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LinkedIn courts major media publishers to rival Facebook Instant Articles

LinkedIn is reportedly in talks with a number of major media outlets as it looks to introduce a new publishing feature similar to Facebook Instant Articles. The fast-loading desktop reader will position it as a major source for business…

Facebook loses first stage of privacy lawsuit over photo-tagging feature

Facebook is set to face a privacy lawsuit regarding its photo-tagging feature after a federal district court Judge rejected the social network’s request to have the action dismissed.

New York Times photo editors share how they choose the pictures of the week

Ever wonder how photo editors decide what makes a great photo? In a Facebook live stream, three editors from The New York Times reveal how they curate photos for the Lens blog's "Week in Pictures."

Almost 80 percent of active Reddit threads mention Nazis or Hitler

Has Reddit proven Godwin’s Law? A new study shows that 78 percent of Reddit threads that contain over 1,000 comments mention Nazis or Hitler, and reveals the subreddits where the words are most popular.

Instagram testing new business profiles that let you create your personal brand

New screenshots reveal that Instagram is testing its upcoming business profiles on selected users. The accounts, which resemble Facebook brand Pages, include expanded contact details and mapped locations.

Face-swap with your favorite Netflix characters on the streets of Paris

Netflix posters that let you take Snapchat face-swap selfies with iconic characters from House of Cards, Narcos, and more, are popping up around Paris as part of a promotional campaign from the streaming service.

Periscope lets you save streams forever using its new beta feature

Periscope is beta-testing a new feature that lets users save their broadcasts for as long as they want. You can use the function right away, with the video app promising that more saving options are on the way.
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Instagram is stuffing even more ads onto its app in the form of video carousels

Get ready for even more ads on Instagram. The photo-sharing app is allowing brands to add videos, alongside photos, to its horizontal carousels. Meaning the scrollable adverts on your feed could last up to five minutes.
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Snapchat’s custom geofilters prove huge success with users snapping special events

Snapchat's custom geofilters are being purchased by the thousands every week by users looking to mark a special occasion with their very own designs. This despite the fact that filters can cost up to thousands of dollars.
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Facebook pays 10-year-old $10,000 for finding Instagram security flaw

A 10-year-old from Finland recently found a security flaw on Instagram that allowed him to delete any comment on the site. His reward for reporting the flaw? A cool $10,000. Ironically, the youngster isn't old enough to have an Instagram…
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Twitter’s new ‘Connect’ tab helps you discover the best accounts to follow

Looking for some new accounts to follow on Twitter? Head over to the new 'Connect' tab, which will give you personalized recommendations based on things like previous accounts, current events, and more.

GIphy’s new keyboard will keep your favorite Beyonce GIFs on hand for quick access

Giphy, the self-proclaimed largest database of GIFs, is out with a new keyboard on iOS to make searching and sharing GIFs faster and easier. You can save your favorite GIFs and quickly access them through the keyboard.