Social Media
Social Media

Facebook messaging is getting a web makeover to match Messenger

Facebook is rolling out a messaging update on the web version of its platform. The social network is doing away with its traditional facebook.com inbox in favor of its Messenger web interface.
Social Media

Twitter is finally ditching its neglected ‘Buy’ button once and for all

Twitter is killing off its “buy” button as it moves away from ecommerce for good. The feature never really took off on the platform despite mobile-commerce features gaining traction on the likes of Messenger and Pinterest.
Cool Tech

From 3D-printed cake toppers to camera drones, weddings are becoming high tech

Thinking of integrating more tech than tradition into your wedding? You're not alone, according to a recent interview with The Knot. A third of all weddings are now high tech while nearly 90 percent of couples plan with their smartphone.
Business

Google acquisition could make it easier for developers to create apps

Looks like Google is buying (part of) Twitter after all. The companies have announced that Google will acquire Twitter's developer products, including the likes of Fabric, which owns and operates Crashlytics.
Web

Organize your side conversations with ease on Slack with the Threads feature

On Wednesday, the messaging service finally debuted a much-anticipated feature -- threaded messaging, or as Slack calls it, Threads. It's branded as "a new way to connect related messages."
Mobile

YouTube in-app messaging goes live in Canada first

YouTube's messaging service, previously invite-only, is now live for all Canadian users of the YouTube app on iOS and Android. For the first time, users can share content in private conversations entirely within the app.
Mobile

Fake Android Instagram apps have been stealing login credentials from users

Security researchers have discovered a series of fake Instagram apps on the Google Play Store that aim to steal your username and password through a sophisticated phishing scam. The apps have been taken down since being discovered.
Virtual Reality

Facebook plans to invest $3 billion in virtual reality over the next decade

Virtual reality isn't doing as well as Facebook expected, according to the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. But it has a plan to change that, and it involves a massive investment to improve the tech.
Social Media

Facebook’s first startup incubator to open inside massive Station F in Paris

Facebook is putting its stamp on the world’s biggest startup space. Station F in Paris — which was formerly a railway depot — will be home to the social network’s first business incubator, dubbed “Startup Garage from Facebook.”
Social Media

Facebook may shift its focus away from live video and onto original shows

Facebook is reportedly not planning on renewing its Live Video deals with publishers. Instead the company is chasing longer, premium video content in the vein of Netflix — which could see it fork out billions for original shows.
Social Media

Vine is officially dead and gone, but there’s still time to save your old uploads

Vine is officially shutting down today on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. If you were a user of the original app, you still have time to download your old creations today. Here's how you can grab all your old Vines before they disappear…
Social Media

Facebook’s bid to eradicate fake news will start in Germany

Facebook is finally rolling out its fake news identification tools, starting in Germany. The company's decision comes on the back of mounting criticism against the social network in the country.