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Facebook Messenger rolls out mention alerts and message Reaction emoji

Group chat will get a bit less chaotic with the global rollout of two Facebook Messenger features it was previously testing in Vietnam.<p>Users can now @mention friends in a group chat to send them a special notification to reply to your message so they don’t miss it in a noisy thread. You just type …

Facebook

Soundcloud confirms new $70M credit line after failing to close $100M round

Soundcloud — the popular, but unprofitable platform that lets creators post and share music and other audio files — may have been unsuccessful (so far) in closing a new $100 million round of funding, but it’s not running out of money soon. The company has secured a $70 million round of debt funding …

SoundCloud

Google adds new reasons to install its Duo and Allo apps

Updates will bring audio-only calls and file sharing to the video-calling and chat apps.<p>Google wants you to use its Duo app for calls -- with or without video.<p>At its Google for Brazil event in São Paulo, the search giant announced that its video-calling app for Android and iOS will now support …

Google

YouTube’s automatic captioning system can now describe sound effects

YouTube has long had an automatic captioning system that, thanks to Google’s machine learning advances in recent years, has gotten pretty good at automatically transcribing spoken words in a video. As the company announced today, its technology is now able to take this a step further by also …

Machine Learning

Reddit’s new profile pages could fundamentally transform the site

By injecting bits of Facebook and Twitter<p>The next big shift in Reddit’s evolution may look quite familiar. Last night, the company announced the introduction of what it’s calling profile pages. This is exactly what it sounds like: a personal page tied to a username, with a feed of posts and an …

Social Media

Twitter starts using IBM’s Watson technology to help identify bullies who tweet

LAS VEGAS — Twitter wants to do a better job of policing bullies who tweet, and Twitter vice-president of data strategy Chris Moody declared from the …

IBM

Twitter suspends thousands of 'extremists'

Twitter has suspended more than half a million accounts since the middle of 2015 as the company steps up efforts to tackle "violent extremism" on its …

Social Media

Facebook’s new feature will flag news stories that are ‘disputed by multiple fact-checkers’

There is finally a viable tactic for battling Facebook’s “fake news” problem, after months of brainstorming.<p>Last week Facebook implemented a feature …

Facebook

LinkedIn tries to hook more users with business news section

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - LinkedIn on Wednesday plans to launch a section on its network dedicated to business news, seeking to draw users onto the service more frequently to read and talk about current events, company officials said.<p>The updates to its website and smartphone app are the latest …

LinkedIn

Sensitive Content, Two-Factor Authentication Features Added

Instagram is taking more steps to make the app a safer and more comfortable place for users with a new update along with an event designed to “spread …

Instagram

Wuu is a confusing Snapchat alternative from the creator of Ello

Wuu are you?<p>Remember Ello? It was a social network that had a brief moment in the sun back in 2014 as a friendly alternative to Facebook. Founded by Paul Budnitz, it was built around the ideals of increased privacy and no ads. While Ello had noble ambitions, it ultimately failed due to a …

Snapchat

Tencent leads $350M investment in Chinese photo/streaming app Kuaishou

We reported last month that China-based photo app firm Kuaishou is gearing up for an IPO in the U.S. later this year. Well the company, which also offers live-streaming video in its service, has stopped to refuel its tanks first after it raised $350 million in fresh funding led by Chinese internet …

Tencent

How this one Facebook experiment could foreshadow plans for Messenger

Facebook has been in an R&D phase for the last couple of years pursuing two well documented experiments for Messenger. The first experiment began …

Instagram opens shoppable organic posts to more businesses in the US

Instagram will enable more US brands to sell products through organic photos using a new in-app tool.

eCommerce

Facebook Tests Major Comments Design Tweak

“We’re testing multiple design updates in News Feed, including a more conversational way to comment on posts,” a Facebook spokesperson said.<p>In an apparent attempt to make posts on its platform more conversational, Facebook is testing a design tweak that would make comments look a lot more like …

Facebook

Foursquare is launching an analytics platform to help retailers understand foot traffic

