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Robinhood almost imploded during the Gamestop meme stock chaos

The House Committee on Financial Services released a report late last week offering a harrowing glimpse inside Robinhood during the frenzy around...

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Khaby Lame dethrones Charli D’Amelio as the most-followed TikTok creator

Just in time for VidCon, TikTok has a new most-followed creator on the platform: Khaby Lame, a 22-year-old from Senegal who rose to fame by stitching...

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Snap will pay 25 Black creators $120k in a new accelerator program

On stage at VidCon, Snap announced its first accelerator program for emerging Black creators. Over the course of a year, Snap will pay 25 selected...

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How to implement an effective chatbot program

Today’s chatbots are compelling. They use AI and ML algorithms to learn, speak like people, offer solutions and basic customer support, route...

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YouTube Shorts tops 1.5B logged-in users monthly users, touted as feeder to long-form content

In an effort to present itself as a viable competitor to the reigning short-form video platform TikTok, YouTube announced today its rival service...

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Meta adds voice controls for Horizon Worlds, which defaults to live chat with strangers

Meta might soon want everyone to hop into its playful virtual realms, but some users are set up for a shock. In the service of pushing people to...

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VCs flock to TikTok to reach the next generation of founders and investors

The next generation of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders are all in one place right now: TikTok.

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Look who’s coming to TC Sessions: Climate

We’re just less than one week away from kicking off our first event dedicated to climate tech and the early-stage startups determined to stop...

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Apple’s iOS 16 will fix annoying ‘Tapback’ spam

This spring, Google updated its Messages app to support handling iMessage reactions. That is, instead of spamming a group chat with separate messages...

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Poparazzi hits 5M+ downloads a year after launch, confirms its $15M Series A

Poparazzi, the anti-Instagram social app that hit the top of the App Store last year, is today, for the first time, detailing the growth stats for...

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Discord is giving voice channels their own text-based chat rooms

Discord is giving its voice channels text-based chat too. The company announced Wednesday that it would roll out text chat for the platform’s...

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NY AG is investigating Twitch, Discord and 4chan for their role in the Buffalo mass shooting

New York Attorney General Letitia James will launch an investigation into the role that social media and online message boards played in the tragedy...

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Buffalo shooter invited others to his private Discord ‘diary’ 30 minutes before attack

The shooter maintained a detailed "diary" in a private Discord server, but opened it to others just 30 minutes before the killing began.

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There are no easy answers for tech in the aftermath of the Buffalo tragedy

As a gunman wrought terror in a Buffalo, New York supermarket over the weekend, the violence was, yet again, streamed live online. The latest U.S....

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PSA: Owl City remixed Smash Mouth’s “All Star”

It's a big deal.

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Here’s why we’re about to see an explosion of hyperreal artificial humans online

Synthetically generated versions of real people that can be can be programmed to say anything sounds like a scenario from the latest episode of...

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Spotify closed down its Greenroom Creator Fund with shift in live audio strategy

Spotify recently announced that it would transition live audio content from its “Greenroom” app to its flagship streaming app while...

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‘Club Penguin Rewritten’ allegedly shut down by Disney, website seized by London police

“Our world is breaking down around us …” a Reddit user posted this morning in r/ClubPenguinRewritten, documenting how the fan-driven,...

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Study finds TikTik’s ban on uploads in Russia failed, leaving it dominated by pro-war content

With Facebook, Twitter and Instagram banned by the Kremlin, TikTok is the last global social media platform still operating in Russia. In response to...

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Spotify brings live audio shows to its main app, rebrands companion app Greenroom as ‘Spotify Live’

As an earlier report had suggested, Spotify today announced it will integrate the live audio capabilities from its companion app, Spotify Greenroom,...

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Meta’s Horizon Worlds is testing in-app purchases and creator bonuses

Horizon Worlds, Meta’s social virtual reality app, is testing a feature that will let creators sell virtual items and effects within their...

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Meta subpoenaed tiny rival Dispo to prove it isn’t a monopoly

The company is asking peers and rivals for "millions" of documents as it fights the FTC's antitrust case.

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Playhouse is TikTok meets Zillow for the next generation of homeowners

We’re all guilty of it: sometimes, even when we’re not looking to move, it’s fun to look at home listings on Zillow just to see what’s out...

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State attorneys want TikTok and Snap to support third-party parental control apps

TikTok and Snapchat need more parental controls, a letter signed by 44 attorneys general stated. Yesterday, the National Association of Attorneys...

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Put the zoo in Zoom with these horrific 3D animatars

Zoom is introducing the Avatars feature today, which lets you show up to your work meetings as a 3D animal

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Casey Neistat’s David Dobrik documentary explores what happens when creators cross the line

Casey Neistat set out to make a documentary about the phenomenon of David Dobrik. Instead, "Under the Influence" shows the YouTuber...

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Google’s Message app can now handle iMessage reactions, challenges Apple with new features

Google is giving its default messaging app a big upgrade, the company announced today. The Messages app, which comes pre-installed on most Android...

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TikTok launches a music distribution platform, SoundOn

TikTok has already achieved massive influence in today’s music industry, sending songs that find popularity on the app to the top of the...

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