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Tinder for moms? Peanut app helps get gang together for friendship, playdates

Facebook and Twitter aren't a great way for moms to chat, but Peanut, a new social network for iOS, is tailor-made for just that purpose. It's launching in the U.S. and U.K. in February ahead of a global rollout.
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A weird YouTube glitch has been causing alarm among popular vloggers

A weird YouTube glitch on Wednesday saw subscriber numbers for some of the site's popular channels slashed by hundreds of thousands. The video streaming giant admitted there was an error, and said it was trying to sort a fix.
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Snap makes key hire to ensure no one copies Snapchat features again

Snap Inc. isn’t happy about Facebook stealing Snapchat's features. To ensure its products are safe from plagiarism, the company has hired a security expert whose startup specializes in protecting software from reverse-engineering.
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Facebook to start testing AI review system for discriminatory advertising

Facebook is continuing its efforts to ensure nobody uses its tools to create biased ads that exclude people based on ethnicity. On Wednesday, the company announced updates to its ad policies to combat discrimination and educate marketers.
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Take a picture, and Pinterest will generate recommended pins for you

Finding pins of things that inspire you in real life will soon be easier than ever with a new suite of Pinterest visual tools powered by AI. The new tools generate suggested pins based on other photos or even your camera.
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More than 200 million people now use Facebook Lite every month

Facebook Lite isn't so light in users. On Wednesday, the social media giant announced that more than 200 million people are now using the stripped down version of its app every month.
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Despite making history, Super Bowl LI set no social media records

Despite making football history, less people showed interest in Super Bowl LI on Facebook and Twitter than they had the two previous years, with the game drawing less social media activity.
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Android user? Good luck getting a date with someone using an iPhone

It turns out that politics and religion aren't the only indicators of compatibility -- smartphone preferences are as well. Apparently, when it comes to finding love, one person having an iPhone while the other has an Android can be a deal…
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Twitter no longer shows you offensive content in search or tweet replies

Twitter is rolling out stronger measures to suppress abuse on its site. The move sees the platform take a more proactive approach by hiding offensive tweets from various sections of its site using machine learning systems.
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Send money without ever leaving your chat with PayPal’s new Slack bot

We don't want to leave our couch to order pizza, or ditch our messaging platforms to pay for things either. PayPal understands, and has made it possible for users to send money between accounts via team messaging app Slack.
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YouTube begins rolling out live-streaming via app, starting with creators

YouTube has featured live-streaming on its desktop site since 2011, but the firm is ready to take on Facebook Live by bringing the feature to smartphones. It's available for creators now, but will see a wider rollout soon.
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Google is fighting fake news in France with a new project called CrossCheck

Falling victim to fake news isn't in the game plan for Google -- not this time around. On Monday, Google announced a new endeavor they're calling CrossCheck, described as "a coalition news verification project."