Periscope lets you buy and send Super Hearts that broadcasters can cash in

Periscope lets you buy and send Super Hearts that broadcasters can cash in

Periscope has a new revenue stream and a new way to attract the best live video content to its Twitter-owned app. Today Periscope launches Super Hearts — in-app purchase virtual goods that… more

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June 20, 2017

Snapchat launches location-sharing feature Snap Map

Snapchat launches location-sharing feature Snap Map

Snapchat’s next big feature wants to get you to meet up with friends in real life rather than just watching each other’s lives on your phones. Snap Map lets you share your current location,… more

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June 20, 2017

Twist is Slack without the annoying distractions

Twist is Slack without the annoying distractions

When Slack implemented threaded conversations, it seemed like the holy grail for internal communications. Slack finally lets you talk about multiple things in separate conversations. But Slack… more

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June 20, 2017

Spotify now lets you build playlists with friends inside Messenger

Spotify now lets you build playlists with friends inside Messenger

Earlier this year, Spotify introduced a new Messenger bot that let users share song clips with friends. Today, the company is expanding on that bot’s functionality to now allow a group of… more

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June 20, 2017

Instagram Stories hits 250M daily users, adds Live video replays

Instagram Stories hits 250M daily users, adds Live video replays

Instagram Stories is widening its lead over Snapchat and rolling out new features to keep everyone shooting video. Instagram Stories now has 250 million daily active users, up from 200 million in… more

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June 19, 2017

Phhhoto shutters app and pivots to photobooths, blaming Instagram

Phhhoto shutters app and pivots to photobooths, blaming Instagram

Animated GIF capture tool and social network Phhhoto is shutting down its app due to server costs becoming unsustainable after getting slammed with competition by Instagram’s copycat… more

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June 19, 2017

Tumblr rolls out new content filtering tools with launch of ‘Safe Mode’

Tumblr rolls out new content filtering tools with launch of ‘Safe Mode’

Tumblr this morning is rolling out a significant update to its content filtering system with the launch of a new “Safe Mode” for browsing content on its site. While the company already… more

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June 19, 2017

Nextdoor, now in 160,000 neighborhoods globally, expands to Germany

Nextdoor, now in 160,000 neighborhoods globally, expands to Germany

Nextdoor, the social network that connects you with people in your neighborhood, is taking another step up in its global growth, after launching in the Netherlands and the UK last year. Today,… more

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June 19, 2017

Google to ramp up AI efforts to ID extremism on YouTube

Google to ramp up AI efforts to ID extremism on YouTube

Last week Facebook solicited help with what it dubbed “hard questions” — including how it should tackle the spread of terrorism propaganda on its platform.

Yesterday Google followed suit… more

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June 18, 2017

Snap taps its IPO price as it continues to crash

Snap taps its IPO price as it continues to crash

Update: It happened! Snap fell down to its IPO price (for a few seconds) of $17 per share after its continued steady march south over the past several weeks. The company is now barely holding… more

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June 14, 2017