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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.

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Kodak Moments come to life in a trippy SXSW sensory journey

I entered Kodak's Memory Observatory with a photo and emerged bewildered from an impromptu therapy session.

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Outmatched by Twitter and Facebook, Meerkat steps away from live streaming

Although it isn't giving specifics on its future, Meerkat hinted at a video-centric social network that's focuses on smaller groups.


MLB Snapchat Day is on deck for March 11th

Big-league players share photos and videos on Snapchat from the dugouts during Spring Training games this coming Friday.

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Facebook Messenger platform push continues with Spotify integration

Sending Spotify songs to Facebook Messenger friends will soon be just a few taps away.

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Apple Support arrives on Twitter to solve all your problems

Before you make a Genius Bar appointment, try asking @AppleSupport for help.

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Tune up (or tear down) your social networks' app permissions

Pop quiz: Do you know to how many apps and websites you've given permission to use your Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and others? Time to check.

Facebook plans Internet drone tests, says Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook will begin testing a solar-powered Internet drone called Aquila later in 2016, Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Mark Zuckerberg says VR is the future of Facebook

The CEO first dreamed of virtual reality as a teen and now sees it as the future of social media.

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Facebook Messenger ads might behave like voluntary text spam

Chatting with businesses on Facebook Messenger could open you up to message-based ads.

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Kanye West begs Zuckerberg, Page for money over Twitter

Who needs banks? Rapper Kanye West reveals the new get-rich scheme: simply beg rich people like Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page for money over Twitter.

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How to fix the Twitter problem

When Twitter redirects don't work.

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5 iOS apps for indulging in toxic single behaviors this Valentine's Day

The iPhone has made it easier than ever to find love—or to fixate on why we're still single.