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Testing, testing: Twitter is trying out a new Explore tab in place of Moments

Hoping to increase engagement on the service, Twitter is currently trialing a new Explore tab in place of Moments. The feature aims to improve content discovery by highlighting trending topics and suggesting other users to follow.

Snapchat has reportedly picked Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to lead IPO

Snap Inc., the company formerly known as Snapchat, has tapped Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to lead its IPO. The expected $25 billion valuation could make it the biggest company to go public on the U.S. exchange since 2014.
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Without human oversight, Facebook’s trending algorithm features fake news

There have been many reports of fake, satirical, or downright wrong news stories being promoted on Facebook through its Trending stories ever since the social network removed most human oversight from the process.
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Did you register to vote? Chances are good that Facebook played a role

Clicktivism has evolved into action. According to election officials, Facebook has driven "substantial increases" in voter registration numbers the country over, and all it took was a 17-word reminder.
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Don’t call it a dating app: Hinge wants you to stop playing relationship games

Would you pay $7 a month to give yourself a better chance of finding a serious relationship? That's what Hinge is backing on, ditching the swipers and ghosters in its new version in order to encourage meaningful connections.
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Facebook, Twitter cut off surveillance tool used by police to monitor protesters

Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are cutting ties with a social media surveillance company after a report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claimed it was being used by the police to target protesters.

Skype Translator now supports Russian, its ninth language

You might not be a polyglot, but in the 21st century, the language barrier is barely a barrier. And now, assisting in our communication efforts is Skype, which announced Tuesday that it has added Russian to its Skype Translator.

Forget chatbots: Blend adds ‘Genies’ to amplify your conversations

Blend has just released its own take on chatbots. They're called Genies -- you can add Genies ranging from ESPN, Fitbit, The New York Times, to celebrity Genies like Kanye West, and Drake.
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Facebook launches paid networking plaform Workplace as a rival to Slack

The ban on Facebook at your workplace could soon be lifted if the social network has its way. A new report claims Facebook will launch its "At Work" enterprise communications network within the next few weeks.
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If your stomach voted this November, would it vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

DoorDash crunched delivery data from millions of orders on the alleged food favorites of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to determine who would win if we voted with our stomachs.
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Let friends know you're safe from Hurricane Matthew with Facebook Safety Check

As Hurricane Matthew continues to wreak havoc upon the Atlantic coast, Facebook has once again activated its Safety Check to allow users alert their friends and family that they have remained out of harm's way.
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In college and stressed out? Twitter data shows you're not alone

A recent survey took to Twitter to determine "the most significant sources of [college students'] stresses" by examining tweets originating from four-year universities, and searching for keywords related to mental health and stress.