Social Media
Social Media

Grumpy Cat awarded $710K in lawsuit, but she still won’t crack a smile

Grumpy Cat, the miserable-looking feline that took the internet by storm a few years back, has just been awarded more than $700,000 in a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit.
Mobile

CNN is closing its doors on Beme, YouTube star Casey Neistat’s video company

YouTube star Casey Neistat's video-sharing app Beme, is officially shutting down. After CNN purchased the company for $25 million dollars in November 2016, both Neistat and his Beme co-founder Matt Hackett are leaving. 
Social Media

Snapchat update abandons that white border on uploaded Stories photos

Didn't shoot that photo inside of Snapchat? Snapchat will no longer add that white border on images uploaded from the Camera Roll. The change comes with new save options and Snap Maps for groups.
Social Media

Facebook’s translation methods are faster — including at catching violations

A new Facebook A.I. means both faster translations -- and more accuracy at catching policy violations across multiple languages. The update is made possible through a technique called multilingual embedding.
Social Media

Twitter is using A.I. to ditch those awful auto-cropped photos

Tired of bad auto crops in your Twitter feed? Twitter is now rolling out new A.I.-based algorithms designed to get a better crop without sacrificing speed by using what's called salient maps.
Gaming

It’s curtains for Nintendo’s ‘Miitomo’ less than two years after launch

Nintendo has announced it's shutting down Miitomo, its debut smartphone app that launched less than two years ago. Read on for information on how to save personal stuff on the social app before it closes for good on May 9.
Social Media

Logan Paul returns to YouTube with a different kind of video

YouTube vlogger Logan Paul faced a huge backlash recently when he posted a video of an apparent suicide victim. He's now trying to make amends, and on January 24 posted a short film very different from his usual high-energy content.
Social Media

Listening to one artist on YouTube could get simpler with Official Artist Channels

YouTube is combining multiple artist channels under a single Official Artist Channel, a move designed to simplify listening for viewers and expand reach for musicians. YouTube will automatically merge multiple channels.
Social Media

This two-question survey will determine the news in your Facebook feed

Facebook news will soon be vetted by user surveys designed to gauge the trustworthiness of a source that include just two questions. The announcement comes as the social network acquires Confirm.io.
Photography

Instagram Stories gain GIF stickers — and soon, horizontal video

Instagram Stories fans can now add animated stickers to their posts using a built-in GIF library. The update also comes with an announcement that Instagram stories soon won't conform everything into the vertical format.
Photography

Facebook twists time to make graphics easier to code with Flick

A former Oculus architect designed a new unit of time, the Flick, engineered to make video and audio easier to code. Using Flicks, content creators can use whole numbers when syncing audio or working with parts of a single frame.
Mobile

Snapchat’s redesign lets you share public Stories outside of the app

Snapchat is launching a new feature that allows users to share some public stories with those who aren't on the app. You will be able to send content via email, text message, and other social media platforms.