show on Snapchat's platform.
November 13, 2017
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Ex-TechCruncher Billy Gallagher announces book on Snapchat's origin
"So much of it is stranger than fiction. It's a great story, I knew that if I didn't write the book, someone else would and I'd regret it," says Billy Gallagher, author of "How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story." The book, which starts pre-sales today and debuts on February 13th, follows CEO Evan Spiegel from the Stanford dorms where Snap was invented, to rejecting Facebook's acquisition offer in 2013, through Snap's rocky IPO.
October 10, 2017
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Google and Snap are holding a teen coding contest to create an official Snap lens
The winner will create an official Snap lens
September 27, 2017
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Google and Snap want teens to make the next Snapchat filter
The two tech giants already have a close relationship. Here's one more way they're working together.
September 27, 2017
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Google reportedly offered $30 billion to acquire Snapchat
Nerdy Google has failed at social time and time again, so it considered buying teen sensation Snapchat. The search giant held informal talks with Snap and floated an offer of $30 billion in 2016 before Snap's last funding round, and just before its IPO this year, according to Business Insider's Alex Heath. That offer was apparently an open secret inside Snap, and was on the table after the IPO, too.
August 3, 2017
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Hands-on with Snapchat's mediocre, crashy AR art
After trekking out to the middle of Central Park to see Snapchat's newest AR feature, I can solidly say that the best part of the experience was getting to spend some time outside during a beautiful fall day. Yeah, it was that lame.
October 3, 2017
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How to fix a login fail error on Snapchat
Getting that pesky 'Could Not Connect' message on your Snap? There are a couple of things you can do to try and fix it!
November 8, 2017
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How to use Snapchat's new augmented reality 3D world lenses
Snapchat is retaliating against Facebook's clone wars by boosting its AR camera capabilities. Here's how to add 3D animated objects to your Snapchat messages.
April 18, 2017
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I'll have Fabric, Crashlytics... Google crams Twitter mobile dev tools in trolley
Keep yr Digits for now, fam ... we're good
January 19, 2017
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Inside Evan Spiegel's Quest To Map Snap's Future
I don't know I've reached Snap's global headquarters until I am standing in front of them, leaning on the handle of my rolling suitcase and puzzling over a map app. A baby-faced security guard in braces approaches me. "I'm here to see Evan Spiegel," I tell him.
October 10, 2017
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NBCUniversal explains why it just invested $500 million in Snap
Here's a note from CEO Steve Burke.
March 3, 2017
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Now it's Snapchat copying Facebook's ads Power Editor
Snap Inc desperately needs ad revenue to redirect its sinking share price. So after a year of getting mercilessly copied by Facebook, Snapchat is returning the favor by launching its take on the Facebook ads Power Editor. This new "Advanced Mode" for its Snapchat Ads Manager lets big advertisers rapidly deploy complex ad campaigns with tons of creative variants.
August 4, 2017
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One way Snapchat�s IPO will be unique: the shares won�t come with voting rights
Here�s how Snap�s stock structure works.
February 21, 2017
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Recode Daily: it's Snapchat IPO day
But is it going public too early?
March 2, 2017
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Recode Daily: Snap's IPO was a success – now it has to prove it's not Twitter
Evan Spiegel is excited.
March 3, 2017
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Show your social savvy with these advanced Snapchat tricks
Become an expert Snapchatter.
September 14, 2017
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Snap commits $2 billion over 5 years for Google Cloud infrastructure
Most of today's Snap coverage will be about its revenue and daily average usage numbers, but there was one small tidbit that emerged that will mean big business for the company's cloud infrastructure partner, Google.
February 2, 2017
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Snap created a �How to Use Snapchat' video for Wall Street
Maybe it will help you, too.
February 17, 2017
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Snap finally shared the details of its business, which is growing like crazy
Here's our first public look at Snap's private business.
February 2, 2017
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Snap financial documents confirm its acquisition of social maps app Zenly for $213M
Snap took a beating yesterday in its Q2 earnings, but in the midst of the disappointing financials and user growth numbers, the company's 10-Q SEC document filed today also confirms that it purchased social maps app Zenly for $213 million, as TechCrunch first reported.
August 11, 2017
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Snap has a $2 billion contract with Google for cloud services
The company is on the hook for $400 million a year.
February 2, 2017
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Snap has acquired an ad tech company called Flite
Snap is beefing up its ad tech team.
December 19, 2016
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Snap has financially handcuffed itself to Google Cloud
In doing so, it's not in control over some key parts of its business and costs for the foreseeable future as its IPO approaches.
February 7, 2017
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Snap Has Sold Around 150K Pairs Of Video-Taking Sunglasses
Last year, Snap, parent company of the app Snapchat, introduced a whimsical single-purpose product. Its Spectacles, originally available only from vending machines in a few major cities, cost $130 and record 10-second video clips to be posted on Snapchat. That's it. Somehow, the company claims to have sold 150,000 of these devices.
October 4, 2017
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Snap hired Apple News's former media boss to work on its Discover section
Donna Ogier joined Snap in February.
March 13, 2017
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Snap Inc. Introduces Snap Map
We've definitely seen changes throughout Snapchat over the years, including some of our favorite filters, embarrassing texts, and face swaps with cats. Lately, other applications have adopted features similar to Snapchat like Facebook's Messenger Day and Instagram's Stories. Now, Snap Inc. has announced the introduction of a new cool feature called Snap Map. This will allow users to overlook a map within the app and click on the stories of friends they follow. The video below gives insight into how it works.
June 22, 2017
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Snap is fighting back against a lawsuit claiming it lied about user growth
Snap says a lawsuit from a former employee is "all about publicity."
January 19, 2017
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Snap is the new stubborn, slow-growing Twitter
Twitter fell apart in 2013 when its growth slowed significantly in the face of competition and copying from Facebook, and users found it too hard to find the best content due to its unsorted reverse chronological feed. Its share price fell 18 percent a quarter later as the growth troubles continued.
May 10, 2017
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Snap joins rivals Facebook and YouTube to fight terrorism
Snap Inc has joined the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which sees consumer internet companies cooperating to stop the spread of terrorism and extremism online. Facebook, Google and YouTube, Microsoft and Twitter formed the GIFCT last month, and tomorrow it will host its first workshop with fellow tech companies plus government and non-governmental organizations.
July 31, 2017
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Snap joins the great burger debate with launch of dancing burger AR lens
Just when you thought great burger debate had abated, Snapchat has arrived to pour more lighter fluid on the grill.
November 2, 2017
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Snap loses $2.2 billion (yes, billion) in earnings debut
While most of those losses came from stock payouts, the pressure of Facebook and Instagram loom.
May 10, 2017
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Snap may get music where Facebook and others failed
The last social network to truly "get" music was MySpace – unfortunately, they didn't get much else.
March 2, 2017
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Snap paid out $58 million to media companies last year
That's up from about $10 million in 2015.
February 2, 2017
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Snap plans to publicly file for its much-anticipated IPO late next week
The social communications company's current valuation is $25 billion, said sources.
January 27, 2017
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Snap says "diversity is about more than numbers"
Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat and Spectacles, included in its filing to go public a brief tidbit on diversity. Unlike tech companies like Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook and several others, Snap has not released a diversity report. at the end of 2016, Snap employed 1,859 employees, but Snap won't say how diverse it is.
February 2, 2017
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Snap says it has sold over 150,000 Spectacle glasses in one year, 50% more than expected
Has more than a year gone by since Snapchat parent Snap introduced its first hardware product? You bet it has. The plastic sunglasses that records and shares up to 30-seconds of video at a time has sold 50% more units than the company's target.
October 4, 2017
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Snap says it's going to start paying top creators
Snap says it's going to pay top creators, similarly to how YouTube incentivizes people to create videos in exchange for ad revenue. In prepared quarterly remarks, CEO Evan Spiegel said the company had "neglected the creator community on Snapchat that creates and distributes public Stories for the broader Snapchat audience."
November 7, 2017
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Snap says Snapchat doesn't need to be as big as Facebook to compete with Facebook
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel is preaching a story of quality over quantity.
May 11, 2017
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Snap shells out $7.7 million for a patent just to keep it away from Facebook
Remember Mobli? it's sort of an Instagram competitor that launched back in 2011, but didn't really make it that far. the Android version of the app is now officially dead, while the iOS version is not among the highest-rated apps on the App Store. the fact that it works on a subscription scheme doesn't do it any favors, too, we suppose. Well, the app's maker -- Mobli Media -- still just made a bucketload of cash by selling a specific patent to Snap for $7.7 million.
