Social Media
Social Media

Snapchat ramps up original programming thanks to expanded Turner deal

Snapchat parent company Snap is expanding its partnership with Turner Broadcasting to bring even more original programming to its app. The deal also includes more sports, and news coverage via Snapchat's Discover section.
Social Media

Twitter is banning the bots that feed off Trump’s tweets

Twitter is banning bots that automatically respond to Donald Trump's tweets. This week, the platform has targeted several automated accounts that linger around Trump's replies, tweeting spam and memes in the process.
Social Media

Facebook patent reveals automated removal process for objectionable content

Facebook is facing a backlash over the so-called influence fake news on its platform wielded during the election. We explain how this crisis came to be and what it can tell us about the inner workings of the world’s biggest social…
Social Media

CEO Jack Dorsey on Donald Trump’s Twitter activity: It’s 'complicated'

Is Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey a fan of President-elect Donald Trump’s nonstop tweeting? The question came up at a tech conference on Tuesday. Dorsey's reply was characteristically diplomatic, but nonetheless revealing.
Social Media

Tinder’s first podcast is here to help you navigate the world of online dating

Tinder is launching its first branded podcast, "DTR" (short for "Define the Relationship"). The six-part series documents the "wild new world of dating, love, and sex, in cyberspace."
Photography

Flickr report: Smartphones dominate in quantity, but DSLRs reign in quality

Flickr's annual trend report shows 46 percent of uploads were from an Apple, yet the platform's top images were shot with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. The annual report shows trends in images uploaded during 2016.
Social Media

Google's experimental new feature lets you search with emojis via Twitter

People seem to like emojis -- more than 600,000 of the 21 million tweets sent every hour contain at least one. An experimental new feature lets you perform searches on Google by tweeting emojis to the @Google handle on Twitter.
Mobile

WhatsApp update now lets you stream a video before it finishes downloading

WhatsApp added a new feature to its app -- the ability to watch a video before that video finishes downloading. The feature follows a slew of others from the company including the ability to video call contacts.
Social Media

Forget Facebook and Google, burst your own filter bubble

With Facebook, Google, and other sites covertly curating content to our liking, we don't spend enough time listening to other people's viewpoints, and when you throw fake news into the mix, that becomes a real problem.
Mobile

PayPal’s new digital holiday gift cards make sending money more personal

PayPal's new collection of holiday gift cards make sending money over the internet more personal. They're designed by New York-based artist Jonathan Adler, and designed to accommodate relatives and friends of all denominations.
Social Media

Zuckerberg demos new features that could be hitting Facebook in 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just offered up a behind-the-scenes look at some seriously cool tech his company is building for the likes of Oculus, Messenger, and its flagship social network.
Social Media

Facebook collaborating with other tech giants to stamp out extremist content

Facebook is teaming up with some of its biggest tech industry counterparts in order to combat the spread of violent extremist imagery and video on the web. Others participating on the tool include Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft.