YouTube influencers: Inside the weird world of social media burnout  BBC · 6 days
Meet the social media superstars who are increasingly suffering from mental health problems. more
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The majority of shoppers are wary of social media influencers, a survey for the BBC indicates. more
PR management firm Cision is acquiring Falcon.io to expand into social media marketing  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
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Social media and misinformation: It's a game of whack-a-mole  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Social media companies are fighting an expensive and increasingly complex battle against Russian trolls who are using catchy memes, bots and fake accounts to influence elections and sow discord in... more
More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela  TechCrunch · 1 day
Brud, the company behind the virtual celebrity Lil Miquela, is now worth at least $125 million thanks to a new round of financing the company is currently closing.... more
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch star the latest celeb to take social media break - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Will Poulter, Millie Bobby Brown, Wil Wheaton and more. Here are celebs who've cited mental health issues, racism, sexism and... more
How social media addicts are similar to drug users  Sky News · 6 days
There is a link between excessive social media use and behaviour seen in drug addicts, researchers have found. more
Twitter Falls Again After Being Dubbed 'Harvey Weinstein of Social Media'  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
In a note to investors, online investment newsletter Citron Research's founder Andrew Left called the platform the "Harvey Weinstein of social media" and set a low... more
Social Media Linked to Higher Risk of Depression in Teen Girls: Study  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms linked to social media use, a study from Britain found. more
MeitY Issues Draft IT Rules for Social Media, Messaging Platforms Up for Public Consultation  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
The Electronics and IT Ministry has come out with draft IT rules focused on social media platforms. more
CBI Reportedly Asks Social Media Firms to Use Intrusive PhotoDNA Technology to Track Suspects  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The CBI reportedly issued a notice to social media firms in the country last month under Section 91 of CrPC... more
Public Officials Cannot 'Block' People on Social Media: US Appeals Court  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The ruling is the first from an appeals court to answer the question of whether free speech protections prevent public officials from barring critics from their... more
How to browse the web securely and privately  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
So you want to browse the web securely and privately? Here’s a hard truth: it’s almost impossible. It’s not just your internet provider that knows which sites you visit, it’s also the... more
Cybersecurity 101: How to browse the web securely and privately  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
So you want to browse the web securely and privately? Here’s a hard truth: it’s almost impossible. It’s not just your internet provider that knows which sites you... more
Research finds heavy Facebook users make impaired decisions like drug addicts  TechCrunch · 5 days
Researchers at Michigan State University are exploring the idea that there’s more to “social media addiction” than casual joking about being too online might suggest. Their... more
Sprout Social raises another $40.5M to double down on social tools for businesses  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Sprout Social, a social media monitoring, marketing and analytics service with 25,000 business customers that helps these organizations manage their public profiles... more
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Sprout Social, a social media monitoring, marketing and analytics service with 25,000 business customers that helps these organizations... more
Plex Said to Be Mulling Ad-Supported Movies and More Premium Content Subscriptions  MacRumors · 1 week
In a bid to compete with the likes of Amazon Prime and Roku, Plex is reportedly planning to offer users ad-supported movies and premium... more
Plex plans to offer ad-supported movies and more premium subscriptions  TechCrunch · 1 week
Media software maker Plex is preparing to take on The Roku Channel and Amazon Prime Video Channels, possibly as soon as this year. The company is in discussions... more
‘AirPods for Christmas’: Apple’s truly-wireless earbuds became a hilarious social media meme  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
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Twitter stock down after analyst calls it ‘Harvey Weinstein of Social Media’  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Twitter was down 11 percent today after a Citron Research report called the platform, the “Harvey Weinstein of social media” and set a low target... more
Huawei, ZTE Products Called Security Threat by Czech Cyber Watchdog  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
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Yelp, Consumer Watchdog Lose Google Intervention Bid  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Yelp and Consumer Watchdog lost their joint bid to intervene in Google's challenge of a EUR 2.4 billion EU antitrust fine after a court said they had no direct interest in the case. more
B-Social raises £3.2M seed round to begin building a ‘social’ bank  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
B-Social, a London fintech that currently offers a ‘social finance’ app and beta debit Mastercard, has raised £3.2 million in Seed round funding from undisclosed high-net-worth... more
TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat  TechCrunch · 16 hours
ByteDance, the world’s most-valued startup, just launched a new social media product under its Douyin brand in what many people see as a serious attempt to challenge WeChat. Tencent... more
DuckDuckGo switches to privacy-focused Apple Maps to ‘set a new standard of trust online’
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Dreamscape Immersive wants to bring location-based VR to the masses, starting with a shopping mall
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Pandora launches its own in-app voice assistant on Android and iOS w/ ‘Hey Pandora’ command
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Forza Horizon 4 removes dance emotes at the center of ongoing Fortnite copyright lawsuits
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AirPods Live Listen: Hearing Aid or Spy Tool?
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The Twilight Zone reboot: How to watch, release date, cast and more - CNET
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Google’s CES 2019 booth had a coaster ride, self-aware advertising, and free Home Hubs [Video]
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OnePlus 7 reportedly appears with no notch, fueling potential bezel-less slider design
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Google Home Essentials: The LIFX Mini smart bulb [Video]
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[Update: Google Material Theme] Gboard 7.8 preps redesigned emoji panel, voice typing history, language, more [APK Insight]
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Ford’s robot butt for testing car seats can now sweat
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Do AirPods Work Well on Android Devices?
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Opinion: iOS 13 is the right time for a modern take on skeuomorphism
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This smart shopping cart is a self-service checkout on wheels
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