TechCrunch decides: The best and worst emoji of Unicode 10.0
 The always reliable Emojipedia (they have one job and they do it well (actually it’s a complex beat)) has posted the final list of emoji that will be included in the Unicode 10.0 release this June. There’s a bunch of great stuff in here if you like fantasy creatures and inclusion. But there are a couple clunkers, too. Let’s look at the best and worst of today’s emoji crop. Read More ...
Facebook looks inward for new AI technical talent
 The race is on to attract as much expertise in artificial intelligence as possible at tech companies large and small, and more than a few Silicon Valley giants are looking inward to convert tech talent they already possess into the AI resources they increasingly need. Facebook has its own AI course, which is oversubscribed, according to a new report by Wired, and which is led by one of the… Read More ...
Facebook looks inward for new AI technical talent
 The race is on to attract as much expertise in artificial intelligence as possible at tech companies large and small, and more than a few Silicon Valley giants are looking inward to convert tech talent they already possess into the AI resources they increasingly need. Facebook has its own AI course, which is oversubscribed, according to a new report by Wired, and which is led by one of the… Read More ...
Social media firms facing fresh political pressure after London terror attack
 Yesterday UK government ministers once again called for social media companies to do more to combat terrorism. “There should be no place for terrorists to hide,” said Home Secretary Amber Rudd, speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr program. Read More ...
Stories are the new News Feed
 If the camera is the new keyboard, then the future of social media will look more like a slideshow than a Word document. So while Snapchat invented Stories, we’ll have to get used to using them everywhere. Read More ...
Google is reportedly working on a new social app for photo editing and sharing
Google is reportedly working on yet another photo-based app. Unlike Google Photos, this app may be for groups to edit and share their photos. Google says that it's "just experimenting" and that there aren't any release plans yet. The post Google is reportedly working on a new social app for photo editing and sharing appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook will test comment GIFs next week
Facebook is currently testing new designs for comments on the social network, and now it is preparing to test a new GIF feature for comments, too. The upcoming GIF feature is said to be similar to the one currently available in Messenger, enabling users to share a GIF from sources like Giphy directly in the comments — a feature users … Continue reading...
Google is working on a new social app for small groups to edit photos together
 While Google continues to add more features to its two social communication apps Allo and Duo, TechCrunch has learned that it has quietly been working on least one more social app. Google has been developing a new social app that lets small groups edit photos together and then organise them for future enjoyment: think Path meets Snapchat-style filters and edits meets Google’s… Read More ...
Tweetdeck tipped to get advanced features for a price
Given its rather unpopular attitude towards third-party apps, there was some well-founded apprehension when Twitter acquired Tweetdeck. Indeed, the multi-column Twitter client has lagged behind the official Twitter client though it still remained the tool of choice for many professional Twitter users. It seems, however, that Twitter will be making up for lost time soon, by introducing advanced features soon. … Continue reading...
Pay for Twitter? A subscription service for power users could be in the cards
Twitter may overhaul TweetDeck to include a bunch of extra features that power users of the management tool would be asked to pay for. Screenshots of the proposed premium service have been sent out to select users. The post Pay for Twitter? A subscription service for power users could be in the cards appeared first on Digital Trends....
Pay for Twitter? A subscription service for power users could be on the cards
Twitter may overhaul TweetDeck to include a bunch of extra features that power users of the management tool would be asked to pay for. Screenshots of the proposed premium service have been sent out to select users. The post Pay for Twitter? A subscription service for power users could be on the cards appeared first on Digital Trends....
U.S. orders ‘mandatory social media check’ for some visa applicants
The U.S. government has ordered a mandatory social media check for some visa applicants, according to a new leak, as well as well as more strenuous screening for applicants identified as ‘warranting increased scrutiny.’ Sources claim the orders were made by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and that the social media checks apply to individuals who are coming from … Continue reading...
Likes arrive for Facebook Messenger — along with a few new reactions
Facebook's News Feed reactions are debuting in Messenger. The app now allows users to like or use an emoji to react to messages, while mentions also make a new appearance for group chats. The post Likes arrive for Facebook Messenger — along with a few new reactions appeared first on Digital Trends.
Instagram begins blurring some sensitive content, opens two-factor to all
 Instagram is already doing a lot to spot and censor posts that violate its community guidelines, like outright porn, but now it’s also taking steps to block out potentially sensitive material that might not technically run afoul of its rules. The social network is adding a blurred screen with a “Sensitive Content” warning on top of posts that fit this description, which… Read More ...
Facebook Live can now stream from computers
Live streaming is the in thing in social networking these days. In yesteryears, it was mostly a space dominated by gamers and the now Amazon-owned Twitch.tv. Nowadays, everyone with a smartphone and a good connection can start flooding the Interwebs with their personal streams. Almost coming full circle, live streaming is making a comeback to desktops and laptop. Facebook has … Continue reading...
Twitter says it shuttered 377,000 terrorism accounts in six months
In its latest transparency report, Twitter said it shuttered a total of 376,890 accounts "for violations related to promotion of terrorism," bringing the 17-month total up to the end of 2016 to 636,248. The post Twitter says it shuttered 377,000 terrorism accounts in six months appeared first on Digital Trends.
Google Maps now lets you share your location with your besties
Good news for Google Maps users: You never have to wonder about your friends' whereabouts again. Now, you can share your real-time location with any person you choose, and for however long you choose. The post Google Maps now lets you share your location with your besties appeared first on Digital Trends.
Adobe’s Project Fleek connects marketers and social video influencers
 Adobe is testing out a new product called Fleek, offering marketers a new way to recruit and manage video influencers for promotional campaigns. Laura Williams Argilla, Adobe’s director of services and workflow for professional video, described Fleek as an extension of the social publishing tools that the company launched back in November. “Trying to solve some of the needs of… Read More ...
The power and influence of social media has increased progressively, says President Pranab Mukherjee
Media has expanded with increasing use of technology and the influence of social media has also increased over the years, President Pranab Mukherjee said today. Addressing a function, the President said print journalism has its own impact because journalists through their columns, stories or comments etc find a permanent place in the minds of readers. He said journalism has had a long history in the country. “It has been closely associated with our struggle for independence and social refo...
After YouTube boycott, Google pulls ads from more types of offensive content
 Google is pulling display ads from being placed alongside a wider range of content on YouTube and other sites, in the wake of a spike of criticism that its automatic, programmatic advertising seemingly cannot stop mainstream brands from appearing alongside extremist and offensive material. Read More ...