Kate Knibbs

Kate Knibbs

Kate Knibbs is a writer from Chicago. She is very happy that her borderline-unhealthy Internet habits are rewarded with a job. You can find her at @kateknibbs on Twitter. E-mail her tips, rants, comments, and pictures of your talented animal friends at kateknibbsfreelance@gmail.com

Facebook tests video auto-play, meaning video ads are creeping closer to reality

Facebook announced a new feature: auto-played videos. This could mean its plan to get video ads on the website is well under way.

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The Twitter IPO is on, and here’s what we know so far

After a long wait and much anticipation, Twitter has filed to become a public company.

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The 6 most important things Mark Zuckerberg revealed yesterday

Mark Zuckerberg made some remarks at TC Disrupt that hinted at the company's future trajectory. He even talked about a little thing called Facebook Home we may have all forgot about...

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Who knew porn fans love delivery food? Well… everyone, but Eat24 made it pay

Advertisers tend to avoid racy platforms, but a food delivery service decided to embrace porn websites -- and gained a new crop of loyal customers.

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No, there’s nothing wrong with your eyes – Facebook ads are getting bigger

Facebook is rolling out changes to its ads, boosting their size. Yes, that's right, if you thought ads had already taken over Facebook, think again.

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China to jail dissidents whose criticism goes viral

China strengthened its laws against libelous Internet users, sparking concerns that it is cracking down on political critics.

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Is Google pulling a Yahoo and getting a logo redesign?

Google temporarily displayed a flatter logo, and it's an improvement over the current shaded logo. So is this a redesign that will actually show up soon or are you just teasing us, Google?

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Who’s most likely to click on spam? Neurotic women on Facebook

Spammers have better luck with certain types of people - turns out those types of people are neurotic women and Facebook addicts.

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The terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Titstare app pitch

Here's how not to be a positive force in the tech community: waste everyone's time launching a stupid, unfunny joke app. Name it Titstare. Take it to a major tech conference. Inspire the Internet's hate.

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Pinterest, Path, and the battle over ‘P’

Path is trying to stop Pinterest from trademarking its logo, since both companies use a curly P and a similar color scheme. Looks like we might have another redesign to watch for now that Yahoo's all done with.

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How socially engaged is your favorite NFL team?

A marketing firm ranked the NFL teams based on their social media prowess. While most of the results line up with the power teams, there are a few surprises.

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Facebook presses pause on privacy updates as complaints intensify

Facebook will have to wait to roll out its new privacy updates after advocates call foul and want to further investigate the changes.

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A look inside Betaworks, the behind-the-scenes builder of Internet magic

How a tech company that builds, buys, and invests in companies is racking up one impressive hot streak. So just how do they do it?

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The NYPD wants its officers to ‘just say no’ to selfies

Police departments want to keep their officer's self-indulgent mugs off the Internet - and popular Tumblr CopSelfies is taking a notable hit because of it.

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