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Etsy Goes Public, Encourages Sellers to Invest in Site

Many social networks, like YouTube and Tsu, have engaged in revenue sharing programs with their users. Indeed, these companies realize that a great deal of their value is derived from user-generated content. It seems that Etsy, the online...Show More Summary

WhatsApp Adds Voice Calling to iOS App

WhatsApp iOS users will soon be able to make voice calls via the application, according to its iTunes App Store entry. Voice calling via WhatsApp for Android launched in March. The \"What’s New in Version 2.12.1\" section of WhatsApp’s...Show More Summary

Could Algorithms Be The Future of Troll Catching?

Trolling has been a sticky problem for many social networks. Bans don’t always work, real name policies intended to bring politeness to comments have failed, and reporting tools are often underpowered or useless. A new study points to...Show More Summary

Devolver Digital Announces Downwell for iOS, Android

Independent developer Ojiro Fumoto and publisher Devolver Digital have announced Downwell, a vertical platformer challenging players to travel as far down into a well as possible without falling victim to various monsters. Coming toShow More Summary

Target’s Response to #LillyForTarget Twitter Firestorm Not on Target

The launch of an affordable clothing line from designer Lilly Pulitzer by Target this past weekend caused a frenzy at stores and on Twitter. Real-time customer-engagement, social-media-monitoring and analytics platform Engagor analyzed...Show More Summary

EA Sports UFC Launches on iOS, Android

Electronic Arts has announced the worldwide release of EA Sports UFC on iOS and Android devices. The game was developed by EA Canada, in partnership with the development team for the EA Sports UFC console game, and features level-based...Show More Summary

How Brands Can Reach Younger Users on Instagram

How do 13- to 24-year-olds in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. use Instagram? Facebook IQ sought out answers to that question. Facebook IQ teamed up with Crowd DNA to examine the role of visual language...Show More Summary

Google Tilts Algorithm In Favor Of Mobile Optimized Sites

In a major change for search engine optimization, Google today is implementing a shift in its mobile search algorithm — boosting the rankings of mobile-optimized sites. As more and more users search via mobile, Google wants to make sure that the highest results are also the ones that have a mobile-friendly presence. Show More Summary

First-Ever Facebook Football Awards: Voting Through May 11

Soccer fans have until May 11 to vote on the first-ever Facebook Football Awards, aimed at honoring the best of the Barclays Premier League. The Facebook Football Awards will recognize excellence in nine categories, with Facebook choosing...Show More Summary

Pew: People Like U.S. Open Data Initiatives, But Think Government Could Do More

Big data is everywhere, with the U.S. government amassing perhaps the biggest trove of data. As the government collects more data, it has started to engage in open data and open government programs to share that data with citizens. However, according to a new Pew Research report (in association with the John S. Show More Summary

STUDY: WhatsApp Tops Facebook in Six Middle East Nations

WhatsApp is what’s up in the Middle East, as a recent study by Northwestern University in Qatar found that the Facebook-owned messaging application beat out its parent company in Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United...Show More Summary

5 Tips For Getting The Most Out of Twitter Chats

Twitter chats can be a valuable tool for learning, networking and sharing ideas – but they do take some strategy. Here are five tips for getting the most out of Twitter chats. 1. Know your hashtag. Each Twitter chat has its own hashtag. Show More Summary

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Facebook’s Plans for Messenger Will Work

Will Facebook’s plan to transform its Messenger application into a platform for businesses be successful? GlobalWebIndex believes the answer is yes. GWI shared some statistics about how Facebook users gravitate toward messaging, saying...Show More Summary

Meerkat Asks for Android Beta Testers

The great Periscope vs. Meerkat war of 2015 has so far been fought only on Apple devices. That will change soon. Meerkat put out a call recently for beta testers of its Android app. The livestreaming video app announced (on Twitter,Show More Summary

Yahoo Changes Could Mean Less Independence for Tumblr

When acquisitions take place in the social media world, the new parent companies release statements proclaiming nothing will change. If previous evidence is to be believed, that is very rarely the case. While Tumblr has been part of the Yahoo network for two years, it has largely remained true to its users. Show More Summary

The Simpsons: Tapped Out Receives Terwilliger Clan Update

EA Mobile has announced the latest content update for The Simpsons: Tapped Out on mobile devices. Focused on Sideshow Bob and the Terwilliger Clan, the update will sees players interacting with a new character: Cecil, Sideshow Bob’s brother. In the event, Cecil has supposedly returned to Springfield to make amends for past crimes. Show More Summary

Activision Announces Guitar Hero Live for Mobile

Activision has announced Guitar Hero Live, a \"reimagining\" of the popular music rhythm game, for mobile devices and home consoles. According to the Activision Games Blog, the title, which is being developed by FreeStyleGames, can be...Show More Summary

Facebook to Bring Free WiFi to Low-Income Neighborhood in São Paulo

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s mission to connect the world has extended to the Heliopolis favela in São Paulo. Zuckerberg met with Brazil President Dilma Rousseff at the 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama City lastShow More Summary

Facebook Adds Cake Icon in Chat Next to Friends with Birthdays

Facebook’s latest way to remind users of friends’ birthdays is the addition of a cake icon in its chat interface. Reader Matteo Gamba of TransferWise shared the screenshot above with SocialTimes, in which the cake icon appears next to...Show More Summary

Facebook Elaborates on Privacy for Atlas, LiveRail, Ad Preferences

Recent changes to Facebook’s ad products resulted in concerns about users’ privacy, and deputy chief privacy officer Rob Sherman aimed to put users at ease with a detailed note on the Facebook and Privacy page Monday. Sherman discussed...Show More Summary

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