April 21, 2017
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Snap Spectacles launch in Europe, now available in the UK for £129.99
Remember Snap's Spectacles? Yep, they're still a thing - and now, they're making their way to Europe.
June 2, 2017
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Snap takes aim at Facebook in roadshow video
Snap is about to embark on its investor roadshow as it prepares to go public at the beginning of March. and a new video gives a glimpse at how they will be trying to persuade Wall Street to buy shares.
February 17, 2017
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Snap: Rewriting 'Art of War' for social networking – by not documenting anything
Social networks may be the most valuable and durable types of businesses powered by "network effects," the phenomenon of products or services becoming more powerful the more people use them. the social-networking companies in our recently launched Network Effect Index – a group of current and formerly public consumer-Web companies valued at $1 billion or more – outperformed the S&P by over 170 percent in the last five years, the most of any business category in the index.
February 28, 2017
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Snap's anti-developer attitude is an augmented liability
Facebook just invited outside developers to help it build an augmented reality content platform. Snapchat banned outside developers in 2015 and has never had a real platform.
April 19, 2017
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Snap's IPO explained: Snap just raised $3.4 billion – but it's only keeping $2.3 billion
Founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy are getting $272 million apiece.
March 2, 2017
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Snap's IPO numbers look a lot more like Twitter's than Facebook's
Probably not the comparison investors are looking for.
February 2, 2017
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Snap's IPO was a success. now it has to prove it's not Twitter.
Snap closed the first day of trading at $24.47, for a 44 percent gain.
March 2, 2017
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Snap's new AR ads are for overlaying objects onto stuff that isn't your face
Snap had a tough earnings call last week. this could help.
May 15, 2017
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Snap's revenue growth looks like it will come from more ads, not more users
Snapchat isn't looking to emerging markets the way Facebook is.
March 13, 2017
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Snap's Spectacles are now available directly from Amazon
Remember when people waited in long lines for them?
July 18, 2017
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Snap's Spectacles business isn't a big business
Probably around 60,000 pairs last quarter.
May 10, 2017
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Snapcash review: Send cash to Snapchatters in a snap, or with a swipe
Perfect for those who enjoy flicking dollar bills at people.
November 13, 2017
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Snapchat -- Everything you need to know!
Get snap-happy and learn all the ins and outs of Snapchat!
May 9, 2017
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Snapchat > Instagram Stories: Why people still prefer Snapping over Insta
Pick your poison: Snapchat or Instagram Stories? And while you're at it, which one do you think is more popular? The answer may (or may not) surprise you.
September 6, 2017
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Snapchat acquires social map app Zenly for $250M to $350M
Snapchat's newest feature, Snap Map, is based on its latest acquisition, social mapping startup Zenly. TechCrunch has learned that Snapchat has bought Zenly for between $250 million and $350 million in mostly cash and some stock in a deal that closed in late May. Snapchat will keep Zenly running independently, similar to how Facebook lets Instagram run independently.
June 21, 2017
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Snapchat adds a Bitmoji quick message feature to home screen in latest update
Snapchat's latest update, which launched in beta only a week ago, was just released officially on AppStore and Google play and adds quite a handy new feature for Bitmoji enthusiasts. Bitmoji, which Snapchat acquired in March last year, will now be available as a widget on your phone's home screen and will allow you to quickly open a conversation with best friends who have customized avatars made with the app.
March 15, 2017
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Snapchat adds multi-Snap recording and a color changing Tint Brush
Snapchat has a couple of new features rolling out Tuesday, including the ability to record multiple 10 second Snaps continuously, and a new "Tint Brush" that allows you to selectively color specific objects or areas of your snaps. The Multi-Snap recording feature is coming to iOS first, with a rollout planned soon for Android, and the Tint Brush feature is launching on both iOS and Android right away.
July 18, 2017
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Snapchat and Jeff Koons Turn AR into ART
Snapchat, it's not just for teen sex anymore. The road's been hard but Snap Inc. has invested heavily in turning their super popular but super ephemeral messaging service into a modern tech institution. So put on your Snapchat Spectacles and take a look at the company's newest initiative: augmented reality collaborations with artist Jeff Koons.
October 3, 2017
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Snapchat continues to sputter
The social network saw growth slow as it took a loss of $40 million to account for unsold Spectacles. CEO Evan Spiegel promises a big redesign ahead.
November 7, 2017
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Snapchat "Crowd Surf" stitches together everyone's concert videos
Snapchat's got a new trick to stay one step ahead of Instagram by turning everyone's quick video clips from concerts into a much more watchable music video you control.
August 14, 2017
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Snapchat dangles referral traffic with link sharing from other apps
Snapchat is embracing links beyond its native content and will now allow you to briefly disappear from its Snap Map. In an update to Snapchat's iOS app today, Snap began rolling out two important new features. You now can share links from other apps via the iOS share sheet, allowing you to send a private message with the link to one or several people. And rather than just turning live location sharing on or off permanently, you now can opt to hide in "Ghost Mode" for 3 or 24 hours.
October 20, 2017
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Snapchat forecast to pull $3bn a year by 2019, to surpass Twitter, AOL and Yahoo
Snap, the parent company behind the disappearing photo app, launched on the stock market earlier this month, making Snapchat's co-founder, Evan Spiegel, the world's youngest billionaire. the IPO saw the company's shares soar up to $26 in two days, marking a $9 increase, and raised an eye-watering $3.4bn.
March 27, 2017
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Snapchat has almost as many teens as Facebook, despite being an eighth of its size
It's not the size of the social media app.
May 9, 2017
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Snapchat introduces Pikachu filter, available for a limited time
Starting today, there's a new lens available on Snapchat that turns you into everybody's favorite high-voltage mouse -- Pikachu. That's right, after the dancing hot dog man, Snap has partnered with the Pokemon Company to bring its users an official Pikachu filter.
August 14, 2017
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Snapchat introduces World Lenses, transforming your surroundings into an AR experience
Over a year ago, Snapchat introduced Lenses -- its take on augmented reality that let you add bunny ears, masks, CGI makeup and a variety of other effects to your selfies. These effects proved to be quite popular, as people started posting their augmented selfies all over social media.
April 18, 2017
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Snapchat is building a secluded R&D lab in Lehi, Utah
It's hard to build something secret in LA or SF without anyone finding out. So Snap Inc. is building a new R&D office in the remote location of Lehi, Utah -- 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. The distance from Facebook and other tech companies could allow Snapchat to develop new app features or hardware devices beyond the prying eyes and ears of its competitors.
October 10, 2017
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Snapchat is celebrating its sixth birthday with 'Sky Filters' and more 3D Bitmoji Lenses
Snap today announced, in celebration of its popular app turning six-years-old, it will be adding 'Sky Filters' and more 3D Bitmoji lenses to its Snapchat app.
September 25, 2017
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Snapchat is going to try to make original scripted shows again
But Snap's head of content says the company doesn't want to compete with TV
August 23, 2017
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Snapchat is launching art exhibits worldwide in AR
Tired of turning your face into a panda? You can now see giant balloon puppies in the park.
October 3, 2017
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Snapchat is now Worth Around $30 Billion After Successful NYSE Debut
After months of planning, Snap – the company behind Snapchat – has officially debuted on the New York Stock Exchange, and things are apparently going well.
March 2, 2017
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Snapchat is pushing its publisher content almost out of sight
You'll see all your friends' Stories first now.
October 7, 2016
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Snapchat is working with college newspapers to produce local Discover Stories
Snapchat's latest experiment involves college reporters. In recent months, Snap has asked several college newspapers to make stories for its Discover section, according to a report from Business Insider. The stories are similar to the ones created by publishers like The New York Times, BuzzFeed, and Vice, except they'll be unique to certain colleges.
August 1, 2017
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Snapchat isn't working and users are freaking out
Snapchat is having some technical difficulties with its service and its 173 million daily users are not happy about it.
November 6, 2017
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Snapchat just got way easier to use thanks to a new search bar
Confused by Snapchat? this app update is designed to simplify snapping.
January 13, 2017
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Snapchat launches Bitmoji widget chat shortcuts for your homescreen
Snapchat is doubling down on private messaging as Instagram and Facebook Messenger clone and steal usage from its Stories feature.
