Last month saw the official launch of Facebook's Instant Articles, but after the launch they were few and far between. Publishers are readying the second wave of Instant Articles, which should be much bigger, and is coming soon.
Users of the Amazon Kindle app for Android will notice a bevy of new sharing options have been added. Amazon's new feature called Instant Previews will allow those you share with to read a portion of the book for free without needing to sign up.
Less than a week after Apple said it would pay royalties to musicians during Apple Music's free trial, Swift said she would allow the service to stream her album, 1989, which features popular hits Shake it Off, Blank Space and Bad Blood.
Facebook's highly successful Messenger app is taking another leap forward by unshackling itself from the bounds of a Facebook profile. Users can now sign up for the the messaging app without a social media account.
Facebook has released a number of studies this year highlighting their advances in artificial intelligence and its many applications. Among them are the ability auto-generate small images, and advancements in facial recognition.
Instagram has overhauled the Explore feature of its app by helping users to more easily surface content relating to real-time events. The app's search algorithms have also been updated, enabling Instagrammers to more effectively locate relevant content.
Ever wish you could break up with your girlfriend by sending her a voicemail of a Scottish man singing: “Your boyfriend doesn’t love you anymore ..."? Lucky for you: Binder, which is available for iOS and Android, will let you do just that.
Here's some good news: One of the original, and most fondly remembered social gaming features is back. Swarm, has reintroduced Foursquare's Mayorship titles, but with a few cool alterations to make them even more fun.
Tom Anderson posted a selfie captioned "I am behind on processing photos! In other news, I think Japanese sushi is good for my skin :-)." In a classic case of delayed virality, the now 2-year-old selfie is just now getting Internet traction.
In an effort to expand its shopping experience, Twitter announced Collections, which introduce product pages on the social media site for the first time. The new feature will roll out today for Twitter's website and mobile app.