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Social Media

FTC Wants Better Disclosures for Sponsored Social Media Posts

If a company is paying you to shill a product on social media, you better do more than write a little #ad hashtag at the very end of your post.
Apple

Kanye West to Apple: Buy Tidal Already

The rap mogul has taken to Twitter to convince Apple to acquire music streaming service Tidal.
Amazon

Amazon Wins Patent for Smarter Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Most sounds, you don't need to hear; some sounds, you need to hear, and Amazon's patent describes smarter headphones that could flip noise cancelling on and off depending on what's around you.
Instagram

Tired of Jerks on Instagram? The Company Has a New Solution.

You'll soon be able to block comments by keywords or disable comments entirely for specific Instagram posts.
Uber

Uber Spending $500 Million to Make its Own Maps

Uber is rethinking its reliance on Google Maps.
Facebook

Facebook Offering Refunds for Kids' In-App Purchases

Parents have a lot of worries when it comes to their kids. Will little Timmy make it into a top college? Will Jamie make the team? Will you ever get a refund for the $3,000 your smaller child blew on in-app purchases using your smartphone or tablet?
Pokémon

Well, That Was Fast: One Survey Says Pokémon Go Has Already Peaked in the U.S.

Is this popular game already on the decline in the United States? Probably.
Pokémon

Congress: Is Pokémon Go Catching All Your Mobile Data?

Congress wants to know if Niantic is ensuring that Pokemon Go players don't burn through their data.
Emoji

Google Proposal for 'Professional Women' Emoji Accepted

Emoji should be open to all genders, nationalities and races, right?
Mozilla

Mozilla Could Cash Out Big If It Doesn't Like Yahoo's New Owner

'Each of our search partnerships is the result of a competitive process reflective of the value that Firefox brings to the ecosystem. The Yahoo relationship is no different.'
Apple

Apple to Spotify: We're Not Giving You Special Treatment

Spotify will have to stop trying to circumvent in-app purchases if it wants its updates to make it through the App Store review process.
Uber

Uber to Make Surge Pricing Less Obvious

Upfront fares are currently rolling out to an number of U.S. cities, though Uber didn't detail a timeline for how long it would take all riders to benefit from the new tweak.
Sprint

Sprint Steals 'Verizon Guy' for Latest Ad Campaign

Traitor! At least, that's what the PR departments at Verizon were likely screaming at their TVs.
Nest

Tony Fadell Out as Nest CEO; Former Charter CTO Marwan Fawaz In

It's no small secret that Nest is struggling a bit. The startup was acquired by Google in 2014 for $3.2 billion, but its sales have not been blowing up as much as Google had likely hoped they might.
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest Were Hacked, His Simple Password Revealed

The not-from Zuckerberg tweet on his timeline suggests that the Facebook CEO's password was simply 'dadada,' and it told anyone reading to simply direct message the account to obtain additional proof of the hack.
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