Electronics

Social media sites may need to apply age checks under UK anti-porn law

Social media sites may need to apply age checks under UK anti-porn law
Social media sites such as Twitter face being regulated in the UK under anti-porn proposals, as part of the government’s Digital Economy bill proposal.
If the bill passes into law unamended, social media services could be scooped into needing to apply age...

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Twitter didn’t fix itself in 2016 and Wall Street isn’t happy

Twitter didn’t fix itself in 2016 and Wall Street isn’t happy
Layoffs, a borked acquisition and continued tepid user growth defined Twitter in 2016. And these are all things that make Twitter’s future uncertain, which we know Wall Street does not like.
Jack Dorsey’s one-year tenure as CEO was more or less defined by...

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Facebook Messenger’s artsy new camera turns any text into filters

Facebook Messenger’s artsy new camera turns any text into filters
What’s better than a few geofilters? A billion algorithmically generated filters. That’s Facebook Messenger’s strategy to steal the visual communication crown from Snapchat, thanks to its new camera feature that rolls out today. Well, actually, “a billion...

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Amino Apps raises $19.2M to build more mobile communities

Amino Apps raises $19.2M to build more mobile communities
Amino Apps, a startup aiming to reinvent online forums for the mobile world, has raised $19.2 million in Series B funding.
The New York City-based company started out by building individual apps focused on topics like anime and Doctor Who, but earlier thi...

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Don’t know what they want? Give a pre-swappable Snappy Gift

Don’t know what they want? Give a pre-swappable Snappy Gift
Gift cards are soulless and buying the wrong gift leads to annoying returns. But you might not know if your loved one would prefer a drone, action camera or a VR headset. With Snappy Gifts, they get to choose. Snappy Gifts is a new startup offering a fres...

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Instagram surges past 600M users, fueled by algorithmic feed

Instagram surges past 600M users, fueled by algorithmic feed
Instagram has gone through a whirlwind of changes the past few months. Between bookmarks, likable comments, live video, tags, zoom, drafts, Stories and of course the controversial algorithmic feed – no one can argue that the Facebook-owned photo sharing a...

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