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Getty claims man stole as many as 3,400 of its images, resold them on Facebook

An Ohio man is facing charges after allegedly gaining access to paid Getty Images accounts, then downloading and reselling as many 3,400 photos on a private Facebook group using code words like "spaghetti" and "apple."
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Pinterest just bought smart keyboard company Fleksy

Pinterest, in what may be an effort to improve the search and recommendations on its site, has acquired Fleksy, a smart keyboard company. Financial terms of the deal weren't revealed, however, we do know that Pinterest didn't acquire…
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Pinterest now offers ad-targeting tools to boost business accounts

Pinterest just added three tools -- similar to what Facebook and Twitter already offer -- to enhance marketing and advertising for business profiles, including "customer list targeting” aimed at existing customers.
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Facebook provides new suicide prevention tools for users and their friends

Facebook is updating its suicide prevention tools and making them available to users around the world, in an effort to make the reporting process quicker. The support functions were created in collaboration with mental health organizations.
Mobile

Facebook reintroduces SMS integration to Messenger for Android

Potentially ideal for anyone that loves Facebook Messenger and has friends that hate using Facebook, the chat platform has restored SMS support on its Android app, allowing users to communicate with their friends outside of the social…
Business

Report: Twitter invests $70 million in SoundCloud music streaming service

Twitter has invested $70 million into SoundCloud as part of a funding round that saw the music streaming service raise $100 million, according to a new report. The social network had previously considered acquiring the platform in 2014.
Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg confirms he is not a lizard during Facebook Live Q&A chat

Mark Zuckerberg presented his very first Facebook Live Q&A session on Tuesday, with questions from users covering a wide range of topics. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld even turned up at one point, and managed to get the Zuck to reveal…
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Twitter lets you reach into your archives to retweet and quote tweet yourself

Twitter now lets you celebrate past glories from your archive of tweets by allowing you to retweet and quote tweet yourself with the tap of a button. The update is the first of many planned changes to the core tweeting experience.
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French terrorist attack aftermath broadcast on Facebook Live

The moments following a terror attack in France were broadcast live on Facebook Monday evening, and the social media platform was also used to make threats against the Euro 2016 football championship currently taking place in France.
Social Media

Whoops! Facebook accidentally announces the Philippines is at war

Facebook has offices in more than 18 countries around the world, but the absence of a base in the Philippines probably goes some way to explaining the embarrassing gaffe the company made there on Sunday.
Social Media

Your Snapchat stories will soon come with ad breaks

Snapchat will introduce video ads to its users' stories in conjunction with the launch of its long-awaited advertising API. The app is aggressively targeting brands as it looks to reach its $1 billion revenue target for 2017.
Social Media

Microsoft just bought LinkedIn for a cool $26.2 billion

In an announcement this morning, Microsoft revealed that it had acquired LinkedIn for "$196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash."