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Facebook and Snapchat are trading blows in a fight for messaging domination and the money that comes with it

In the last month, Facebook bought Masquerade, an app that looks identical to Snapchat's most famous filter feature.<p>Snapchat retaliated by buying Bitstrips, the maker of the popular Bitmojis that went viral and became a business in 2013 thanks to it being a hit on Facebook.<p>This week, Snapchat …

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No Spanking, No Time-Out, No Problems

A child psychologist argues punishment is a waste of time when trying to eliminate problem behavior. Try this instead.<p>Say you have a problem child. If it’s a toddler, maybe he smacks his siblings. Or she refuses to put on her shoes as the clock ticks down to your morning meeting at work. If it’s a …

Parenting

13 Google Chrome Extensions to Help You Get the Most Out of the Internet

in 2014, Google Chrome surpassed Internet Explorer as the most popular web browser in the United States, and according to color-coded maps created by …

Google

China's internet is getting creepier and creepier

Here you have a country that suppresses free speech and censors information allowing use of what the rest of the world knows as the information superhighway.<p>Naturally, a great number of the exits in China are blocked.<p>But there are levels to this stuff. Censorship on China's internet can move …

What Happens When You Combine Artificial Intelligence and Satellite Imagery

Facebook (fb) has a vested interest in helping the 4.2 billion people who still lack reliable Internet access find their way online. But when the …

Are Young People Leaving Facebook? Not Even Close. (Chart)

Millennials who claim they don't use Facebook are probably lying.<p>There has been a general perception over the past few years that millennials are abandoning Facebook in search of greener, less parent-friendly pastures like Snapchat and Instagram.<p>Not. Even. Close.<p>A new comScore report released …

Getting Fired From Facebook Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to This Entrepreneur

How one entrepreneur went from losing his dream job to founding a multi-million dollar business.<p>Recently my Inc.com colleague Bill Murphy, Jr. highlighted the story of Brian Acton, who co-founded billion-dollar start-up WhatsApp after being turned down for jobs at both Facebook and Twitter. But if …

Entrepreneurship

The Late Movies: 10 Great Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now (on Netflix)

If you haven't discovered Netflix and its instant streaming feature yet, it's pretty magical. I watch so many more movies now because of it -- and …

Kurt Cobain

What it takes to work at Google DeepMind — a London startup no one has ever left

Today some of the smartest people in the world are queuing up to work at DeepMind, according to an article by Celemency Burton-Hill in The Guardian in February. Interestingly, the same article states that <i>no one</i> has ever left DeepMind, which has created a series of algorithms that can learn for …

Video Is Still a Catalyst -- and Facebook, Inc. and Twitter Want More

And so do Facebook and Twitter. Here's why video is so important to social networks.<p><b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ:FB) continues to demonstrate that it's not …

Xiaomi Launches Smartphone-Controlled Rice Cooker

To those living outside China, tech giant Xiaomi might be best known for their range of solid yet affordable smartphones.<p>Within China however, Xiaomi is more akin to a Samsung or a Sony with the company having Xiaomi branded air-purifiers, Xiaomi branded TV’s and Xiaomi branded power banks, to name …

Twitter is adding a neat feature to help blind people

The social network is in the middle of a big shift to more multimedia messages: More and more images, GIFs, videos and other embedded content are appearing in tweets.<p>But this makes it more difficult to people who have sight problems and rely on accessibility tools like braille displays or screen …

A Programmer Almost Broke The Internet Last Week by Deleting 11 Lines of Code

Oops.<p>You probably didn't notice, but last week, a lot of the software the Internet is built upon was very nearly torn apart when an angry programmer …

JavaScript

Instagram Asks Everyone to Calm Down After Algorithm Uproar

Instagram is trying to reassure its millions of users that there’s no reason to panic. The social media brand promises nothing about the way its …

What happens to your social media accounts when you die?