March 14, 2017
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Snapchat launches self-serve ad manager
Snap Inc. wants the ad dollars of smaller businesses, not just giant brands. So today it's launching its new self-serve ad manager for buying video Snap Ads. There's also the new Snapchat Mobile Dashboard for tracking campaigns from your phone, and the Business Manager site for configuring the roles and permissions of team members.
May 4, 2017
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Snapchat lets you add links, voice filters and backdrops to Snaps
Snapchat is breaking its long-standing "no links'' rule today while also providing some novel new creative tools to keep it one step ahead of Instagram. The new features are rolling out globally on iOS and Android thanks to an update today, Snap Inc. tells TechCrunch.
July 5, 2017
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Snapchat messages won't always disappear as fast as they used to
Snap is rolling out a bunch of product updates just in time for earnings.
May 9, 2017
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Snapchat now lets everyone make Bitmoji shortcuts of their friends
After first testing the feature with Android beta users, Snap is updating its main iOS and Android app to allow people to create widgets of their best friends' Bitmoji. These shortcuts immediately open a text chat with that friend. for iOS users, the widget will only show up on the Today screen, as pictured above. Android users, however, can put the Bitmoji widgets wherever they like on the home screen.
March 14, 2017
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Snapchat now lets you call an Uber and make dinner reservations
Context cards are rolling out to Snapchat starting today, and more partners will be added as time goes on.
October 10, 2017
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Snapchat now lets you record 60-second Snaps ... sort of
Nothing in Snapchat can ever just work as you expect.
July 18, 2017
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Snapchat on Android: Everything you need to know
Whether you're new to the ephemeral social network or an advanced user, you can probably still learn a few tricks.
November 9, 2017
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Snapchat overhauls search to make finding friends easier
Plus, Our Stories are now everywhere
January 12, 2017
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Snapchat passes the 500 million downloads milestone on Android
Shortly after Snap went public at a valuation of $24 billion, the Android version of Snapchat crossed the 500 million downloads mark on Google Play.
March 6, 2017
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Snapchat puts 3D objects in your space with World Lenses
Now you can interact with 3D objects using the rear-facing camera.
April 18, 2017
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Snapchat seduces advertisers with new self-serve tools and certified partners
To beat Facebook and Google's duopoly, Snapchat needs advertisers to build and buy campaigns with confidence. So today it's announcing the Snap Publisher tool for building vertical video creative, it's rolling out its self-serve Ad Manager, and its launching a Snapchat Certified Partners program to connect advertisers to trained third-party ad tech tool providers.
June 12, 2017
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Snapchat share price craters on weak revenue and user growth in Q3 2017
Snap's losing streak continued with today's Q3 2017 earnings report that saw it miss financial expectations and add just 4.5 million users.
November 7, 2017
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Snapchat sitting on "hundreds of thousands" of unsold Spectacles
It was a little over a year ago that Snap Inc showed off its first piece of hardware, the Spectacles. While this would generate some buzz, it wouldn't be until a couple months later that the firm would actually release them, making them available through a solitary vending machine in Southern California.
October 20, 2017
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Snapchat 'sky filters' use augmented reality to replace the sky with stars, sunsets and more
File this one under minor smartphone photography news: it seems Snapchat is using its augmented reality powers to expose non-photographers to the magic of dropping a new sky into your photos. The newly released feature--dubbed 'sky filters'--can take a regular boring old blue sky and replace it with a colorful sunset, starry night scene, and more.
September 26, 2017
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Snapchat Spectacles 2 to feature augmented reality?
Snap's hardware adventure with the fun-looking Spectacles seems to be heading to a next stage -- a stage that involves a new version of the camera-equipped sunglasses for serious Snapchatters.
June 13, 2017
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Snapchat Spectacles could be even less popular than we thought
There could be hundreds of thousands of unsold pairs sitting around, a report suggests.
October 20, 2017
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Snapchat Spectacles review: More than just a toy for Millennials
Anyone can get into Spectacles as long as life-logging is the goal.
January 13, 2017
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Snapchat Spectacles: Everything you need to know!
Stay up to date on Spectacles by Snap Inc., the round-video-recording sunglasses for Snapchat.
July 18, 2017
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Snapchat To Redesign Its App Following Disappointing Results
Before Snap's IPO in March, it looked like the company could validate CEO Evan Spiegel's vision as the next evolution in how people communicate--ephemeral, visual, instantaneous, and intimate.
November 8, 2017
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Snapchat update adds Voice Filters and a handful of other new features
Snapchat silently pushed another update to its Android and iOS apps. The update brings a couple of new features that should further enhance user's experience with Snapchat. This would be the second update for Snapchat released in just a week.
July 5, 2017
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Snapchat Wants To Help You Stalk Your Friends With New Map Feature
Because there is apparently no such thing as oversharing on social media these days, Snapchat is rolling out a new "Snap Map' feature that lets users creep on where their friends are posting photos from.
June 21, 2017
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Snapchat will put Jeff Koons' art installations in augmented reality
As part of a new project called "Art All Around You"
October 2, 2017
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Snapchat: Everything you need to know!
Get snap-happy and learn all the ins and outs of Snapchat!
August 14, 2017
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Snapchat's Bitmoji is the No. 1 most-downloaded app in five top markets
Uber makes the list, too.
April 7, 2017
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SnapChat's Context Cards help you interact with the world
Swipe up on a Snap when you're out and about to see reviews, hail a ride or make a reservation.
October 10, 2017
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Snapchat's Context Cards turn it into Yelp for teens
Snapchat today announced it would be adding "Context Cards" to its suite of in-app tools. These Cards are information packets on the location where a Snap is taken, pulling data from several partner companies to give potential customers as much data as possible.
October 10, 2017
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Snapchat's epic strategy flip-flop
It takes courage to say you were wrong about almost everything. But that's what Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel did this week, and that's what it will take to save Snapchat.
November 13, 2017
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Snapchat's latest update aims to reduce frustration, adds new features
The team behind the wildly popular Snapchat service has just announced a new update is now available to its users, which focuses on new features and improvements that are meant to further enhance usability.
May 9, 2017
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Snapchat's latest update lets you send links to friends
Snapchat's latest update on iOS and Android now lets users do what brands can already do: link a website to your snap. Now your friends just have to swipe up to view whatever you link in Snapchat's internal browser.
July 5, 2017
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Snapchat's new context cards let you read reviews, book reservations, and more
Google Maps for cool teens
October 10, 2017
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Snapchat's new Filters can transform the sky above your head
Snapchat's latest augmented reality feature is another implementation of the tech that applies to the world, rather than the faces found in frame when you take a picture. They're called 'Sky Filters,' and they can automatically detect sky in your images, and repaint them with totally different atmospheric looks.
September 25, 2017
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Snapchat's new World Lenses filter reality with 3D objects
Filters aren't just for your face anymore.
April 18, 2017
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Snapchat's newest feature lets you fake sunsets for Instagram
Snapchat is rolling out a new feature on iOS and Android today that will transform your boring sky shots into pictures worthy of other social media platforms. TechCrunch reports that these "sky filters" will use augmented reality to add sunsets, starry skies, rainbows, and more to users' pictures.
September 25, 2017
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Snapchat's potential redesign might be too little, too late
Snapchat might have a big overhaul coming soon. Can it help save the company's flagging fortunes?
November 7, 2017
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Snapchat's Reliance on Google Cloud Raises Concerns Following IPO Filing
Snap Inc., the company responsible for Snapchat, has prompted questions around its reliance on Google Cloud, following its $3 billion IPO filing.
February 9, 2017
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Snapchat's user base was growing quickly – but slowed down last quarter
Snap added 50 million new users last year, but just five million in Q4.
February 2, 2017
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Sorry, Snapchat, Instagram now has fun face filters, too
Instagram has copied yet another popular Snapchat feature.
May 16, 2017
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Spectacles review: 5 things to know about Snapchat's glasses
MrMobile loves his tech wearable and his social media sociable, and the Snapchat Spectacles are the perfect confluence of those ideals. He ambled around all of CES with the spectacles on his face, getting stopped with questions about them. Since he's been asked about them many times already, he's put together this great list of information you should know about Spectacles.
January 11, 2017
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Spiegel hopes to save Snapchat with an algorithmic feed
Snap got destroyed by Wall Street today after a horrible Q3 earnings where revenue and user growth fell well under expectations. So to get things going in the right direction, CEO Evan Spiegel says Snapchat will make some bold moves not everyone will like.
