Social Media
Social Media

Instagram may be more accurate at diagnosing depression than a doctor, study suggests

When you're feeling blue, your Instagram photos will be more blue (and gray), one study suggests. Using machine learning, a group of researchers were able to correctly identify depressed individuals 70 percent of the time.
Social Media

Don't look now, but Pinterest will be rolling out video ads soon

Like Facebook and YouTube before it, the online bulletin board Pinterest will soon begin featuring video advertisements. The new ads are expected to be rolling out within the week in both the U.S. and U.K.
Movies & TV

Amazon puts pilot episodes of 10 of its original shows on Facebook and YouTube

Amazon has placed 10 pilot episodes of its original series -- five for adults, five for children -- on it's YouTube channel, and will post them to Facebook video soon in an effort to boost subscribers.
Social Media

Instagram adds two new rather significant video features in quiet update

Instagram's latest updates comes without a big announcement, but the two new video features are pretty significant -- and still imitate Snapchat. Users can now zoom while shooting video, and iOS users can swap cameras mid-recording.
Mobile

Messaging app Hike could start giving WhatsApp a run for its money in India

Meet Hike, a four-year-old messaging app that is now valued at an impressive $1.4 billion following its latest $175 million round of funding. So watch out, Whatsapp -- you may not have as firm a grip on the Asian market as you…
Web

Google tries to take some of the hassle out of doing your civic duty

It has helped you find all the information you need to make an informed decision this November, and now, it's helping you put that decision to action. On Friday, Google announced a new search feature that will allow users to register to…
Social Media

Snapchat may be buying search and discovery app Vurb for $110M

Launching in 2011 as a niche messaging app, Snapchat has since added a ton of new features to boost its functionality and appeal. Its latest area of interest appears to be search and discovery following reports of talks to acquire mobile…
Social Media

Become friends with an Instagram advertiser thanks to new business tools

There are 200,000 advertisers on Instagram, and they're all dying to be your friend. And with Instagram's new business tools, they'll probably succeed. The photo-sharing app has begun rolling out business tools in Europe.
Social Media

London is setting up a police force to deal exclusively with online trolls

The London Mayor's office recently announced the creation of a new specialized police force charged with investigating digital hate crimes, which include abusive content on Twitter and Facebook.
Home Theater

Twitter could be planning to bring live-streaming NFL games to the Apple TV

Twitter is reportedly currently in discussions with Apple about bringing its app and content to the Apple TV, including live-streaming NFL games, which it gained the rights to earlier this year.
Social Media

Catch that Pepsi spirit with Promoted Stickers on Twitter

Twitter has partnered with Pepsi to bring its latest feature to market. Twitter says its new Promoted Stickers are just the latest way "to provide fun ways for people to express themselves."
Social Media

#ThrowbackThursday is only the start: Instagram hashtags for every day of the week

Not getting your hashtag fill with #ThrowbackThursday or #ManCrushMonday? Here's a list of some of the platform's more popular hashtags, so you can outfit your next Instagram post with the proper tag, regardless of what day it is.