Weekly Rewind: Tinder for celebrities, Star Wars app launches, and more

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week -- just for you.


Select preferred friends on Facebook: DT Daily

today on DT Daily: An easy way to control what appears on your Facebook news feed, and Game of Thrones is adapted to board game form.

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Facebook loosens grip – allows users to customize news feeds … within reason

New controls allow Facebook users to customize the composition of their news feeds. Set to debut on iOS first, they signal a reversal for the social network, which has historically favored behavioral algorithms to recommend content.


Facebook finally features a woman in front in its friends icon

On Tuesday, Caitlin Winner, a design manager at Facebook, wrote a Medium post about how she changed the friends icon to prominently feature a woman, and perhaps more importantly, why she did it.

Social Media

New Cameo feature lets you take over Meerkat live streams

In an effort to move from "broadcasting to" toward "broadcasting with," Meerkat introduced a new feature, called Cameo, that gives users the ability to take over a live video stream for up to 60 seconds.

Social Media

Facebook’s upcoming Texas data center will be powered almost entirely by wind

Facebook's newest data center in Fort Worth, Texas will run on 100% renewable energy, including 200-MW of wind energy, as well as solar power as part of Facebook's dedication to energy efficiency.

Cool Tech

X marks the spot: Google Maps for iOS adds location sharing for Facebook and Messenger

Sharing you location from Google Maps just got a lot easier. Version 4.8.0 of Google Maps for iOS lets you share your location to friends on Facebook or anyone you're chatting with via Messenger.


Update: Facebook has no plans to develop music streaming service

Contrary to an earlier report, Facebook will not launch a music streaming service. The social media giant does plan on integrating an ad-supported music video platform on the service, though.


Facebook’s new ‘floating video’ feature lets you keep scrolling through content

Facebook, like many online outfits, would really like it if you watched more videos. With that in mind, the social networking giant is now testing a "floating video" button so you can keep watching a video while you continue browsing your News Feed content.

Social Media

Over 2.5 million positive tweets sent about marriage equality, proving #LoveWins

Following the Supreme Court's national legalization of gay marriage, social intelligence company Wayin, analyzed Facebook and Twitter responses

Social Media

Facebook takes aim at YouTube’s video revenue: DT Daily

Facebook plans to pay some video producers part of ad revenues in a challenge to YouTube, Yahoo teams up with... Google?

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Facebook to follow YouTube and start sharing ad revenue with video creators

Facebook is about to start sharing ad revenue with brands that post videos on its site. Like YouTube, the social networking giant will split revenue almost down the middle in a move likely to see publishers posting more video content on the site.


Facebook’s future is telepathy, Mark Zuckerberg says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg say he expects technology to one day give us the ability to send emotions and feelings to one another. His claim came during a Web-based Q&A session that also included questions from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stephen Hawking.

Social Media

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron believes privacy policies are a hindrance

With privacy being a hot topic, U.K. prime minister David Cameron didn't mince his words when he implied that the privacy that Facebook and Twitter users have is unsustainable. He will push the criticized Draft Communications Data Bill forward this fall.


Eyeing its next billion users, Facebook opens first office in Africa

Facebook is opening its first office in Africa as part of ongoing efforts to expand its user base in the region. The move follows the recent launch of a stripped-down Facebook app as well as a project to bring the Internet to remote parts of the planet.

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