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LinkedIn splashes $59 million on its first international data center in Singapore

LinkedIn has opened its first data center outside of the U.S. The social network has chosen Singapore as the location for the $58 million facility, in the hopes that it will help it to capitalize upon its growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
Social Media

19-year-old Vine superstar Lele Pons snags Hispanicize’s Latinovator award

Excerpt: You may not have heard of Lele Pons, but her 10 million followers on Vine sure have. After winning this year’s Hispanicize Latinovator award, the Vine celebrity told Digital Trends about her awkward high school years, her new…
Social Media

Facebook wants you to ditch Periscope and watch live video in its News Feed

Facebook wants a bigger piece of the live video action. To combat established rivals like Periscope, it's launching new features for broadcasters and viewers and securing exclusive content deals.
Mobile

Domino’s Zero Click takes the work out of ordering pizza

Want pizza? Who doesn't? Just launch Domino's Zero Click app, and voilà, your order has been placed. You'll need to create a "Pizza Profile" the first time you launch the app, of course (don't forget the anchovies).
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Burberry products now carry Snapchat tags that link to first-of-its-kind fashion channel

High-end fashion brand Burberry has introduced Snapchat QR codes on the tags of selected items tied to its new range of grooming products. The Snapcodes link to exclusive content on its first-ever Discover channel on the app.
Photography

Instagram disables a mom’s account for posting this photo of a cake

Instagram clearly needs to sort out its breast-detecting algorithms. The photo-sharing service, which doesn't do nudity, recently disabled the account of a British mom when its robocops decided her photo of a cake looked too much like a…
Social Media

Sarah Palin vows to sue Azealia Banks over Twitter comments despite apology

Sarah Palin has announced that she will take legal action against Azealia Banks over a series of profanity-laden tweets posted by the rapper. Banks has responded by issuing an unorthodox apology via her Tumblr.
Social Media

New Twitter message button lets you privately share tweets on iOS and Android

Twitter has rolled out a new Message button that lets you privately send tweets to friends, followers, brands, and anyone else directly from your timeline. The company hopes it will help spark even more conversations on its platform.
Mobile

Apple’s answer to low viewership on Apple News? A Twitter account

Apple News isn't as popular as other services when it comes to news curation, but Apple is trying to change that. Ironically enough, that means turning to a service that many use to get their news -- Twitter.
Mobile

The bots are coming: Kik opens its own bot store with Vine, Sephora, and more

Bots are slated to be extremely important in the mobile world as time goes on, so it makes sense that Facebook wants to release a bot store. Unfortunately for Facebook, Kik has beaten it to the punch.
Mobile

WhatsApp activates end-to-end encryption for one billion users

Calling, messaging, sending documents, group chats -- everything you do now in WhatsApp is protected by end-to-end encryption. The company, owned by Facebook, claims that even it cannot access your data.
Social Media

In celebration of Web culture, Webby Awards announces its 2016 nominees

If there's one place on Earth where improvement is constant, it's the Internet. And now, to celebrate exactly how little you can't do online, the Webby Awards are back for its 20th year.