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Mobile

Facebook is testing a voice-to-text feature for incoming messages

Facebook's Messenger developers think that you might not always be in a position to listen to a received voice message, say if you're in a meeting or a noisy environment. With that in mind, they're looking to launch a new speech-to-text…
Social Media

Turkish government again threatens to block Twitter

Twitter users in Turkey are once again facing a bit of downtime after the government threatened to block the service. Officials have demanded the company delete the account of a newspaper it says threatens national security, though Twitter…
Photography

Post a selfie for a chance to win a Sigma lens accessory

Sigma is running a customer appreciation campaign on social media, where Sigma lens owners have a chance to score a circular polarizing filter simply by posting a selfie of themselves with their equipment.
Social Media

Snapchat reportedly asking brands $750,000 for ads (which disappear)

Snapchat is said to be asking brands $750,000 to gets their message in front of the 100 million+ users of the ephemeral messaging app. If it sounds like a lot, that's because it is, though it appears that so far a few advertisers have…
Computing

Obama calls for tighter cyber security after U.S. Central Command Twitter hack

ISIS supporters hacked the U.S. Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts during President Barack Obama's speech on the importance of cyber security and data protection. Both accounts are now suspended.
Social Media

Facebook acquires video tech startup QuickFire

Facebook's latest acquisition of tech startup QuickFire Networks should see improved video quality for users as the social networking giant continues on its quest to build out its video platform.
Cool Tech

FlapIt takes your social media achievements for an analog spin

FlapIt is an analog counter inspired by the split-flap clocks of the '60s, one that lets small businesses showcase their social media metrics in regards to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.
Social Media

WhatsApp marches on, hits 700m monthly users

Facebook-owned WhatsApp continues to gather new users, adding 100 million in the last four months to take its tally to 700 million. CEO Jan Koum announced the news on Tuesday, adding that the app is now used to send 30 billion messages…
Social Media

Facebook acquires speech recognition startup Wit.ai

Judging by its latest acquisition, Facebook is planning to incorporate speech recognition features into some of its products. The newly acquired startup builds technology that lets users interact with apps and machines via Siri-like voice…
Social Media

Twitter broken? Timelines slow to update, company investigating

Twitter engineers are currently working on fixing an issue with the social media site that's causing delays in timeline updates. Developing....
Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg starts a book club — and we’re all invited

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is challenging himself to read a book every fortnight during the course of 2015 — and you can join in by signing up on the A Year Of Books page on Facebook.
Photography

Polaroid rebrands, re-launches Blipfoto one-photo-a-day social network

Polaroid has partnered with online photo sharing site Blipfoto to rebrand and re-launch the social network. Blipfoto lets users upload only one photo a day, but that photo is meant to capture a significant moment.