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Facebook Live takes on Snapchat, Periscope with new features and design

Some nifty new features are on their way to Facebook Live in the next few months, among them the ability to add another person to a broadcast, and, in a swipe at Snapchat, the chance to have fun with some wacky face filters.
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Facebook is training its employees to manage their political biases

Facebook is training its top leaders and employees to manage their political biases. According to COO Sheryl Sandberg, it needed to educate its employees on all forms of bias after the trending topics controversy last month.
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Instagram is getting instantaneous text translations in its apps

Instagram has announced that users will soon be able to instantaneously translate captions, comments, bios and more within its applications with a tap of a button. The feature is set to be released in July 2016.
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Plan a vacation with ease thanks to the new AI bot from Hipmunk

To help make taking a vacation an actual vacation, Hipmunk, a travel-planning search engine, has unveiled the latest in its own AI technology -- a chatbot for Facebook Messenger and Slack.
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Video slideshow app Flipagram now has 200 million creators, 4 billion daily video views

Video app Flipagram has taken to VidCon to announce that it now has 200 million creators, and that it gets 4 billion daily video views on social media. We spoke with the app's co-founder and CEO Farhad Mohit about its success, and future…
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You can now react to VR experiences in 360-degree Facebook videos

The Facebook-owned Oculus has now made it possible for you to react to VR experiences. Because you have real feelings, and you should be able to share them even in an artificial world.
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Pinterest acquires shopping app Tote to bring you more buyable fashion items

Pinterest has acquired shopping app Tote in order to integrate its team into its own workforce. The move could bring more buyable fashion Pins to Pinterest as it looks to further monetize its service.
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President Obama will talk tech with Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook Live

President Obama is set to take part in a Facebook Live discussion with Mark Zuckerberg as part of a Silicon Valley summit on tech from emerging markets. The live chat will be broadcast on the social network this Friday.
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Wunderbar! Instagram is launching a translation feature for its popular app

There are a lot of people on Instagram – 500M at the last count – which means there are also a lot of languages. Mindful of the fact, Instagram says it's about to roll out a new translation feature so we can all understand each other's…
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Dems use Facebook Live, Periscope to broadcast sit-in after House cameras go dark

Democrats protesting gun violence on the House floor took to live-streaming their sit-in on Periscope and Facebook after the House cameras were turned off. C-SPAN, which broadcasted the streams, called it "a milestone moment.”
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Facebook pressures users to set Messenger as the default texting app with confusing prompt

Facebook users were misled by a Messenger pop-up prompt that asked users to set the app as their default SMS texting app. Users on Twitter were quick to respond with heavy criticism.
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Reddit users hunt down the Instagrammer defiling national parks, get her banned

Reddit users have helped authorities to identify a vandal who defaced trails and rock formations in several national parks. The culprit, Casey Nocket, was a graffiti artist who glorified her work on her social media accounts.