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Reddit upgrades its live audio product Reddit Talk with a soundboard, new discovery features

Reddit Talk, the social site’s Clubhouse-like social audio product, is rolling out a handful of updates aimed at allowing hosts to better...

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Reddit is buying machine learning platform Spell

Reddit announced Thursday that it would buy Spell, a platform for running machine learning experiments, for an undisclosed amount. Spell was founded...

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A new study suggests 33% of U.S. Twitter users post about politics

A new study from the Pew Research Center noted that out of 25% of adult Americans using Twitter, 33% tweet about politics, up from 13% in 2019. The...

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The next big social platform is…the smartphone’s homescreen

BeReal, LiveIn, Locket… what do these new consumer social apps have in common besides a highly-ranked position on the App Store’s Top Charts?...

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Twitter now allows local businesses to display location, hours and contact info on their profiles

Twitter’s expanding its suite of offerings for businesses with a new feature called Location Spotlight for professional accounts, the company...

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Andreessen Horowitz’s Sriram Krishnan on crypto social networking

Web3 has plenty of money going for it — well, yes quite a bit less than a few months ago — but it’s still hard to argue that...

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If you must conduct layoffs, don’t be a jerk

As yet another week of workforce reductions sweeps the tech industry, remember: layoffs suck, but you can make them suck slightly less.

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Meta rolls out Horizon Home, making it easier to meet up in the metaverse

Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that Horizon Home will roll out as part of a new update to the Quest 2 headset. Despite...

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Twitter’s Report Tweet update rolls out globally to make reporting dodgy tweets easier

Last December, Twitter ran a limited test in the U.S. for a new Report Tweet flow — designed to improve the process of flagging offensive or...

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Barely outpacing snails, US lawmakers ponder regulating crypto

A bipartisan U.S. Senate bill to keep crypto in check, layoffs at Coinbase and Gemini, and a chat with a16z crypto's Sriram Krishnan

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Google and Meta closing ads in Russia helped Putin, argues Navalny

Jailed Kremlin critic, Alexey Navalny, has hit out at adtech giants Meta and Google for shutting off advertising inside Russia following the...

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In search of engagement, Twitter brings algorithmic timelines to Communities

Twitter notes more features will roll out to Communities over the coming months as the timelines feature is further developed.

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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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Sheryl Sandberg will step down as Meta COO

Sheryl Sandberg announced today on Facebook that she is leaving Meta after more than a decade as the company’s chief operating officer....

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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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Friendly Apps raises $3 million, pre-product, for apps that improve people’s well-being

Longtime engineer and product designer Michael Sayman has been building apps since he was a kid, landing him roles at Facebook, Google, Roblox, and...

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Gen Z social app Yubo rolls out age ‘estimating’ technology to better identify minors using its service

Yubo, a social livestreaming app popular with a Gen Z audience, announced today it’s becoming one of the first major social platforms to adopt...

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Primitives wants to turn your crypto wallet into a social network

Primitives founder and former Snapchat engineer DJ Gabeau compared the digital wallet of the future to the modern cellphone

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Bumble is planning to expand further into social networking with a new communities feature

Dating platform Bumble is looking to enhance its non-dating social features with a further investment into its Bumble BFF feature, first launched in...

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Reddit partners with Netflix to give Redditors ‘Stranger Things’ custom avatars

The social network Reddit unveiled new custom avatars inspired by Netflix’s “Stranger Things” characters ahead of the anticipated season four...

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Metaverse app BUD raises another $37M, plans to launch NFTs

BUD, a nascent app taking a shot at creating a metaverse for Gen Z to play and interact with each other, has raised another round of funding in three...

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Snapchat’s parental control features spotted in development

Snapchat is preparing to introduce a new parental control feature dubbed “Family Center,” which will allow parents to see who their teen...

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Twitter will hide false tweets from high-profile accounts during times of crisis

In its ongoing effort to combat misinformation about breaking news, Twitter is rolling out a crisis misinformation policy.

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CyberConnect raises $15M Series A to put data back in the hands of users

One of the promises made by web3 entrepreneurs is putting data back in the hands of owners through decentralization. Singapore-based CyberConnect is...

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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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Trump’s deal with Truth Social makes returning to Twitter complicated

These questions haunt us: will Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter actually go through? If so, will former President Donald Trump be allowed back on...

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Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal says he fired key execs due to ‘challenging’ economy

Twitter’s new CEO Parag Agrawal has largely remained silent through the company’s ongoing rollercoaster ride, even as its likely future...

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Elon Musk says he would reverse Trump’s lifetime Twitter ban

Twitter’s future owner weighed in on the social network’s biggest question Tuesday, leaving little room for doubt that if Elon Musk has...

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