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The latest major hurdle facing Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition

Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter has taken another turn, and it's not necessarily toward the completion of his bid to buy the platform.
2 days ago
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Twitter CEO addresses recent spam account concerns

The question of how many spam accounts are actually on Twitter is more complex than we thought. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal issued an explanation via tweets.
3 days ago
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Elon Musk doubles down on support for this Twitter feature

Elon Musk has again recommended people use the latest-tweets feed as he believes the algorithm-based one could manipulate users 'in ways you don't realize.'
4 days ago
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Elon Musk holds off on Twitter deal pending fake account data review

Elon Musk announced that he has put his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter on hold pending a review of fake/spam account data.
6 days ago
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A new Twitter feature could separate the lurkers from the super-users

Twitter is working on a feature that tells everyone how frequently you tweet. It seems to be both helpful and embarrassing. It depends on how often you tweet.
6 days ago
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Twitter is building two new ways to handle tweet replies

According to screenshots posted by Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter is apparently working on two features that could change how people manage tweet replies.
May 12, 2022
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Elon and Jack hit Twitter to talk about a Twitter feature

Prospective Twitter owner Elon Musk and Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey had a little chat about a particular Twitter feature on Wednesday night.
May 12, 2022
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Meta to offset use of NFTs by ‘buying renewable energy’

There are valid environmental concerns about Meta's recent inclusion of NFTs in apps like Instagram. Here's what we know about how Meta plans to address them.
May 10, 2022
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NFTs are coming to Instagram, with testing starting this week

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and head of Instagram Adam Mosseri announced on Monday that the ability to share NFTs on Instagram would begin testing this week.
May 9, 2022
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Elon Musk plans to quintuple Twitter revenue by 2028

Prospective Twitter owner Elon Musk believes he can quintuple the company’s revenue by 2028 via various means that include a new subscription tier called "X."
May 9, 2022
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TikTok continues rolling out its Friends tab, replacing Discover

TikTok is changing up how it recommends new videos to watch as it continues to roll out a new Friends tab which will soon replace the current Discover tab.
May 6, 2022
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Elon Musk to take Twitter CEO role for the first few months

Elon Musk may be the next Twitter CEO, but only for a few months. And he's now secured over $7 billion more in funding, making his acquisition more likely.
May 5, 2022
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Twitter Article, a long-form blogging feature, is in the works

Twitter is apparently working on a new long-form post feature called Twitter Article. And so far, the work in progress looks pretty promising.
May 4, 2022
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Curious about Twitter’s future? So is the U.K. parliament

The U.K. parliament has invited Elon Musk to speak about his proposed changes to Twitter now that he's acquiring it. Those changes involve free speech and bots.
May 4, 2022
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Elon Musk reveals who might have to pay to use Twitter

As prospective Twitter owner Elon Musk prepares to take the microblogging service in a new direction, users are keen to know what he plans to do with it.
May 4, 2022
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Instagram might become more like TikTok in an important way

Instagram is testing a full-screen Home feed as the Facebook-owned company mulls ripping off another TikTok feature.
May 3, 2022
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Twitter Circle will soon let you send semiprivate tweets

Twitter is taking a page out of Meet the Parents and testing Twitter Circle, a new feature that allows users to select up to 150 people to see their tweets.
May 3, 2022
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Facebook abandons podcasts to keep chasing TikTok

Facebook is dropping its podcasting platform this summer and it all appears to be part of a larger focus on short-form video content by its parent company Meta.
May 3, 2022
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Elon Musk shares stance on Twitter authentication, anonymity

Elon Musk wants to "defeat the spam bots." But recently he's also indicated that anonymous users will still have a place on his newly acquired social media app.
May 2, 2022
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Snapchat’s pocket-sized Pixy drone takes to the skies

Snapchat has released an autonomous drone for capturing video and photos. The Pixy quadcopter joins Snapchat's high-tech specs in the company's product lineup.
May 2, 2022
Snapchat's Pixy drone.

Mass Twitter deactivations accompanied by jump in new accounts

After Elon Musk bought Twitter, the bird app saw both mass deactivations and account creations. And these manifested in pretty dramatic follower count changes.
April 27, 2022
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Instagram test lets you pin particular posts to your profile

Instagram is testing a new feature for its app that would let people pin particular posts above the grid on their profile page.
April 27, 2022
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Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition just got a noteworthy endorsement

Not long after Twitter accepted Elon Musk's bid yesterday, co-founder and former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted his support of the deal. Here's what he said.
April 26, 2022
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Twitter bans product changes this week to stop employees from ‘going rogue’

Elon Musk bought Twitter, which means the real work of the transition to his ownership begins now. And it just started with a temporary ban on product changes.
April 26, 2022
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Elon Musk just bought Twitter for $44 billion

Twitter has officially accepted Musk's bid to acquire Twitter and take it private.
April 25, 2022
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Twitter is testing closed captioning button for videos

