Electronics

Periscope sunk without Twitter’s wings

Periscope sunk without Twitter’s wings
Periscope’s app is slipping beneath the waves. It has steadily dropped from No. 23 on the overall iOS app charts in January to No. 441 this weekend. Now Twitter is adding Periscope’s live streaming abilities to its own app, something it should have done f...

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Facebook blocks links to B.S. Detector, fake news warning plugin

Facebook blocks links to B.S. Detector, fake news warning plugin
Not only is Facebook not providing little red warnings along with links to potentially specious news—it’s now blocking links to the plugin that did.
Over the past week, some Facebook users reported seeing content warnings next to links from established fa...

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Snap Inc. has a new China tech R&D office focused on Spectacles

Snap Inc. has a new China tech R&D office focused on Spectacles
Spectacles seem to be a hit for Snapchat parent Snap Inc., thought their unconventional rollout via pop-up shops (including a new one at a Dave & Busters in Illinois this morning) makes it hard to judge the scale of their success. Here’s a decent indicato...

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Facebook exploring creation of its own original video content

Facebook exploring creation of its own original video content
Facebook is looking into the possibility of buying its own video content from creative partners, including original scripted and unscripted shows, as well as sports. The desire is to help “kickstart” an overall “ecosystem of partner content,” according to...

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Now Snapchat has “Filter Games”

Now Snapchat has “Filter Games”
Snapchat wants you to play with your face, not just take pictures of it. New Selfie Lens filter games are starting to appear to users, creating an addicting new Snapchat feature that also inspires competition between friends and could become a powerful ad...

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