While Foursquare started as a social check-in app, the company has always said there is a bigger picture — mainly related to unique ways of leveraging its database of check-ins at nearly 100 million public places.<p>There’s no better example than when Foursquare predicted that Chipotle same-store …

Four Square

Instagram now lets you save live videos for later

Not long after introducing Stories to Instagram, the company added a live streaming feature akin to the one already available on Facebook. Problem is, once a livestream finished, it was gone forever.<p>Now Instagram lets you streamers save their videos. Once a broadcast has ended, simply click on the …

Instagram

Twitter launching Live video API tomorrow

Twitter is about to make it much easier for media publishers to post live video broadcasts with the launch of a live video API tomorrow morning. The API will let companies hook up professional broadcasting and video editing equipment to Twitter with more powerful integrations than Twitter’s …

Facebook

“Blockframing” and 31 Free Sketch-Ready Layouts Using Auto Layout by Anima App

Sketch Tutorials<p>“Blockframing” and 31 Free Sketch-Ready Layouts Using Auto Layout by Anima App<p>Yeah, you can download them. Yes, for free.<p><b>Note from</b> …

Digital Design

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iOS 11 rumour on users getting chat screenshot alerts is freaking people out

It probably is just an idea right now with no verified source.<p>User on social media have been freaking out ever since tweets and retweets are claiming …

iOS

With Snapchat Bitmojis, you can now put your favorite friends on speed chat

Why it matters to you<p>Frequent Snapchatters can chat a bit more efficiently with a quicker way to access friends from the home screen or the Today …

Snapchat

Twitter snags another sports partnership

Today, the National Lacrosse League (NLL) announced a new two-year live streaming partnership with the platform. The exclusive partnership means that <b>Twitter will stream one NLL per week</b>, as well as playoff and championship games at the end of the season. Games will be accessible to visitors who are …

Lacrosse

Why Instagram Is Suddenly the Place for Sports Highlights

If you want to watch sports highlights on your phone, there are lots of sites and platforms that make it easy. But none is more <i>now</i> than House of …

Instagram

Snapchat executive burns Facebook for 'copying' Stories idea

A Snapchat executive has responded to Facebook 'copying' the app’s features by 'throwing some shade' their way in a tweet.<p>It started when Kevin Weil, the product chief at Facebook-owned Instagram, sent a light-hearted tweet asking for his followers to caption a photo of his twins.<p>Tom Conrad, who is …

Snapchat

YouTube's Restricted Mode Is Hiding Some LGBT Content

Anyone who’s ever visited YouTube and ventured into the comments knows that the site struggles with how to deal with offensive content, and now it …

LGBTQ

Facebook’s secretive and ambitious hardware group is preparing for its debut next month

The all-star roster of tech veterans that Facebook began assembling one year ago is quietly making progress, steadily expanding the size of its ranks and the hardware prototypes under development.<p>The group, known as Building 8, currently has four simultaneous projects underway, spanning everything …

Facebook

Twitter rolling out updated profile design on iOS with new ‘Tweets & Replies’ tab

Over the past few days, Twitter has gradually started rolling out a new profile interface for its iOS app. While it’s unclear how many users currently have the new interface, it first started appearing earlier this week.<p>Mujjo Wallet iPhone 7 Case<p>The new profile interface, as you can see in the …

Apple

This one hack lets you post Live Photos on Instagram

One of the coolest additions to the iPhone 6S was Live Photos. The moving pictures inhabit the space between GIF and video but act more like something out of the wizarding world of <i>Harry Potter</i>, giving iPhone users even more of an excuse to take album upon album of pics.<p>While social networks like …

Instagram

Facebook will never take responsibility for fake news

M<p>ark Zuckerberg is displeased. It’s been more than four months since election night, but Facebook still finds itself in the hot seat over the spread of fake news on the platform, and what role (if any) it played in the election.<p>As part of a nationwide tour, Zuck expressed that Facebook doesn’t <i>want</i> …

Facebook