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Video slideshow app Flipagram now has 200 million creators, 4 billion daily video views

Video app Flipagram has taken to VidCon to announce that it now has 200 million creators, and that it gets 4 billion daily video views on social media. We spoke with the app's co-founder and CEO Farhad Mohit about its success, and future…
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You can now react to VR experiences in 360-degree Facebook videos

The Facebook-owned Oculus has now made it possible for you to react to VR experiences. Because you have real feelings, and you should be able to share them even in an artificial world.
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Pinterest acquires shopping app Tote to bring you more buyable fashion items

Pinterest has acquired shopping app Tote in order to integrate its team into its own workforce. The move could bring more buyable fashion Pins to Pinterest as it looks to further monetize its service.
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President Obama will talk tech with Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook Live

President Obama is set to take part in a Facebook Live discussion with Mark Zuckerberg as part of a Silicon Valley summit on tech from emerging markets. The live chat will be broadcast on the social network this Friday.
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Wunderbar! Instagram is launching a translation feature for its popular app

There are a lot of people on Instagram – 500M at the last count – which means there are also a lot of languages. Mindful of the fact, Instagram says it's about to roll out a new translation feature so we can all understand each other's…
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Dems use Facebook Live, Periscope to broadcast sit-in after House cameras go dark

Democrats protesting gun violence on the House floor took to live-streaming their sit-in on Periscope and Facebook after the House cameras were turned off. C-SPAN, which broadcasted the streams, called it "a milestone moment.”
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Facebook pressures users to set Messenger as the default texting app with confusing prompt

Facebook users were misled by a Messenger pop-up prompt that asked users to set the app as their default SMS texting app. Users on Twitter were quick to respond with heavy criticism.
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Reddit users hunt down the Instagrammer defiling national parks, get her banned

Reddit users have helped authorities to identify a vandal who defaced trails and rock formations in several national parks. The culprit, Casey Nocket, was a graffiti artist who glorified her work on her social media accounts.
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First Lady Michelle Obama joins Snapchat in an effort to engage young people

First Lady Michelle Obama has decided to join Snapchat in an effort to engage and communicate more directly with America's young people, and it looks like she is off to a great start.
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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.
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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.
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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…