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Weekly Rewind: Facebook vs. YouTube, animal-free pork, a Google Chromecast deal

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this…
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Skype is jazzing up its app with four new features to help you ‘express yourself’

Skype is testing out four new features for its app. Aimed at offering new ways to express yourself, they include in-call reactions, integrated camera, messaging reactions, and find panel.
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Snapchat taps Discovery to bring Shark Week and MythBusters shows to its app

Snap Inc., the maker of the visual messaging app Snapchat, is adding media company Discovery Communications to its burgeoning video roster, bringing shows based on Shark Week, Mythbusters, and more to the platform.
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In lengthy post, Zuckerberg details new ways Facebook is combating fake news

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just shared a lengthy post that reads like a mission statement. The 6,000-word note covers everything from fake news to civicengagement, as well as how Facebook can play a role in fixing these (and other) global…
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Tinder makes a move: Dating app may add a Snapchat-like video feature

Tinder recently acquired Wheel, a collaborative video messaging app which allows users to add videos to other users threads around a common theme. Tinder said it plans to add video features to the popular dating app in the future.
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Twitter is now placing a timeout on the activity of abusive users

Twitter is reportedly putting abusive users in the naughty corner. The social platform's latest safety measure places a temporary timeout on accounts deemed to be using abusive language against other users.
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Reddit is eliminating explicit content from its public homepage

Reddit is introducing changes to its public homepage in an attempt to present a more sanitized version of its site to new users. Despite cries of censorship from users, the update went live on Thursday.
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Twitter to show you more video content in trends and on timelines

Twitter wants you to watch more videos. To help give user-generated clips and professional live-streams maximum exposure the platform is surfacing video in more places, including the top trends feed.
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Facebook harnesses the power of business pages for new job openings tool

Looking for work? You can now add Facebook to the long list of career sites that can help you find a new job. On Wednesday, the company announced it is launching a new jobs bookmark on its mobile apps and the web.
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You are what you tweet: Twitter reveals how America eats and exercises

Called the Lexicocalorimeter, a new tool is scanning Twitter for mentions of food and exercise to track how America is eating and staying healthy. Or, judging from all the pizza and TV references, how we're not.
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New LinkedIn feature makes it easier for contractors to connect with recruiters

LinkedIn is introducing a new feature that should appeal to the 4 million contractors that use its service to find work.The highly requested option is part of the Microsoft-owned platform’s Open Candidates tool.
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Snapchat users are ignoring media outlets and ads on the app, survey reveals

Snapchat publishers are having a hard time finding an audience for their content, according to a new survey. Just as worrying for the company is the revelation that users are skipping ads on its app.