Twitter is testing out the closed captioning button on videos posted to the platform, giving users the option to toggle them on or off.
April 22, 2022

Twitter is working on a new feature straight out of AIM

Twitter is apparently working on a new status feature, according to a screenshot tweeted by Jane Manchun Wong. But so far, it looks dated and not very useful.
April 22, 2022
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Instagram wants more ‘original’ content on its platform

This week, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri announced three of the app's latest features. The new features appear to emphasize a push for more original content.
April 21, 2022
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Elon Musk takes another big step toward buying Twitter

In the latest SEC filing, Musk confirms that he has secured $46.5 billion in funding for his Twitter takeover bid. We look at where the funding will come from.
April 21, 2022
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Apparently, Jack Dorsey regrets killing Vine. We miss it too

Co-founder and former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to a tweet about Vine, and apparently said that he regretted shuttering the short-video sharing app.
April 20, 2022
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Instagram Reels now offer fundraising capabilities

Meta, Instagram's parent company, has announced a new fundraising tool for Instagram Reels as part of an Earth Day initiative. Here's how to add it your reels.
April 19, 2022
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Instagram brings product tagging to all public accounts

You can now tag products in your Instagram photos, even if you don't have a brand account, just a public one. Here's how to use the feature in your own posts.
April 18, 2022
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A first look at Twitter’s in-progress edit button

Screenshots of an in-progress Twitter edit button show what the much-requested feature may look like. It's still early though, as the feature doesn't work yet.
April 18, 2022
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Federal investigation into child sexual abuse targets TikTok

The Department of Homeland Security is said to have launched an investigation into TikTok over the platform's handling of child sexual abuse material.
April 15, 2022
TikTok app home page.

Reddit comments are now easily searchable with latest update

Reddit has introduced a slew of new updates to its search features. Most notable among them is a new ability that allows users to search for specific comments.
April 14, 2022
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WhatsApp Communities want to be your private social media

WhatsApp is adding a new Communities feature that will organize multiple groups into a single place without compromising on security and privacy of users.
April 14, 2022
Whatsapp Communities on Samsung smart phones.

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for huge amount of money

Elon Musk has offered to buy Twitter for $43 billion. The Tesla and SpaceX boss confirmed the move in a tweet on Thursday.
April 14, 2022
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WhatsApp users need to take action to keep the app working

WhatsApp users have until May 15 to accept its new privacy policies or face seeing the messaging app's functionality gradually removed.
May 11, 2021

Twitter finally gives up on cropping image previews

Twitter has launched full-size images for previews so you'll no longer have to guess what's hiding in the rest of a cropped picture in your feed.
May 6, 2021
The Twitter app on the Sony XPeria 5 II.

Facebook reportedly has a Clubhouse clone in its sights

Audio-based social app Clubhouse has been causing a stir lately, so it's little surprise that Facebook is reportedly looking to develop something similar.
February 11, 2021
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Twitter mulls subscriptions that would rid your feed of ads

Twitter is looking into the idea of letting its community pay an annual fee that would banish ads from feeds and help boost the company's revenue.
February 9, 2021
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What is Clubhouse?

Clubhouse is the latest app with all the buzz but remains very exclusive. Here's everything you need to know about the social audio app and why it's popular.
February 1, 2021
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Facebook’s Messenger and WhatsApp saw record usage on New Year’s Eve

The ongoing pandemic resulted in Facebook's messaging and video chat services experiencing record usage on New Year’s Eve.
January 4, 2021

What is Section 230? Inside the legislation protecting social media

Section 230 shields social media platforms from being liable for content users publish.
December 30, 2020
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Twitter tests Spaces, an audio-only chatroom

Twitter is testing Spaces, a new voice chatroom feature that lets users discuss their thoughts and opinions, with followers using speech instead of text.
December 18, 2020
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Why Instagram’s dreaded Shopping tab is a big win for small businesses

Instagram's new Shop tab could benefit small online businesses, but it will require looking below the surface of an almost criminally manipulative UI redeisgn.
December 2, 2020
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Snapchat’s new TikTok-like feature will share $1M among the best creators

Snapchat is offering cash payouts to creators of the most popular content posted to its TikTok-like Spotlight feature, which launched this week.
November 24, 2020
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Twitter launches Stories-like fleets that disappear after 24 hours

Twitter users can now fleet as well as tweet. A fleet is a lot like a tweet, except that it disappears from the platform after 24 hours.
November 18, 2020

WhatsApp launches disappearing messages. Here’s how to turn it on

Whether you have sensitive messages you don't want sticking around, or simply want to reduce the clutter, WhatsApp's new disappearing-messages feature can help.
November 6, 2020
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How to get the anime filter on Snapchat

Snapchat's popular Anime Style filter makes you look like a real-life anime character.
October 12, 2020