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Pinterest gets serious about making money, rolls out video ads

Pinterest on Tuesday announced video ads for the social network called Cinematic Pins. Cinematic Pins work similarly to Pinterest’s current ad products, Promoted Pins, in that they’re formatted to blend in with other items in your home feed — except for the fact they're motion-based. Show More Summary


Domino's is taking mobile ordering to the next level. Starting Wednesday, users can place an order simply by tweeting the chain a pizza slice emoji. The pizza chain — which calls for users to register their payment information, Twitter...Show More Summary

Facebook could let businesses contact you on WhatsApp

Facebook said on Monday it could let businesses interact with users of WhatsApp, the popular messaging service it purchased for $21.8 billion last year. “We think that enabling that B2C [business-to-consumer] messaging has good business...Show More Summary

Facebook wants you to play games in Messenger

Facebook Messenger users can already video call, pay friends and chat it up with businesses. But they may soon be able to play games, too. Facebook has confirmed it is in talks with several developers to make games for Messenger. It's...Show More Summary

Exclusive: 7 Facebook Events features coming this year and beyond

Facebook's 1.44 billion users create hundreds of thousands of events on the service every single day. Those events range from small, private dinner parties to Burning Man-themed ragers with guest lists in the hundreds. As Facebook continues...Show More Summary

Snapchat's CEO on the question he's asked the most: 'Why didn't you sell?'

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel came full circle on Friday when he gave the commencement speech at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. The 24-year-old entrepreneur dropped out of Stanford University three years...Show More Summary

The all-male panel is horribly outdated and lame

If you've ever sat in the audience at an event and sighed at the lack of gender diversity on stage, someone has made the perfect Tumblr for you Congrats, You Have an All Male Panel! is a compilation of event photos, posters, rostersShow More Summary

Mother's Day Facebook messages outpaced Super Bowl mentions

This year's Mother's Day was a banner one for Facebook. The social network said about 229 million people worldwide used Facebook to send 1.8 billion posts or messages about Mother's Day on Sunday — racking up more mentions than the Super Bowl, the NCAA tournament and the Sochi Olympics combined. Show More Summary

Meet the Instagrammer who's on a mission to change the world

American Greetings The ThankList is presented by American Greetings. We've all heard of a bucketlist, but what about a ThankList? It's a list of people you want to thank for shaping you as a person. And a step toward a world that's just a little bit nicer. Show More Summary

Look far into the distance for our photo challenge

For this week's Mashable Photo Challenge, focus your eyes on things that are far into the distance Look for leading lines on lengthy roads, or for settings that seem to have an everlasting depth. Try placing your subjects at the opposite side of the room before taking their portrait. Show More Summary

Facebook will now be with Australians in death

When you die, Facebook will be there for your loved ones. The company has rolled out its legacy contact feature in Australia, so you can select one person who can access your account after you die. The feature was released by Facebook in the U.S. Show More Summary

Make Social Media Day an official holiday in your city

It's time to pay homage to one of your dearest friends — social media Social media has revolutionized the way the world communicates. Breaking news can now be shared in 140 characters or less. Long lost friends are just a Facebook friend request away. Show More Summary

Gay dating app Grindr is looking to hook up with a buyer

Grindr, the gay men's hookup app that has 5 million users, is ready to settle down with a permanent partner Grindr is reportedly up for sale, according to a report from Bloomberg, with the company having hired advisers to help them find a possible suitor. Show More Summary

Top 10 Instagram emoji at the Met Gala — including a bee for Bey

The Met Gala's biggest celebs proved that social media cannot be stopped, no matter what Anna Wintour decrees See also: Rihanna's Met Gala dress: We found memes in a hopeless place Many attendees broke the social media and selfie ban on Monday In fact, almost half of all Met Gala Instagrams featured emoji in the captions. Show More Summary

Chicken soup for the Facebook soul: Social media helps fight homelessness in D.C.

American Greetings The ThankList is presented by American Greetings. We've all heard of a bucketlist, but what about a ThankList? It's a list of people you want to thank for shaping you as a person. And a step toward a world that's just a little bit nicer. Show More Summary

New video platform Project UROK makes it OK for teens to talk about depression and anxiety

Mara Wilson, writer and performer who made her name as a child actress in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, is sitting in front of a gray screen, hair gathered in a messy bun, wearing a sweatshirt with a stylized cat face on it and a big blue...Show More Summary

Facebook: Spinning off Messenger was a good move, and here's why

Some Facebook users hate change — that's just fact. Roll out a radically revamped News Feed or tinker too much with privacy settings, and a subset of users inevitably cry foul. That's what happened when Facebook made its standalone Messenger...Show More Summary

World-class stop-motion animators compete in the ultimate Vine duel

We went Western last week for a duel between two talented stop-motion artists Since Viners Alicia Herber and Tee Ken Ng were in town, we invited them to stop by Mashable HQ. Little did they know what we had in store for them. See also:...Show More Summary

Sheryl Sandberg on Dave Goldberg's death: "Things will never be the same"

Sheryl Sandberg broke her silence on Tuesday about the death of her husband and SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, who died suddenly from severe head trauma after collapsing while exercising last week. In a heartfelt Facebook post, Facebook's...Show More Summary

Your best throwback photos and vintage Vines for our MashFlix challenge

Last week, we challenged you to share your very best throwback videos. And you didn't disappoint: We saw some of your favorite memories on Vine, from a flip-through of an old photo album to a repost of an old animation. See also: Animated...Show More Summary

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