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How Facebook is profiting off the 2016 presidential election

By November of this year, one candidate will have won the 2016 presidential election, many will have lost, and Facebook will have profited. American elections, which continue to grow more expensive, have learned the power of social media.
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3G internet just arrived for Myanmar farmers, but they've had Facebook for ages

While Google and Twitter might vie for users in the West, in Myanmar no one has even heard of it. They're Facebook users through and through and have had active accounts well before they had access to 3G internet.
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Private gun sales are now banned on Facebook, Instagram

Pushing back against anyone that was selling firearms on Facebook without a background check, representatives of the social network are now prohibiting the sale of guns through either Facebook or Instagram.
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Now you can say #iVoted with the first election 2016 Twitter emoji

Twitter has unveiled its first election 2016 emoji to mark the start of the presidential race. The hashtag activated emoji, described as a "digital version" of the 'I Voted' sticker, is available right now.
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Experience the Coast Guard's training in a new 360 degree video experience

If you never make it to the Coast Guard's grueling training process in person, you can now experience it like never before. It's all thanks to a 360 degree video that feels like a virtual reality experience without the VR headset.
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Parse is no more — Facebook shuts down its mobile developer platform

In a rare admission of defeat (if you can call it that), social media giant Facebook has announced plans to shut down Parse, the mobile developer platform it acquired back in 2013 for a cool $85 million.
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Snapchat profile URLs make adding users easier than ever

Snapchat has made it a lot easier to add people thanks to the introduction of profile URLs. You can copy and share your personal URL online, allowing others to click through to your Snapchat profile and add you to their friends list.
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Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth soars overnight to a lofty $47 billion

Following a massive overnight growth in stock, Mark Zuckerberg has beaten out the Koch Brothers on the "rich list," with a net worth of $47 billion, making him the sixth wealthiest person on the planet.
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Clear your calendar, these are the best times to get matched on Tinder, OkCupid

New Tinder and OkCupid user stats reveal how you can boost your chances of finding a match by logging into the dating apps at certain times of the day. These tend to be the hours when most people are online.
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Could Apple’s former top PR executive turn things around at Twitter?

It's reported that Twitter is close to hiring Natalie Kerris, a top Apple PR veteran. Kerris spent 14 years at Apple, working on some of the company's major products. If she accepts the job, she could help turn the social network around.
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Now you can stay in and 'Netflix and Chill' with this Airbnb listing

Binge watchers rejoice, the "Netflix and Chill Room" on Airbnb is an NYC apartment catered toward Netflix addicts. The Manhattan pad contains a bed with Netflix bedspread, HD projector, and Apple TV with Netflix account.