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Chatting with President Obama is now as easy as using Facebook Messenger

On Wednesday, the White House announced a brand-new way to get in touch with the President of the United States. It's no surprise that this latest method is none other than a Facebook Messenger bot.
Web

How the father of the World Wide Web plans to reclaim it from Facebook and Google

A handful of companies own vast swaths of web activity – Facebook for social networking, Google for searching, eBay for auctions – giving these companies unprecedented power over us. This has inspired an effort to re-decentralize the…
Social Media

Twitter will soon let you create and share your own ‘stories’ using Moments

Twitter is rolling out its Moments feature to more people, starting with influencers and brands, and is promising general availability in the future. It joins Snapchat and Instagram in letting you compile and share your own stories.
Social Media

Tinder advises men to not look too attractive in profile pics

Tinder's in-house sociologist revealed the differences in dating habits between men and women. According to Tinder, women view men who are incredibly attractive as untrustworthy, whereas the opposite is true for men.
Social Media

Facebook in dispute with Germany over data requests as part of criminal inquiries

Facebook is in hot water in Germany after politicians and security officials accused the company of withholding critical data during criminal investigations. The company denies the allegations, but could face tougher measures in the future.
Social Media

Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi service for developing markets debuts in India

Facebook Wi-Fi is now available in India thanks to the company’s new paid internet service, launched in collaboration with local telecoms providers. A pilot version of the Express Wi-Fi program is currently live in the country.
Social Media

A crash course in how to make your own memes

Memes are truly an important part of Internet culture. Here's how you can make one yourself - just remember, with great power comes great responsibility.
Social Media

NBC jumping on the Snapchat train with original content for some shows

NBC will be capitalizing on Snapchat's popularity by producing original content for some of its hit programs like The Voice, SNL and The Tonight Show, exclusively for SnapChat users.
Social Media

Federal Trade Commission cracking down on nondisclosed celebrity ads

It's fine with the Federal Trade Commission if celebrities are paid to endorse products, as long as it's absolutely clear they're being compensated. Putting #ad at the end of a Tweet won't cut it, nor will a mere mention in a Youtube…
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: The next moonshot, quantum computer duets, stateside Skodas

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
Social Media

Can’t find any GIFs of the Olympics? That’s because they’re banned

The IOC has placed a ban on GIFs and Vines of the Rio Olympics. Media companies will not be able to share the visual clips on social media, and the public is not permitted to broadcast livestreams from the games.
Social Media

Facebook taps team behind Eyegroove app to make your videos more musical

Facebook has hired the team behind Eyegroove, a video app that offered SoundCloud integration, allowing users to create their very own music videos. The app itself has now been shut down as a result of the buyout.