Twitter officially launches ‘threads,’ a new feature for easily posting tweetstorms

Twitter officially launches ‘threads,’ a new feature for easily posting tweetstorms

Twitter today is announcing the launch of a new feature that will allow people to more easily post tweetstorms – that is, those series of connected tweets that have grown to become a popular… more

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December 11, 2017

WhatsApp business accounts will either be verified, confirmed or unconfirmed

WhatsApp business accounts will either be verified, confirmed or unconfirmed

Another tidbit around how WhatsApp’s incoming business accounts will function: According to a FAQ for users of the messaging platform — on “Chatting with businesses” — they will either… more

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December 11, 2017

Nextdoor raised about $75 million to connect neighbors

Nextdoor raised about $75 million to connect neighbors

Nextdoor, the neighborhood social networking site raised about $75 million in a funding round, The Information reported, estimating that the valuation is $1.5 billion. The round was confirmed by… more

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December 11, 2017

Instagram hires Twitter’s former VP of revenue product

Instagram hires Twitter’s former VP of revenue product

Instagram made a big hire last week when it brought on board Ameet Ranadive, Twitter’s former VP of revenue product. At Instagram, Ranadive is working as director of product overseeing the… more

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December 10, 2017

Facebook is trying to make the Poke happen again

Facebook is trying to make the Poke happen again

Facebook’s “Poke” feature has never really gone away, but now the social network is giving it a more prominent placement – and is even considering expanding the set of casual greeting… more

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December 10, 2017

Is Trump a Twitter addict?

Is Trump a Twitter addict?
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Gabe Zichermann is CEO and co-founder or Onward. His vision is to foster a world where balanced relationships between “real life” and technology make everyone… more

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December 10, 2017

Time’s up for the Ticker? Facebook appears to axe feed for tracking your friends’ activity

Time’s up for the Ticker? Facebook appears to axe feed for tracking your friends’ activity

As Facebook continues to tinker with its layout and services to spur more interactions and engagement, it seems that not even the most well-known or oldest features are spared. In the most recent… more

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December 10, 2017

These are Facebook’s internal policies on harassment and bullying

These are Facebook’s internal policies on harassment and bullying

Facebook, in a similar manner to what it did with its internal policies around Managing Bias, is making publicly available its policies on harassment and bullying. Facebook also has outlined its… more

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December 7, 2017

Facebook Sound Collection lets you add no-name music to videos

Facebook Sound Collection lets you add no-name music to videos

The right soundtrack can make a boring video interesting. So after years of reported discussions with the record labels, Facebook is launching video editing tool Sound Collection for inserting… more

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December 7, 2017

Meet ‘Genies,’ the lifelike personalized avatars that reenact news

Meet ‘Genies,’ the lifelike personalized avatars that reenact news

“We plan on making Bitmoji obsolete,” says Akash Nigam, CEO of Genies. Bragging about beating one of the world’s top apps before his has even launched is emblematic of Nigam’s and… more

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December 7, 2017