Consumer Web/Social Media

TalkTalk hacked details sold in black market for just over a pound each

Hacked TalkTalk customers' bank details are now up for sale for just over a £1 each in black market websites. Express reported that the details emerged online Sunday.

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More seniors are getting into social media via Stitch

There's a social media site that is garnering a lot of attention from netizens who are looking for an alternative to Facebook and Twitter, and it's created especially for users who are in their 50's.

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Slack launches private channels for temporary private group chats

Team messaging app Slack is launching new feature on group chat. The new feature makes a user in a group to be able to break into a private discussion with up to eight people, nine including the user.

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Facebook rolls out new notification feature for mobiile

Facebook announced a radical revamp on its iOS and Android mobile apps, especially on its notification feature. The new feature designed to provide users with useful notifications cards based on their location.

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Google reports earning for the first time being under Alphabet with $18.7 billion revenue, $5 Billion buybacks

B for buyback and E for earningS, these are some of the most appropriate letters for Google's parent company, Alphabet, as it reported Thursday how much it made in the third quarter.

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Alphabet reports an increase in revenue and announces shares buyback plan

Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc recorded a better than expected revenue after its third-quarter report shows that its revenue has increased by 13 percent. The great return report, together with an announcement of buyback for its class C shares had sent the company's share price to break previous resistance to a new high.

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Google to Launch YouTube Red to Enter the Subscription Streaming Market

Google-owned YouTube will enter the subscription streaming market next week, launching the new YouTube Red, an ad-free video and music streaming service with a monthly fee of $99.9, and $12.99 monthly for iOS users.

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to 'reset' their complicated relationship with developers

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he wants to "reset" the company's fraught relationship with its developers during their annual developers conference in San Francisco Thursday.

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DropBox submits Paper as alternative to Google Docs

It was only six months ago that Dropbox hinted at developing a collaborative note-taking tool called Notes. Just now, they've released news that the tool will officially be called Dropbox Paper and that the beta test is seeing some significant progress.

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NY Times faces second Twitter indiscretion made by staff member

After a Twitter post that has been deemed by many as "profane" and "inappropriate", New York Times staffer Philip Richardson was reprimanded by the public, and most likely by superiors, for a social media post that sent an F-bomb to Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.

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Amazon Destinations never made it far; halted 6 months after launch

Amazon Destinations, the Amazon group's hotel reservation service, surprisingly shut down its reservation service effectively on October 13, 2015. Amazon Destinations was launched in April and the site provided reservation services for hotels, inns and bed-and-breakfast properties in the Northeast, the Pasific Northwest, and Southern California.

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What can be expected on Google Play Store's newest update?

Google Play will get a major upgrade soon according to a teaser released by a Googler, Kirill Grouchnikov. Based on the teaser, the apps store will feature a better categorization method and will become a lot more user-friendly as Google is planning to cope with the increasing number of new users using the apps store.

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Facebook is testing new features for mobile shopping

Facebook may soon be your go-to app for shopping. The company disclosed Monday that it was testing new features that would enable users to buy products, without having to leave the app.

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Facebook 'Reactions' to have a pilot test in Spain and Ireland

Facebook unveils animated emoticons, Reactions, to go with the 'like' button. The six emojis will have a pilot test in Spain and Ireland. Alongside the 'like' button, Facebook will pilot the Reactions. In particular, it is a set of emoticons including angry, sad, wow, yay, ha-ha and love, Tech Crunch gives details.

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Twitter's new app 'Moments' brings newsbreaks to users

Marking a major feature since its inception in 2006, Twitter has released new app 'Twitter Moments' for bringing news updates to its users. Twitter Moments tool keeps up the users about news breaks without the need to watch multiple news platforms reducing time and effort. Twitter Moments app works on iOS, Android, and desktop and is initially available for US market only.

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