Wire launches e2e encrypted team messaging in beta

Wire launches e2e encrypted team messaging in beta

End-to-end encrypted messaging platform Wire is targeting Slack’s territory with a new messaging for teams product, called Teams.

It announced a beta launch yesterday, and is offering teams a… more

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July 19, 2017

Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard

Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard

Messaging app Viber earlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that lets you search for items for sale via a keyboard when you have the… more

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July 19, 2017

LinkedIn Lite launches as an Android app in India, coming to 60+ countries soon

LinkedIn Lite launches as an Android app in India, coming to 60+ countries soon

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world with over 500 million members that is now owned by Microsoft, is today taking its next step in its bid to court more users in emerging markets…. more

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July 19, 2017

A huge new survey shows that teens are bullied most on Instagram and Facebook

A huge new survey shows that teens are bullied most on Instagram and Facebook

According to British anti-bullying organization Ditch The Label’s new annual survey, Instagram is the network of choice for cyberbullies in 2017 with Facebook close behind. This year’s survey… more

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July 19, 2017

Facebook ‘Groups for Pages’ unlocks fan clubs

Facebook ‘Groups for Pages’ unlocks fan clubs

With Facebook’s newest feature, a musician could run an on-site fan club, a brand could organize its ambassadors and a newspaper could discuss articles with just its top readers. Today Facebook… more

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July 18, 2017

Facebook fights fake news spread via modified link previews

Facebook fights fake news spread via modified link previews

Until now, any Facebook Page that posted a link could change the headline, body text and image that appeared in the News Feed preview. That allowed fake news distributors to bait-and-switch… more

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July 17, 2017

Amazon launches Spark, a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime members

Amazon launches Spark, a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime members

Amazon today is launching Amazon Spark, a new feature aimed at improving product discovery, which is seemingly inspired by Instagram and its use of shoppable photos. Similarly, Amazon Spark users… more

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July 17, 2017

Snapchat adds multi-Snap recording and a color changing Tint Brush

Snapchat adds multi-Snap recording and a color changing Tint Brush

Snapchat has a couple of new features rolling out Tuesday, including the ability to record multiple 10 second Snaps continuously, and a new “Tint Brush” that allows you to selectively color… more

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July 17, 2017

With new tappable gestures, Tinder’s photos become more like Stories

With new tappable gestures, Tinder’s photos become more like Stories

Tinder today is rolling out a new navigational experience for users of its mobile application that’s designed to make it easier to move between profile photos and profile text. In the updated… more

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July 17, 2017

Snapchat’s Foursquare and Factual partnerships double geofilter usage

Snapchat’s Foursquare and Factual partnerships double geofilter usage

Borrowed location databases are paying off big time for Snapchat. They allow users to turn any nearby landmark or business into a stylized geofilter that they can overlay on their photos and… more

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July 14, 2017