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Facebook tests its apps in a data center that houses 2,000 smartphones

Facebook's latest data center isn't like the others -- instead it's designed specifically for app testing, housing a hefty 2,000 smartphones, many of which are actually somewhat outdated.
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Whole Foods’ Messenger chatbot lets you discover recipes using emojis

Whole Foods has launched its first-ever chatbot for Facebook Messenger, which lets you use emojis to discover healthy new recipes. The culinary AI also lets you enter special diet restrictions using traditional text.

New Polaroid photo app transforms your images into moving moments

Polaroid is taking a swing at social networking with a new photography app that lets your create and share moving images akin to Apple Live Photos. The app is available to download on iOS right now.
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Pizza Hut is making ordering easy thanks to its new Messenger chatbot

Pizza Hut wants to make it as easy as possible for you to order a pizza, and has announced the launch of a new pizza-ordering bot for Facebook Messenger. The bot will be available in August.
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Twitter continues live-streaming expansion with Bloomberg news deal

Twitter and Bloomberg have a struck a deal to live-stream several of the media network’s weekday news programs on the social network, including its Wall Street coverage. The partnership marks Twitter's first foray into live news…

Ashley Madison seeks to emerge from troubles with a major rebrand

Adultery just got a rebrand. Avid Life Media (which owns and operates Ashley Madison) has announced its reemergence as Ruby Corp., and is further "repositioning its Ashley Madison flagship brand."
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Twitter opens the high-quality GIF floodgates with new expanded size limit

Twitter now lets you upload animated GIF files of up to 15MB, up from just 5MB previously. The update, which was spotted by a number of GIF enthusiasts, is currently only available for Twitter for the web.

Keep in touch while you catch ’em all with GoChat app for ‘Pokémon Go’

A third-party chat app for Pokémon Go aims to rectify the game's lack of social networking features. Available for iOS and Android, GoChat lets you add and interact with other players to discuss tips, strategies, and organize meetups.
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New lawsuit accusing Facebook of enabling terrorism in Israel seeks $1B in damages

Facebook is being sued to the sum of $1 billion by a group of Israeli and U.S. citizens for allegedly enabling militant attacks on their relatives in Israel. The lawsuit has been filed in a U.S. District Court in New York.

FStop is a Tinder-like app for photographers and models

There are a few services out there that help connect photographers with models. But few are as simple or secure as FStop, a new app inspired by Tinder that helps connect photographers and models.
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Twitter will live-stream both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions

Twitter will be live-streaming the Republican National Convention. And of course, in the interest of fairness, it'll also be live-streaming the Democratic National Convention the following week in Philadelphia.

Request a selfie from your Badoo match to make sure they're the real deal

Badoo, the world's largest dating network, has introduced a new feature that it hopes will cut down on catfishing and ultimately, make online dating safer. Meet the "Selfie Request."