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Snapchat thinks its new emoji feature will change your life

Snapchat peeved users in January when it yanked its popular "best friends" feature, which showed the people you snapped with the most Now, the ephemeral messaging app is betting that a major update rolled out Monday, which replaces the...Show More Summary

U.S Marshals put $5K bounty on man who claimed he owned half of Facebook

U.S Marshals are offering a $5,000 reward for information on a man who falsely claimed to own 50% of Facebook. Paul Ceglia, who was out of jail on bail awaiting trial on fraud charges, disappeared last month after cutting off an ankle monitoring bracelet, and fleeing his home. Show More Summary

Us the Duo dropped by — and they were predictably amazing

How long does it take to become Internet famous? For Us the Duo, about six seconds In March, the folk-pop duo became the first artists ever signed to a major label from Vine after going viral with their #6SecondCovers and insanely popular...Show More Summary

Animated robots take on Vine for our MashFlix challenge

Last week, we asked our Vine community to animate robots and machines in six-second clips. We ran this challenge to go along with Alex Garland's latest feature film, Ex Machina, which we've selected for our next MashFlix event. See also:...Show More Summary

15+ professional events in social media and communications

The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that can help move your career forward. Show More Summary

Pinterest's launches new 'Pin It' button for faster bookmarking

Pinterest launched a new "Pin It" button on Thursday that makes it faster for users to bookmark content across the Internet. According to the company, the new and improved button, which Pinterest users can install as an extension for...Show More Summary

Facebook's new side project, Riff, tries to blueprint the recipe for viral videos

From Instagram and Hyperlapse to, more recently, an embeddable video player, Facebook has slowly woven video sharing into many of its products and services But Facebook's new app called Riff, released for iOS and Android on Wednesday,...Show More Summary

Timehop throws some April Fools' shade at Facebook

Timehop isn't afraid of calling Facebook out on their, let's say, "Timehop-inspired" new feature called "On This Day." Timehop is an app that allows users to look back on their embarrassing tweets, statuses and pictures from years past. Show More Summary

Twitter ads are coming to your profile

Twitter advertising isn't new, but advertising on users' profiles? That is a first. The social network is testing out promoted tweets on some profile pages, according to a Re/code report. And if those ads are there at all, you'll find...Show More Summary

Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak is testing a photo feature

Yik Yak, the anonymous messaging app, is testing a new feature that would let users share photos, Mashable has learned. Yik Yak is in the early stages of testing the feature on some college campuses for limited periods of time, sometimes as brief as several hours, in order to get feedback from users, according to sources familiar with the matter. Show More Summary

How to use Facebook for thank you notes

We're all a little lax when it comes to sending as many "thank you" notes as we should That's where Facebook comes in. It's the perfect platform for thank you missives that can be personalized and shared, giving a public shoutout toShow More Summary

For some strange reason, Periscope users are obsessed with your fridge

What's in your fridge? Periscope users want to know. In the days since Twitter launched the live streaming video app, requests to peek into other users' fridges have, by our unofficial polling, proven more popular than just about any other comments during a Periscope video. Show More Summary

5 creative ideas for one-second Snapchats (besides full frontal)

Image: Mashable, Tyler Tronson Seriously, why do one-second Snapchats even exist? Well, besides the obvious... We've got some super cute ideas for one-second Snapchat messages for your nearest and dearest See also: 10 clever Snapchat...Show More Summary

Did Messenger just make Facebook cool for teens again? Not quite.

Being "cool" is a fleeting sensation for Silicon Valley companies, where innovation moves at breakneck speeds, competition is relentless and users often fickle.  But when you're an 11-year-old publicly traded company like Facebook, it...Show More Summary

Periscope's new Twitter account suggests livestreams you might like

Using Periscope, Twitter's new app for live streaming, but can't find any streams worth watching? A new account run by the service may be able to help. The app has launched Periscope TV, a curated account that retweets links to broadcasts...Show More Summary

Meerkat and Periscope for concerts? Katy Perry says 'embrace the future'

LOS ANGELES — It's inevitable: Meerkat and Periscope, the rival live-streaming apps that have taken the world by storm this month, will be used at countless concerts by fans who want to instantly share their experiences with their friends,...Show More Summary

Animate robots and machines for our MashFlix Vine challenge

For this week's Vine challenge, we want to see robots and machines take over. Build a DIY-style cardboard robot, or take kitchenware and create one made out of metal. Action figures and illustrations are fair game, too. Whether retro...Show More Summary

Why developers want to be on WhatsApp so badly

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is good at putting on a conference. Attendees at this year's F8 were greeted with a splashy tent-filled venue full of colorful lights, sounds of a carefully curated playlist, and piles of food around every corner If...Show More Summary

Facebook: Games for Oculus Rift will arrive in 2015

Update: A Facebook spokesperson has clarified that statements made during the keynote at F8 were not intended to be an announcement of availability for the consumer version of Oculus Rift. Virtual reality gaming is coming "this year,"...Show More Summary

Mashable came to break the Internet at SXSW

And break the Internet we did. Mashable has always had a huge presence at SXSW, and 2015 was our biggest year yet. People LITERALLY lined up around the block to see the best in digital entertainment come to life at our Mashable House, and came out in record numbers to cap it off at our giant annual MashBash. Show More Summary

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