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Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf
NFL Football Kicks Off Tonight, and Twitter Wants You to Follow the Action There NFL Football Kicks Off Tonight, and Twitter Wants You to Follow the Action There

Twitter wants you to run to Twitter when something big is happening on TV, and have been pushing that coveted ‘second-screen’ experience for years. Today, Twitter has furthered that goal by creating new NFL-specific timelines so fans can stay up-to-date …

Google’s Megan Smith Is Your New US Chief Technology Officer Google’s Megan Smith Is Your New US Chief Technology Officer

The new Chief Technology Officer of the United States is a Googler. The White House has announced that Megan Smith, vice president at Google X, will be your next CTO. Smith co-founded Google’s Solve for X and as VP of …

Betty White Isn’t Dead, Just the Victim of a Bad Pun

Betty White, the 92-year-old comedienne and actress who seems to only get better with age, is fine. Despite what you may have heard on Twitter, White is not dead. But she is the victim of a bad pun. ‘Satirical’ news …

NYPD Cops Are Taking Classes on How to Twitter NYPD Cops Are Taking Classes on How to Twitter

Everyone’s on Twitter these days – you, your mom, your grandma, your high school math teacher, and yes, the police. There are plenty of reasons why a police department would want to maintain a social media presence, and many departments …

Twitter’s Apparently Thinking About Group Chat Twitter’s Apparently Thinking About Group Chat

Does Twitter need a group chat feature? Would you use it? According to the company’s CFO, group chat is one of the functions high up on their future innovation list. Speaking at the Citi Global Technology Conference in New York, …

Twitter Changes Its Font, Makes Other Updates Twitter Changes Its Font, Makes Other Updates

Twitter has just announced a few changes to twitter.com, most notably a revert back to its old font after a brief stint trying out a new one. At the end of May, Twitter quietly changed the font on Twitter.com from …

Facebook Down for Some Users Facebook Down for Some Users

It’s not just you – Facebook is down for many users. The outage appears to have hit around 3:45 EST. This is the fourth such outage for the social network since June. The last one happened at the beginning of …

Instagram Down for Some Users on Mobile and Web

Instagram appears to be suffering an outage, as users have taken to Twitter to express their frustration. Many are receiving error messages when trying to load their feeds or access other information. Why is Instagram…..FRICK! pic.twitter.com/EDBPf2aL9S — . (@_yeetespinosa) August …

Facebook ‘Tests’ Post Search Feature It Promised Almost a Year Ago Facebook ‘Tests’ Post Search Feature It Promised Almost a Year Ago

The slowest rollout in the history of social media continues today, as Facebook is reportedly letting some mobile users search for old posts via keyword. According to a statement provided to Bloomberg, Facebook says this is “an improvement to search …

Netflix May Get The Blacklist for a Whopping $2M an Episode Netflix May Get The Blacklist for a Whopping $2M an Episode

NBC’s Monday night drama The Blacklist has turned out to be a giant hit, and Netflix is reportedly prepared to pay a pretty penny to acquire its streaming rights. Deadline reports that Netflix has acquired the rights to The Blacklist …

Netflix’s Marco Polo Premieres December 12 Netflix’s Marco Polo Premieres December 12

Netflix has announced the premiere date for its anticipated historical series Marco Polo – December 12th. The first season will contain ten episodes. Relative newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy (Il Terzo Tempo) will play the title role. Benedict Wong (Prometheus), Zhu Zhu …

Senator: Give Cops Body Cams If You Want Federal Funding Senator: Give Cops Body Cams If You Want Federal Funding

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) wants police across the nation to be equipped with body cameras, and she thinks a good way to make that happen is to tie compliance to federal funding. “I would like to see us say, ‘If …

Amazon’s Newest Original Pilots Now Available Amazon’s Newest Original Pilots Now Available

Need something to watch? Amazon has just released its five newest pilots – three comedies and two dramas. Here’s a quick rundown of the five new pilots: The Cosmopolitans is a comedy starring Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny as part …

Netflix’s First French Original Series, Marseille, Announced for Late 2015 Netflix’s First French Original Series, Marseille, Announced for Late 2015

Netflix has just announced its first ever French original series, a “tale of power, corruption and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city,” titled Marseille. Production is set to kick off next spring and it’ll land …

Facebook Attempts to Debunk Messenger Myths Facebook Attempts to Debunk Messenger Myths

When it comes to its Messenger app and the continued backlash, Facebook really wants to set the record straight. The Next Web spotted a big, unavoidable alert inside Facebook for iOS which directs users to a page called Messenger: Myths …

Bill & Melinda Gates Donate $1M to Gun Control Initiative Bill & Melinda Gates Donate $1M to Gun Control Initiative

Bill and Melinda Gates have both offered up $500,000 to The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, “a coalition of concerned citizens and organizations working together to forge commonsense solutions to reduce gun violence.” The main common sense solution that alliance …

Snapchat’s $10 Billion Valuation ‘Not Absurd’ Says Twitter CEO Snapchat’s $10 Billion Valuation ‘Not Absurd’ Says Twitter CEO

Reacting to the news that ephemeral messaging app Snapchat was moving fast toward a $20 million investment from Kleiner Perkins at a $10 billion valuation, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is defending it – calling it “not absurd.” “Crazy growth, clear …

Zara on Apology Tour over ‘Concentration Camp’ Kids Shirt Zara on Apology Tour over ‘Concentration Camp’ Kids Shirt

Spanish retailer Zara is in full-on apology tour mode after pulling an item from its online store that, well, lacked a bit of cultural sensitivity. This shirt, seen below, was available for purchase in Zara’s kids’ collection. The long-sleeved t-shirt …

Republicans Made Their Own Retro Platformer Starring an Elephant Named Giopi Republicans Made Their Own Retro Platformer Starring an Elephant Named Giopi

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the group whose only purpose is getting Republicans elected to the US Senate, has turned to nostalgic gaming to help with its cause. The NRSC has built its own retro platformer called Gioipi: 2014 Mission …

Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Lands September 26th Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Lands September 26th

Amazon’s next original series, Transparent, will premiere on September 26th. Part of a trio of comedy pilots greenlit last October (alongside Mozart in the Jungle and The Outlaws), Transparent stars Jeffrey Tambor as the transgender patriarch of a family filled …

Two-Year-Old’s Ice Bucket Challenge Likely Outdoes All to Follow

Keep Ice Bucket Challenging, folks. It’s raised a ton of money for ALS research and it continues to provide us with some pretty great videos – either successful and clever or absolute failures. Both are funny. Keep ‘em coming. But …

Foursquare Now Offers Self-Destructing Tips Foursquare Now Offers Self-Destructing Tips

With Foursquare’s revamped app, tips are the new check-ins. Today, the company is trying to make tips more helpful by letting them disappear after they’re no longer relevant. Getting in on the ephemeral everything craze, Foursquare is unveiling ephemeral tips. …

Netflix to FCC: Say No to Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger Netflix to FCC: Say No to Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix, clearly unhappy with the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger from the outset, has finally made their concerns official with a petition to the Federal Communications Commission. In a just-filed Petition to Deny, Netflix argues that the entity formed by …

Netflix Originals Have Been Seen by a Majority of Subscribers Netflix Originals Have Been Seen by a Majority of Subscribers

Despite criticism, Netflix has held firm in its decision to forgo traditional reporting techniques when it comes to its original programming. In other words, don’t expect Netflix to give you any “ratings” numbers for House of Cards or Orange Is …