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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.
Mobile

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.
Web

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.
Mobile

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.
Web

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.
Photography

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.
Mobile

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.