Category: Internet

New Snapchat Augmented Reality Feature Leaked Showing Jeff Koons’ Art

Snap is supposed to announce a new feature for the Snapchat app later today, but it looks like the surprise has already been spoiled. Snapchat will soon have an AR feature that allows users to view Jeff Koons’ balloon art in specific locations. Yesterday, the URL “” mysteriously became available. The link is counting down […]

Facebook brings data plan-saving Messenger Lite to U.S. Androids

Facebook’s data-conserving version of Messenger is no longer just for developing nations with slow networks. Now the Messenger Lite Android app is expanding to the US. Canada, UK, and Ireland after previously being available in over 100 mostly-developing countries. Messenger Lite packs most of the critical features of the app, but skips things like Messenger Day and selfie lenses […]

Google scraps controversial policy gave free access to paywalled articles

Google is ending its controversial First Click Free (FCF) policy that publishers loathed because it required them to allow Google search results access to news articles hidden behind a paywall. The company is replacing the decade-old FCF with Flexible Sampling, which allows publishers instead to decide how many (if any) articles they want to allow potential subscribers to […]

Facebook reportedly tests facial recognition to recover your account

Your face is getting a lot of attention lately. The iPhone X’s Face ID is a recent example, as is Android Pay’s reportedly upcoming facial authentication for loyalty programs. Airports may soon use the tech to help streamline boarding and security lines, though there are still privacy concerns over the implementation. Still, that hasn’t deterred Facebook from testing “a facial recognition […]

Google reports all-time high of government data requests

Governments around the world are doing a record amount of searching on Google, but it’s a kind of searching than you and I do. The search engine giant released its biannual transparency report on Thursday, disclosing to the public how often it gets requests from the government for users’ private information, along with how often Google […]

YouTube tightens rules around videos with external links

YouTube is adding new requirements for users who link out to crowdfunding campaigns or other external sites in their videos. Users must now join the YouTube Partner Program in order to add end cards with external links — a common way for YouTubers to point fans toward merchandise or Patreon pages. This limits the cards to channels […]

Twitter’s app has disappeared from the Apple Watch

Twitter appears to have removed its Apple Watch app from the App Store, as spotted by MacRumors. Twitter’s latest update to version 7.8 was supposed to fix a photo bug, but it made its listing vanish from the App Store; the app’s landing page no longer references Watch support. Users reportedly have experienced the app […]

Google moves Cloud IoT Core to public beta, adds new features

Google on Wednesday moved Cloud IoT Core to public beta, adding new features and a basic price plan to the fully-managed service for maintaining IoT devices. Google launched the service earlier this year with the support of NXP, targeting smart city and enterprise deployments like utilities and transportation. Customers can use the service in conjunction with other Google […]

Twitter Could Soon Expand to 280-Character Limits

The anxiety that Twitter users feel when nearing the 140-character limit on their posts may be coming to an end soon. The social media service said on Tuesday it will start testing an expanded 280-character limit to give users more space to tweet about everything from the latest political news to #NationalPancakeDay. Twitter announced that the […]

Amazon says Google has pulled YouTube from Echo Show device

In a rare public feud between large technology companies, Inc said on Tuesday its Echo Show devices could no longer play videos from YouTube because the site’s parent, Google, stopped supporting the service. The spat is the latest in Silicon Valley in which competitive tensions stood in the way of customers. Amazon and Google […] offers clients the ability to target marketing campaigns that are web-only. These ad opportunities will give your products and services high exposure of our web users. For more information on how we can assist you in developing a program that will help you meet your marketing needs and objectives

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