Social Media

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.
Social Media

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.
Social Media

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.
Social Media

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.
Social Media

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.
Social Media

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.
Social Media

Facebook and Instagram are demanding this app change its name

Lawyers representing Instagram and its parent company Facebook are ordering British anti-littering app “Littergram” change its name. The app's owner now claims he has been issued a deadline by which to rebrand.
Cool Tech

Alexa can now read you tweets from your Twitter timeline

Twitter has launched its very own app for Alexa-enabled devices. Amazon's virtual assistant can perform a bunch of cool Twitter-related tasks, such as reading tweets from your timeline, and trending topics.

Facebook Moments app now offers unlimited full-resolution photo storage

Facebook has updated its Moments photo-sharing app with a trio of new features including "joinable moments" aimed at helping you connect with non-users, and a new tab that lets you save an unlimited quantity of images.