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YouTube Red's benefits — no ads, ability to download — now apply to YouTube Kids

Wish the kids didn't have to watch those pesky ads? Or that they could download videos for offline viewing? Well, you're in luck -- YouTube Kids now integrates with YouTube Kids, meaning that kids can browse YouTube ad-free just like you.
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Twitter launches live Rio Olympics Moments, and a barrage of new emojis

Twitter will cover the Rio Olympics on its flagship platform, and on its Periscope, and Vine apps. The content will include a mixture of curated news, video highlights, and over 200 new hashtag-activated emojis.
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Snapchat rolls out location-based Geostickers in select cities around the world

Snapchat has rolled out more stickers, this time in the form of location-activated icons for select cities, including NYC, Los Angeles, Paris, and London. The tongue-in-cheek stickers offer another way to customize your snaps.
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LinkedIn embraces video with Q & A clips from its top influencers

LinkedIn is introducing videos to its social network with the help of its Influencers. Industry leaders will discuss business trends in the short clips that will appear in users' feeds, allowing for interaction through comments.
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How to make animated GIFs with Photoshop (and other alternatives) 1:49

Love sharing GIFs with your friends and peers, but wish you could make your own? Here's how to do so in Photoshop, or using a few other methods that don't require you to shell out a premium fee with each calendar year.
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Instagram takes a page from Snapchat's book, announces Stories feature

Instagram has announced its new Stories feature, which lets users share photos and videos from their day before disappearing. If it sounds familiar, it is because it is a primary and popular Snapchat feature.
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No escape: Facebook Live broadcasts will have commercials

Facebook Live streams from the platform’s biggest publishers are about to be invaded by mid-roll video ad breaks that could last up to 15 seconds. The social network has confirmed that it is currently testing the feature.
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Instagram CEO Systrom joins the billionaires club, thanks to Facebook

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom is profiting from his app's popularity, and from its parent company. The 32-year-old is now estimated to be worth $1.1 billion dollars. Reaching that stage, however, hasn't been the easiest of rides.
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Facebook and Twitter reportedly offering YouTube stars lucrative ad revenue deals

Facebook and Twitter are implementing lucrative revenue sharing models in order to attract YouTube stars with the promise of advertising money. The strategies will include adverts being inserted into longer videos on Facebook.
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With iOS 10, your iPhone’s emojis are about to get more diverse than ever

iOS 10 will come with the most diverse set of emojis ever released by Apple, including characters depicting women in sports, as well as a rainbow flag. The announcement follows reports suggesting Apple was against emojis depicting rifles.
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Weekly Rewind: Yahoo sells, LastPass hack, a solar plane, and More

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…
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You can now ask Facebook for a refund if little Timmy made a purchase without permission

Facebook will now issue refunds to folks charged for items bought by kids ages 17 and younger. The decision stems from a 2012 California lawsuit, with plaintiffs suing the company over purchases made with Facebook Credits.