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Another day, another $50 million ICO exit scam

Savedroid, a German company that purportedly raised $50 million in ICO and direct funding, has exited with a bang. The site is currently displaying the above image and the founder — one Dr. Yass

More than 40 carriers now support RCS, the next generation of SMS

Rich Communication Services (RCS) is basically the standard for the next generation of text messaging. With messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Line and others now offering features that

Twitter now says 1.4 million people interacted with Russian trolls during 2016 presidential campaign

Twitter has now updated the number of people engaging with Russian trolls during the 2016 presidential campaign to 1.4 million. That's more than double the initial 677,775 Twitter originally said had

Twitter testing a feature that shows how many are ‘talking about’ tweets

Twitter is experimenting with a new feature that will show how many people are “talking about” individual, popular tweets. The metric shows up under some embedded tweets when they appear e

Twitter to revoke verification for some accounts as part of overhaul

Twitter says that it's making progress on its plan to review its authentication system, which it's conducting in the wake of backlash against the social network verifying the account of a white suprem

Twitter makes another rule change; this time tackling revenge porn

In the latest of its (likely fruitless) attemptsto govern the seething mob that comprises its user base, Twitter rolled out a change in how it oversees the publication of what it euphemistically r

Twitter shares are skyrocketing after it says it might finally make money soon

It’s been quite a day for Twitter and the West Coast is barely past breakfast. Besides a surprise earnings beat and the decision to ban Russian media firms RT and Sputnik from its advertising pl

Twitter CEO promises to crack down on hate, violence and harassment with “more aggressive” rules

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to…Twitter today to promise a “more aggressive” stance in its rules and how it enforces them. The tweet storm was based in a response to the #WomenBoycot

The sorrow of Biz Stone

A friend of mine wakes up every morning and reports every single instance of crass, homophobic, and racist behavior she sees on Twitter. She sees it as her duty, an ordering of things in an unordered

Delta to offer free in-flight use of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and iMessage

Starting October 1, passengers on most Delta will have free access to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and iMessage. To access the feature, a passenger will have to log into Delta’s in-flight wifi p

Twitter users are calling out participants in the Charlottesville white supremacist rallies

As the nation recovers from yesterday’s tragic violence caused by pro-nazi and white supremacist rallies that took place in Charlottesville, Va., Twitter users have been mobilizing to identify t

TexTranslator automatically translates texts for users

The world isn’t lacking for translator apps, but it is lacking for tech that allows people to access translation services via text messaging. As foreign travelers might tell you, Google Translat

Hear Dataminr and NYC officials talk about using social media in emergency situations

These days, it’s probably more common to hear about news breaking on Twitter or Facebook than from a broadcast news network or the radio. In an age where eyewitness news has taken on a whole new

Jack Dorsey just spent $9.5M buying more Twitter stock

Jack Dorsey is at it again — after purchasing $7 million in Twitter stock back in February, the Twitter CEO bought another $9.5 million today. After making his purchase, Dorsey posted the news

Tilt gesture keyboard could hold promise for typing in VR

A group of researchers are demonstrating a tilt-based typing technique they've designed that could be an alternative option for users of larger smartphones or for inputting text when in VR.

Trump2Cash lets you invest automatically whenever the president mentions a publicly-traded company

With the rise of algorithmic stock trading it’s gotten harder and harder for humans to actually trade strategically. However, now that Trump’s chaotic twitter feed can make or break a comp

Understanding our new president’s priorities through Twitter

While President-elect Donald Trump built a campaign around making America great again, his public statements don't seem to reflect a similar focus. Because Twitter seems to be the primary source of co

Europe proposes expanding telco data privacy rules to WhatsApp, Facebook et al

The European Commission has set out proposals for updating rules which govern the use of personal telecoms data that would expand their remit to cover email and mobile messaging data for the first tim

Shine is rolling out on-demand life coaching via text message

A startup called Shine is rolling out a new service offering on-demand life coaching via text messages as a paid tier to its free, daily texting service. While a number of today’s chatbots and S

New messaging platform Mobilize raises $6.5 million

Group messaging continues to be a problem that large organizations have trouble solving. And its an area where venture investors have spent millions. While many people use Slack, or communications to
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