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Would you trust Facebook with your bank account?

Facebook is moving fast to allow users to send payments to each other. But will users bite? The answer will be essential in determining the winner of one of the hottest races in the tech industry: payments. Alongside Facebook, startups like Xiaomi and Venmo race giants like Apple and Google for the chance to connect … Continue reading Would you trust Facebook with your bank account?

WhatsApp voice calling feature: here’s how to get it enabled [updated: beware of new scam]

WhatsApp voice calling feature: here’s how to get it enabled [updated: beware of new scam]

WhatsApp has finally integrated voice call functionality into the world’s most popular instant messaging app. The WhatsApp call feature has finally been made available to anyone with the very latest version of the app. Be warned though that there is a new WhatsApp voice calling scam going around. Here’s how to safely get WhatsApp voice … Continue reading WhatsApp voice calling feature: here’s how to get it enabled [updated: beware of new scam]

Twitter videos can now be embedded across the web

Twitter videos can now be embedded across the web

Twitter was early to realize the potential of letting users embed tweets elsewhere around the web — it greatly increases the size of Twitter’s audience, helping them reach people who don’t have accounts. It’s only natural, then, that Twitter would extend that embedding function to its new video-sharing service. And indeed, the company started rolling … Continue reading Twitter videos can now be embedded across the web

Isis wages war Twitter: Militants threaten to behead employees for deleting accounts

Isis wages war Twitter: Militants threaten to behead employees for deleting accounts

Isis supporters have called on jihadists around the world to murder Twitter employees because of the social network’s crackdown on extremist accounts. An online post claiming to be from the Islamic State features a picture of co-founder Jack Dorsey in crosshairs. “Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you,” it says, … Continue reading Isis wages war Twitter: Militants threaten to behead employees for deleting accounts

Google Patents Social Media ‘Auto Responder’ That Can Post Replies For You

Twitter’s ‘while you were away’ feature expands to Android

Twitter’s new recap feature officially debuted on iOS a month ago, but now “while you were away” has arrived on Android devices. The feature moves away from the chronological format that Twitter has long relied on. Instead of displaying the most recent tweets, “while you were away” also displays the “top” tweets since the last … Continue reading Twitter’s ‘while you were away’ feature expands to Android

How to Use Social Media Like a Kardashian

How to Use Social Media Like a Kardashian

It is no secret that the Kardashians are famous for simply that, being famous. But how did they rise from a reality TV show to American Royalty in just 7 years? Branding. Not only do they have their own personal clothing, cosmetic, and housewares lines but they also use social media to promote everything else … Continue reading How to Use Social Media Like a Kardashian

Facebook Puts Its Web Feed In Motion With Auto-Playing Videos

Facebook ads get smarter

Like it or not, Facebook advertisements just got even smarter. On Tuesday, the social network announced Product Ads, a set of tools that lets businesses more effectively target Facebook’s 1.4 billion or so users with a new, automated process. SEE ALSO: Facebook is rethinking how it tracks ads With Product Ads, businesses who upload their … Continue reading Facebook ads get smarter

WhatsApp Is Down, Confirms Server Issues [Update: It's Back After A 210-Minute Outage]

Has Facebook hit bulls-eye with WhatsApp Web?

The new service allows users to access the chat service on their desktop after syncing their phone-based WhatsApp account Facebook, which announced the acquisition mobile messaging application WhatsApp nearly a year ago, has taken a giant stride today by launching WhatsApp Web, a service that wholesale ports the app—used by over 600 million users — … Continue reading Has Facebook hit bulls-eye with WhatsApp Web?

#JeSuisCharlie: Social media reacts to Charlie Hebdo massacre

#JeSuisCharlie: Social media reacts to Charlie Hebdo massacre

​The news that three masked gunmen stormed the office of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people has shaken the world, sparking a massive response on social media. In addition to the 12 killed, another 11 people have been injured – four of whom are reportedly in critical condition. In response, people around … Continue reading #JeSuisCharlie: Social media reacts to Charlie Hebdo massacre

It’s now much easier to share public tweets via DMs on Twitter

It’s now much easier to share public tweets via DMs on Twitter

Today in features you may not have known you wanted: Twitter is letting you directly share public tweets through its private direct messaging system. If you copy and paste a tweet’s URL into a direct message (DM), it will embed itself in the message for easier viewing. You can also hit the “…” icon under … Continue reading It’s now much easier to share public tweets via DMs on Twitter

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