November 7, 2017
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Take a Selfie With Pikachu in Snapchat Before It's Gone
Ever wanted to take a selfie with Pikachu? You can now with Snapchat's latest lens, which features none other than Pikachu. Let's be honest. You were going to take a selfie anyway, so why not do it with everyone's favorite electric mouse?
August 15, 2017
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Teens still love Snapchat despite Facebook's copycat moves
A study from Piper Jaffray shows Snapchat still is the social network to beat, while Fitbit edges out Apple as the top connected-devices brand.
April 10, 2017
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The company behind Snapchat is working on a drone
Snap Inc, most commonly known as the maker of Snapchat, really wants to become one of the big boys. Following the release of its weird yet fun Spectacles and its subsequent IPO, the company is now officially more than just a lucky winner of the app bubble. now that its first hardware product is available to the masses, Snap is looking to branch out further, and a new report shows it's currently interested in drone technology.
March 1, 2017
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The Snapchat generation already has a baby app
Kids these days are born into a world of social media. Baby Snaps wants you to string together the story of your kid's day-to-day life to share with family.
September 29, 2017
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There are now Snapchat Spectacles for diving, but you can't have them yet
The Snapchat Spectacles are quite the weird gizmo. For those unfamiliar, they are a pair of sunglasses with a camera and an LED flash on either side that allow you to shoot videos and photos for Snapchat. However, just like a lot of other accessories, they're not best friends with water.
June 26, 2017
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This Snapchat Spectacles case melted while charging
Galaxy Note 7napchat? One owner of Snap Inc's Spectacles camera-glasses had a similar experience. they tell TechCrunch that after charging the Spectacles case for a half-hour, they returned to find "the internals melted", and provided us with this photographic evidence. the owner, who wished not to be named, wrote that you can see "the big button and LEDs...all that is now a wired mash."
January 26, 2017
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Underhyping Snapchat
The media, analyst and investor communities clearly have a love-hate relationship with Snapchat. In the run-up to its IPO, it was hailed as the next great technology company (in part due to Snap's own communication efforts). and now that its S-1 is out, the commentary has turned quite negative. as always, the truth is somewhere in the middle and public filings paint a very clear picture of why that is.
February 7, 2017
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Who needs Spectacles? Snap this tiny camera onto your own sunglasses for less
Don't have the time or patience to find a pair of the ultra-hip, hard-to-get Snapchat Spectacles? the PogoCam is a slick alternative that'll take on hands-free photo and video bound for your social networks with more than one pair of glasses or shades.
January 26, 2017
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Why Snap lost more than $2 billion in three months
Short answer: It paid its employees -- including CEO Evan Spiegel -- $2 billion in stock.
May 10, 2017
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Why would I buy stock in Snap?
The Verge's Lauren Goode and Recode's Kurt Wagner answer your questions on this bonus episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask.
February 6, 2017
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With influx of IPO cash, what is Snap's next move?
Analysts expect company behind Snapchat will focus on acquisitions
March 3, 2017
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You can now buy Snap's video-recording sunglasses online
Spectacles aren't available only from a vending machine anymore.
February 20, 2017
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You can now design, submit, and pay for a custom Snapchat geofilter from your phone
While custom Snapchat geofilters have always been available, they required users to head to a special website using a browser to create and pay for them. Now the process has been streamlined, allowing users to create and pay for the custom geofilters within the app itself.
June 28, 2017
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Tumblr

Tumblr app adds fancy fonts and lets you reorder text and images in posts
And more nifty changes
August 29, 2017
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Tumblr is launching a video chat app called Cabana
The blogging company is "exploring a new direction,' according to CEO David Karp.
April 18, 2017
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Tumblr rolls out post filter that accidentally hides LGBTQ+ content, apologizes
If you've ever set virtual foot on Tumblr, you've probably noticed it's chock full of porn: in fact, estimates say one in every five posts contains pornographic content. To combat the problem, the Yahoo-owned company recently put out a so-called Safe Mode, whose purpose was to filter out all explicit content on the website. As is usual in such cases, however, there was a slight problem: the feature had a tendency of hiding LGBTQ+ posts. Sound familiar?
June 26, 2017
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Twitter

280 Characters Are Forcing Twitter Users To Be Creative All Over Again (Kinda)
Not since the advent of non-chronological timelines has a change to Twitter caused such distress. Back in September, Twitter announced that it would be increasing the number of characters people could tweet from 140 to 280.
November 9, 2017
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A Brief History Of The Ever-Expanding Tweet
For as long as Twitter has existed, it has been a place of brevity, if not levity. The 140 character limit--originally created so that tweets could fit into single SMS messages--is as much a part of the brand as the silhouetted bird. You want to yell about the NFL, hurl some insults at the president, or debate the parentage of Kylie Jenner's unborn child? Fine. Just make it quick.
September 26, 2017
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After boycott, Twitter targets 'creep shots,' hate symbols
Twitter emails its Trust and Safety Council about how the company will tackle abusive behavior after a protest prompted the CEO to promise change.
October 18, 2017
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Brave Twitter axes Russian media ads 11 months after the fact
And Jack's off on the user numbers
October 26, 2017
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Can Twitter aid disaster response? New research examines how
With over 500 million tweets sent every single day, new research is investigating innovative ways to use that data to help communities respond during unexpected catastrophes.
August 18, 2017
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CEO Jack Dorsey just bought $7 million in Twitter stock
Dorsey has confidence in Twitter's future. Do investors?
February 14, 2017
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'Correct Names' Twitter Calls It Like It Sees It
Pull on some feet gloves, grab a glass of snowman blood, and relax on the human shelf while learning the "correct names" for socks, water, and sofa.
July 31, 2017
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Ev Williams says online advertising is a broken business – what's that mean for Twitter?
The guy who runs Medium is down on ads. what does that mean for the other company he helps manage?
January 4, 2017
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Facing Prospect Of Regulation, Twitter Plans New Ad Disclosures
In an apparent response to mounting pressure in Washington, Twitter said it would give users additional information about ads on the microblogging service, including details about who paid for the ad and the groups being targeted.
October 24, 2017
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'Game of Thrones' finale rocks fans and lights up Twitter
Warning: Dragon-powered spoilers ahead. And won't someone flex their little fingers and make a countdown clock until season 8 begins?
August 28, 2017
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Here are all the Twitter executives who flew the coop in 2016
There were a lot of them.
December 21, 2016
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Here are the Twitter executives you need to know
Twitter has had a ton of turnover in the past year. Who are the new people you should know?
March 9, 2017
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How to activate the new 280 character tweets on Twitter
As you might have noticed, Twitter is currently testing a new format that doubles the 140 character limit to 280, so you can more freely fit your thoughts into a single tweet. The feature is presently available to select users only, but there is a little trick you can pull off to get the extra space right now.
September 27, 2017
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How to audit your data and settings on Twitter
Keep tabs on (and take control of) the data Twitter is collecting about you.
August 23, 2017
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Instagram adds fun photo reply feature to its DM interface
This year, Instagram has been adding a lot of changes to liven up the app a bit more. You know, fellow kids, it added location-based stickers, stories, live 3D masks, and disappearing photos in the DMs. These features do sound familiar.
August 18, 2017
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It's official: Twitter is rolling out 280-character tweets to everyone
Twitter is doubling its 140 character limit.
November 7, 2017
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Jack Dorsey just spent $9.5M buying more Twitter stock
Jack Dorsey is at it again -- after purchasing $7 million in Twitter stock back in February, the Twitter CEO bought another $9.5 million today.
April 28, 2017
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Judge says Twitter can proceed with lawsuit to increase transparency about government surveillance
Transparency reports about government data requests have become very common from tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google. But while these firms publish reports, their hands are tied when it comes to what they can reveal. Twitter wants to change that.
July 7, 2017
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Leaked email: Twitter introduces yet more rules in latest attempt to tackle abuse
Twitter has made endless promises about clamping down on abuse, constantly tweaking existing rules and introducing new ones in an attempt to protect users. Following last week's #WomenBoycottTwitter protest, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promised to start taking a more aggressive approach.
October 18, 2017
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Live 360-degree video comes to Periscope and Twitter
Users will be able to scroll around live 360-degree video, but only select users can post it for now.
December 29, 2016
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Machine learning detects marketing and sale of opioids on Twitter
Using advanced machine learning, a cross disciplinary team of researchers developed technology that mined Twitter to identify entities illegally selling prescription opioids online.
