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  • YouTube’s mobile app will soon better display all video formats, add messaging

    YouTube’s mobile app will soon better display all video formats, add messaging

    On the heels of a major redesign of its desktop site which delivered an overall cleaner look-and-feel and a “dark mode” for nighttime watching, YouTube this week announced it will soon roll out an update to its mobile app, as well. The new app will better support video shot in other formats and orientations, by dynamically adapting its player to whatever video you’re… Read More

  • Facebook expands its hate-fighting counterspeech initiative in Europe

    Facebook expands its hate-fighting counterspeech initiative in Europe

    Facebook has launched a third counterspeech initiative in Europe, partnering with the not-for-profit Institute for Strategic Dialogue for the launch of the Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI), which is aimed at tackling online extremism and hate speech. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Apple Rolls Out Early Version Of Its Safe Driving Feature

    Today’s Stories  Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta Sean Parker has left Spotify’s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO Trump might kill next month’s new startup visa before it takes effect Facebook is testing a feature to prevent profile pictures being abused by other users Tantan, China’s… Read More

  • Periscope vows fix for broadcasters mad that they forfeit tips by deleting replays

    Periscope vows fix for broadcasters mad that they forfeit tips by deleting replays

    Periscope’s new Super Hearts tipping feature that launched yesterday quickly sparked a backlash from the creators it was designed to help earn money. Read More

  • Facebook equips admins to protect and analyze their Groups

    Facebook equips admins to protect and analyze their Groups

    Facebook sees Groups as the core of its push to “build community,” as Mark Zuckerberg detailed in his 6,000-word humanitarian manifesto. So today at its Communities Summit in Chicago, where it assembled 300 admins of top Groups, Facebook is making good on Zuckerberg’s promise to give admins more tools to manage their flocks. Read More

  • Snapchat acquires social map app Zenly for $250M to $350M

    Snapchat acquires social map app Zenly for $250M to $350M

    Snapchat’s newest feature, Snap Map, is based on its latest acquisition, social mapping startup Zenly. TechCrunch has learned that Snapchat has bought Zenly for between $250 million and $350 million in mostly cash and some stock in a deal that closed in late May. Snapchat will keep Zenly running independently, similar to how Facebook lets Instagram run independently. Read More

  • Periscope lets you buy and send Super Hearts that broadcasters can cash in

    Periscope lets you buy and send Super Hearts that broadcasters can cash in

    Periscope has a new revenue stream and a new way to attract the best live video content to its Twitter-owned app. Today Periscope launches Super Hearts — in-app purchase virtual goods that users buy for real money, send to creators as animated hearts that get them attention in the comment reel and that broadcasters can then redeem with Twitter for a monthly cash payout. Read More

  • Snapchat launches location-sharing feature Snap Map

    Snapchat launches location-sharing feature Snap Map

    Snapchat’s next big feature wants to get you to meet up with friends in real life rather than just watching each other’s lives on your phones. Snap Map lets you share your current location, which appears to friends on a map and updates when you open Snapchat. It’s rolling out today to all iOS and Android users globally. Read More

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