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Half a billion people now use the Facebook Messenger app

Facebook Messenger has been mired in controversy since the social networking giant cut messaging from its main app, pushing users to download its standalone offering. Despite the fuss, the user base has more than doubled since April and now…
Home Theater

Amazon’s Echo Video Gets Drowned Out by Parody

Amazon released a video for its Echo speaker, and the parody version pokes fun at the digital assistant Alexa.
Mobile

Forget Ebola, we’ve turned our smartphones into silent killing machines

Our obsession with smartphones is a mounting problem, but not for the reasons many think. Its got nothing to do with privacy, or connecting with our fellow humans, and everything to do with giving these devices the opportunity they need to…
Mobile

Twitter is considering topic-based timelines, says CEO

If you don't like changes to your Twitter timeline then look away now: CEO Dick Costolo says the platform is considering adding the option to focus on particular topics from the people you follow.
Social Media

Zuckerberg defends messaging app and explains why Facebook isn’t cool in public Q&A

In his first public Q&A with the Facebook community, Mark Zuckerberg said he understood that having to load up a separate app for messaging was "painful" for some users, but that the move was essential to offer the best service possible.
Music

Behind the scenes of OK Go’s mind-boggling new music video

We speak with OK Go about its newest video for "I Won't Let You Down," which employs hundreds of extras, robotic scooters, and drones to show us something we've never seen before.
Mobile

Those new blue check marks in WhatsApp mean your message has been read

If you send regular messages using WhatsApp, you'll like this new feature. From now, the tick marks which appear under your messages will turn blue once the recipient has viewed it.
Mobile

‘Alex from Target’ turned out to be an elaborate social media stunt … or was it?

Startup company Breakr is claiming responsibility for the #AlexFromTarget viral meme, but both Alex From Twitter, identified as Alex Christopher LaBeouf, and the person alleged to have start the meme have denied any affiliation with Breakr.
Social Media

Who’s behind ItsLavishBitch, Instagram’s richest troll?

Did you happen upon a gallery documenting the exploits of ItsLavishBitch, an Instagramming rich kid? We dig into who's behind the account. With a little Catfishing and some light digging, we were able to discover that the boy who bathes in…
Music

Who picks the best songs? We test Pandora, Spotify, Beats Music, Rdio, and iTunes Radio

Algorithm-based music services are a dime a dozen - and so are the explanations behind their tech. But how do these players really line up? What sort of music do they discover? We're breaking through the code-speak to explore the songs…
Social Media

How BuzzFeed infected the Internet with a killer virus

You’ve been infected. Just now. This morning, I bet. You’ve already been exposed to 17 amazing things that you will love, a quiz to find out which of your favorite TV characters you most closely resemble, and the one shocking thing you…
Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg wants YOUR questions for Facebook’s first public Q&A

If there's something you'd love to ask Mark Zuckerberg, now's your chance. The founder and boss of the world's largest social networking site is set to host Facebook's first public Q&A session on November 6, with the entire event…