October 25, 2017
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Medium says it can't make money selling ads so it's laying off a third of its staff
Medium is laying off 50 people and changing its business model.
January 4, 2017
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New Web tool tracks Russian "influence ops" on Twitter
Hamilton 68 tracks Russian state news and Twitter trolls, shows propaganda trends.
August 2, 2017
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Official US govt Twitter accounts caught tweeting in Russian, now mysteriously axed
Uncle Sam loses control of social media accounts
November 6, 2017
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One Tinder user's data request turned into 800 pages of probing info
Yet another reminder that when a service is free, you are the product.
September 26, 2017
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Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour is now running all of Twitter's live video products, too
An expanded role in a key area for Twitter.
February 6, 2017
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Researchers develop unsupervised AI to spot illegal drug sales on Twitter
Our newest ally in the fight against opioid abuse is a computer that's learning how to figure out when humans are selling each other prescription medication on the internet.
October 30, 2017
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Researchers find that Twitter bots can be used for good
According to Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute researcher, not all Twitter bots are born bad. He should know. Ferrara created a "large-scale experiment designed to analyze the spread of information on social networks" and found that "good" tweets spread just as quickly as bad tweets. Further, they confirmed something the we already know: that information goes viral when we see it "multiple times through multiple sources."
September 25, 2017
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Reuters Built a Bot that can Identify Real News on Twitter
Who Says Ai Can'T Spot Fake News?
December 2, 2016
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Running a celebrity news account on Twitter is no joke
Welcome to the love club
June 15, 2017
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So why oh why is Twitter doing #280?
Late yesterday Twitter announced the unthinkable for time-pressed journalists everywhere by revealing it is testing doubling the character length of tweets.
September 27, 2017
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Stadium's live-streamed sports and original programming comes to Twitter
Stadium, the live streaming sports network that just this week partnered with Facebook for exclusive broadcasts of college football games, is today bringing live streamed sports to Twitter. The network will run 24 hours a day on Twitter, broadcasting live and on-demand games and events, highlights, classic games, as well as original and daily live studio programming. These streams will be available via the @WatchStadium Twitter account, as well as Stadium's own website and the streaming service Pluto TV.
August 23, 2017
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Taking it to the Tweets: Statistics proves Twitter a powerful tool in forecasting crime
Although most people don't broadcast in advance their intention to engage in criminal activity, scientists have discovered that the use of Twitter can help predict crime.
August 1, 2017
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The case for Twitter's independence (unless Google or management buys)
The problems associated with the widespread rumors of Twitters "for sale" status and that the management team is divided on whether or not to sell the company were compounded this morning with reports that Google, Disney and Apple will not be bidders. the stock price is down 20 percent to $19.79 at the time of writing.
October 7, 2016
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The College Kids Doing What Twitter Won't
Two days before real-life troll Milo Yiannopoulos would descend on UC Berkeley's campus in September, Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte were sizing up a railing partisan on Twitter from their college apartment.
October 31, 2017
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The Perks of Being Twitter Verified: Members-Only Dating Service
Online dating is fraught with complications. Chief among them: authenticity.
July 27, 2017
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There's already a Chrome extension to block 280-character tweets
Do you find the new 280-character limit on Twitter annoying and excessive? Good news: first, you're not alone, and second, there's already a Chrome extension for you.
September 29, 2017
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This app quickly mutes 100 crowdsourced topics from your Twitter timeline
If you're sick of politics, sport and general world news then you're probably best off avoiding social media altogether.
August 9, 2017
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This Chrome add-on lets you see Twitter through the eyes of other users
FlipFeed wants to burst your social media bubble.
February 13, 2017
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This Twitter tool tells you if you're arguing with a propaganda bot
I remember a time when you could safely assume that the person you were speaking to on Twitter was a human. Not, I'm afraid, any more. Twitter (and, more perhaps precisely, Twitter accounts) is now a weapon of war, used to spread misinformation and propaganda. And the most insidious thing is that it's extremely difficult to distinguish what account is manned by a real human, and what one isn't.
November 2, 2017
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Tweet Like Werner Herzog Day throws dark shroud over Twitter
Twitter embraces iconic German director Werner Herzog's cinematic heart of darkness with funny tweets filled with dread and despair.
September 5, 2017
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Tweeten rebuilt from the ground up with refreshed UI, lots of new features
Tweeten, one of the more popular third-party Twitter apps on Windows 10, is getting a big update today with a lot of changes across the board. The latest version of the app has been completely rewritten from the ground up, making it faster to install and quite a bit lighter. Along with the rewrite, a bunch of new features have been added to the mix as well, including a built-in emoji picker, new GIF features, and more.
June 23, 2017
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Tweeten releases an extension for Microsoft Edge
Third-party Twitter app Tweeten has released an extensions for Microsoft's Edge. this allows you to use the app inside Microsoft's new browser, and is one of the first extensions on the platform.
March 18, 2016
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Twitter 7.2 for Android released with automatic night mode feature
A few weeks after rolling out a major redesign of its app, Twitter is bringing yet another important new feature to the Android platform: night mode. The new option was available for less than a week in the beta version of Twitter for Android, but now is being pushed to a larger audience.
June 26, 2017
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Twitter a hotbed of anti-vaccine sentiment
Affluent regions most likely to be hubs of negative tweets
October 3, 2017
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Twitter adds 4 million users amid ongoing harassment problem
Twitter added 4 million new monthly users last quarter, an encouraging bump after growth stalled over the summer. The company now has 330 million monthly users, up from 326 million last quarter and 317 million this time last year. It's not a huge overall improvement, but user growth is one of the big things Twitter and its investors have been looking for.
October 26, 2017
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Twitter adds Direct Message request review inbox feature
Twitter will now allow you to review Direct Messages received from people who you don't follow before responding to them in a consolidated inbox, adopting a feature that Facebook has long used for its own messaging feature and app. The new DM review inbox function works for anyone who's turned on the setting that allows receipt of messages from people they don't follow, and will let you choose to either "Delete' or "Accept' inbound messages.
May 30, 2017
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Twitter adds a new way to see popular game-specific sports tweets
But you still can't edit tweets
October 10, 2017
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Twitter admits it overestimated its user numbers
Twitter announced its Q3 financials today which included a surprise beat that could lead it to a quarter of actual profitability before 2017 is out, but there is also less positive news.
October 26, 2017
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Twitter announces new 'transparency center' for ads
Twitter is responding to political scrutiny over the role it may have played in spreading Russian misinformation, and to a bipartisan Congressional bill proposing new regulations for online ads, with some new initiatives of its own.
October 24, 2017
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Twitter apes Facebook and brings live video streaming to its mobile apps
Twitter is rolling out a new feature to iOS and Android users that enables users to broadcast live video from within the app. If this sounds rather familiar, it's because it's a feature copied from Facebook -- and something that is already offered by Twitter-owned Periscope.
December 14, 2016
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Twitter bans ads from Russian-sponsored news sites
Russia Today and Sputnik won't be able to advertise on Twitter anymore. But they'll still be able to tweet.
October 26, 2017
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Twitter bans 'Hateful Display Names' and shares Safety road map
Twitter has committed to a specific timeline for rolling out changes to its Safety features, and announced new policies, including a ban on hateful display names, and improvements for second-hand "witness reporting" of abuse.
October 19, 2017
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Twitter bans Russia Today and Sputnik from advertising on its service
Twitter has banned Russian media companies Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik from advertising on its service after it found that both had "attempted to interfere with the [2016 U.S.] election on behalf of the Russian government" using the social network.
October 26, 2017
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Twitter beats revenue expectations but fails to add any new users this quarter
Twitter has released its second quarter earnings report and despite beating analysts' revenue expectations, the struggling social media network failed to increase its monthly active users, spooking investors looking for growth and causing the company's shares to drop as much as 14 percent to $16.85, the biggest one-day drop since October.
July 27, 2017
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Twitter Bets on New Data Business Product to Revive Revenue
Twitter has long offered a way for brands or researchers to analyze events, sentiment and customer service. But an enterprise version for big brands was too expensive for developers, while a free version didn't provide enough data. So the company is now offering a product that starts at $149 and will eventually give developers the full history of Twitter.
November 14, 2017
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Twitter blames a failure to take context into account for its block on LGBTQ searches
Over the weekend, users noticed that a number of search terms -- such as bisexual -- appeared to be blocked on Twitter. Having said "we've identified an error with search results for certain terms. We apologize for this. We're working quickly to resolve & will update soon," Twitter has finally explained what happened.
