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Facebook levels up its live streaming service with new video tab and developer tools

Facebook is doubling down on its investment in video with a new tool that will help hardware makers build devices to stream live to the social networking service.

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Chatbots come to Facebook Messenger

The new bots will use artificial intelligence to make it appear customers are really talking to company representatives.

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Facebook kills the password, in favor of new login tools in Account Kit

Facebook is giving developers a whole host of new tools that are designed to help them better access and engage with users, including improved analytics and new ways to let users log in to an app.

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Facebook takes on Pinterest and Pocket with a new Save to Facebook button

Facebook is expanding its developer platform to help users save content and share quotes through new services that it announced at its F8 developer conference in San Francisco Tuesday.

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Facebook Messenger snags Dropbox integration for in-chat file sharing

Dropbox just made it easier to share videos, images, and files inside Facebook Messenger.

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You'll be able to get tickets from Ticketmaster and Eventbrite directly on Facebook

Facebook has partnered with Ticketmaster and Eventbrite to become a one-stop shop for events.

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The week in Apple news: FBI hacks iPhone 5c, iPad Pro teardown, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending April 8, 2016.

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Facebook adds reactions, events support, and filters to live video broadcasts

Facebook Live video broadcasts are getting reactions, filters, groups and events support, and more.

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Twitter adds a Message button so you can quickly share Tweets privately

Twitter amps up its Direct Messaging appeal by making it easier to send a Tweet in a private convo.

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Facebook takes a guess at what's in pictures to help visually impaired

With images an ever-growing proportion of what we share on social networks, Facebook fears that users with visual impairments may be missing out.

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Lock down your Mac, iPhone, and online accounts if you expect trouble ahead

You can take steps ahead of time to protect your social media, banking, email, and other accounts if you fear intrusion or retribution.

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Instagram expands to 60-second videos, verging into YouTube territory

The popular photo-sharing app aims to become a hub for longer video.

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Facebook may use Messenger to push into retail payments

Facebook is pushing the concept of Messenger as a platform, with possible new features including retail in-store payments.

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Facebook celebrates March Madness with a basketball game in its Messenger app

The hidden basketball game lets you practice shooting your free throws. Good luck getting any work done now.

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Are you drinking while tweeting? This algorithm can tell

A new algorithm can tell when you're drinking while tweeting—and even figure out where you're imbibing.

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Instagram will roll out an algorithmic feed, but promises not to ruin everything

With Instagram embracing algorithms, another social network says goodbye to reverse-chronological order.