Social Media
Social Media

Facebook has hired Campbell Brown of CNN to lead its News Partnerships team

Campbell Brown announced on Friday that she would be "joining Facebook to lead its News Partnerships team." The former NBC News correspondent and CNN prime-time host took (of course) to Facebook to make the announcement.
Social Media

Wikileaks whips up furor after proposing a database of verified Twitter users’ info

Wikileaks on Friday tweeted that it is thinking of building an online database populated with the information of verified Twitter users. Unsurprisingly, many Twitter users didn't take kindly to the idea.
Social Media

Have a question for His Holiness? Ask it through his Facebook Messenger bot

If you're a Facebook user, head over to Messenger and check out what just might become your new favorite chatbot. Its name is Missiobot and it allows you to speak (sort of) with Pope Francis.
Social Media

Twitter strikes deal to live-stream 70 hours of action from the PGA Tour

Twitter is bringing professional golf live-streams back to its platform courtesy of its latest partnership with the PGA Tour. The deal will see Twitter stream 70 hours of live competition across 31 tournaments.
Social Media

White House preserves Obama administration’s social media in digital archive

The White House is teaming up with Giphy, MIT, and the Internet Archive to preserve the Obama administration’s social media. Chief among the new offerings is a digital public archive that contains more than 250,000 social media posts.
Social Media

Facebook now offers auto-subtitling for Page videos

Facebook has quietly rolled out its auto-subtitling function for videos to Facebook Pages in the United States. The AI-assisted feature, first released for video ads last year, provides captions for English-language clips via an automated…
Social Media

Lawsuit alleges Snapchat released false growth numbers to court investors

A lawsuit filed against Snapchat by a former employee claims the company reported false growth numbers to investors in an effort to inflate its valuation and secure a multi-billion dollar valuation.
Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg’s political ambitions under the spotlight after recent activity

Is Mark Zuckerberg seeking a role in government? The Facebook founder's political ambitions have come to light via a SEC filing by his company and his own statesman-like Facebook post published this week.
Business

Medium cuts one-third of its staff as it looks beyond ads at new business model

Despite boasting of a successful 2016, publishing site Medium just dropped the bomb on its staff. The platform created by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams is axing around one-third of its workforce and shutting its offices in NY and…
Social Media

Twitter rolls out unpopular feature to Android despite earlier backlash

On Thursday, Twitter “accidentally” shelved the @ symbol in tweet replies on iOS, and the reaction from users was hostile, to say the least. Does this mean the platform will change its mind about the planned update?
Photography

Browser extension unveils the hidden tags Facebook gives your photos

Adam Geitgey has produced a clever browser extension that reveals the tags that Facebook's automated image recognition program applies to your photos when you upload them to your profile.
Mobile

Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel taps Yelp, Spotify to help plan your first date

Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel is launching two new web apps powered by Yelp and Spotify that are all about helping you plan the ideal first date. Thanks to the new tools you can scout date locations and collaborate on playlists.