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Snapchat changes name to Snap Inc., debuts ‘Spectacles’

Snapchat is changing its name to Snap, and expanding its horizons beyond its core messaging app. The first step will be ‘Spectacles’. ‘Spectacles’ (Price: $129.99) are sunglasses with a built-in camera, which can record first person footage in ‘circular’ video, ending need to choose between filming in portrait or landscape. Wall Street Journal was the […]

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Google and Salesforce are reportedly interested in buying Twitter

Twitter is one of the most popular social networks around right now, and it could be acquired soon. A report by CNBC indicates that Google and Salesforce are among the top suitors looking to buy Twitter. Other ‘top tech companies’ are also looking into the purchase. Twitter currently has a market cap of $13.3 billion, […]

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Google Launches It’s AI Based Messaging App Allo

Google is ready to jump back into messaging. Allo, the standalone messaging app that Google announced back in May, is now available to the masses — and probably smarter than any messaging app you’ve ever used. That’s because of its built-in Google Assistant, an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant that can do everything from recommend nearby […]

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Meet Facebook’s New App “Lifestage”

Facebook just announced a strange new app called Lifestage, and it was built for teens by a 19-year-old wunderkind Michael Sayman, a Facebook product manager. This new app asks for your happy face, sad face, likes, dislikes, best friend, the way you dance and more, but instead of filling in this biography quiz with text, […]

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Gawker.com Is Shutting Down After Sale To Univision

The end of Gawker.com is near. The 14-year-old website will shut down next week, according to a post on Gawker.com. Univision Holdings Inc won a bankruptcy auction on Tuesday to acquire U.S. internet publisher Gawker Media LLC for $135 million, outbidding media company Ziff Davis LLC, which had made an initial offer of $90 million. […]

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Univision Buys Gawker Media For $130 Million

Univision Holdings Inc won a bankruptcy auction on Tuesday to acquire U.S. internet publisher Gawker Media LLC for $135 million, outbidding media company Ziff Davis LLC, which had made an initial offer of $90 million. Univision’s offer will encompass all seven of Gawker Media’s sites, including Gawker.com “I am pleased that our employees are protected […]

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Verizon Agrees To Buy Yahoo’s Core Business For $4.83 Billion

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) said Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc’s (YHOO.O) core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash to expand its digital advertising and media business. The price tag, which includes Yahoo’s core internet business and some real estate, is a remarkable fall for the Silicon Valley web pioneer that once had a […]

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Report: Verizon nearing deal to acquire Yahoo’s core business

Verizon is reportedly close to finalizing its purchase of Yahoo within few days after beating out other suitors according to multiple reports. An agreement that would end a tumultuous period for the beleaguered internet company. Verizon is discussing a price close to $5 billion for Yahoo’s core internet business, one of the people told Bloomberg and […]

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Twitter now lets anyone request a verified account

It may have just become a little easier to get the blue check mark on Twitter.  Twitter announced today it has created an online application process for Twitter accounts to receive verified status. Verified accounts on Twitter allow people to identify key individuals and organizations on Twitter as authentic, and are denoted by a blue […]