Social Media
Social Media

For the first time ever, NBC is sharing Olympic footage

For the first time, Comcast Corp.'s NBC will be distributing footage from the Olympics. Snapchat users will be able to see the events and athletes up close through the app. The content will be curated by Buzzfeed.
Social Media

60 percent of government data requests from Facebook come with a gag order

Facebook's new transparency report highlights that not only are government requests up, but 60 percent of them also come with a gag order, preventing Facebook from notifying users that their data is being requested.
Mobile

Ads begone! Here’s how the Google Play Store will save you from in-app ads

Wish you knew if an app had ads before downloading it? Well, now you can, thanks to these new labels that Google is using on the Google Play Store. The labels appear right next to the separate labels that tell you if an app has in-app…
Social Media

On Facebook a lot? Average users around the world spend more than 50 minutes on website, related apps

Following a hugely successful first-quarter earnings report, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that "people around the world spend, on average, more than 50 minutes a day using Facebook, Instagram and Messenger … and that doesn’t…
Computing

ISIS hacking groups merge as United Cyber Caliphate, but don’t worry too much

Until now, ISIS' hacking efforts have been largely improvised, and split between five overlapping groups. That changed this month, and so might the hacker's focus. Recruitment of elite hackers will be a priority.
Social Media

Snapchat users are watching 10 billion videos a day

We're Snapchatting up a storm, and CEO Evan Spiegel couldn't be happier. On Thursday, sources familiar with the social media company told Bloomberg that users are now logging a staggering 10 billion videos a day on the app.
Mobile

You can kiss your secret Tinder profile goodbye thanks to app's upcoming update

Tinder Social is the new group meet-up feature from the popular dating app, which is about to launch globally, having already rolled out in Australia. The update lets you create groups with friends and matches, and connect with others…
Social Media

Facebook smashes estimates to post blockbuster first-quarter earnings

Facebook has laid waste to all expectations by posting stellar first-quarter results, thanks to growth in user numbers and mobile advertising revenue. People are spending more time on Facebook's apps, and big brands are spending more bucks…
Mobile

You can now ‘find a time’ that works for everyone with Google Calendar for Android

Having trouble finding a time to meet with others? Google Calendar for Android is now able to analyze the calendar of those involved in the meeting, and "find a time" to meet. The feature is already available on desktop.
Social Media

Twitter results disappoint as advertisers abandon the platform

Twitter announced its first quarter earnings on Tuesday. Despite a growth in monthly active users, the platform's revenue fell below expectations, resulting in the company downgrading its second quarter predictions.
Photography

Instagram is quietly testing a black-and-white design for its app

Instagram hasn't done much with the design of its interface over the years, but could that be about to change? The company has confirmed it's testing a new black-and-white look that also includes redesigned icons, and some users are already…
Photography

6 essential apps for embellishing your photography

Photo apps are on the rise. Here are six of our current favorites, so you can add some character and class to your photos before sharing them with your friends, family, and distant admirers.