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Periscope hits 10m sign-ups, though apparently it’s all about ‘time watched’

Periscope seems to be picking up users at quite a clip, with 10 million sign-ups since it launched at the end of March. The startup also revealed users are watching 40 years' worth of streams a day.
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Was the Tinder meltdown over Vanity Fair’s article a planned publicity stunt?

A Vanity Fair article entitled "Tinder and the Dawn of the 'Dating Apocalypse'" has drawn the extremely public wrath of the dating app, but the Twitter storm may have been a manufactured PR stunt.
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Twitter officially eliminates its 140-character limit on direct messages

Twitter has officially lifted the word limit for Direct Messages, meaning users can go way beyond 140 characters in their private interactions on the service.

News junkies, Facebook’s next standalone app may focus on breaking news alerts

In case you news junkies don't already have enough breaking news alerts landing on your handset, Facebook could be ready to step in with a new standalone app geared toward sending out news alerts from a variety of media outlets.

Khloe Kardashian cleans up group messaging with an app that polls your friends

There’s a new app called Begroupd that wants to solve all of your problems when it comes to organizing plans with your friends and family members, and it’s backed by Khloe Kardashian.

Clinton’s encryption remark makes Silicon Valley nervous

Hillary Clinton stepped into the ongoing debate over encryption during a town hall in New Hampshire, leaving tech companies wondering about her intentions. She has yet to take a firm stance on either side of the issue.

Finally, Snapchat helps users save data with new TravelMode feature

Here's a feature that's likely to be welcomed by a lot of Snapchat users. Rolled out Monday, TravelMode stops snaps from automatically preloading so you'll no longer have to worry about hitting your data cap earlier than expected.
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Twitter, NFL expand social partnership for new football season

Likely ideal for any avid Twitter user that's also a professional football fanatic, the NFL will be significantly increasing the volume of multimedia video content published on the social network this year.
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These corporate social media fails are so bad, they’ve had to issue mea culpas

Think that big companies are professional when it comes to their social media activities? Think again! Here are seven embarrassing social media slip-ups to prove otherwise.

Google becomes Alphabet, and Sundar Pichai begins his reign as Google’s CEO

Google is no longer Google. Founders Larry page and Sergey Brin renamed and restructured the company as Alphabet. Alphabet contains Google, Nest, Google X Labs, Calico, and more businesses. Sundar Pichai is now the CEO of Google.
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Facebook loophole exposes private phone numbers, here’s how to close it

It's not just Donald Trump who might give out your phone number. Thanks to a newly discovered flaw, Facebook will easily give up your phone number to hackers using a simple script even if you have set it to private.

This Is My Jam shutting down, but its owners want to be as nice about it as possible

The creators of song sharing service This Is My Jam have decided to shut down the service, but instead of simply pulling the plug, the website will become a "read-only time capsule" starting in September.