Apple has acquired a start-up that makes listening to podcasts more like tuning into radio stations, seeking to improve its service amid growing competition from Spotify. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant earlier this year bought Scout FM, which was a popular podcast app on iPhones, Android devices and Amazon smart speakers, according to people with knowledge […]

3 Ways to Make the Most of the Rise in eCommerce Activity via Your Social Media Presence

According to an April 2020 study on COVID-19’s impact on consumer behavior, carried out by Accenture, people are rethinking the way they shop. The lockdowns have changed approaches to eCommerce and online browsing, and as more and more consumers also look to buy more cost-effectively, due to restraints caused by broader market impacts, even more people

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Twitter seemed to be testing an edit feature, but the company says it’s a bug If you delete a reply, when you go to reply again, you can edit the deleted text

If you delete a reply, when you go to reply again, you can edit the deleted text It looked like Twitter might finally, at long last, be allowing users to edit their tweets. Users began noticing it Sunday afternoon: If you delete a tweet reply, then try to reply again, the “deleted” text reappears, allowing

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After giving users to capability to export their posted photos and videos to Google Photos last December – the first step in its broader Data Portability initiative – Facebook is now also facilitating the transfer of your Facebook visual content to Dropbox and Koofr, as it continues to explore new options in this respect. As explained by Facebook: “We’ve long believed that if

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Facebook's Testing a New Way to Help Publishers Maintain Connection with Paying Subscribers

With news organizations looking for more ways to generate revenue from online readers, as the COVID-19 crisis forces more jobs cuts and publication closures across the industry, Facebook is now testing a new option that would enable a publishers’ subscribers to link their Facebook account to the publication, so that they could view the publishers content direct

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Facebook Outlines New System for Detecting Fake Accounts and Misinformation Based on Interactions

Facebook has published an outline of a new system that it’s developed which will help it improve its detection of fake accounts and misinformation, adding to its existing approaches and refining its overall effort in eliminating bad actors from its platforms. But it’s fairly technical – in this post, I’ll provide a simplified overview of Facebook’s new Temporal

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Facebook algorithm found to 'actively promote' Holocaust denial

Similar content is also readily accessible across Twitter, YouTube and Reddit, says UK-based counter-extremist group. Facebook’s algorithm “actively promotes” Holocaust denial content according to an analysis that will increase pressure on the social media giant to remove antisemitic content relating to the Nazi genocide. An investigation by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a UK-based counter-extremist organisation, found that

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How to edit your avatar on Facebook

Facebook recently introduced a new feature called Avatars that has been all the rage amongst the community. It allows you to create personalized virtual images of yourself that you can then use to express your opinions and emotions online.   Not only this, but you can also customize your Facebook Avatar according to your style and looks which will

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New Reports Underline Facebook's Role in Exacerbating Political Divides - But Will Facebook Take Action?

As part of the ongoing investigation into potential antitrust activity among US tech giants, the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple all recently appeared before the US House Judiciary Committee, where they were asked a range of questions relating to varying concerns about how their companies operate. And one of those queries was particularly pertinent

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Facebook Publishes Latest Update on Content Removals, Fake Accounts, Hate Speech and More

Facebook has published the latest version of its Community Standards Enforcement Report, which outlines all of the policy and rule violations that Facebook has taken action on, across both Facebook and Instagram, over the preceding three months. The latest version of the report utilizes a new layout to present the data, which is essentially a large page of

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