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Instagram adds two new rather significant video features in quiet update

Instagram's latest updates comes without a big announcement, but the two new video features are pretty significant -- and still imitate Snapchat. Users can now zoom while shooting video, and iOS users can swap cameras mid-recording.

Messaging app Hike could start giving WhatsApp a run for its money in India

Meet Hike, a four-year-old messaging app that is now valued at an impressive $1.4 billion following its latest $175 million round of funding. So watch out, Whatsapp -- you may not have as firm a grip on the Asian market as you…

Google tries to take some of the hassle out of doing your civic duty

It has helped you find all the information you need to make an informed decision this November, and now, it's helping you put that decision to action. On Friday, Google announced a new search feature that will allow users to register to…
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Snapchat may be buying search and discovery app Vurb for $110M

Launching in 2011 as a niche messaging app, Snapchat has since added a ton of new features to boost its functionality and appeal. Its latest area of interest appears to be search and discovery following reports of talks to acquire mobile…
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Become friends with an Instagram advertiser thanks to new business tools

There are 200,000 advertisers on Instagram, and they're all dying to be your friend. And with Instagram's new business tools, they'll probably succeed. The photo-sharing app has begun rolling out business tools in Europe.
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London is setting up a police force to deal exclusively with online trolls

The London Mayor's office recently announced the creation of a new specialized police force charged with investigating digital hate crimes, which include abusive content on Twitter and Facebook.
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Twitter could be planning to bring live-streaming NFL games to the Apple TV

Twitter is reportedly currently in discussions with Apple about bringing its app and content to the Apple TV, including live-streaming NFL games, which it gained the rights to earlier this year.
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Catch that Pepsi spirit with Promoted Stickers on Twitter

Twitter has partnered with Pepsi to bring its latest feature to market. Twitter says its new Promoted Stickers are just the latest way "to provide fun ways for people to express themselves."
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#ThrowbackThursday is only the start: Instagram hashtags for every day of the week

Not getting your hashtag fill with #ThrowbackThursday or #ManCrushMonday? Here's a list of some of the platform's more popular hashtags, so you can outfit your next Instagram post with the proper tag, regardless of what day it is.

Tinder will look quaint beside the future of digital dating

Online dating went from a novelty to the de facto was of meeting a mate in only 10 years, and as it goes mobile, it will continue to reshape the relationship landscape.
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Twitter suspends notorious hacker following second Democratic Party hack

Twitter temporarily suspended the infamous hacker (or hackers) known as Guccifer 2 on Saturday after a second dump of Democratic party files made it online. Guccifer 2 had claimed responsibility for the recent cyberattacks on the DNC and…
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Brands leap to Instagram Stories, find success

With the new Instagram Stories feature, it’s easy to create an orchestrated story with a start to finish -- allowing the content to differentiate itself from individual pieces of content in a feed.