November 7, 2017
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Twitter brings its dark 'Night mode' theme to the web
Twitter's dark-toned 'Night mode' interface theme is now rolling out to its web client, after debuting first on its iPhone and Android apps. The dark theme will let you more easily monitor key real-time information from your Batcave to help make sure Gotham is safe if you happen to be Batman -- and it could also ease eye strain when you're using Twitter's website at night or in low light.
September 6, 2017
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Twitter CEO says its 140-character limit for posts is 'staying'
Twitter will be sticking with its infamous 140-character limit on public posts. the company's CEO, Jack Dorsey, when asked in an interview if the limit was staying or if it will change, answered, "It's staying. it's a good constraint for us and it allows for of-the-moment brevity."
March 18, 2016
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Twitter claims verification isn't an endorsement. Then what is it?
Today, Twitter's support account said that the company won't hand out new verifications to users. The whole process is on hold until the company figures out exactly what its own blue check mark is all about.
November 9, 2017
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Twitter considers enhanced version of TweetDeck for professionals
The company has started surveying users to assess their interest in an improved TweetDeck
March 24, 2017
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Twitter could learn from this subreddit about adults who don't understand social media
Welcome to the Cracker Bargel
April 18, 2017
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Twitter Cracks Down On Nudity, Harassment & Violence... Again
For years now, Twitter has been rolling out tool after tool designed to combat harassment and abuse. While the company says these initiatives are working -- despite a lack of data -- it's also doubling down on its efforts: Twitter will soon roll out another set of changes to protect users.
October 18, 2017
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Twitter Creates New Inbox For Direct Messages From Strangers
Twitter has long allowed users to contact each other privately through Direct Messages, but usually only if the two accounts are following each other. That's about to change.
May 30, 2017
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Twitter cuts Dataminr access for law enforcement fusion centers
Facing pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Twitter announced that it will limit the data access it formerly provided to domestic surveillance hubs. Twitter's longstanding policy has been to prohibit the use of its data for surveillance, but a social media monitoring firm it partially owns, Dataminr, has repeatedly taken government contracts that give local and federal law enforcement unfettered access to news alerts based on Twitter's raw data.
December 14, 2016
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Twitter debuts a Lite version for emerging markets
The data-friendly version is browser-based
April 6, 2017
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Twitter details how it reviews and enforces rules around hate speech, violence and harassment
Twitter has been under fire lately (slash always) for its methods to deal with harassment and abuse on its platform. In an effort to provide some insight into its thinking, Twitter has added some new articles to its help center that detail how the company reviews and enforces rules, as well as the factors it considers in its decision-making process.
November 14, 2017
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Twitter drops hammer and sickle on RT, Sputnik ad buys over election shenanigans
No more sponsored Tweets, but Russia-funded media sites can still post "organic" Tweets.
October 26, 2017
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Twitter Expands 280-Character Tweet To More Users, Languages
280 characters for (mostly) all!
November 7, 2017
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Twitter expands its character cap to 280 characters per tweet for most users
Twitter announced today that it is satisfied with the test it started in September that allowed some users to double the character cap on tweets from 140 to 280.
November 7, 2017
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Twitter finds 201 Russian accounts also linked to Facebook ads
The social network discloses its findings to congressional investigators looking into Russia's role in the 2016 election.
September 28, 2017
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Twitter for Windows 10 updated with new notification features and settings for live events
Twitter has been slowly branching out to become a platform for live event coverage, and its latest update to its Windows 10 app shows that. Included in the update are new settings for live notifications along with the option to turn on what Twitter calls a "Home Live Banner."
June 27, 2017
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Twitter further clarifies how it handles abusive behavior
The social network elaborates on its policies with two new Help Center pages.
November 14, 2017
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Twitter goes on the offense against online trolls
The company is using algorithms to try to weed out abusive accounts
March 1, 2017
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Twitter hack: How to send 280-character tweets right now
Twitter's distinctive feature -- the 140-character limit -- has been both a blessing and a curse, but out of the blue, however, the company has decided to double the limit to 280 characters. Unfortunately, the 280-charcter limit is now -- like the blue tick of verification -- some of the Holy Grail of Twitter thanks to a slow rollout.
September 27, 2017
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Twitter halts verification process amid Jason Kessler backlash
Don't expect to get Twitter's coveted blue check mark any time soon.
November 9, 2017
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Twitter has a big bot problem
Twitter bots -- robots that interact with humans -- have a long history. The Twitter API is fairly easy to use (I made a bot that plays Zork with a friend two years ago) and there is little protection against creating new accounts automatically. This ease of use used to be great for programmers but now Twitter has a huge bot problem.
September 1, 2017
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Twitter has a new head of product who barely uses the product
He's tweeted 143 times
December 1, 2016
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Twitter introduces anti-trolling measures with its latest update
Twitter has adopted a crusading stance on trolling and harassment happening on its social network service. Over the last few weeks, the company introduced an update that improved its reporting tool, stifled the creation of abusive accounts, and revamped its search tool to remove content and Tweets from accounts that users have blocked.
March 1, 2017
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Twitter is briefing Congress today in election probe
Congressional investigations into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election are looking at the spread of misinformation on a number of online services -- not just Facebook.
September 28, 2017
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Twitter is finally paying its best users to create videos
Twitter's 70/30 revenue split is better than YouTube's deal.
August 30, 2016
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Twitter is going dark on the desktop
Dark or 'night' modes have become increasingly common in apps, and even in operating systems, in recent years. Some major websites - such as YouTube, for example - have also begun implementing their own nocturnal themes.
August 9, 2017
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Twitter is having a very bad day
Twitter reported its second-quarter earnings today, and it did not go over well. As a result, the stock is down more than 12% in trading today which is a very Twitter thing to happen, so to speak.
July 27, 2017
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Twitter is just randomly deleting people's lists -- and no one knows why
Exciting new problem for microblogging giant to completely ignore
September 6, 2017
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Twitter is replacing the Moments tab with a new Explore tab instead
Twitter wants to make it easier for you to find stuff on Twitter.
January 26, 2017
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Twitter is rolling out 280-character tweets around the world
Double trouble
November 7, 2017
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Twitter is taking new steps to stop abuse – no, really this time
Twitter has a problem. Well, it has several problems.
February 7, 2017
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Twitter is working on a 'save for later' bookmarking system
Twitter has said that it is working on a bookmarking feature, overcoming one of the complaints users have about the micro-blogging service. Twitter users currently have the option of liking tweets, but this means running the risk of influencing the algorithms that control what appears in your timeline -- and perhaps making it appear as though you like something you actually disagree with, or result in you publicly liking something you'd rather keep private.
October 10, 2017
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Twitter just doubled the character limit for tweets to 280
Tweets twice as big roll out in a global test
September 26, 2017
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Twitter launches 'Happening Now' to showcase tweets about events, starting with sports
Twitter is today releasing a new feature called "Happening Now" aimed to make its service more accessible to newcomers by highlighting groups of tweets about a topic, beginning with sports, before expanding to other areas like entertainment and breaking news. If this sounds similar to Twitter's existing Moments feature....well, it is.
October 10, 2017
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Twitter launches Lite, a solution to data caps and poor mobile reception
Many people don't know this nowadays, but posting to Twitter doesn't actually require a data connection. This, just like the 140-symbol limit, is a holdover from the days when tweeting was done via sending a text message, a feature which is actually still available today.
April 6, 2017
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Twitter launches lower-cost subscription access to its data through new Premium APIs
Twitter tried to mend its relationship with developers earlier this year with the launch of a new API platform which focused on streamlining APIs and the promise of additional tiers of access. Twitter said it would offer free APIs for testing ideas, self-serve access, as well as paid access for increased functionality, in addition to its enterprise APIs. Today, Twitter is delivering on its plans to offer developers paid APIs that are a step down from the needs of enterprise-scale businesses.
November 14, 2017
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Twitter launches new paid API plans and makes it easier for devs to check their usage
The best way for third-party developers to use Twitter's data is through the microblogging site's APIs. Previously, they've had a choice between the standard free API, and the enterprise-oriented Gnip service. The two products differed significantly not just in cost, but also in the type of queries that could be performed, and there was no middle ground.
November 14, 2017
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Twitter lets everyone send 280-character tweets -- and infuriates with maddening circle icon
After a few weeks of testing with a limited number of users, Twitter is rolling out 280-character tweets to (nearly) everyone -- but says that very few of the testers reached this limit.
