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Instagram goes live, adds disappearing photos and videos in Direct feature

Instagram is bringing a feature from its parent company -- live video. Unlike Facebook's implementation, which is primarily geared toward media content, Instagram's Live Video is more of a blend of Twitter's Periscope and…
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Ohio man, 24, allegedly made death threats directed at Donald Trump on Twitter

After allegedly tweeting threats directed toward President-Elect Donald Trump, 24-year-old Zachary Benson of Ohio has found himself in hot water, and in danger of some serious time behind bars.
Photography

Snapchat’s camera glasses are now being sold via a viral marketing campaign

Snapchat's early distribution plan for their camera glasses? An interactive, happy-looking vending machine called the Snapbot. The company's hardware venture will be distributed exclusively through the Snapbot, at least at first.
Mobile

Download these 5 great apps to digitize old photos and create 360-degree videos

Thanksgiving is nearly here, and you'll need a few apps to keep the arduous turkey-roasting process out of your mind for a few hours. This week, we've got an app from Google that will make your grandparents love you, and more.
Social Media

Notable Twitter accounts hacked, posting links promoting free followers

It appears all of the tweets had been sent via Twitter Counter (@thecounter), a tool that provides statistics of Twitter usage and tracks over 14 million users and sells ad space to free followers services.
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The Inner Circle is one of New York’s newest and trendiest dating apps

It may hang its hat on its exclusivity, but that hasn't stopped The Inner Circle from becoming one of the fastest growing dating apps in New York City. Just a month after making its NYC debut, the dating service has doubled its…
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Emboldened by election results, Secret app is coming back

Co-founder David Byttow said “Secret V2 is coming. It’s too important not to exist.” He explained the the downsides of current social media products and that they must be addressed immediately.
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No phone, no problem: How to use Instagram on your PC or Mac

Instagram may be the most popular photo-sharing app in the world, but there is no official desktop or browser app for desktop users. With a little computer magic, however, you, too, can use Instagram on a PC or Mac.
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Bitmoji can now be added to Snapchat’s on-demand geofilters

Snapchat is giving fans of Bitmoji another creative way to integrate the animated characters in to its offerings though its custom geofilters. You can even use a friend's "friendmoji" as part of the update.
Social Media

Here's how Facebook plans to fight the fake news empire taking over its platform

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has released a public statement detailing how his company plans to stem the rise of fake news on its social network once and for all. The plan includes a major algorithmic update to the News Feed.
Social Media

American officials ‘concerned’ by Russia’s decision to block LinkedIn

The U.S. government is deeply troubled by Russia's ban on LinkedIn, claiming it creates a precedent that could be used to shut down other Western websites that store their data outside of the country.
Social Media

Social media posts can cost you your job, the First Amendment has no protection

Most people are unaware they can be fired for what they post on social media. The First Amendment doesn't protect you with employers and candidates can actually improve their chances if social media posts and profiles make a good…