Social Media

Beyond booking: How next-gen travel apps do more than your desktop ever could

Travel apps are moving from simply duplicating the desktop experience, to becoming virtual travel assistants that offer services and suggestions tailored to your exact needs. Here’s a look at how these apps are advancing.
Social Media

Suspected Olympics terror plot foiled with the help of Facebook and Twitter

For you, Twitter and Facebook may be little more than a way to waste some time at work, but for investigators in Rio, the two social media giants were key tools in taking down a suspected terror plot.
Social Media

Twitter kicks off marketing campaign to help you get a grip on what it is

Twitter is attempting to further distance itself from the social network label with a new digital ad campaign focussing on its breaking news aspect. The campaign includes two promotional videos with footage from major global events.
Social Media

Facebook admits to blocking links to Wikileaks DNC emails

Facebook is once again caught in conservative crosshairs after admitting to accidentally blocking users from posting links to Wikileaks files of DNC emails. The incident has once again raised allegations of bias against the social network.

New Instagram trend may inspire you to take your cat on next camping trip

We have all seen social media hashtags start some pretty fun trends over the years. Now, a new trend may have you cat lovers out there purring like your feline friends, and it’s called #campingwithcats.
Social Media

Are you a baseball or hockey fan? Twitter to start live-streaming MLB, NHL games

You don't have to park it in front of your television set for game night anymore. You'll soon be able to to live-stream games from Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League on Twitter.

How Art404 turned Instagram into a massive, pop culture mural

Digital Trends recently spoke with New York-based artup, Art404, about the group's living Instagram mural, how it makes a lasting impact by playing off of pop culture themes, and what it takes to succeed as an artist in the social media…
Social Media

Twitter is now the home of college sports live-streams thanks to Campus Insiders deal

Twitter is adding even more college sports games to its streaming line-up thanks to a new deal with the Campus Insiders digital network, which will see the social network broadcast over 300 live events.
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U.S. Olympic basketball exhibition games to be live-streamed on Facebook

Facebook will be live-streaming all nine Team USA Olympic basketball exhibition games in the run-up to the Rio Olympics. The coverage will include the matches being played by the men's and women's national teams.
Cool Tech

Mark Zuckerberg’s AI butler now manages his entire house, and makes him toast

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims in a new interview that his AI personal assistant now lets him control his entire home, and also makes him breakfast. Zuck states that he is readying the system for a demo "soon."
Social Media

Facebook’s ephemeral group messaging should give Snapchat the spooks

Facebook is once again borrowing from Snapchat for an experimental new group messaging feature on its main app. The feature gives a glimpse of what private sharing would look like on the social network.
Social Media

Swipe through video replay trailers with Periscope's new Highlights reel

Periscope has launched a range of new features to help users discover new broadcasts on its iOS and Android apps, including a new Highlights reel that generates scrollable video trailers for all the replays on your home feed.