Social Media
Social Media

Snapchat’s live sports filters touching down at high schools

Snapchat is courting teens by expanding its live sports geofilters to include high school football games. The app says the real-time filters will appear at 5,000 games per week, starting in September.
Social Media

Twitter’s $500,000 price tag for Promoted Stickers could help solve its ad woes

Twitter is charging brands $500,000 for Promoted Stickers ad campaigns, claims a new report. The marketing feature was launched earlier this month in conjunction with a high-profile partnership with Pepsi.
Social Media

Facebook tries out automatic audio for its videos — stay tuned for user reactions

If you live in Australia and are using the Facebook app, you may be surprised to hear sound playing as you scroll past videos on your feed. But whether it's a good idea is up for debate.
Computing

Facebook opens up its image-recognition AI software to everyone

Facebook is opening sourcing its AI image recognition software, which can detect and label objects in photos. The company hopes it will one day be able to categorize live video and offer detailed descriptions for the visually impaired.
Mobile

WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook, but you can opt out

Now that WhatsApp has surpassed a billion users, it's time to monetize the service. The company is now sharing some user data with its parent company, Facebook, and it has a plan to bring businesses into its popular messaging app.
Mobile

Report: Apple developing iPhone-based social video app to take on Snapchat

Apple may be planning to take on Snapchat with a video messaging feature of its own, Bloomberg reports. It's also developing "social features" it plans to debut as part of an iOS update next year.
Social Media

No stopping Snapchat: App predicted to reach 217M users by end of 2017

Forget the clones, Snapchat's growth simply cannot be contained. The visual messaging app's popularity is set to reach new heights in the U.S. and abroad by the end of 2017, according to a new report.
Social Media

U.K. pols: Social networks are intentionally failing to tackle Islamic State

A committee of U.K. members of Parliament has released a report that accuses Twitter, Facebook, and Google of "consciously" failing to tackle Islamic State activity on their respective platforms.
Social Media

YouTube to launch the social networking features you’ve always wanted

YouTube will soon let you interact with creators like never before thanks to the rollout of a new social timeline for channels. The social networking features in the pipeline include text posts, polls, photo, and video sharing.
Mobile

Facebook testing Messenger feature that could signal the end of friend requests

Facebook is planning to transform Messenger into your smartphone's default messaging. A new test feature will bypass the need to send a friend request on the social network before you can start chatting with someone.
Social Media

Twitter’s new direct messaging button will let you chat with any site on the web

Twitter has introduced a new direct message button to its publishing features that allows users to chat with businesses and brands from any site on the web. You can expect to see the new plugin popping up all over the internet.
Mobile

Ex-Facebook Live manager launches live-streaming app with a focus on the personal

Alively is the new live-streaming app that wants to take the stress out of social live-streaming by allowing you to share your broadcasts with select friends and family instead of uploading them to social media.