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Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast answer fan questions on Twitter

The cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens took over Twitter to answer fan questions in the run-up to the release of the blockbuster. Users tagged their questions with the #TwitterAwakens hashtag.
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Facebook testing concert ticket sales in San Francisco area via events pages

Facebook has introduced a new e-commerce feature that allows users to buy concert tickets directly from the social network via events pages. The feature is currently being tested in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Twitter files trademark for commercial rights to the word 'subtweet'

Twitter has filed a trademark registration for the word "subtweet," which refers to a tweet directed at another person without mentioning their Twitter name. If successful, the company will hold the rights in commercial settings.
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Revenge porn posted by George Zimmerman got him kicked off Twitter

George Zimmerman recently took to Twitter to post semi-nude photos of a woman he claims is his ex-girlfriend, who he says "cheated on [him] with a dirty Muslim." His account has since been suspended.
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France holds counter-terrorism talks with Twitter, Facebook

France recently held closed-door counter-terrorism talks with Twitter and Facebook. The French government is urging Web giants including Google, Apple, and Microsoft to take action against extremism online.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explains why he is not giving his $45 billion to charity

Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has defended his philanthropic plans earlier today, revealing where some of the $45 billion will be going. This comes after criticism for not donating the money to charity.

Goodbye fear and anxiety: Use an Internet Purchase Exchange Location to grab your Craigslist bargain

Scared you'll be horribly killed and/or robbed when you go to collect that bargain you secured on Craigslist? Worry no longer, because the Internet Purchase Exchange Locations are here. Sort of.
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Pick a smiley face, WhatsApp Android update packs huge new set of emojis

WhatsApp has released an Android update to its messaging app that includes a host of new emojis. The update, available now, is entirely emoji-centric and includes new facial emojis and loads of random objects too.
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Your weather tweets could make the streets (and highways) safer during bad weather

Researchers at the University of Buffalo think that incorporating weather data from Twitter could help traffic planners make our roads safer during inclement weather.
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Snapchat’s first breaking news event covers San Bernardino mass shooting

In a first for the messaging app, Snapchat has taken to live news coverage by broadcasting on-the-scene videos and images of the San Bernardino mass shooting. The content is curated from user uploads by the Snapchat team.
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Hola, Olá: Facebook Instant Articles now available in Latin America

Facebook Instant Articles is now available in Latin America and will include publications such as Telemundo, Adoro, and Capricho. The feature just recently became available for Android users in India.

Yahoo Messenger is back from the dead with GIFs, fun group chats, and more

The revamped Yahoo Messenger can pull photos from Flickr and searches for GIFs using Tumblr's fast library. The app is more focused on group messaging and sharing, taking on competitors like Facebook Messenger and Slack.