Twitter, the embattled social network, is searching for a buyer. Rumor has it that potential buyers include Google and Salesforce, among others, and that a deal could be announced before the end of this year.
YouTube is enlisting the help of a special task force of volunteers who will "help make YouTube a better experience for everyone." It's called YouTube Heroes and it's an extension of the Trusted Flagger program from 2012.
Not only has Bumble put further empowered women who participate on its site, it's now tackling the issue of catfishing, too. Meet Bumble Photo Verification, which promises to "put a much needed end to fake users once and for all."
LinkedIn is overhauling its flagship social network, with the addition of new features such as messaging bots, and trending news, in an effort to boost engagement. The company also debuted a new online learning platform.
Facebook Messenger is getting an update with a new feature that will now detect when you need to pay people back and prompt you to do so. The app also now allows group polls, so you can easily figure out what to get to dinner.
HelloVote is a new bot that helps people with smartphones (72 percent of American adults) register to vote for the new president in just seven weeks. It's capable of registering voters in every state in the U.S.
Tinder Stacks is the new iMessage app from the popular dating service. It combines Tinder's focus on social interactions with its popular swipe interface to create a visual polling tool for Apple's messaging platform.
As part of the work of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative set up by himself and wife Priscilla last year, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has pledged $3 billion for scientific work aimed at curing "all diseases in our children's lifetime."
Twitter's latest biannual transparency report shows an increase in user data requests from governments, with the U.S. demanding the most info. The insightful report also provides a detailed breakdown of account data requests by state.
On the rooftop of the Portland-based Hotel deLuxe's parking garage, Digital Trends hosted its third TechPop event, this time geared toward teaching those in attendance more about drones and virtual reality.