Instagram unveiled a major new feature today: Instagram Direct, a private chatting option that allows users to send photos and text to individuals or groups of up to fifteen people. Should Snapchat and Twitter be worried?
What do you get when you combine a ridiculous Internet meme with Bitcoin? Dogecoin, of course – which may be the most Internet thing that has ever happened. Ever. Wow. Such currency. Amaze.
As music-streaming service Spotify unveiled a free service for mobile users on Wednesday, rival Rdio at the same time announced it was rolling out its service to 20 more markets across Europe and Latin America.
Twitter announced an updated search criterion for advertisers called "broad search" that allows companies to target users in a new way. The new search is better at targeting Twitter users because it takes slang, bad spelling, and synonyms into account.
Facebook is tweaking ways to share content: The company improved its "like" and "share" buttons, and is allowing for more customization on embedded posts. These adjustments highlight how integral third-party publishers are to Facebook's future goals.
Think all of those advertising cookies installed on your browser are being used by the government to track people and hack into their computers? According to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, you’re not paranoid – you’re right.
Facebook is testing ways to help brands surface real-time conversations. This will help it compete with Twitter, but may rouse privacy concerns. Would you want a brand to seek you out after you wrote about them on Facebook?
Spotify has launched a new free music-streaming option for Android and iOS users. The ad-supported service allows users to select a limited number of tracks, with the company hoping many will eventually switch to its enhanced subscription service.
Glassdoor's sixth annual Employees' Choice Awards has revealed that workers at Twitter are currently the happiest in the tech industry. It's the first time the company has made the top 50 list, with more than 20 other tech companies coming in behind it.
A significant Twitter update rolled out for iOS and Android on Tuesday sees the microblogging service enhancing its DM feature, allowing messages to now include images and pushing the feature onto the tab bar at the bottom of the main display.
Facebook hired a "deep learning" luminary for its New York City artificial intelligence research lab, NYU professor Yann LeCun. Will the expanding project change how we search online, or just help Facebook sell ads?
President Obama attended a memorial service for former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, gaining the Internet's ire when he posed for a selfie with other political leaders.
Facebook released an overview of the most popular places and topics for 2013. Some of the results were expected – elections, sports, celebrities. Apparently everyone wanted to check in at Disneyland.
Facebook has released a list of its games of the year. The list includes 23 games that span multiple categories, and come from studios located all around the world.
If you're trying to escape catching a cold or getting allergies, use SickWeather to see which areas in your city to avoid. The iOS app scans Twitter and Facebook feeds to determine which areas of your city are most likely to get you sick.