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5 ways Facebook’s Rooms stands apart from the anonymous app pack

Branch founder Josh Miller joined Facebook to improve conversations. The result is the new iOS app Rooms.

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Ello makes its ad-free promise a legal one, too

The fast-growing social network makes its manifesto a legal document to prevent future profits from user data.

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Vine gets an iOS 8 update as its stars head off to Hollywood

The popular video-sharing app is now optimized for larger iPhone displays and uses share extensions.

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Snapchat begins serving up in-app ads

Hey—a company's gotta make money somehow.

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Twitter veers into Facebook territory with curated timelines for everyone

A day of big change for Twitter: The network also debuted in-app song streaming.

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Twitpic really is doomed after failed acquisition attempt

The photo hosting service will shut down Oct. 25, said founder Noah Everett.

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Facebook’s Safety Check is a super simple way to tell the world you’re OK

If you’ve ever worried yourself sick wondering whether your friends and family were affected by a disaster, Facebook's new tool is designed to ease your mind.

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Q&A: How Yik Yak wants to weed out abuse and become the next Twitter

Yik Yak CEO Tyler Droll and Chief Operating Officer Brooks Buffington lay out their vision

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Facebook rolls out new collage design to put your best photos forward

Instead of having each photo laid out in a uniform grid, photos with the most likes are highlighted and displayed a bit larger.

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Ads are coming to Snapchat

But Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel says they'll only appear in the new Stories feature at first.

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Why Facebook’s anonymous app will look nothing like Secret

The network could be eyeing anonymous discussions around health for its rumored new app.

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Facebook's location-based ads pitch you on the store you just walked by

A new ad format lets businesses target users by geographic radius

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Yovo bets on security to stand out from the pack of ephemeral messaging apps

The new iOS app’s defining feature prevents people from taking screenshots of your photos.

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Facebook reportedly working on a community-focused health app

Unlike Apple, Facebook doesn’t want to track your vitals. Yet.

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As Facebook's data tentacles spread, privacy questions resurface

A rebuilt advertising server makes use of Facebook user data across the wider Web