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Wearables

The company formerly known as Snapchat reveals its video-recording "Spectacles"

Snapchat has finally revealed its first hardware product, and it's not what everyone was expecting (well not quite). “Spectacles,” as the company has branded them, are a pair of video-recording sunglasses that sync with your smartphone.
Social Media

Facebook apologizes to ad clients for exaggerating video viewing times

Facebook released a new statement apologizing to it s ad clients for overestimating the average viewing times for videos on its site for two years. Reports claim the numbers could have been inflated by a whopping 60-80 percent.
Social Media

Google and Salesforce are reportedly interested in acquiring Twitter

Twitter, the embattled social network, is searching for a buyer. Rumor has it that potential buyers include Google and Salesforce, among others, and that a deal could be announced before the end of this year.
Web

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey confirms he is bankrolling online Trump supporters

Oculus Founder and CEO Palmer Luckey has outed himself as the wealthy benefactor of Nimble America, a group dedicated to spreading pro-Donald Trump memes.
Web

YouTube introduces its Heroes program to help make the platform a safer place

YouTube is enlisting the help of a special task force of volunteers who will "help make YouTube a better experience for everyone." It's called YouTube Heroes and it's an extension of the Trusted Flagger program from 2012.
Social Media

Bumble wants to keep you from being catfished, launches new selfie verification tool

Not only has Bumble put further empowered women who participate on its site, it's now tackling the issue of catfishing, too. Meet Bumble Photo Verification, which promises to "put a much needed end to fake users once and for all."
Social Media

Insta-billboard: Instagram's active advertisers grow from zero to 500,000 in one year

Today, Instagram announced it has officially hit its next milestone in advertisers -- 500,000. This news comes less than seven months after it announced it had crossed the 200,000 mark.
Social Media

LinkedIn undergoes big redesign in bid to become your new favorite social network

LinkedIn is overhauling its flagship social network, with the addition of new features such as messaging bots, and trending news, in an effort to boost engagement. The company also debuted a new online learning platform.
Mobile

You can now create polls, pay your debts to friends in Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is getting an update with a new feature that will now detect when you need to pay people back and prompt you to do so. The app also now allows group polls, so you can easily figure out what to get to dinner.
Mobile

Haven't registered to vote yet? Just text HelloVote and get it done

HelloVote is a new bot that helps people with smartphones (72 percent of American adults) register to vote for the new president in just seven weeks. It's capable of registering voters in every state in the U.S.
Mobile

Tinder ditches dating for squad interactions on new iMessage app

Tinder Stacks is the new iMessage app from the popular dating service. It combines Tinder's focus on social interactions with its popular swipe interface to create a visual polling tool for Apple's messaging platform.
Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg is about to spend $3 billion trying to cure all diseases

As part of the work of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative set up by himself and wife Priscilla last year, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has pledged $3 billion for scientific work aimed at curing "all diseases in our children's lifetime."