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How Many Messenger Video Chats Did We Make in 2017? Oh, Just 17B.

By | Dec 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm

While the year 2016 will likely go down in history for plenty of more important things, it was also the year of the pivot to video. LinkedIn and Tumblr announced their pivots, and at one point even GoPro was planning to launch 32 TV…

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5 Website Trends Businesses Need to Adopt for 2018

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 8:30 am

It may seem redundant to point out the rate at which the internet is evolving. As technology continues to progress, so does the need for website owners to keep up with the trends. Due to the turbulence experienced in the vastness of cyberspace, it’s…

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Social Media News: Facebook Gets GIFs, Twitter Goes Round

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the ever changing world of social media, few updates drastically change how we interact with them. This week however marks a new notch on the timeline for two massive updates for both Facebook and Twitter, both of which you have undoubtedly already seen….


After Testing, Facebook Is Launching Payments via Messenger

By | Nov 6, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Facebook is, by a large margin, the biggest social network in the world. Part of the explanation to justify that might have to do with its “side apps”, where Messenger clearly stands out. Messenger allows Facebook users to exchange messages and audio or video…

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Guggy Produces GIFs With Context, API Available for Developers

By | Nov 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm

The popularity of GIFs has reached new height in recent months. These digital video loops have found their way into tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagram photos across the internet. Some apps are even being specifically developed to search and share them as fast and far as…

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Octane AI Launches, Creates Chatbots for 50 Cent, KISS, and Aerosmith

By | Nov 2, 2016 at 11:15 am

Chatbots have been around for years. Granted, their first iteration wasn’t very advanced and their primary purpose was entertaining middle school kids on AOL instant messenger. But in recent years, the technology behind these convenient tools has improved, allowing businesses to provide fast customer service…

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Icon8 Is the Bot that Turns Your Selfies to Artwork

By | Oct 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Communication is essential in our society. As a species that almost exclusively relies on help from others in order to survive, communication is not optional. With the rise of technology in recent years, internet-based messengers are gradually becoming the new norm for communication, even working…


WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger Growth Outpaces Instagram, Twitter

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The latest report on the state of the internet is out: messaging apps are continuing to eat the rest of the internet. Venture capitalist Mary Meeker just released the much-anticipated annual analysis, the 2016 Internet Trends Report. One of the most important items to note from…



Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Payments Feature to NYC

By | May 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Back in March, Facebook announced that it would be adding a new payments feature to Facebook Messenger, to allow people on the platform to make social payments with their network of connections. Today, the company announced that the feature will be rolled out to…


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Don’t Settle for Stock Emojis, Create Your Own

By | May 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

Last August imoji not only celebrated the launch of their uniquely upbeat messaging platform, they also reveled in successfully fundraising $2 million in VC. The whole genesis of the platform came from the fact that the founders were bored with the limitations surrounding stock keyboards,…


80 Percent of Americans Use These 5 Mobile Apps Every Day

By | Dec 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Almost 70 percent of us now own smartphones. We rely heavily on our mobile apps for information, news, weather, entertainment, navigation, and connecting with others. In fact, 65 percent of smartphone users check their mobile devices within 15 minutes of waking up and within…


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Imgur Launches React at F8 Summit

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Today at the F8 Summit Imgur announced the launch of Imgur React, a way to easily communicate with GIFs across mobile applications. It was built out as a simple interface within the Imgur iOS app that lets Imgurians brows GIFs organized by expressions and…


9 Best Things We Learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Town Hall Meeting

By | Nov 7, 2014 at 10:00 am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held his first public town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California yesterday, where he spent some time answering questions from people across the world. From the questions regarding his thoughts on apple-tinis to more serious topics like…

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Top 6 Apps for Social Networking

By | Jul 23, 2013 at 11:00 am

You know about Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, but there are dozens of other social media platforms out there; isn’t it time you branched out? Depending on what you use social media for, there might be an even better site for your needs. Maybe…