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Twitter posts second straight profitable quarter, adds 6 million monthly users

Twitter posted its Q1 earnings today, and for the second straight quarter, the company is making money. For the first four months of 2018, Twitter reported a profit of just under million, with revenue of just under 5 million. The company also saw a slight gain in the number of monthly active users (MAUs), mostly […]

Facebook publishes detailed internal guidelines for how it enforces content takedowns

Facebook has long tried to explain what is and isn’t allowed on its platform through publicly available community standards, but the company today published what it said are internal guidelines for how it enforces its own rules. The underlying problem Facebook has wrestled with — almost since its inception — is that the lines betw…Read […]

Intercom Messenger launches to power sales, marketing, and support

Messaging apps are now used more than any other type of app. This means launching a messaging app on any platform could be seen as either a significant opportunity or an overly competitive nightmare. That isn’t stopping Intercom, which today launched its new messenger — an open platform that lets businesses develop applications within t…Read […]

WhatsApp raises minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe

(Reuters) — WhatsApp will ask European users to confirm they are at least 16 years old when they are prompted to agree new terms of service and a privacy policy provided by a new WhatsApp Ireland Ltd entity in the next few weeks. It is not clear how or if the age limit will be checked […]

Verizon: ‘We’re full steam ahead’ on 5G deployment for second half of 2018

With Verizon’s promised 5G launch date rapidly approaching, CFO Matthew Ellis confirmed this morning that the carrier is “full steam ahead” on its 5G deployment plans for the second half of 2018, saying that the company’s network is being readied to launch as soon as 5G customer equipment is ready. On a quarterly conference…Read More Social – […]

Apple and Ireland reach tax escrow deal as EU appeal is set for fall

(Reuters) — An appeal by Apple and Ireland against a European Union ruling for the U.S. firm to pay 13 billion euros ( billion) in disputed taxes is likely to be heard in the autumn, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Tuesday. The European Commission ruled in August 2016 that Apple had received unfair […]

Spotify releases redesigned free app with access to on-demand playlists

Spotify today announced a new version of its free app, reflecting the company’s belief that creating a better user experience for unpaid subscribers will result in more paid subscribers. Among the changes announced today, users can now pick and play songs in any order from 15 of Spotify’s personalized discover playlists. Previously, use…Read More Social […]

Amazon is reportedly planning ‘Vesta’ home robot for 2019

Amazon’s next major consumer product could be far more ambitious than Echo speakers and Fire tablets, according to a new Bloomberg report: The company is said to be working on a domestic robot codenamed “Vesta” after the Roman goddess of family, hearth, and home. Vesta is said to be several years into development, with a release t…Read […]

SmugMug acquires Flickr from Yahoo

SmugMug, a photo-sharing service for consumer and professional photographers, has acquired Flickr, the two companies announced this afternoon. Flickr was sold by parent company Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon that includes companies like Yahoo and AOL. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Flickr and SmugMug will not merge but will continue…Read More Social – […]

Apple expected to launch news subscriptions by early 2019

Following its acquisition of all-you-can-read magazine service Texture in March, Apple is planning to launch a news subscription service, Bloomberg reports today. The service is expected to be available within a year, placing the launch somewhere between the annual SXSW and WWDC events, if not sooner. According to the report, Apple laid off around…Read More […]