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Airbnb takes steps to curb discrimination after #AirbnbWhileBlack

After charges of discrimination, Airbnb formed a team to complete a 90-day review of company practices. New policies in effect will attempt to curb bias. Affirmative diversity hiring in the company's U.S. offices will also be enforced.

Smartphone street photography tips from VSCO Academy

Have you ever thought you needed to invest in a full camera system in order to do quality street photography? Well this video today from VSCO Academy offers some killer tips for using your phone to capture what is happening on the…
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Facebook lets small businesses go global with international ad-targeting tools

Facebook has updated its international ad-targeting tools to make it easier for small businesses to reach customers globally. The company has also created a new marketing handbook for business users, and is hosting online business webinars.
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Is Snapchat plotting more acquisitions in the wake of its debt-financing deal?

Snapchat's formidable buying power is set to receive a major boost thanks to the company securing a new line of credit led by Morgan Stanley. With a number of acquisitions under its belt, the money could be used on its rumored smart…
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Twitter now tells you when someone’s read your direct message

Twitter has poached a bunch of features from traditional messaging apps, such as WhatsApp and iMessage, for its DM component, including read receipts. The changes will be automatically applied but, worry not, you can deactivate them.
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Facebook gives its reactions a ‘Star Trek’ makeover to mark show’s anniversary

50 years ago Thursday Star Trek began its mission into the final frontier. Today, Facebook is celebrating the milestone with special reaction emojis, which will appear for some Star Trek fans.

Google Photos can now stabilize and share your shaky Apple Live Photos

Google is rolling out Photos 2.0 on iOS, baking in a number of great features from its recently released Motion Stills app. For example, you can now use Google Photos to stabilize your shaky Apple Live Photos.

Google will begin showing anti-Islamic State ads to counter terrorism in North America

Not all weapons have a trigger, and that doesn't make them any less effective. No, we're not talking about bombs, but rather about Google's new strategy to use its highly targeted advertising system in the battle against the Islamic State.
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Twitter just gave your fave NFL team the Emoji treatment

Everyone loves emojis, and Twitter users love tweeting about sports. That's why Twitter has given every single NFL team its very own hashtag-activated emoji in the lead-up to its live-stream coverage of Thursday Night Football games.
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Having a bad day? New study says Facebook can cheer you up

A new study claims your Facebook interactions with your online friends can make you feel as happy and satisfied as getting married or having a baby. The only problem is that a Facebook researcher co-authored the report.

Snapchat closing Local Stories feature, cutting jobs to focus on live events

Say goodbye to Local Stories on Snapchat. The app is killing the feature, which focused on curating footage from locales, such as New York and Los Angeles. That change has inevitably resulted in job losses for the feature's curators.
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Pinterest puts former Google exec in charge of ranking its 75 billion Pins

Pinterest has hired former Google Image Search head Li Fan to lead its engineering team. Li will oversee some of the company's biggest projects, including its visual search tool, and object detection technology.