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Hinge now wants to know how your date went so it can make better matches

Match Group-owned dating app Hinge is trying to set itself apart from rivals as it begins collecting data on what happens after users meet up.Read More Social – VentureBeat

Facebook to remove more voting misinformation, considered ban on political advertising

(Reuters) — The world’s largest online social network, with 1.5 billion daily users, has stopped short of banning all false or misleading posts, something that Facebook has shied away from as it would likely increase its expenses and leave it open to charges of censorship. The latest move addresses a sensitive area for the company, […]

Adobe launches Project Aero AR authoring tool in private beta

Adobe today announced the private beta of Project Aero, an augmented reality authoring tool and content delivery platform for smartphones. Project Aero will allow creatives to make augmented reality artifacts without the need to learn how to use things like the Unity game engine. Adobe Creative Cloud applications like Photoshop and Dimensions will…Read More Social – […]

Despite new rules, tracking political ad spend across Facebook, Google, and Twitter remains difficult

This year, Facebook, Google, and Twitter have all created archives of political ad spending on their platforms, making publicly available for the first time information about how much are spending, and how effective it is. However, all three companies have different standards when it comes to what constitutes a political ad, and what information th…Read […]

Facebook now says 30 million users had access tokens, personal data stolen in recent breach

Today, Facebook gave users an update on a recent data breach that allowed hackers to steal users’ access tokens — the tokens that allow users to login to Facebook. Facebook now says that 30 million users had their access tokens stolen — initially, Facebook said that up to 50 million users could have been affected, […]

WhatsApp fights fake news in India using actors who role-play in public

(Reuters) — On a hot morning in India’s tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit. The event is part of a major grassroots effort by WhatsApp to battle […]

Facebook’s new 3D Photos use iPhone camera data to simulate depth

Leveraging the extra “depth” data found in certain recent iPhone photographs, Facebook today announced the rollout of 3D Photos: images that look flat at first, but can be examined from different angles either through Facebook itself, or using Oculus VR headsets. The basic premise of a 3D Photo is that the dual cameras on the iPhone […]

AT&T will offer 5G at Magic Leap campus and debut 4-stream DirecTV Now app

Having made a major investment in spatial computing startup Magic Leap back in July, AT&T today announced its next two steps for the partnership: building a 5G network at Magic Leap’s headquarters to test next-generation headsets, and preparing a version of its over-the-top TV viewing app for the current-generation Magic Leap One. AT&…Read More Social […]

Snap dogpiles on original programming glut with snack-sized Originals

With political chaos raging across the globe and an environmental cataclysm just over the horizon, the greatest minds in the technology industry have naturally marshalled their great brains in an all-out effort to get you to watch more TV. The latest entrant into the Great Battle To Create Unlimited Original Content is of course Snap. […]

LinkedIn acquires Glint to help users track employee engagement

LinkedIn today announced its intent to acquire Glint, a self-described employee engagement company, in order to help its users better track satisfaction within their own organizations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We believe that Glint has uncovered a modern HR best practice that every company should do: Regularly gather employee fe…Read More Social – […]