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Here’s Why Facebook Reversed Course on Last Year’s Stock-Reclassification Plan

2017-09-23T03:05:01+00:00September 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

Hold that thought: Facebook's board of directors announced Friday that the stock-reclassification proposed by the company last April has been withdrawn. On the day Facebook reported its earnings for the first quarter of 2016, it also announced that its board approved a proposal to create a new class of non-voting capital stock, class-C capital stock,... [...]

Instagram Welcomed Fall (and Spring) With New Stickers

2017-09-23T03:05:00+00:00September 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

The seasons are changing, as are sticker offerings from Instagram. The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network described its new stickers, tied to the change of season this week, in a blog post: "If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, you'll see a new cozy sticker pack for autumn, complete with expressive acorns, falling leaves, warm... [...]

Goodbye, Creator Studio App; Hello, YouTube Studio App

2017-09-23T03:04:59+00:00September 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

YouTube's Creator Studio application is now YouTube Studio, complete with several new features. Product manager Jacquelle Amankonah Horton announced the renaming of the app in a blog post, detailing two new features. Users can now schedule posts directly from their smartphones, by time, date and video type (private, unlisted, public). Creators on the Google-owned video... [...]

Polly’s Social Polling App Is a Hit With Teens on Snapchat

2017-09-23T03:04:58+00:00September 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

Following in the footsteps of anonymous feedback application Sarahah, a new social application called Polly is taking Snapchat by storm. The social polling app allows users to create multiple-choice polls for sharing on Snapchat and other platforms. With Polly, users can create polls from scratch or browse stock questions that allow them to add their... [...]

Here’s the NWHL Twitter Game of the Week Schedule for the 2017-18 Season

2017-09-23T03:04:56+00:00September 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

The National Women's Hockey League released its "NWHL Twitter Game of the Week" schedule for its upcoming 2017-18 season. The league and the social network announced a livestreaming pact in June, covering 16 games featuring the league's four teams--the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters--as well as the 2018 NWHL All-Star... [...]

Face Filters Can Now Be Added to Instagram Live Videos

2017-09-22T03:05:33+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

Instagram users can now add face filters to their Instagram Live videos. The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network said in a blog post that face filters in Instagram Live videos will roll out globally over the next several weeks, providing the following instructions for users with access to the new feature: Tap the face in... [...]

Facebook Has Turned Over 3,000 Russia-Linked Ads to Congressional Intelligence Committees

2017-09-22T03:05:32+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

You know it's not good when the company lawyer writes an important blog post. Indeed, Facebook revealed today that it turned over more than 3,000 ads that were linked to Russia to the Senate and House intelligence committees as part of their investigation centered on the 2016 presidential election. The ads were purchased by a... [...]

Facebook Found Another Way to Keep Mobile Users From Leaving

2017-09-22T03:05:31+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: |

Facebook doesn't want you to leave Facebook, even if the applications you're leaving Facebook for are owned by Facebook. The social network confirmed that users who also have Instagram accounts will now be able to navigate to those accounts directly via its main navigation menu, without having to exit the Facebook app to launch the... [...]