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As Facebook downplays news, Twitter gives breaking videos a prominent spot

Twitter is working with local news outlets to place breaking news footage in a prominent live video sidebar. The change is designed to push reputable news source while linking to the related conversation on Twitter.

Whoa! is designed to capture those epic response videos

Reaction videos are a growing format, so a new app,, is making it easier to create and share them with other fans. Designed for music reaction videos, the platform allows artists to ask to see fans reactions.

Tinder follows Bumble’s lead with upcoming women-talk-first feature

Tinder, the crown jewel in Match Group Inc's dating empire, is following the lead of one of its biggest competitors. It plans to release an upcoming feature that will allow only women to initiate conversation with others on the app.
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First products from Facebook’s secret Building 8 lab could target Echo Show

Amazon has lots, Google has three, and Apple has one. Now Facebook looks as if it's about to launch its own smart speakers, with two display-equipped devices expected land in July.
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Alone this Valentine’s Day? So was Riley. Until he found the perfect woman.

One may be the loneliest number, especially on Valentine's Day, but ones and zeroes can keep you company. For Riley and his new Alexa digital assistant, love is in the air -- provided his Google Home doesn't get in the way.

Facebook’s Messenger Kids app is now available for Android devices

Messenger Kids allows kids under 13 to communicate through text, video chat, and more. Currently available on iOS, Amazon Fire tablets, and Android, parents are in control of approving specific contacts for their child.
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Pinterest overhaul lets users dump outdated ideas, rearrange Pins

Want to stop getting those wedding or party ideas off your Pinterest feed once the event is over? A Pinterest update focused on organization makes it happen. Pinners are also getting a few other highly requested organization options.
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YouTube boss says Facebook should ‘get back to baby pictures’

Facebook's video ambitions seem to be causing YouTube some concern, with CEO Susan Wojcicki suggesting in an interview this week that the social networking giant should "get back to baby pictures."
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Facebook wants you to share your to-do, bucket lists with a colorful status

Got a list worth sharing? Facebook is making it easier with a new status update style for creating organized lists on colorful backgrounds. Becuase who doesn't want to see their friends' to-do list?

Peanut, the Tinder-like app for moms, celebrates an exciting first year

Peanut is an app designed to help moms connect with other moms. On the one-year anniversary of its launch, CEO and Founder Michelle Kennedy speaks with Digital Trends about some of the highs and lows of their first year.
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Snapchat continues to seep outside the app with Snap Map on the web

Snapchat isn't just for mobile devices anymore -- the second feature of the app to expand to the web is the Snap Map. The tool allows any web browser to view a Snap Map from a URL or through an embed.

Bitmoji just got a little too real. And it's not fun anymore

Last week, Snap Inc. released Bitmoji Deluxe, expanding customization options for Bitmoji avatars. In theory, it sounds great – but my experience with the new feature was filled with far more anxiety than whimsical fun.