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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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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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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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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.

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More than 1 million people made video calls with Facebook Messenger in the first two days

Another sign of success for the social network that wants to be the world's de facto communications platform.

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Instagram engineer delves into emoji madness

The company's engineers did painstaking work to allow users to search by emoji.

Snapchat wants to break the news of who is elected President in 2016

The photo-sharing and messaging app has launched content channels and hired a CNN vet as it gears up to become a full-blown news service by the 2016 election.

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New app can unearth video gems on Periscope

With Stream, users can watch popular videos on Periscope.

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Now you can embed classic MS-DOS games in tweets

You already knew the Internet Archive has a catalog of DOS games that are playable in the browser. But did you know you can now play them in Twitter too?

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Apple devices may soon shine a Spotlight on tweets

Tweets might appear in Spotlight searches on Apple devices, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said.

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Facebook adds free video calling to Messenger

The feature works over Wi-Fi and LTE, taking aim at other video solutions like Google Hangouts.