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Facebook Safety Check Keeps Track of You and Your Friends After Natural Disasters Facebook Safety Check Keeps Track of You and Your Friends After Natural Disasters

Facebook has just unveiled a new feature called Safety Check, which allows people to identify themselves as safe following major disasters – as well as keep track of their friends who might’ve been in the affected area. The feature is …

Vine App Hits Xbox One For Xbox Live Members Vine App Hits Xbox One For Xbox Live Members

Microsoft announced today that Twitter’s Vine is now available for the Xbox One. This is surely good news for anyone looking to up their Vine loop count. The Xbox Wire staff writes: Starting today, you can entertain yourself with hours …

Facebook Lets You Use Stickers In Comments (Let The Disliking Commence) Facebook Lets You Use Stickers In Comments (Let The Disliking Commence)

The moment you’ve been waiting for (or perhaps not) is here. You can now use Facebook stickers in comments. Until now, the feature has only been available in private messages, but now, you can expect to see stickers all over …

Medium Now Counts Barack Obama Among Its Users Medium Now Counts Barack Obama Among Its Users

The White House announced that the president has joined Medium, the blogging platform Twitter co-founder Evan Williams launched roughly a year ago. Lindsay Holst and Kori Schulman wrote in a post on The White House blog on Thursday: We’re really …

Checking in with Swarm Just Got Much Easier Checking in with Swarm Just Got Much Easier

If you’re an iOS user who loves to check-in with Foursquare’s Swarm app, but feel it’s too much effort to open the app and tap a few buttons – then today is your lucky day. The new version of Swarm …

Imgur Aims For Better GIFs With Project GIFV Imgur Aims For Better GIFs With Project GIFV

Imgur, one of the biggest image sharing sites on the Internet (in no small part thanks to reddit), announced a new format for looping GIF videos – GIFV. The company says it is reimagining the looping GIF video thanks to …

Google Launches Hangouts Chrome App Google Launches Hangouts Chrome App

Google announced the launch of a new Hangouts Chrome app for Chrome OS and Windows, which it calls a “simpler, faster way to use Hangouts on your computer alongside whatever else your’e doing.” The point is that it keeps your …

Facebook Said To Be Readying Anonymity App Facebook Said To Be Readying Anonymity App

Facebook is said to be preparing a new standalone app that will enable users to communicate with one another anonymously, apparently not unlike apps of the moment Whisper and Secret. This comes from The New York Times, which cites two …

Google Insists (Yet Again) That Google+ Is Here To Stay Google Insists (Yet Again) That Google+ Is Here To Stay

Google+ has been around for over three years, and has pretty much faced a never-ending amount of ridicule and expectations of its demise for the majority of that time, but the product just keeps on going. In April, Vic Gundotra, …

LinkedIn Shows Why People View Your Profile LinkedIn Shows Why People View Your Profile

LinkedIn has shown you who views your profile for quite a while, but now they’re also going to show you why they viewed it. The company just launched a new addition to its “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” feature, which lets …

Facebook Talks About Its Intolerance For Spam Facebook Talks About Its Intolerance For Spam

Facebook revealed on Friday that it has obtained nearly $2 billion in legal judgments against spammers, and talked extensively about how it won’t put up with fake likes and other spam on its network. The company says it’s honoring Cyber …

Facebook May Soon Wade into Healthcare Facebook May Soon Wade into Healthcare

When I say preventative care applications and health support communities, you say … Facebook? Facebook, eternal tracker of all things you, is planning a move into the healthcare realm. That’s the word from Reuters, who quotes the omnipresent “people familiar …

Facebook Changes Its Research Approach After Controversial Experiment Facebook Changes Its Research Approach After Controversial Experiment

You’ll probably recall the controversy Facebook found itself in a few months ago when it was discovered that an experiment it conducted a couple years ago manipulated people’s emotions by showing them different types of content in the News Feed. …

Twitter Is Funding A New MIT Lab For ‘Social Machines’ Twitter Is Funding A New MIT Lab For ‘Social Machines’

The MIT Media Lab announced that it has secured a five-year, $10 million investment from Twitter, which will provide access to its real-time, public steam of tweets as well as the archive of every tweet all the way back to …

Twilight Is Back, and Coming to a … Facebook Near You Twilight Is Back, and Coming to a … Facebook Near You

Twilight isn’t dead, y’all. Like its sparkly subject matter, the series lives eternal – and will be coming to a Facebook news feed near you. Lionsgate has partnered with Facebook, the non-profit Women In Film, and crowdsourcing platform Tongal to …

Reddit Raises New $50 Million Round Of Funding Reddit Raises New $50 Million Round Of Funding

Reddit said on Tuesday that it has closed a new $50 million round of outside funding led by Y Combinator President Sam Altman with participation from Sequoia Capital’s Alfred Lin and Andreessen Horowitz’s Marc Andreessen. Other investors mentioned further down …

LinkedIn Gives Pulse News Reader A Big Refresh LinkedIn Gives Pulse News Reader A Big Refresh

LinkedIn announced a redesign of Pulse, its news reader product, which it acquired last year, and then replaced LinkedIn Today with. “Our new design is a purposeful one,” said LinkedIn’s Akshay Kothari in a blog post. “With clean, uncluttered text, …

Orkut Officially Dies After Ten Years Orkut Officially Dies After Ten Years

Google announced in June that it would shut down its original social networking service Orkut after ten years of existence. At the time, they set the death date as September 30th, and that day has come. Orkut never quite caught …

Netflix Looks For ‘Official Instagrammers’ Netflix Looks For ‘Official Instagrammers’

Instagram has become an important part of online marketing, and companies are now looking for more ways to utilize it. Netflix just announced that it’s looking for a few people to become its “official Instagrammers”. Wanted: #Grammasters: Become Netflix’s official …

LinkedIn Changes Terms of Service LinkedIn Changes Terms of Service

LinkedIn announced that it is making some changes to its Terms of Service on October 23rd. The company has rewritten its user agreement to make it easier to read and understand, and to better explain rights surrounding content. In short, …

Instagram’s Hyperlapse Gets Front-Facing Camera Support Instagram’s Hyperlapse Gets Front-Facing Camera Support

A new update – version 1.1 – for Instagram’s Hyperlapse app is available in Apple’s App store, and it adds what must have been a commonly requested feature – support for front-facing cameras. The app now encourages you to “record …