November 8, 2017
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Twitter Lite is a faster, smaller Twitter built for the mobile web
The data-friendly version is browser-based.
April 6, 2017
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Twitter Lite is a Progressive Web App that's designed for emerging markets
Twitter Lite is a 1MB Progressive Web App that has all the features as the native app.
April 6, 2017
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Twitter Lite offers a faster Twitter experience on slow connections with Data Saver mode
After the launch of the data-saving YouTube Go beta by Google, Twitter has announced the launch of Twitter Lite. In a similar vein to YouTube Go, Twitter Lite is an acknowledgement that a huge number of people around the world are getting online using a 3G -- or even a 2G -- connection.
April 6, 2017
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Twitter mulls an enhanced TweetDeck for power users as subscription rumors swirl
The company has started surveying users to assess their interest in an improved TweetDeck
March 24, 2017
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Twitter no longer counts names towards 140-character limit in replies
Twitter is making conversations better -- and potentially more confusing.
March 30, 2017
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Twitter not only changes its mind about 'inflammatory' ad, it's going to change its policies too
Twitter was accused of censorship after banning an "inflammatory" ad campaign by Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn. But just one day after implementing the ban, the company has backed down, saying the video -- which sees Blackburn talking about fighting to stop "the sale of baby body parts" -- can be promoted on Twitter.
October 11, 2017
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Twitter now lets you mute notifications from people who don't follow you
Filtering out spam
July 10, 2017
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Twitter now lets you promote your profile for $99 a month, but is it worth it?
Over the past few months, Twitter has been quietly experimenting with a service that lets users promote itself for a flat fee of $99 per month, called Twitter Promote Mode. If you're a brand new to Twitter, or an aspiring influencer (gag), this will let help you build an audience -- at least, in theory.
November 8, 2017
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Twitter now lets your display name be longer too -- up to 50 characters
Twitter has been a bit preoccupied with length lately. After permanently increasing the maximum character length for tweets to 280, it's now allowing your display name to be longer too.
November 9, 2017
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Twitter now supports Apple's new emoji that almost nobody can see yet
Apple might have released its revamped emoji only yesterday, but Twitter has already updated its platform to support the new lineup. However, what's annoying is that almost nobody can see the updated emoticons just yet.
October 10, 2017
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Twitter planning to increase its character limit to 280
Twitter is planning to double its 140 character limit.
September 26, 2017
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Twitter officially doubles character count, says most 280 testers didn't use it
Today, you can spell out "two hundred and eighty" and STILL have room to say other stuff.
November 7, 2017
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Twitter officially expands its character count to 280 starting today
Twitter's expansion to 280 characters is rolling out publicly today to all users in supported languages, including English. The company had first announced the controversial plan to move beyond its traditional 140 characters back in September, noting at the time how a longer character count allowed users to express more of their thoughts without running out of room to tweet.
November 7, 2017
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Twitter officially expands to 280-character limit in most languages
Twitter rolled out an experiment in September where it doubled the number of characters allowed in tweets from 140 to 280. The experiment must have been a success, as the company has now made the change official in almost all languages.
November 7, 2017
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Twitter officially rolls out new Night Mode on its website
Although Night Mode has been available on Twitter's iOS, Android, and Windows phone apps for some time now, the company revealed the new setting for its desktop site as well - after testing it earlier this month as reported - giving those who use the website late at night an experience that is easier on the eyes, sparing them an unfortunate 'Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark face melting' moment.
September 12, 2017
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Twitter outlines its plan to tackle trolls, hate symbols and violence
After coming under fire last week for suspending actor Rose McGowan's account in the midst of her pointing out the worrying phenomenon of sexual harassment in Hollywood, Twitter's attempt at firefighting was weak, to say the least.
October 18, 2017
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Twitter overcharged video advertisers, issues refunds
Now it's Twitter copying Facebook... but in the worst way. Following several embarrassing disclosures of inaccurate metrics by Facebook, today Business Insider's Alex Heath broke news that Twitter overcharged some advertisers. Between November 7th and December 12th, a source tells BI that video ad buyers were overcharged up to 35 percent.
December 22, 2016
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Twitter pauses account verifications after critics slam it for verifying Charlottesville rally organizer
Twitter today announced it's pausing all account verifications -- the process that gives public figures on Twitter a blue checkmark next to their names -- while it tries to resolve "confusion" around what it means to be verified, the company says.
November 9, 2017
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Twitter pauses verification process after controversy over Charlottesville organizer
After widespread criticism over its decision to verify the account of Jason Kessler, an organizer behind the far-right Unite the Right protest, Twitter said it has "paused" its verification process while it works on a new system.
November 9, 2017
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Twitter pauses verification process after controversy over Jason Kessler
Twitter announced today that it's pausing its verification process, with CEO Jack Dorsey saying "we realized some time ago that the system is broken and needs to be reconsidered." The news comes a couple of days after the company verified Jason Kessler, the organizer of the 'Unite the Right' protests in Charlottesville.
November 9, 2017
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Twitter releases 360-degree video streaming on Periscope
Social network's latest feature comes two weeks after rival Facebook announced plans to release its own 360 videos.
December 28, 2016
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Twitter releases its calendar of upcoming measures to combat harassment and abuse
Twitter this afternoon publicly posted its schedule for instituting fixes and changes to longstanding abuse and harassment issues that have plagued the social network for years. The calendar, first disclosed earlier this week in an internal Twitter email obtained by Wired, details nearly two dozen changes stretching from October 27th to January 10th.
October 19, 2017
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Twitter Rolls back Update After "Accidentally" Removing '@' from Replies
If you noticed something a little funny on Twitter recently, you aren't alone: the company confirmed that it "accidentally" pushed an update that briefly killed off the @ symbol in front of usernames.
December 9, 2016
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Twitter says it banned more than 200 Russia-linked propaganda accounts
Facing scrutiny from Congress, Twitter today disclosed that more than 200 Russia-linked accounts had been used to spread propaganda and misinformation on the company's platform.
September 28, 2017
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Twitter says it 'met many' of its goals around diversity last year, so it's setting new goals for 2017
Twitter's workforce is a little more diverse, but still predominantly white and male.
January 19, 2017
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Twitter says it's going to start pushing more abusive tweets out of sight
The company promised users more features around safety, so here they are.
February 7, 2017
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Twitter says Russia Today bought $274K in ads to target US market in 2016 election
Today Twitter released information in response to queries and concerns regarding Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and stated that it is "in dialogue with congressional committees" in order to aid in the investigation.
September 28, 2017
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Twitter Sells Fabric to Google
Twitter bought Crashlytics, including its main products -- Crash Reporting, beta Distribution and Mobile Analytics -- in 2013. a year later, Twitter announced the Fabric platform including, besides the initial Crashlytics offering, a number of other apps such as MoPub (advertising), Digits (authentication) and Twitter Kit (integration with Twitter), all meant to create an attractive back-end for mobile developers.
January 19, 2017
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Twitter shares are skyrocketing after it says it might finally make money soon
It's been quite a day for Twitter and the West Coast is barely past breakfast.
October 26, 2017
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Twitter starts letting users live stream from more than just their phones
Starting with the Livestream Mevo
March 21, 2017
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Twitter stalls, fails to add new users this quarter
But 12 percent more users are logging in on a daily basis
July 27, 2017
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Twitter still thinks it's a TV platform -- and here are its dozen new shows
Last year: NFL. this year: Bloomberg, the WNBA, Live Nation and our friends at the Verge.
May 1, 2017
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Twitter stops counting usernames in replies toward the 140-character limit
Finally.
March 30, 2017
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Twitter testing shift from 140 to 280 characters
Twitter thinks 140 characters might be too constraining for English writers.
September 26, 2017
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Twitter tests a $99 monthly automatic Tweet promotion service
Twitter might have found an interesting halfway point between charging subscriptions and its traditional advertising revenue model -- automatic promoted tweets for a flat $99 monthly fee, which could appeal to power users and brands alike.
July 28, 2017
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Twitter tests rounded buttons and thumbnails...because that's the problem?
Twitter is testing a new interface for its mobile applications on iOS and Android, which involves rounded profile images, buttons and other features. It's unclear what advantage going "round" would bring, as the style's adoption among app makers and designers tends to be more of a trend that ebbs and flows over time, rather than a format that's proven to have a significant advantage over the classic and familiar square/rectangular style.
