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Facebook is losing its grip as a ‘Top 10’ app as BeReal and TikTok grow
Facebook this year has been struggling to maintain its position among the Top 10 apps on the U.S. App Store, according to an analysis of iPhone App Store data. As younger consumers shift to newer soci
How digital health startups are navigating the post-Roe legal landscape
As state laws shift and abortion bans go into effect across the United States, companies are still trying to find ways to provide care while reimagining what healthcare should include.
US teens have abandoned Facebook, Pew study says
Gen Z internet use is on the rise, but the rate at which teens use Facebook is rapidly declining. A Pew Research Center study on teens, technology and social media found that only 32% of U.S. teens ag
Twitter tests a ‘tweets per month’ counter
Twitter is testing a feature that lets you see how many times a user tweets per month. Reverse engineers spotted this in development about a month ago, but as of this morning, some Twitter users have
Bolt makes first acquisition with Tipser, launches ‘Remote Checkout’
The ability to purchase something at the point of discovery from digital content exists, but Bolt is ready to give that purchase its “one-click” treatment.
Proptech startup Knock secures $20M to grow SaaS platform for property managers
In recent years, the U.S. has seen more renters than at any point since at least 1965, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau housing data. Competition for renters is fierce an
These Stanford students are racing to get laptops to kids around the U.S. who most need them
The digital divide is not a new phenomenon. Still, it largely took Americans by surprise when, as the U.S. began to shut down to slow the spread of Covid-19 in March, schools grappled with how to move
3 reforms social media platforms should make in light of ‘The Social Dilemma’
The industry needs to change to create more engaged and genuine spaces for people to connect without preying on human psychology.
Pew: Most prolific Twitter users tend to be Democrats, but majority of users still rarely tweet
A new study from Pew Research Center, released today, digs into the different ways that U.S. Democrats and Republicans use Twitter. Based on data collected between November 11, 2019 and September 14,
A quarter of US adults now get news from YouTube, Pew Research study finds
Around a quarter of U.S. adults, or roughly 26%, say they get news by watching YouTube videos, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, which examined the Google-owned video platform’s
People who mostly get news from social networks have some COVID-19 misconceptions
A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows a COVID-19 information divide between people who mostly get their news from social networks and those who rely on more traditional news sources.
Workers at America’s largest companies are not covered under coronavirus aid package
Workers at America’s largest companies are not covered under a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Friday that is supposed to support American workers impacted by the spread of the no
Pew: US adult Twitter users tend to be younger, more Democratic; 10% create 80% of tweets
A new report out this morning from Pew Research Center offers insight into the U.S. adult Twitter population. The firm’s research indicates the Twitterverse tends to skew younger and more Democr
Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on Android devices
Last September, two former National Football League players launched an app called Politiscope to track the voting records of members of Congress and the bills that they were introducing — and p
Most Facebook users still in the dark about its creepy ad practices, Pew finds
A study by the Pew Research Center suggests most Facebook users are still in the dark about how the company tracks and profiles them for ad-targeting purposes. Pew found three-quarters (74%) of Facebo
Pew: Social media for the first time tops newspapers as a news source for US adults
It’s not true that everyone gets their news from Facebook and Twitter. But it is now true that more U.S. adults get their news from social media than from print newspapers. According to a new re
Bots distorted the 2016 Election. Will the midterms be a sequel?
The fact that Russian-linked bots penetrated social media to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election has been well documented, and the details of the deception are still trickling out.
As elections loom, companies weigh the benefits of civic time off
With the mid-term elections looming, the pressure across all parties and organizations to get people to the polls is more prevalent than ever before. Yet, as the number of eligible voters increases, w
How smartphone apps could help keep health records accurate
Suppose the next time you go to a new doctor’s office, you wouldn’t have to balance a clipboard on your knee, write down your whole medical history, remember the five-syllable name of every medica
Apple’s iBooks revamp, Apple Books, is here
Apple’s new and improved iBooks app, now called Apple Books, has popped up on iPhones across the world today with the release of iOS 12, the software update available to download as of this mor