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Twitter says it shuttered 377,000 accounts that promote terrorism in six months

In its latest transparency report, Twitter said it shuttered a total of 376,890 accounts "for violations related to promotion of terrorism," bringing the 17-month total up to the end of 2016 to 636,248.
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Now 1 million advertisers strong, in-app booking is coming to Instagram

Instagram is celebrating an advertising milestone with a teaser -- a new in-app booking feature is coming before the end of the year. More than 1 million businesses now actively advertise on Instagram.
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Facebook is testing a new look for its comments that looks a lot like Messenger

In an effort to make all your mediums of communication indistinguishable from one another, Facebook is testing a new design that makes comment threads look a whole lot like messaging app threads, complete with message bubbles.
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Reddit users will soon be able to add profile pics and bios to their profiles

Reddit is rolling out new profile pages that will allow users to add "more prominent" pics and biographies. A related new feature will let users follow posts from content creators.

Mevo is now the first camera capable of live broadcasting to Twitter

Thanks to an API release by Twitter, Mevo by Livestream is now able to broadcast straight to Twitter or Periscope. The camera is the first to include direct Twitter compatibility.

Twitter launches live video API for streaming — how will that affect Periscope?

Twitter will likely be seeing an increase in live video with the release of its live API for integrating live feeds from third-party apps. The change would also make broadcasting simpler for big media companies.

Apple’s new Clips app is taking the fight to Instagram and Snapchat

Apple is late in joining the social video craze, but is doing so now with Clips, an app it is pitching as a fun, convenient way to create great-looking customized video without having to rely on complicated editing tools.

PicsArt's custom stickers (and export option) could make basic effects look boring

Embellishing a photo with a sticker is a popular way to customize, but now you can even customize the actual sticker. PicsArt launched an update that gives users custom sticker tools.
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How to link your Instagram to Facebook for unrivaled social synchronization

Instagram and Facebook go hand in hand. Here's how you can make the most of the superior integration offered by the two social media behemoths, which should help your pics gain more exposure in the long run.
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Want to keep that live video around? Instagram now lets you do just that

If it was good enough to share with the world, it's probably good enough to save, right? That, at least, seems to be what Instagram thinks of your live video, as it now gives you the option of saving your broadcast.
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Monopoly fans find animals more lovable than tech in vote to replace classic tokens

Monopoly's Token Madness vote has come to a close. Fans voted from 64 options for new game pieces, including many symbols of modern tech, but the final eight tokens coming to the next version of the game will feature many familiar faces.

Six ways to get your shamrock shake indulgence this St. Patrick’s Day

Nothing says St. Patrick's Day like green beer, except maybe a a minty shamrock shake spiked with Bailey's. Here are six recipes to help you make the perfect shamrock shake at home.