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Facebook Messenger dumps auto-location tracking for a pin drop

Instead of sharing location data automatically, Facebook users will be have the option to specify their whereabouts on a map.

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Hide the credit card: You can buy products on Instagram

The photo-sharing app implements a button so that users can buy a product, download an app or sign up to a website directly on Instagram.

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Pinterest turns its feed into a store with buyable pins

iPhone and iPad users will be able to buy items on Pinterest starting later this month.

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Supreme Court: Violent Facebook posts not criminal

The court overturns the interstate threats conviction on a Pennsylvania man based on posts made about his wife.

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Facebook boosts notification email security with OpenPGP encryption

Don't let hackers take your Facebook account. Protect your email notifications with OpenPGP.

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Facebook finally adds support for animated GIFs

For years the social network opted not to host animated gifs out of fear that it would make the platform "too chaotic." But as gifs become a more integral part of the web, Facebook has finally caught on.

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Facebook adds restaurant reviews from actual food critics

Following a partnership with news outlets for Instant Articles, Facebook is now integrating restaurant reviews from reputable food publications.

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Facebook brings context to messaging with 'caller ID' for Messenger

Got a message from a Facebook friend, but you can't for the life of you remember who they are? Facebook wants to solve that problem by adding profile data to new message conversations.

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Amazon adds local groceries and meals to one-hour Prime Now delivery service

The service will first be available in Manhattan, with other cities coming soon

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Tweets now appear in Google search results

Actual tweets will appear on mobile devices, depending on the search.

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Facebook could cash in from Messenger games

Facebook is reportedly working with game developers to offer their apps in Messenger.

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Feedly debuts Apple Watch app for wrangling all your must-reads in one place

View the day's best stories and save, mark as read, or tag them for future reference right from your wrist.

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Domino's 'tweet a pizza emoji, get a real pizza' isn't as stupid as it seems

Send a pizza emoji to the Domino's Twitter account, get a pizza. But why?

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Facebook eats more of the web with 'Instant Articles' from Buzzfeed, NYT, and more

The company promises faster news on its mobile apps with Instant Articles

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Tsu, the Tidal of social networks, pays you for posting

Tired of making money for Facebook and Twitter? Tsu shares its revenue with users.