The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with YouTube network Machinima over allegations that the company contracted popular YouTubers to create paid advertisements under the guise of unbiased, independently produced video content.
MTV's 2015 VMAs may not have had as many viewers as last year's show, but the event more than made up for it in tweets. The awards show was the most tweeted about non-sports event since Nielsen began tracking in October 2011.
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. We've got news of Apple's iPhone 6S September 9 event and more.
17-year-old Virginia resident Ali Shukri Amin was sentenced to 11 years in jail today for running a Twitter page that solicited support for the terrorist group ISIS. The sentencing raises the issue of what types of online activity should be considered…
New music functionality on Vine gives users the ability to add music directly from their phones. Users can add a song from the app's new music library, or upload a track themselves, and then 'snap to beat' to create "seamless loops."
A billion people used Facebook on a single day this week, a massive number whatever way you look at it. In a post announcing Monday's extraordinary stat, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made clear he isn't stopping there, though we kind of knew that anyway.
Wish you didn't have to crop a photo for Instagram? The photo-sharing social network now lets you post photos in landscape or portrait orientations, in addition to the square. It also applies to videos.
Flipagram's new Music Video Camera lets you create short clips to popular music, in real-time. The feature allows users to easily record themselves lip-syncing to favorite tunes – a popular trend on social media, Flipagram says.
The National Pediculosis Association told the Huffington Post that while lice can be found across the nation, there's no evidence to suggest that it's disproportionately affecting teenagers who really like their front-facing cameras.
Probably someone that shouldn't be allowed to carry a smartphone anymore, a man wanted for harassment via text messages posted his location on Facebook and led the local authorities right to him.
Google Now, Siri, and Cortana better watch their backs because there is a new sheriff in town. Facebook's M aims to be the best virtual assistant by combining artificial intelligence and actual human beings.
When it comes to tweeting about their favorite show, fans of The Walking Dead and Scandal are the most loyal, according to a new Nielsen Social Study. Viewers of the two shows were more likely to tweet about three or more episodes during the 2014-15 TV season.
Today's update to the Facebook Moments app might entice you to finally try it out. Share pictures with your friends and the app will automatically create a mini music video from the collection.
Following John Oliver's impassioned Last Week Tonight segment on the issue, the IRS is facing significant criticism and pressure to conduct a more thorough investigation of televangelists and their use of tax-exempt donations.
After cops in Boston were alerted to apparent threats made on social media against an international Pokemon contest -- which included talk of "killing the competition" alongside a photo of guns -- they decided to move in on the two men responsible.
Kelly Clarkson uses her musical talent on JImmy Kimmel Live! to turn Tinder profiles into snippets of surprisingly good songs — they just happen to be about foot fetishes, blunts, and Celine Dion concerts.
This excruciating 8-minute video of the removal of a plastic drinking straw from the nostril of an innocent sea turtle will make you want to pick up every piece of trash you see floating in the water.
You can now get the latest Twitter updates included right in your Google search results, as the partnership between the two companies extends from mobile devices to desktop Web browsers.
According to a recent Pew Research study regarding mobile messaging and social media in 2015, both Instagram and Pinterest have seen their user base numbers double in the last three years.
We capture so many photos, but how often do you look back at the older ones? Well Google Photos has a new opt-in feature that will remind you of some of the great photos you have taken over the years.
Hackers dumped account information surrounding 33 million Ashley Madison users earlier today. Curious if you, or someone you know, was revealed in the cyber-attack? Here's how to find out.
The names of 37 million users of Ashley Madison, a dating site explicitly for married men and women to cheat on their spouses, have been made public for anyone with a mastery of Google to discover. But before you high-five the righteous hackers who cracked…
SwiftKey analyzed user data to see which emoji are most popular in each state of the U.S. and got some entertaining results. Vermont uses the poop emoji more than any other state, and California is a fan of the taxi emoji.
Donald Trump's run for president continues to be a favorite topic for late night TV hosts. Josh Groban recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to sing some of Donald Trump's most absurd tweets.
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure is fed up with T-Mobile CEO John Legere's constant insults about Sprint. The two already battled it out on Twitter last month, and round two just started.
Facebook is testing a redesigned version of its somewhat forgotten Notes feature to make it easier for users to create and read longer-form stories on the social networking service. In short, Facebook wants you to get blogging again.
The first two episodes of Blunt Talk, starring Patrick Stewart, are available for free streaming on Facebook and Starz ahead of the show's premiere. The sitcom debuts on on August 22.
Spotting a cop car parked in a space reserved for disabled drivers, a woman in south-west Spain saw red and posted an image of the perceived transgression on her Facebook page. Taking offense to the post, the cops decided to take action....