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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.

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."
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50 Nerds of Grey is the '50 Shades' parody that we all deserve

If steamy romance doesn't really get you going, then perhaps you'll be entertained instead by the tech-centric parody that EL James' hit novel has spawned. Meet @50NerdsOfGrey, a Twitter account.
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Fishbrain is a social network for fishermen

There's a social network for everything, these days -- even fishermen. Enter Fishbrain, an internet community for like-minded anglers to brag about their biggest catches, get fishing condition forecasts, and more.

Snapchat universal search is gateway to the best content, here’s how to use it

Looking for a way to find great content on Snapchat? This guide will teach you everything you need to know about the app's best feature, universal search. Using these tips, you'll discover more verified users and have some fun along the…
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Snap just made its IPO public: Here are 5 reasons why you should care

We poured through Snap's lengthy IPO filing to bring you the most relevant information for general users and readers — from the company's plans for Spectacles to acknowledgements about Snapchat's shortcomings.

Weekly Rewind: Your home tap system, pizza on Messenger, and the return of the black cab

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 it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this…
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With its new tool, Facebook is pushing everyone to make new friends

Facebook is rolling out a new "Discover People" feature. Much like the profile suggestions you’d find on the likes of LinkedIn and Twitter, it surfaces potential connections you have something in common with.

Snap public IPO finally gives insight into Snapchat’s financials and user numbers

Snap Inc., the maker of visual messaging app Snapchat, has released its confidential initial public offering filing through the Securities and Exchange Commission. Five years since its launch, can it compete with its bigger rivals?
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Facebook photos just got smarter with new ‘autotags’ for easier searches

The photos shared on Facebook are now easily searchable, thanks to an enhancement to the same AI system that flags inappropriate content and gives details to the visually impaired.
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Snap Times: New York Times will launch its first Snapchat channel

The New York Times announced an upcoming channel on Snapchat's Discovery tab. It will feature quick takes on current events similar to its Morning Briefings feature. There is no release date for the new channel.
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Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, Domino’s bot now offers full-menu ordering

It may just be the easiest food around, and now, it's also the easiest food to order. Domino's Facebook Messenger chatbot lets you order a pie with just one word: "PIZZA." Now, you can order off the full menu as well.