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Jennifer Tilly

Twitter's Periscope adds landscape mode, broadcast options and Facebook sharing

Periscope, the popular Twitter live-streaming app, updates its version with new features including landscape mode, private broadcast options and Facebook sharing.

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Twitter

Twitter partners with giant Indonesian carrier Indosat on #TwitBuy

Twitter announced Monday that it entered a partnership with giant Indonesian carrier Indosat, allowing its 68 million users to use its direct messaging (DM) feature.

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Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Waits To Hit A Billion Users For Messenger Before Turning It Into A Meaningful Business

Investors have been asking about how Facebook's Messenger can earn more money. CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed plans during the earnings call on how Facebook will bring more dollars to its recently acquired messaging app.

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Jan Koum

Facebook's WhatsApp reached 900 million monthly active users; aims for 1 billion

Jan Koum, Whatsapp founder announced it on Facebook that the messaging app had reached 900 million users. Behind its first achievement, Facebook is aiming for 1 billion monthly users worldwide.

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Jack Dorsey

Twitter announces global expansion of self-service ads platform

In its effort to increase advertisement revenue, Twitter announces a global expansion for their self-service ads platform. According to Twitter, the service will now cover more than 200 countries from the previous only 33 countries.

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Tumblr

Tumblr changes reblogs so you can actually read them

Tumblr, a microblogging website designed by David Karp has redesigned its reblogging feature. The reblog button which is the most use feature on Tumblr that allows the user to repost content from another website to their own will become more mobile friendly according to Fortune.

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Students

Google Classroom adds a Chrome extension for teacher-student website sharing

Today, Google announced at its San Francisco office a new feature for their Google Classroom - a Chrome extension. The new feature will allow teachers to share website with their student eliminating the need for teachers to pass the URL to students for them to click on.

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Google Updates Its Logo

Google Gets a New Logo

After the restructuring announcement made by Google earlier this month to introduce Alphabet, Google today unveils their new logo to the world. Still keeping their old word mark type of logo, Google's new logo feature a softer color tone and is made of sans-serif typeface.

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Google Maps

Google Maps is not just for navigation, now it can suggest places for lunch ala Foursquare

Google just released the latest update of their map for both android and iOS platform. The latest update will give a more personalized restaurant recommendation to the user in the 'Explore' feature of the map.

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Wikipedia

Undisclosed paid advocacy made Wikipedia ban 'black hat' accounts

Wikipedia once again began cracking down on both editors and contributors who are violating its guidelines. The editors of the site banned 381 accounts for charging or accepting money for their contributions, without the disclosure of information, which Wikipedia calls "undisclosed paid advocacy."

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Facebook

Move over Siri, here comes Facebook's personal concierge M

Facebook gives Apple, Google, and other companies providing users with virtual assistants a run for their money. The company has launched M, a digital helper that makes use of artificial intelligence and human knowledge.

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Facebook

1 billion people on a single day: Facebook sets new record

Creating a new milestone, the largest social media platform Facebook recorded one billion people accessing its website in a single day for the first time.

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Facebook

Fundraising for nonprofits now made easier with Facebook's 'Donate Now' button

Facebook is a wonderful avenue to raise awareness for certain advocacies. Now, it launched its donate button to make giving to nonprofits' pages easier and more effective.

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Ashley Madison

Ashley Madison hacking update: Victims experience hate crimes, extortion, and suicide

The victims of the hack on infidelity website Ashley Madison experience more dire consequences than imagined, ranging from extortion attempts, hate crimes, and even suicide.

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Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook edges out Google as a traffic source for news

Facebook is now the leading source of traffic for news, overtaking search giant Google, according to traffic analytics firm Parse.ly.

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