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Want the little blue checkmark by your Twitter handle? Now you can as Twitter broadens verification

Twitter is now allowing all users to apply for a verified account -- the little blue checkmark next to profile handles which indicates authenticity. It's rolling out globally over the coming days.
Social Media

Keeping it (un)real: Snapchat now lets you animate yourself thanks to Bitmoji

Months after Snapchat's $100 million acquisition of Bitmoji, you can finally send a comic version of yourself in either your snaps or your chats. To use Bitmoji in Snapchat, you'll need to download the Bitmoji app.
Social Media

Twitter steps up its game, joins with NBA on pair of new, exclusive live shows

Twitter and the NBA have partnered to bring two exclusive, live shows to the social news service that will integrate with Twitter conversations. Vine and Periscope will also get in on the action with more behind-the-scenes content.
Photography

Canon’s latest all-in-one inkjets print directly from social media, cloud storage

Printers may seem like basic technology, but Canon is adding both efficiency and functionality with its latest options. From printing directly from social media and cloud accounts to improved yields, the Maxima printers offer a range of…
Social Media

Snapchat wants to show you ads based on the objects in your Snaps

A newly published Snapchat patent shows technology that uses image recognition technology to serve ads based on objects that were within the snap. The firm may be hoping for a major revenue boost from this technology.
Social Media

Facebook lets devs target you with ads based on how you use their apps

Facebook is introducing new ad targeting options for developers that can reach users based on their use of a selected app. There are 14 different in-app activity tracking options now available to brands and marketers.
Social Media

Snapchat quietly rolled out a feature to share your fave accounts

Snapchat has quietly rolled out a “suggest” function that lets you recommend accounts to your friends, allowing you to easily share their details with your followers in the process. It applies to every single profile on the app.
Social Media

Tumblr’s slow evolution forces Yahoo to write down value by two-thirds

Tumblr has suffered another devaluation at the hands of its parent company Yahoo. The tech giant has announced a $482 million write-down of the blogging service, which it purchased in 2013 for $1.1 billion.
Social Media

ABC News partners with Facebook to offer live-streaming coverage of DNC and RNC

Following similar moves from YouTube, Twitter, and others, Facebook and ABC News are teaming up to offer in-depth live-streaming video coverage of the Republican and Democratic national conventions.
Social Media

Today is #WorldEmojiDay, because why not?

Countless cultural beliefs and traditions around the world define what we call “holidays” -- so why not add something new that binds all of us to our increasingly tech-centric planet?
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Emmy madness, yet more 'Pokémon Go,' and a moon photobomb

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, 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…
Gaming

Police arrest man who threatened to ‘purge’ Pokemon Go players

Using Facebook to convey a warning of possible violence against a local community of Pokemon players, a 29-year-old Texas man named Nathan Cerda posted that he was planning to “purge” anyone attending Pokemon Go events or…