Momo buys Tantan, China’s Tinder, for $600M as Chinese social networks consolidate

Momo buys Tantan, China’s Tinder, for $600M as Chinese social networks consolidate

WeChat is far and away the biggest messaging platform in China at the moment, and that is helping to drive a push among the smaller players to get together for better scale. Today, Momo,… more

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February 22, 2018

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel got a $637 million bonus last year

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel got a $637 million bonus last year

Snap’s stock investors haven’t made much money since the company went public last year, but CEO Evan Spiegel still got a hefty payday.

According to an SEC filing, he was granted an RSU… more

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February 21, 2018

Facebook says it’s clarifying its ad metrics

Facebook says it’s clarifying its ad metrics

Facebook is looking to clean up and clarify the way advertisers measure their campaign performance.

Over the past couple of years, the company has had to acknowledge multiplemistakes in its… more

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February 21, 2018

Snap stock falls as Kylie tweets, but banker ratings are in the mix too

Snap stock falls as Kylie tweets, but banker ratings are in the mix too

At this point, if you haven’t accepted the celebrity influence of the Kardashian/Jenner machine, you probably haven’t been paying attention to pop culture at large. Snap is definitely… more

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February 21, 2018

Twitter is (finally) cracking down on bots

Twitter is (finally) cracking down on bots

Twitter is cracking down on bots after it announced changes to its API that will massively reduce the impact of services that allow links and content to be shared across multiple accounts,… more

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February 21, 2018

Snapchat responds to the Change.org petition complaining about the app’s redesign

Snapchat responds to the Change.org petition complaining about the app’s redesign

Snapchat has posted an official response to users who signed a petition on Change.org asking the company to reverse its controversial update, which people say makes the app more difficult… more

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February 20, 2018

Facebook Messenger now lets you add more people to in-progress calls

Facebook Messenger now lets you add more people to in-progress calls

Facebook Messenger now lets you add more people to a voice or video call without hanging up first. The new feature is available with the latest Android and iOS Messenger update.

Previously,… more

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February 20, 2018

Facebook inks music licensing deal with ICE covering 160 territories, 290K rightsholders on FB, Insta, Oculus and Messenger

Facebook inks music licensing deal with ICE covering 160 territories, 290K rightsholders on FB, Insta, Oculus and Messenger

Facebook today took its latest step towards making good on paying out royalties to music rightsholders around tracks that are used across its multiple platforms and networks. The company… more

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February 20, 2018

Twitter updates its policy on tweets that encourage self-harm and suicide

Twitter updates its policy on tweets that encourage self-harm and suicide

Twitter, which is constantly criticized for not doing enough to prevent harassment, has updated its guidelines with more information on how it handles tweets or accounts that encourage… more

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February 20, 2018

Facebook’s plan to unite AR, VR and News Feed with 3D posts

Facebook’s plan to unite AR, VR and News Feed with 3D posts

What if you could digitally sculpt a 3D object and share it on Facebook, play with it in virtual reality or insert it into your world with augmented reality? Facebook is polishing up stages… more

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February 19, 2018