Social Media

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn
June 13, 2016 at 9:42 am

Microsoft Corp. and LinkedIn Corporation on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will a

Instagram Tweaks 'Explore' Tab to Promote Videos
April 15, 2016 at 8:23 am

Instagram now supports 60-second videos, but what's the point if it's hard for people to find them among Instagram's sea of snapshots? Have no fear; Instagram has tweaked the design of its Explore tab in the Instagram app to give videos a little more star treatment. With Video Channels, the app will display a "Videos You Might Like"…

Periscope becomes Etch-a-Scope with new sketching feature
April 11, 2016 at 11:38 am

Twitter has just announced that it is testing a new feature on Periscope that allows broadcasters to sketch as they stream. In a Periscope stream of the beta test, which Twitter user Matt Navarra posted, we see a live broadcast in progress with the broadcaster being able to sketch basic line drawings via touch. The…

Facebook apologizes for freaking people out with misdirected Safety Checks
March 28, 2016 at 9:35 am

Facebook has apologized for mistakenly asking users in the US, UK, and other countries whether they were affected by a bombing in Lahore, Pakistan on Sunday that killed at least 69 people and wounded left around 300 wounded. Facebook deployed its Safety Check notifications shortly after the blast, as it did after recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Nigeria,…

Outbrain's Chat Bots Are Coming To Facebook Messenger, Kik And Telegram
March 24, 2016 at 10:21 am

You may not have heard of Outbrain, but you’ve almost certainly seen the strange but alluring links it presents to you at the bottom of many news sites like CNN and The Guardian. Headlines like “Are you throwing away the healthiest bit of the avocado, the SEED?” have actually been tailored to you through Outbrain’s…

Facebook drops support for Blackberry
March 22, 2016 at 9:37 am

Blackberry said it is "extremely disappointed" with Facebook's decision to discontinue support for its app. It means Blackberry users will have to use the mobile version of the website to log on to the social network. It is not clear when this will come into effect. Earlier this month WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook,…