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Why Instagram’s dreaded Shopping tab is a big win for small businesses

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.
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Snapchat’s new TikTok-like feature will share $1M among the best creators

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.
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Twitter bug causes Fleets to remain visible after 24 hours

Twitter bug causes Fleets to remain visible after 24 hours

A bug in Twitter's new Fleets feature allows the content of fleets to be visible after 24 hours, even after they are supposed to be deleted.
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Twitter launches Stories-like fleets that disappear after 24 hours

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.
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YouTube is back after global service outage

YouTube is back after global service outage

YouTube says its service is up and running again after an outage that lasted several hours on Wednesday, November 11.
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WhatsApp launches disappearing messages. Here’s how to turn it on

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.
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Best Buy Prime Day Sale: Top tech deals to shop today

Best Buy Prime Day Sale: Top tech deals to shop today

Want to score some Prime Day deals but don't have a Prime membership? Worry not, because these 12 must-see Best Buy Prime Day deals are open to everyone.
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How to get the anime filter on Snapchat

How to get the anime filter on Snapchat

Snapchat's popular Anime Style filter makes you look like a real-life anime character.
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Mike Pence’s fly has already amassed 90,000 followers on Twitter

Mike Pence’s fly has already amassed 90,000 followers on Twitter

A fly that landed on Mike Pence’s head during Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate has already amassed 90,000 followers on Twitter.
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Facebook expands its ban on QAnon conspiracy theory accounts

Facebook expands its ban on QAnon conspiracy theory accounts

Facebook has announced a blanket ban on QAnon accounts in a bid to drastically cut down on content linked to the radical conspiracy theory group.
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Tinder vs. Bumble

Tinder vs. Bumble

In the busy and intimidating world of online dating, which app shall reign supreme? Here's what to know before you swipe on Tinder or Bumble.
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What happened to Vine?

What happened to Vine?

Vine erupted onto the scene, allowing users to share six-second videos. Vine quickly grew in popularity, but then it was shut down by Twitter -- what happened?
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What is Triller?

What is Triller?

Have you heard about Triller? with Tik Tok's future uncertain, Triller is being downloaded to a lot more smartphones these days Here's everything you need to konw about the hot new social video app.
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Instagram merges with Messenger for easier cross-platform messaging

Instagram merges with Messenger for easier cross-platform messaging

People using Instagram and Messenger can now send messages, photos, and videos between the two platforms.
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Facebook to ban ads that claim election win before official announcement

Facebook to ban ads that claim election win before official announcement

Facebook says it will ban ads from its platform that make premature declarations of election victory in the vote next month.
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Conspiracy theories already spreading ahead of Trump-Biden presidential debate

Conspiracy theories already spreading ahead of Trump-Biden presidential debate

Right-wing conspiracy theory accounts connected to the group QAnon have been spreading misinformation on Facebook ahead of the first presidential debate.
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What the biggest tech companies are doing to make the 2020 election more secure

What the biggest tech companies are doing to make the 2020 election more secure

From banning certain ads to providing places where you can find voting information, here’s what tech companies are doing to secure the election.
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TikTok stays in app stores as U.S. judge temporarily blocks ban

TikTok stays in app stores as U.S. judge temporarily blocks ban

A federal judge has temporarily blocked an order by the U.S. government that would have forced the removal of TikTok from app stores at midnight on Sunday.
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The best cameras for YouTube

The best cameras for YouTube

Upgrading from your phone to a dedicated camera is a surefire way to boost the production value of your YouTube channel with better quality and more control.
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Judge blocks attempt by TikTok creators to prevent app’s ban in U.S.

Judge blocks attempt by TikTok creators to prevent app’s ban in U.S.

A judge denied the application for a temporary restraining order requested by a trio of content creators against the pending ban of TikTok on U.S. app stores.
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How to talk to your friends and family about misinformation and conspiracy theories

How to talk to your friends and family about misinformation and conspiracy theories

When confronting a family member who shared a post about a conspiracy theory, exercising empathy is first and foremost, experts say.
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Twitter’s experiment to get you to read stories actually worked

Twitter’s experiment to get you to read stories actually worked

Twitter says more people are actually opening up articles and reading them thanks to a new notification.
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Instagram back online after brief outage Wednesday

Instagram back online after brief outage Wednesday

Instagram users reported issues with the social platform Wednesday afternoon.
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DOJ proposes legislation to gut Big Tech’s legal shield

DOJ proposes legislation to gut Big Tech’s legal shield

The Department of Justice wants to narrow the criteria online platforms would need to meet to have liability protections.
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In major update, Pinterest Stories — and reactions to them — live forever

In major update, Pinterest Stories — and reactions to them — live forever

Pinterest Stories are vertical multimedia posts — but unlike on most platforms, these Stories live forever.
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Ex-YouTube content moderator describes horrors of job in lawsuit

Ex-YouTube content moderator describes horrors of job in lawsuit

A former YouTube content moderator sued the platform for failing to protect her mental health after she was forced to watch graphic and disturbing videos.
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TikTok took down over 104 million videos in the first half of 2020

TikTok took down over 104 million videos in the first half of 2020

TikTok says it removed more than 104 million videos globally in the first half of 2020 for violating its content guidelines.
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Quibi might be up for sale after limp launch

Quibi might be up for sale after limp launch

Quibi is reportedly exploring a possible sale, as the short-form video streaming platform has struggled after launching in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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TikTok saga, Microsoft buys Bethesda, and more | Digital Trends Live

TikTok saga, Microsoft buys Bethesda, and more | Digital Trends Live

On this Digital Trends Live, we discuss the top tech news, including the continuing saga of TikTok and WeChat, Microsoft acquires Bethesda, and more.
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Facebook, Instagram can soon actively search for — and block — stolen images

Facebook, Instagram can soon actively search for — and block — stolen images

Facebook and Instagram can now actively look for and block or properly credit images used without the creator's permission, thanks to Rights Manager for Images.
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Facebook says it has helped 2.5 million people register to vote

Facebook says it has helped 2.5 million people register to vote

Ahead of National Voter Registration Day tomorrow, Facebook says it is playing its part in getting people registered to vote in the 2020 presidential election.
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Bytedance says it will own 80% of TikTok Global, contradicting Trump’s claims

Bytedance says it will own 80% of TikTok Global, contradicting Trump’s claims

Bytedance, the China-based startup that owns TikTok, said that it will retain 80% of TikTok Global, contradicting President Donald Trump's claims.
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Google brings back humans to take over moderating YouTube content from A.I.

Google brings back humans to take over moderating YouTube content from A.I.

More human moderators are going back to work to oversee YouTube content, taking over from automated systems that admittedly took down some videos erroneously.
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Judge rules that U.S. government can’t force WeChat off app stores

Judge rules that U.S. government can’t force WeChat off app stores

TikTok is not the only Chinese app to have been saved from a ban at the last minute this weekend: WeChat won't be banned from app stores tomorrow either.
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