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Leaked documents show editors, not algorithms, decide Facebook’s Trending Topics

According to leaked documents obtained by The Guardian, Facebook lets editors, not algorithms, decide which topics should and should not appear on Trending Topics. Facebook previously denied editorial bias in Trending Topics.

The LG Action Cam LTE is like a GoPro on steroids

The LG Action Cam LTE appears to be just like a GoPro, but it does a whole lot more. For starters, it has 3G and LTE connectivity so you can stream any video directly to YouTube Live.

360-degree photos, not just video, will soon be shareable on Facebook

After months of being able to share 360 degree videos, the chance to share 360 degree still photos on Facebook is almost here. Plus, a new button will let you quickly view them on your Gear VR headset.

YouTube in-app messaging coming to iOS and Android

Messaging is finally coming to YouTube. Google's video platform has announced that an in-app chat function is currently being tested on a small group of mobile users, who can invite others to join by adding them to conversation threads.
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World's biggest startup incubator launches Shark Tank-style Snapchat contest

The world's biggest startup incubator has teamed up with one of the founders of Twitch to launch a Shark Tank-style Snapchat contest in search of a new venture to fund, with $20,000 up for grabs.

Instagram reinvents itself with clean new design and icon in latest update

After more than five years, Instagram is unveiling a new identity and app design. Usability remains the same, but the app now features a simple black-and-white scheme that acts as a blank canvas to color photos.
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Having conquered Hollywood, ‘The Rock’ now wants to take on YouTube

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is taking his social media game up a notch as he readies his very own YouTube channel, set to launch this summer. The new channel will include vlogs from Johnson, alongside collaborations with other YouTube stars.

DT Premiere: World’s first FaceSwap music video is equal parts creepy, impressive

New York songwriter Anthony D'Amato has paired his new single with Snapchat, creating the world's first selfie FaceSwap music video, using his iPhone 6 and the features of numerous celebrities.
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Twitter claims users trust social media influencers as much as their own friends

Twitter says social media stars on Vine, Instagram, YouTube, and its own platform can influence your purchasing habits as much as your own friends. The claims come in the wake of a study into the clout wielded by social media creators.
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WhatsApp offers extra convenience with new desktop app for Windows and Mac

You can already use it on your smartphone and on the Web. And for extra convenience, WhatsApp has just rolled out a desktop app for Windows and Mac that offers a few extra features over the Web version.
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Facebook had to dumb down Moments for Europe and Canada — here’s why

Facebook has launched Moments in Europe and Canada, but there's something missing from the app -- it's a bit dumber. Why? Privacy laws, of course. Because of these, the company has had to remove its facial recognition tech from the app.
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Claims that Facebook suppressed conservative news spur letter from Senate panel

The Senate Commerce Committee wants to know more about how Facebook's Trending Topics feature works, after claims saying the company suppresses conservative news surfaced. Facebook has a deadline of May 24 to respond.