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Federal Trade Commission cracking down on nondisclosed celebrity ads

It's fine with the Federal Trade Commission if celebrities are paid to endorse products, as long as it's absolutely clear they're being compensated. Putting #ad at the end of a Tweet won't cut it, nor will a mere mention in a Youtube…

Weekly Rewind: The next moonshot, quantum computer duets, stateside Skodas

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, 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…
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Can’t find any GIFs of the Olympics? That’s because they’re banned

The IOC has placed a ban on GIFs and Vines of the Rio Olympics. Media companies will not be able to share the visual clips on social media, and the public is not permitted to broadcast livestreams from the games.
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Facebook taps team behind Eyegroove app to make your videos more musical

Facebook has hired the team behind Eyegroove, a video app that offered SoundCloud integration, allowing users to create their very own music videos. The app itself has now been shut down as a result of the buyout.
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Snapchat-style selfie filters being tested during Olympics may be coming to Facebook

Facebook users in Brazil and Canada will see a new option when they open the app starting Friday. The social media giant is testing a Snapchat-like selfie camera that automatically turns on when a user begins a status update from…
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10 comedians you should be watching live-stream on Facebook

Facebook Live is a global live-streaming phenomenon, and no one is using it to interact with fans quite like comedians. This list brings together the most frequent (and funniest) live-streamers on Facebook that are sure to make you laugh.

Ikea pokes fun at Instagram food porn obsession in new ad

For rather obvious reasons, Instagram wasn’t around in the 18th century. If it were though, this is likely what it would look like, complete with painter, horse-drawn carriage and a butler to present your 'likes.'
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Pinterest to integrate video into its visual search tools

Pinterest is building a native video player and updating its visual search tools to work on videos, making it easier than ever to find and watch clips on the service. The updates will be launched in the coming months.
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New Snapchat filters poke fun at Frank Ocean and his tireless fans

It seems Snapchat is as keen to hear Frank Ocean's new album Boys Don't Cry as everyone else. The app has released two new filters related to the pop singer, whose long-awaited new LP is reported to be dropping today.
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Facebook steps up its fight to eradicate clickbait from your feed

Facebook is escalating its war on clickbait links by implementing an update to its News Feed algorithm. The social network will use the new system to relegate clickbait to the bottom of your feed.

Messaging has been made musical thanks to Bars, which detects song lyrics from texts

A new messaging app called Bars hopes to disrupt the massive messaging market. What makes Bars different? It uses song lyrics instead of basic text, even sending snippets of the songs in question to those receiving the messages.
Cool Tech

Welcome to Area 404, the hardware lab where Facebook is building the future

Facebook is offering the first extensive look inside its huge new hardware lab, and the state-of-the-art machinery it houses. Inside, Facebook's engineers will build everything from internet-delivering drones to VR tech.