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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.


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.

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Instagram puts three filters and emoji hashtags at your disposal

New Instagram filters and emoji are always popular, so Instagram combined the two in Monday's update for iOS.

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Mobile ads now generate almost 75 percent of Facebook's revenue

Total sales for the first quarter grew by more than 40 percent

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Live streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope pose legal risks for users

Apps like Meerkat and Periscope can lead users astray of privacy and copyright laws

Twitter opens up direct messaging again, despite abuse fears

The platform is giving its DM free-for-all another shot, two years after its original experiment fizzled.

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Twitter accounts outside of the US now fall under EU data protection rules

Twitter's International headquarters will be in Dublin

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Instagram clarifies rules to ban revenge porn

The site also expressly forbids posts with sexual content involving minors.

This Google patent could kill TV spoilers on social media

Google has an idea of how it can block spoiler alerts from your social networking feeds. Whether we'll actually ever see this idea come to fruition is another question.

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Facebook's still the king of social media among teens

But Instagram and Snapchat don't fall too far behind

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YouTube confirms plans for ad-free subscription service

The price of the service hasn't been revealed, although the plan was disclosed in a YouTube letter to its content partners.

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Facebook releases a standalone Messenger web app

It has many of Messenger's mobile app features, just in a handy Web app format.