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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…
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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.
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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.
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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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15 times social media made the world a better place

Social media is usually regarded as the realm for all things negative, inane, and narcissistic. But sometimes, tweets, likes, hashtags, and check-ins are used as a force for positivity and change.
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Vicious circle (of life): 10 nature videos that will make you glad to be human

Think nature is just pretty flowers and landscapes? Then you haven't seen it riled up. From mega storms to battling sea creatures, these videos remind us that the circle of life shows no mercy.