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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.
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First Lady Michelle Obama joins Snapchat in an effort to engage young people

First Lady Michelle Obama has decided to join Snapchat in an effort to engage and communicate more directly with America's young people, and it looks like she is off to a great start.

People want big kitchens, but aren’t really interested in having others over

Two recent surveys from Houzz and Ikea shed some interesting light on how people are renovating their digs, and what exactly makes a house a home. One thing is for sure: Kitchens and cooking remain very important.
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Facebook splashes $50 million on Live streaming deals with celebs and media

Facebook is signing up celebs, including Gordon Ramsey, and Kevin Hart, and media companies to its Live video feature with multimillion-dollar deals. Over 140 content creators have been tapped to broadcast to the social network.
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Twitter wants you to get more creative, now lets you post videos of up to 140 seconds

Thirty seconds not enough for your Twitter videos? Well, now you have 140 seconds to work with. The change sees Twitter playing catch-up with rival services, with Instagram upping its limit to 60 seconds in March and Facebook digging ever…

Twitter’s Engage app helps celebrities keep track of their latest selfie’s traction

Twitter's Engage app, which is available to all iOS users in the US, does away with a timeline in favor of mentions and stats. It debuts as Twitter is struggling to grow and retain users.
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Tumblr launches a live-video competitor for Periscope and Facebook Live

Social site Tumblr has launched a live video service that aggregates content from YouTube and other partners. It lacks big partners, as of now -- Facebook, Periscope, and Twitch have yet to announce integration.

Instagram now has more than half a billion active users

Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo sharing network, has crossed the 500 million active-user threshold. More than 300 people use the service "every day."