Francis Bea

Francis Bea

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Francis got his first taste of the tech industry in a failed attempt at a startup during his time as a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Never leaving his love for tech behind, he briefly dabbled in tech PR but switched over to contributing for Digital Trends. He covers all things social media and the next generation of emerging tech startups, as well as mobile apps that can’t be missed .
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Music

Apple nets Big Three music publishers for iRadio, expect announcement Monday

Apple may reveal iRadio as early as Monday with sources reporting that all Big Three music publishers are on board with the new music streaming service.
Social Media

Tumblr loses domain dispute to stop Tublr.com from infringing on its name

Tublr.com continues its phishing despite clear resemblances to Tumblr.com after Tumblr lost a domain dispute.
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Rumor: Instagram coming to Windows Phone 8 on June 26

Rumors suggest that Instagram may roll out to Windows Phone 8 as early as June 26.
Social Media

This tool helps you tweet when your followers are actually listening

Buffer's FollowerWonk integration makes the app smarter and helps schedule tweets for when your followers are the most active.
Social Media

16-year-old apologizes for breaking Vine with epic Rickroll

Twitter got Rickrolled by a Vine hack a 16-year-old created. The loop that allowed him to do so has since been patched, but c'mon - let's all give the kid a break (and a pat on the back).
Social Media

The most dedicated Xanga users ever are preserving its memory on Google Docs

Time to jump ship? As Xanga's foreclosure looks certain (or at least the end of the platform as we knew it), some dedicated users are trying to preserve the community with a database dedicated to keeping them all together ... somewhere…
Social Media

Here is the recipe for the perfect Pinterest photo

According to research from a Pinterest analytics service, we now know how to create the idea image for the repin-happy site. Check out how to visualize your way to Pinterest fame.
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Just drag, drop, and share any files with Facebook’s new product Pipe

You can send up to 1GB of files effortlessly, through Facebook mind you, using Pipe. It's the social network's latest effort to enable productivity features. But will anyone really turn to Facebook for such a service?
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Surprise! We found an easy way to download deleted Snapchat videos for Android

Just when you thought Snapchat couldn't have it any worse, you can retrieve deleted Snapchat video with Android app Dumpster.
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All the Facebook news you may have missed this week

Get free Pepsi for likes, Facebook will be strict on hate speech, and Facebook may be responsible for the iOS battery drain in this week's Facebook roundup.
Social Media

Facebook’s penny-pinching bug bounties make hackers better off on the dark side

A bug bounty recipient believes that how much Facebook pays for bugs isn't enough considering the value of Facebook exploits on the black market.
Social Media

Hey constant Twitter profile updaters, this new feature just made your life way easier

Twitter rolled out inline profile editing, which can now be done quickly and effortlessly directly from your profile information box.