Social Media
Social Media

Turkey throttles access to Facebook and Twitter following airport attacks

Following the attacks on Istanbul Atatürk Airport, the Turkish government imposed severe throttling on social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. Some consider such throttling a form of censorship.
Social Media

Pinterest makes it easier for you to buy what you see

Ever wondered where you can buy an article of clothing worn by a stranger on the street, or a piece of furniture in an acquaintance's home? Just snap a picture, and Pinterest's new visual search shopping feature will track it down for you.
Social Media

Twitter taps former Apple designer to lead its charge into VR

Twitter has hired ex-Apple designer Alessandro Sabatelli as director of its newly created VR and AR team, which will operate within its machine learning department, Twitter Cortex, and create new experiences for its platform.
Social Media

Twitter Dashboard tells users what to tweet about to gain followers

Twitter has launched a new iOS app aimed at businesses, which can schedule, curate, and measure the impact of tweets. The "Dashboard" app also suggests tweet ideas to help companies engage with potential customers.
Social Media

Facebook wants you to share more with new "Like" buttons and Chrome extensions

Facebook is rolling out a new "Like" button and extensions that'll make sharing articles, webpages, and photos to your social media friends even easier than it already is.
Mobile

Unum could be the organized Instagrammer's best friend 8:25

Need more order in your Instagram? Unum is an iOS app for crafting, planning, and scheduling Instagram posts. From the editor to the feed planner, it helps simplify Instagram for the organized personality types.
Cars

A candid Marshawn Lynch talks frunks, Chick-fil-A and Tesla’s front seat 5:48

Ex-Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch not only lent his talents in our selection of the 2016 Car of the Year awards but the enigmatic former footballer also shed a little light on what he's like off the field.
Mobile

Encrypted messaging app Wire now lets you share your location with contacts

Encrypted messaging app Wire, backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis, now lets you share your location. All the conversation content in the app is end-to-end encrypted, and you can now set a compromise location where everyone in your thread…
Social Media

Facebook denies using your location data to suggest friends

Facebook is under scrutiny once again over privacy fears. This time the issue is its "people you may know" feature, which the social network has admitted uses your location to suggest friends. The good news is you can put a stop to it.
Social Media

Facebook plays tastemaker by recommending events you should attend

Facebook has tapped a team of curators to compile a “featured events” list that can help you discover what is happening offline in your locality. The tool is being rolled out on Monday for 10 of the biggest U.S. cities.
Social Media

Facebook rolls out Slideshow video curation feature to iOS users

Facebook is rolling out its Slideshow video curation tool to iOS users. Much like Snapchat, the update automatically creates video stories from your recently uploaded images and clips that can be shared to the social network.
Gaming

Twitch wants users to put their money where their mouths are with ‘Cheering’

Game streaming giant Twitch has launched a new feature in beta called Cheering, which allows fans to put their money where their mouth is by using colorful, animated emotes to express support for their favorite broadcasters.