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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.
Social Media

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.
Social Media

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…
Apple

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.
Social Media

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.
Mobile

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."
Photography

Meet the travel photographer using Facebook Live to invite you along on the road

Travel photographer Trey Ratcliff has embarked on a six-month journey where he plans to visit six continents. Unlike his previous travelogues, Ratcliff will have a live audience following him on Facebook.
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Tech firms rule LinkedIn’s list of the most appealing companies for job seekers

LinkedIn has published its first-ever ranking of the companies that its 433 million users want to work for the most. Tech firms dominate the U.S. segment of the results, occupying every single position on the top ten.
Business

Facebook’s leadership talks China, Zuck’s future at shareholder meeting

Facebook addressed its courtship of China, where it is still banned, along with a number of other business issues as its annual shareholder meeting. Both CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke at the event, attended by over 100…
Social Media

Twitter is about to optimize your images and videos with its latest acquisition

Twitter has acquired machine learning startup Magic Pony Technology to improve visuals, including images, videos, and live-streams on its platform. The London-based startup's team will now be integrated into Twitter's AI department.
Web

Trust issues? Use Trooly and machine learning to figure out who you may be working with

To help you make better decisions about people you may want to work with, Trooly has launched its Instant Trust rating service, which claims to help "businesses verify, screen, and predict trustworthy relationships and interactions."
Mobile

Donald Trump says ‘no thanks’ to using a smartphone and email

While we previously thought that Donald Trump might use both a Samsung and iPhone, new reports suggest he may not carry a smartphone at all. So how does he send all those tweets? Great question!