May 30, 2017
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Twitter to allow 'bookmarking' tweets to save for later
With Twitter's bookmarking feature, you can privately track interesting tweets without hitting "like."
October 10, 2017
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Twitter to launch Advertising Transparency Center
In an effort to clear up some of the muddiness around ads and exactly who these are created by, Twitter plans to launch something called the Advertising Transparency Center.
October 25, 2017
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Twitter trials expanding tweets from 140 characters to 280
Twitter for the first time is expanding beyond its 140-character limit, the company announced today. The social network says it will now try out a longer limit of 280 characters in select languages, including English, in order to allow people to share their expanded thoughts without running out of room to tweet.
September 26, 2017
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Twitter update for Windows 10 PC and Mobile removes @names from reply text
It looks like Twitter is now following through with some changes to @replies it promised at the end of March with its Windows 10 app. at the time, Twitter dropped @replies from counting towards the 140 character limit. with the change, @names no longer appeared in reply text on other platforms, with names instead appearing above the text itself.
May 2, 2017
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Twitter usernames no longer count toward the 140 character limit on tweeted replies
Twitter has made this a great day for countless Twitter users who feel suffocated by the 140 character limit. An update to the app is being pushed out starting today; the main change will allow users to send a reply to a Tweet without counting usernames toward the 140 character limit.
March 30, 2017
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Twitter vows to be a 'safe place' and knows it has to do better
The social media company pulls in new users even as it grapples with ways to tamp down ugly behavior on its platform.
October 26, 2017
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Twitter will no longer accept ads from two Russian news sites
Mounting evidence of interference in the 2016 presidential election by Russian agents and organizations has prompted Twitter to make the unprecedented move of no longer accepting advertising from news agencies Russia Today and Sputnik. The move is effective immediately.
October 26, 2017
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Twitter will publicly share identity of political ad buyers
The social media site announced increased transparency for all ads that run on the platform.
October 24, 2017
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Twitter will soon let you bookmark tweets with a 'save for later' option
Never lose a story time thread again
October 10, 2017
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Twitter will start selling pre-roll ads ahead of Periscope videos
Twitter is looking for some more video ad dollars.
March 28, 2017
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Twitter working on a new bookmarking feature for tweets
Even though many of us use Twitter mainly to get a snapshot of what is happening in our respective social bubbles; thanks to the possibly soon-to-be-longer 140 character limit, sometimes you might just not have enough time to read through or check out that link someone shared in your timeline. During its recent Hack Week, Twitter Product Manager Jessica Shah shared some interesting news that could be a pretty decent time-saver.
October 10, 2017
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Twitter: Everything you need to know!
Everything you need to know about Twitter ... in more than 140 characters.
September 6, 2017
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Twitter: Finally, there's an affordable way to pay us actual money
Premium Search API targets businesses on a budget
November 14, 2017
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Twitter: We also made a shedload of cash from Russia's trolling during US White House race
What's 'Kerr-ching!' in Russian?
September 28, 2017
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Twitter's 280 character tweets are rolling out for (almost) everyone today
After testing a new 280-character limit a couple of months ago, Twitter is rolling out the new limit to everyone, starting today.
November 7, 2017
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Twitter's hashtags: Defining online discussion for a decade
From the frivolous to the serious, Twitter's shorthand for bringing together conversations has impacted how we communicate.
August 23, 2017
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Twitter's new random notifications are awful and I hate them
About a month ago, Twitter rolled out a new feature that would show you a bunch of random shit in your notifications tab.
September 4, 2017
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Twitter's Periscope adds 360-degree live videos
Periscope is still plugging along.
December 28, 2016
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Twitter's React-Based Mobile Web Stack Rivals Native Performance
Twitter recently switched all of their mobile web front-end users to a modern, JavaScript-based web stack. In doing so, they demonstrated how advancements in mobile web technologies rival the performance of native-based apps.
February 17, 2017
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Twitter's Tech Stack - from JavaScript to Big Data
Take a tour of the current tech stack used by Twitter. We'll cover their approach to JavaScript, services infrastructure, databases and caching, as well as big data.
March 18, 2016
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Twitter's U.S. mobile advertising revenue is expected to decline for the first time, says eMarketer
Facebook and Google are doing quite nicely, though.
March 14, 2017
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Twitter's user growth goes nowhere and the stock is collapsing
The small nice-ish story Twitter had going for itself for the past few quarters was that, at the very least, its monthly active users were growing quarter-over-quarter.
July 27, 2017
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Twitterrific for Mac is back after a successful crowdfunding campaign
Twitterrific 5 has launched on the Mac App Store following a successful crowdfunding campaign to resurrect the Twitter app earlier this year, as noted by 9to5Mac.
October 10, 2017
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Twitterrific returns to Mac as a customizable Twitter client, but at twice the price of Tweetbot
After raising upwards of $100,000 via a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, the team at Iconfactory has brought back one of the more popular third-party Twitter clients, Twitterrific for Mac. Effectively abandoned years ago when Iconfactory shifted its focus to mobile, the Kickstarter was meant to establish demand for a Mac app ahead of devoting developer resources to building it.
October 10, 2017
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User Anonymity on Twitter
 
October 12, 2017
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You can live stream on Twitter without the Periscope app now
Twitter continues its heavy push into video.
December 14, 2016
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Virgin Mobile UK introduces (mostly) unlimited Twitter usage without using up your data
Virgin Mobile has introduced a new perk for its customers in the UK, making Twitter usage free on their mobile devices - but there is an important exception to be aware of.
July 10, 2017
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We probably still need some more numbers for this Very Important Twitter Chart
I'm reviewing the transcript in my notes of Twitter's second-quarter earnings call, which definitely did not go well, with the stock crashing more than 10% and it seems like Twitter is beating the drum very hard on its daily active user growth.
July 27, 2017
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What could my first 280-character tweet possibly be?
I am not a member of the test group for Twitter's expansion of the tweet from 140 characters to 280.
September 28, 2017
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You can now post your Instagram stories directly to Facebook
Almost nobody was using Facebook's story feature, so now Facebook is attempting to salvage the situation by allowing users to post their Instagram story to both social media apps at the same time.
September 12, 2017
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Wordpress

Google Photos can now integrate with your WordPress.com blog
Back at the beginning of March, WordPress.com stepped up its integration with Google Docs via the release of a plugin, which allowed users to post or save drafts to their blogs directly from within Google Docs. Later that same month, handling of media also received a bit of an upgrade. The latest addition to the platform concerns both media handling and a Google product.
September 26, 2017
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If your websites use WordPress, put down that coffee and upgrade to 4.8.3. Thank us later
SQL-injection security hole needs patching ASAP
October 31, 2017
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Patch your WordPress plugins: Scum are right now hijacking blogs
Unless of course your site is so dull that a little hacker defacement will cheer it up
October 3, 2017
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WordPress users advised to update to version 4.8.3 following discovery of SQL injection vulnerability
Anyone running a website powered by WordPress is being told to upgrade to version 4.8.3 immediately after the discovery of a serious security issue.
November 2, 2017
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WordPress.com add-on now available for Google Docs
Writing is either a solo or collaborative effort, with tools of the trade being quite varied. Now, two of them have been integrated seamlessly.
March 9, 2017
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WordPress.com gives you more options to share your posts on social networks
WordPress.com is slowly but surely replacing all those clunky social sharing plugins that you use. With today's update, you can now schedule tweets, Facebook posts or LinkedIn updates in WordPress.com's admin interface.
July 13, 2017
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WordPress.com now lets you write and collaborate in Google Docs
Instead of competing with Google Docs, WordPress.com is going to embrace the popular web editor so you can write and publish from Google Docs if you're using Chrome. it's going to make it much easier to collaborate with other people, as Google Docs has become the default collaborative real-time editor on the web.
March 7, 2017
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WordPress.com now supports collaborative editing through Google Docs
WordPress is opening up some new editing options today with the release of a plugin for Google Docs.
March 7, 2017
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Zoho

Zoho launches one-stop cloud business suite for SMBs
Productivity software company Zoho has long offered packages for CRM, business email and more.
July 25, 2017
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Zoho racks up another offering, launches Checkout
Yet another product launch from the most active software vendor you've probably not ever heard of.
February 1, 2017
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ZOHO Office Suite
Online Office Tools, Productivity Applications and more
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Zoho's latest pitch: Run your entire business for $1 a day per user
Zoho's new offering, Zoho One, brings together all of the company's 30+ apps for $30 a month per user.
July 25, 2017
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