What happens to a person's social media accounts after their death is one of the vexed issues of the internet era.<p>"[Death] is one of the least well …

Social Media

We're seeing the first signs of a big risk in Google's Alphabet transformation

When Larry Page explained the reorganization of the-company-formerly-known-as-Google into a bunch of spin-off subsidiaries with a new parent entity called Alphabet last fall, one of his major points was how the new structure would give more freedom to a hand-picked group of leaders.<p>"Alphabet is …

Bond Funds Let You Earn Interest on Your Emergency Fund and Still Keep It Liquid

An emergency fund is fundamental to getting your finances in order. However, some argue it’s a shame to let that much money sit in a low-yield …

Personal Finance

Instagram's changing feed has triggered a global thirst crisis

Let's stay together<p>Earlier this month, Instagram said it would begin showing the "best" posts in your feed first, abandoning the chronological feed the app has used since its inception. "All the posts will still be there," the company said, "just in a different order." But the company's statements …

The top-country early-adopters of the Internet of Things, ranked

The internet is infiltrating all of our devices, from thermostats to stoves. Yet, the technology seems to be more popular in other countries than in the US.<p>The Koreans, Danish, and Swiss have more things tethered to the internet, according to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and …

Internet of Things

Does the New iPhone SE Have a China Problem?

Apple's new iPhone SE launches on Thursday and preliminary numbers at Chinese retailers suggest decent demand — but the black market tells a more mixed story.<p>The U.S. tech giant started taking pre-orders for the smartphone on March 24 and has not released official figures. However, as of Monday in …

15 Twitter accounts that show just how weird the Web is

<i>This week, Twitter turns 10. Over the next few days we’ll be exploring how far the microblogging service has come, the challenges it faces going forward and some of its key moments along the way.</i><p>Facebook may be the most popular social media platform – and it’s arguable whether Twitter itself is one …

Social Media

Donald Trump was a nightmare landlord in the 1980s

There's an episode in Donald Trump's past that shows just how far this billionaire businessman will go to get his way.<p>It began in 1981. Trump bought a 14-story building on prime real estate facing New York City's Central Park.<p>His plan was to tear down the building and replace it with luxury condos. …

Donald Trump

What in God's Name Is Going On in This Batman v Superman Deleted Scene

<i>Batman v Superman</i> may have only just come out, but Warner Bros is already teasing the release of its R-rated home edition. They just posted this …

Justice League

Top V.C. on “Mostly Crap” Start-Ups, Mark Zuckerberg, and Early Facebook’s Grim Lunches

Former Facebook employee Chamath Palihapitiya dishes the dirt—and more—on Silicon Valley’s biggest companies.<p>Even in Silicon Valley, the home of the ever-present origin story, <b>Chamath Palihapitiya</b> has a pretty incredible narrative. The Sri Lankan immigrant escaped a civil war in his homeland before …

Instagram Influencers Are Suddenly Freaking Out Over the Looming Algorithm Change

Chill out, dudes.<p>A bunch of Instagram users are absolutely losing it over the company’s plan to roll out a ranking algorithm for its photo and video feed.<p>Instagram announced a few weeks ago that it was working on a feed algorithm, the same technology that Facebook uses to order the posts you see …

Social Media

I Quit Social Media for a Week and This Happened

Social media is one of the biggest time-sucks in my life. Sure, there are Chrome extensions to kill my newsfeed that would allow me to block Facebook whenever I needed some super-charged productivity time, but I can’t really see myself giving up my news feed for a few extra minutes of focused …

Periscope CEO: We’re Growing (And Facebook Doesn’t Scare Us One Bit!)

“If we got super nervous ... every time Facebook decided to get into a new vertical, we wouldn’t get anything done."<p>When Twitter first launched its livestreaming app Periscope last March, its biggest competition was Meerkat, the darling of SXSW with relatively no funding and fewer than a dozen …

Social Media

Concrete Geometrical House Concept on a Cliff in Iceland

Le designer Alex Hogrefe a imaginé le concept d’une maison au design très contemporain fait de béton et de grandes baies vitrées. L’originalité de …

Architecture

13 ‘health’ foods you’re better off avoiding

Take swapping your dairy milk for almond milk. Is liquid from nuts really nutritionally superior to milk from a cow?<p>Or splurging on pink Himalayan sea salt. Healthy habit or a little bit of nonsense?<p>We asked Andy Bellatti, a registered dietitian and the co-founder of the group Dietitians for …

Nutrition

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff won his showdown with Georgia's governor, and North Carolina's is next

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff posted a triumphant tweet on Monday after Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced that he's vetoing a controversial "religious freedom" bill.<p>Critics of the legislation, like Benioff, believed that if it became a law, then it would have legalized antigay discrimination in the …