Social Media
Social Media

Twitter has finally made it possible to post longer tweets

After first announcing the idea four months ago, Twitter has finally made it possible to post longer tweets. Starting Monday, photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quote tweets no longer count toward the 140-character limit.
Cool Tech

Facebook nabs modular electronics startup Nascent Objects to help it build hardware faster

Facebook just bought modular hardware startup Nascent Objects to integrate into its secret project Building 8, led by former DARPA director Regina Dugan. Could Facebook be planning a modular device like Google's Project ARA?
Social Media

How to experience Jimmy Kimmel in 360 glorious degrees

The Emmys and Facebook have struck a social media deal that will see exclusive live footage and 360-degree videos from the awards ceremony hosted on the social network, including host Jimmy Kimmel's opening monologue.
Social Media

Fandango is selling movie tickets on Facebook in a bid to target millennials

Fandango is bringing the movies to Facebook. The ticket retailer owned by NBCUniversal is partnering with Facebook to sell film tickets directly via its social network, with the hope of boosting attendance rates.
Social Media

The Twitter verdict: NFL livestream reaches 2 million viewers, hailed a resounding succes

Last night, the Twitter community bore witness to the future of its beloved platform. The first NFL live-stream on Twitter was a resounding success, grabbing over 2 million viewers and pleasing ardent fans.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Driverless Ubers, longer tweets coming, Bud will drive you home

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 everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…
Mobile

Own an iPhone 7? Try these 15 iMessage apps, sticker packs, games for iOS 10

The official version of Apple's iOS 10 is finally here, and that means you can download all the iMessage apps, stickers, and games that you want. Here are our top 15, and we'll continue to update this list as the iMessage app store…
Mobile

Windows Phone fans will be pleased that WhatsApp now has OneDrive support

WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, has seen a new update in its Beta iteration on Windows Phone. Users can now enjoy uploading text logs to OneDrive, freeing up space on their phones.
Mobile

Is Facebook plotting the return of the chatroom via Messenger?

Facebook may be prepping to take us all back to the '90s. The social network is testing a Messenger feature that sounds an awful lot like a chatroom, with further similarities to the company's short-lived Rooms app.
Social Media

Twitter now tells you which business accounts to contact for customer support

Twitter has rolled out a number of new tools aimed at making it easier for customers find and contact companies using tweets and direct messages. The updates are aimed at streamlining the customer support process on the platform.
Social Media

Daughter sues parents for sharing her childhood photos on Facebook

An 18-year-old from Austria is suing her parents for allegedly posting hundreds of photos from her childhood on Facebook despite her protests. She claims the pics, some of which are of an intimate nature, have made her life a misery.
Mobile

Thanks to Siri, you can now place calls, send texts on WhatsApp with just your voice

WhatsApp’s latest iOS update allows users to send messages and place calls using Siri. So talk to your mom or your friends. It literally couldn’t get any easier -- the process, we mean, not necessarily the conversation.