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LinkedIn makes endorsements smarter to help you get noticed

LinkedIn is making endorsements smarter, with new targeting and relevancy improvements that will allow you to get the most from each person who views your profile. It may even land you your next job opportunity.
Social Media

Facebook adds 360 video and photo support to Instant Articles

Facebook now lets publishers add 360-degree video and photo to Instant Articles. Get ready to see more 360-degree media on the Facebook app's mobile news pages that's now even easier to navigate.
Home Theater

Did we witness the dawn of Trump TV on Facebook Live?

Donald Trump aired a Facebook Live stream during the presidential debate that looked a lot like a news program, complete with hosts, guests, and ads. Was this our first glimpse of the candidate's rumored Trump TV network?
Social Media

Twitter fires VR chief who called homeless people 'degenerates' in Facebook post

Twitter’s new virtual reality project manager Gregory Gopman lasted around 48 hours at the company before being shown the door over a controversial Facebook post in which he berated San Francisco's homeless population.
Social Media

Facebook lets you order food, seek recommendations from friends

Facebook is launching a set of new ecommerce features that could transform it into your primary destination for everyday services, such as ordering food, buying movie and gig tickets, or planning a night out.
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Instagram lets you support friends whose mental health you may be concerned about

Instagram is taking a page out of parent company Facebook’s book by launching self-harm and suicide prevention support tools for its 500 million users. The app is also taking a more hands-on approach in monitoring concerning behavior.

Facebook Messenger brings its Snapchat-style Stories feature to Australia

Facebook Messenger is testing its own take on Snapchat's popular Stories feature in Australia, after introducing it in Poland last month. Expanding the feature to a new region indicates a global roll-out may be on the cards.
Social Media

Facebook wants you to get political by endorsing a presidential candidate

The world’s biggest social network is launching an “Endorsements” feature that allows you to publicly share your support for a U.S. political candidate. Just be prepared to defend your decision against your opinionated friends.
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Instagram recommends Stories based on your interests in the Explore tab

Instagram is rolling out suggested Stories to its Explore tab in a bid to help its users discover more accounts to follow. The recommended Stories will be catered to you based on your Instagram activity.
Social Media

Facebook rolls out Live video scheduling feature for verified Pages

Facebook Live is rolling out its video scheduling function to verified pages and, in the coming weeks, to all users. The feature, first announced in June, allows publishers to schedule live broadcasts up to one week in advance.
Cool Tech

WeChat users can now use a special drone to capture and stream footage to friends

WeChat owner Tencent has unveiled a new drone whose sole purpose will be to stream video directly to the popular messaging app. It's slated to go on sale at the end of October, and will set you back $299.
Social Media

Facebook sets precedent by indefintely shutting down ads for an entire country

Facebook has removed all ads from its platform in Thailand out of respect for country’s king, who passed away on Thursday following a 70-year reign. The move marks the first time the social network has shut down ads for an entire country.