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10 tech stories you missed this week: Netflix tax, iPhone 5C leaks, and more

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week -- just for you.


Expect a more scientific Shark Week this year with Sharkopedia, extensive social media push

This year's Shark Week will feature expanded scientific online content through its site "Sharkopedia" and a social media push to re-establish the series focus on the facts. It's the Discovery's response to viewers' backlash against past programming, which…

Over 2.5 million positive tweets sent about marriage equality, proving #LoveWins

Following the Supreme Court's national legalization of gay marriage, social intelligence company Wayin, analyzed Facebook and Twitter responses

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You can finally immortalize your White House tour on social media with selfies

On Wednesday, overturning a 40-year-old rule, the White House finally allowed tour goers to use social media and take photographs on tours of the presidential residence, which will likely result in some pretty epic selfies and Snapchats.

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Sprint CEO spews profanity at T-Mobile’s John Legere for criticizing the new All-In plan

John Legere has been known to get under the skin of other carriers and CEOs and last night was no exception. After attacking Sprint's new All-In plan, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure fired back on Twitter.

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Facebook to follow YouTube and start sharing ad revenue with video creators

Facebook is about to start sharing ad revenue with brands that post videos on its site. Like YouTube, the social networking giant will split revenue almost down the middle in a move likely to see publishers posting more video content on the site.


Snapchat update lets you view Snaps with a single tap, add your face to Snapcodes

The improved Snapchat app makes it easier to view Snaps and Stories, add friends nearby, customize Snapcodes, and more. From a functionality standpoint, it's one of Snapchat's biggest updates yet.


Google Photos’ ‘racist’ error highlights facial recognition’s limits

Google Photos is facing some heat after a user discovered the software mistakenly labeled photos with racist connotations. Google immediately apologized and is addressing the issue, saying it's an unintended consequence of machine learning.


Twitter throws major shade at 50 Shades author E.L. James in Twitter Q&A

The Internet, its relative anonymity, and apparent promise of impunity, is always a breeding ground for more-aggressive-than-normal behavior, and the #AskELJames session on Twitter was no exception to the rule.

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Facebook’s future is telepathy, Mark Zuckerberg says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg say he expects technology to one day give us the ability to send emotions and feelings to one another. His claim came during a Web-based Q&A session that also included questions from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stephen Hawking.

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Twitter is the newest investor platform for startups looking to share relevant info and attract VC funding

Now, with the blessing of the SEC, startups can tweet information about their stock or debt offering in order to either create buzz around their company or determine how much interest there is among investors when it comes to funding.

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Top 5 best LGBT dating apps for iPhone and Android

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, we’ve rounded up the top gay and lesbian dating apps for iOS and Android. Whether you want to hook up, make new friends or start a serious relationship, we’ve got a great selection of dating apps for you.


Singer David Draiman of heavy metal’s Disturbed had enough of trolls, quits Twitter

David Draiman, singer for the metal band Disturbed, announced that he's permanently leaving Twitter because, he says, of attacks from trolls who disagree with his political standpoints.

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Eyeing its next billion users, Facebook opens first office in Africa

Facebook is opening its first office in Africa as part of ongoing efforts to expand its user base in the region. The move follows the recent launch of a stripped-down Facebook app as well as a project to bring the Internet to remote parts of the planet.

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Facebook brings Snapchat-like photo editing to its uploader on iOS

Facebook is testing a Snapchat-like feature that gives users the ability to add text, filters, and re-sizable emoji to photographs. The feature is reportedly rolling out to select iOS users.

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