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Weekly Rewind: A weight loss vest, manmade meteors, and a physical Amazon store

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
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Jack Dorsey seeking permission to give 7 million shares to his employees

Jack Dorsey is returning to a promise he made last October when he vowed to give a third of his shares in the social media company back to his employees. The exec is asking shareholders to give the green light to the plan.
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Is Snapchat redesigning its Discover section once again?

According to reports, a new look for the Discover page on Snapchat will be unveiled on June 7, and Snapchat partners whose content already populates this high-profile spot are said to have already been given a sneak peek.
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American Eagle’s Aerie lingerie brand soars after banning retouching in ads

While other factors may contribute to American Eagle's impressive year-over-year growth in its Aerie lingerie brand, one reason could be its #AerieReal campaign that bans photo manipulation in ads.
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Spontime is a social media network that helps you to spend less time on social media

Social media has taken over our lives -- many prefer to spend more time on social media than they do fostering relationships in real life. Spontime, aimed at sparking real-life interactions, is here to change that.
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Chewbacca mom viral video shatters Facebook Live records

What do you get when you cross a mom, a talking Chewbacca mask, and Facebook Live? The answer is a record-breaking viral video that's taking the Internet by storm, and making a star out of a 38-year-old mother of two.
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Tumblr blog replaces guns in notable movie moments with selfie sticks

Look out, there is a new meme on the block and it's causing all kinds of commotion. The new, and aptly named Guns Replaced With Selfie Sticks does exactly what the name implies. Pointless? Sure. Fun? You bet.
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Nextdoor is trying to tamp down racial profiling on its site with new protocols

Nextdoor has inadvertently created situations of racial profiling, in which minority residents almost seem unwelcome in their own homes. But now, the site is trying to fix the issue with new protocols.
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China’s fake wall of social media posts is driving its citizens to distraction

A new study has revealed the staggering extent of fake, pro-government social media posts being shared by workers employed by China's Communist Party, and lays bare the state's meticulous social media strategy.
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Facebook political bias? Glenn Beck says he’s seen no evidence of it

Facebook's top brass met with 16 conservative leaders on Wednesday to discuss recent allegations against the company of political bias. Radio host Glenn Beck said afterward he'd found "no evidence of a top-down initiative to silence…
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Memory hole: Google battles back against France over right to be forgotten

As the battle between France and Google over the "right to be forgotten" rages on, the company has submitted an appeal to the Conseil d'État, France's supreme court for administrative justice.
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Rawr looks to animate conversations by bringing virtual avatars to messaging

Rawr is a messaging app that has a personalized avatar in the backdrop of conversations. You can trigger these avatars to perform actions via hashtag commands, like #twerk, #kiss, and hundreds more.