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Are you reading stories or texts? They're one and the same with Tap

Admit it – you love snooping. It’s ok, we all do. And social publishing platform Wattpad knows it. Tapping into our nosiest of desires is a new app from the company named Tap, which presents content in the form of text…
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Fifth-grader hits up police Facebook site for emergency homework help

A question about math homework isn't the usual kind of emergency that cops have to deal with, but when a Facebook message came through to a local police department in Ohio recently, an officer was happy to help.
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Could Snapchat’s quirky Spectacles kiosks be heading overseas?

Snapchat may have released its video-recording sunglasses online, but that doesn’t mean it’s retiring its Spectacles kiosks. Users have spotted a new Snapbot animation on the Spectacles website. But what does it mean?
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Gordon Ramsay is eviscerating people on Twitter, and everyone loves it

If you've seen what he's willing to say on national television, then surely, you can't be surprised by what he's willing to spout on social media. We're talking about Gordon Ramsay, who is taking his cringe-worthy criticism to Twitter.
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Instagram rolls out controversial photo album feature on iOS and Android

Up until now, only brands could share multiple photos in a single Instagram post. Now, the photo-focused social network is rolling out the feature for all users of its iOS and Android app.
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Twitter’s customer support profiles show you’re chatting with a human, not a bot

Twitter is introducing custom profiles for businesses in order to personalize the customer support experience within direct messages on its platform. The feature is launching in partnership with T-Mobile.
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LinkedIn Lite leads trio of new apps launched by Microsoft in India

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is getting a set of new apps aimed at low-connectivity markets, starting in India. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the products on Wednesday at his company’s Future Decoded event in Mumbai.
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Facebook reportedly in talks to bring MLB live-streams to its upcoming TV app

Facebook is reportedly in talks with Major League Baseball (MLB) to license live games from the upcoming season. The deal could provide a major boost for Facebook's recently announced video app for set-top boxes.
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You can finally buy Snapchat Spectacles! Here’s what they are, and how to find ’em

Snapchat's cool new sunglasses are social media's latest craze. If you're an avid snapper, check out our guide to find out how they work, and how to get your hands on a pair.
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Apple patents app that lets you create cartoonish avatar in the style of Bitmoji

Apple has been granted a patent for an avatar creation app that would allow users to make an animated character to use across its software, including iMessage and FaceTime, and elsewhere in gaming and on social networks.
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Facebook Messenger gets international money transfers via TransferWise bot

Facebook now lets you transfer money overseas directly from within Messenger. The feature, touted as a first for the messaging platform, comes courtesy of a new chatbot developed by London-based payments service TransferWise.
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WhatsApp launches Status, an end-to-end encrypted Snapchat Stories clone

WhatsApp is going back to its roots to commemorate the app's 8th anniversary -- its latest update introduces a tab called Status, which lets users share moments in their day in the form of photos, videos and GIFs.