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Twitter to host Cheddar’s business news live-streams from NYSE

Twitter has struck up another live-streaming deal, this time to broadcast Cheddar's daily coverage of business news from the NYSE trading floor. Launched in May, Cheddar brands itself as a news network for millennials.
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Twitter likely to start allowing longer tweets from September 19

Twitter is reportedly about to let its users post longer tweets. From Monday, it'll remove several elements from counting toward the 140-character limit, including media attachments such as photos, GIFs, videos, and polls.
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Facebook is now letting you pay for things through the Messenger Platform

Facebook has updated its Messenger platform with a number of great new features -- including the ability to now pay them for goods and services. This should make it far easier to place orders through Facebook.

Google has a little-known project that identifies, works with promising startups

Google wants to stay on the cutting edge of technology, and is doing so through a secret project called Project Sand Hill, which tracks tomorrow's hot startups. So far, the company has worked with the likes of Hotel Tonight and even Lyft.
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Keep your Instagram comment section clean with a new keyword moderation tool

Instagram is taking action to make its online platform a more "welcoming community" with a new keyword moderation tool. It's meant to help you filter out "words you consider offensive or inappropriate."

Twitter shares continue to plummet as investors push for takeover

With its growth numbers stagnant — just up 1 percent year-on-year — and nowhere near competitor Facebook’s profitability, although up 20 percent from last quarter, shareholders are left scratching their heads.
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New social network preaches freedom of expression for internet users

Founded by Andrew Torba, an open Trump supporter, the site follows the coattails of Facebook and Twitter’s recent battles with user censorship, including Twitter’s banishment of internet personality Milo Yiannopoulos.
Movies & TV

College student asks mom for beer money on ‘College GameDay,’ gets over 2,000 Venmo donations

Ask and you shall receive. That is, if your name is Sam Crowder, and you're asking your mom for beer money. Over 2,000 people took to Venmo and sent Sam Crowder beer money, including Venmo itself, who chipped in a not-too-shabby $50.
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Keep track of all the NFL action this Sunday with the new Sports Illustrated NFL Bot

Football season is now in full swing, and just in the nick of time, Sports Illustrated has launched four new bots to keep you posted on all that Sunday action. Meet the new Sports Illustrated NFL bot by GameOn

Telecom security rules in the EU may soon apply to web services like WhatsApp, too

They provide similar services, so now, they'll be held to the same standards. A new draft proposal from the European Union may soon extend security rules that currently apply exclusively to telecom operators to web services, too.
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Why Facebook Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz is donating $20 million to help Hillary Clinton

On Friday, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz wrote a Medium blog post entitled "Compelled to Act," in which he explained the impetus behind his family's decision to donate $20 million to help Democrats in the 2016 election.
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You can now chat with the AmEx bot in Facebook Messenger

The latest innovation to come out of the Cannes-Lions Innovation festival in France is a new Amex bot for Facebook Messenger that lets consumers see real-time purchase alerts and key information about American Express benefits.