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Social Media

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."
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Wheel Video is a new social network that wants you to be part of the content

Meet Wheel Video, a new kind of social network that makes use of mobile video to bring collaborative stories to the world. Taking a page out of Snapchat's book, this content-driven platform lets anyone start a story, and anyone else…
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Keep up with all the Euro 2016 action with the Copa90 Facebook Messenger bot

The 2016 UEFA European Championship is under way, and to help soccer fans around the world get their fill of one of the most universally beloved sports, Copa90 has created a Facebook Messenger chatbot to serve as the ultimate Euro 2016…
Mobile

Weekly rewind: Foldable phones, backpack hearts, growing human organs in pigs

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…
Business

Line messaging app files to go public with $5.5 billion valuation

Japanese messaging app Line has filed to go public as it seeks $1 billion in funding by listing on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Known for its emoji empire, the app currently boasts 218 million monthly active…
Mobile

Download these 5 great apps to get free stuff, improve Live Photos, and get fit

Looking for some new apps to download? We've got one that can improve Live Photos, an app that makes sharing your voice easier, and one that gives you free stuff every Tuesday (if you're on T-Mobile).
Mobile

On a bad date? Escape it with this new app called Bod

Meet Bod, which stands for bad online dates. The app promises "a redesigned approach to dating, one that returns control of their bad date night by introducing new matches in real-time, and without all the time sucking of texting…
Social Media

NFL hires cybersecurity firm to teach players how to use social media

The NFL has a social media problem that can only be fixed by professionals. Following a string of high-profile online mishaps and hacks, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is reaching out to cybersecurity firm K2…
Mobile

First Messenger, now Moments: Facebook just won’t stop forcing its apps on users

Facebook users are outraged by the social network's forceful tactics to get them to install its Moments photo-uploads app. Social media is littered with complaints from users stating that the platform is threatening to delete their photos.