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Twitter has finally realized that people don’t use it to buy things

Twitter is reportedly disbanding its commerce team, and halting development on its product pages and 'buy' button. E-retail never took off at the social network and now it seems it is no longer interested in selling things through its…

Businesses take note: Instagram could be gearing up to implement boosted posts

If some currently unutilized code in Instagram's latest software is any indication, it appears that Instagram is gearing up to implement boosted posts or something similar - a move sure to upset business owners.

Update: Twitter will no longer count links, photos toward 140-character limit

After months of speculation and denials, Twitter has officially announced that links and photos will no longer count toward its 140-character limit on tweets. This welcomed change should prove useful for users who share photos alongside…

Facebook apologizes after banning this photo of plus-sized model Tess Holliday

Facebook tried to block an image of model Tess Holliday, the first woman of her size and height to be signed by a major modeling agency, claiming that the photograph depicted "a body or body parts in an undesirable manner."
Social Media

Facebook provides a whopping 2 billion daily text translations

Facebook is translating 2 billion pieces of text per day using its automated translation system. The social network's head of language technology has revealed that it is now planning to use AI to make more accurate translations.
Social Media

You can now add Snapchat's giant-emoji stickers to your snaps

Snapchat's latest update includes a new customization option that let you add its extensive range of stickers, previously limited to its Chat 2.0 feature, to your snaps. The update is available right now.
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Facebook: No evidence of Trending Topics bias, but it’ll still make changes

Hoping to put the matter to rest, Facebook said Monday its internal investigation into allegations of political bias within its Trending Topics feature has turned up no evidence of systematic wrongdoing. However, the issue has forced it to…

Goluk T1 dash cam shares road trip videos instantly to favorite social networks

The Goluk T1 is a new dash cam that doubles as an outdoor action camera. It can be mounted to a variety of devices and instantly saves clips with a single button press to the Goluk App, where they can be shared with a…
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Facebook invites you to tune in to 24-hour live streams on its Live video network

Facebook is bringing epic, 24-hour live broadcasts to its platform with the launch of its Continuous Live Video API. The move aims to introduce more long-form nature videos to the social network's live-stream network.
Virtual Reality

Facebook makes VR audio a lot easier, rips price tag from 3D audio software

Facebook is making it easier for its users to create and share interesting 360-degree videos. The company has acquired Two Big Ears and made its VR audio app, Spatial Workstation, available for free.

3 WebVisions speakers that got our minds spinning

With 14 presenters on tap for this year's WebVisions conference in Portland, Oregon, those in attendance learned about everything from tech's growing role in activism to content strategy for paleontologists.
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Your search is over: Facebook lets you skip straight to the best part of live videos

You'll no longer have to sit through Facebook Live videos to find something of interest -- Facebook will now include a timeline of reactions, helping you skip to the best part without having to watch an entire video.