Social Media
Social Media

Attempted coup in Turkey results in social media clampdown

Turkey saw a social media blackout on Friday during an attempted coup by the country’s military, with reports that Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube were all down. Live-streaming platforms are still being used to broadcast scenes on the…
Social Media

GE is launching a Facebook Messenger Bot to challenges your science and emoji skills

For those of you who are truly bilingual (in English and emoji), you'll be able to show off your skills as GE launches the first #EmojiScience Decoding Challenge on Facebook Messenger.
Android Army

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Google have waived fees to France

Following the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, mobile carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and Google have waived fees temporarily.
Web

If you want to register to vote, Google would like to help

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…
Social Media

Attack in Nice sees Facebook activate Safety Check for fourth time in five weeks

Following Thursday night's devastating attack on a crowd of Bastille Day revelers in Nice, France, Facebook activated its Safety Check tool to enable users in the area to quickly show friends and family they were safe.
Social Media

Facebook chat bots might be the future, but right now they feel like the past

There's a developer gold rush going on right now, and it's all about bots. Facebook's Messenger gained 11,000 bots in a few months, but are they useful? We tried a few to find out, and were reminded of MS-DOS and other text-based…
Social Media

Pinterest acquires the startup behind Highlight, Shorts, and Roll apps

Pinterest has acquired Math Camp, a startup known for a trio of social discovery, and photography apps including Highlight, Shorts, and Roll. Math Camp's team will be integrated into Pinterest's engineering, product, and design departments.
Social Media

Full streams ahead for Twitter as it strikes Pac-12 live university sports deal

Twitter has signed another sports-oriented live-streaming deal, this time with Pac-12. The agreement will see Twitter stream the network's university sports events during the 2016-17 season, totalling 150 games.
Social Media

Facebook still shows little signs of progress when it comes to diversity

Facebook's latest diversity report includes stats concerning its LGBTQ employees, a first for the social network. The results are disappointing, but show signs of the company's commitment to repairing the skills gap in U.S. education.
Business

Line messaging app goes public with year’s biggest tech company debut

Line Corporation, maker of the popular Japanese messaging app Line, arrived on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Thursday morning in what turned out to be the biggest market debut of a tech company this year.
Mobile

Facebook Messenger reduces load times, now supports Instant Articles

Facebook's Instant Articles have proven a hit in the standard Facebook app, but those articles will now show up in Facebook Messenger too. This should help significantly cut down on load times while using bots from publishers.
Mobile

Girl power: Unicode greenlights new emoji of professional women

Eleven of Google's 13 women at work emojis have been approved by the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee. But instead of having women-only emojis, Unicode will make male versions of and will add a variety of skin tones.