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Snapchat plans to use your behavior to target you with ads

Snapchat is reportedly planning to introduce ad targeting options based on your in-app activity to its API (application programming interface). The ads could start appearing within Snapchat as soon as September.
Social Media

Report: Twitter plans keyword filter to protect users from abusive tweets

Twitter is reportedly planning to launch a keyword filtering tool that shields its users from abusive tweets on the platform. The rumoured feature comes in the wake of a number of high-profile cases of harassment on the site.
Social Media

Facebook ditches descriptions for Trending topics in a bid for autonomy

Facebook is updating its Trending topics feed in a bid to deliver the autonomous news algorithm it has always promised. However, it still can't avoid the elephant in the room: the need for human editors.

Professional YouTuber shares crash course for shooting quality videos

Want to try your hand at creating better content for YouTube to promote your business or just for fun? Check out these tips from a professional YouTuber, Austin Evans.

Weekly Rewind: Milk replaces plastic, humidity slows phones, wicked supercars

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on 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 stories from…
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Internet has the last laugh as burkini ban is repealed

Posting your opinion on the now repealed burkini ban in several French towns could get you faced with a lawsuit -- if that post includes images of the police anyways. One French town tried to sue social media sharers.
Virtual Reality

Celebrate ‘America’s best idea’ with President Obama on a VR tour of Yosemite

On the 11-minute tour, Obama takes viewers along during his trip to the park over Father’s Day weekend. He visits landmarks including El Capitan, the Cathedral Rocks, and Yosemite Falls.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.

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.