Twitter lets you avoid trolls by muting new users and strangers

When trolls barge into people’s notifications with offensive replies or user names, those legitimate users might not keep coming back to Twitter. So today the company new tools...

Uber acqui-hires social app studio Swipe Labs

Why would Uber buy a team that builds Snapchat competitors? To make its driver app feel more human. Uber has Swipe Labs, the run by Marwan Roushdy....

Facebook’s Messenger ads are bad and must be destroyed

When Facebook removed messages from the main app, I swore then and there that I would never download Messenger. That’s been a pretty easy promise to keep, especially since...

Facebook Messenger globally tests injecting display ads into inbox

Messaging is the center of mobile, and Facebook wants ads in front of all those eyes. After seeing “promising results from Australia and Thailand,” Facebook Messenger is its...

A group of Twitter users is suing Trump for blocking them

In a , a small cluster of Twitter users is suing the president for blocking them on the platform. The case, brought forward by the , argues that by...

With new tappable gestures, Tinder’s photos become more like Stories

Tinder today is a new navigational experience for users of its mobile application that’s designed to make it easier to move between profile photos and profile text. In...

Snap falls below its IPO price for the first time

Oh Snap.The Snapchat parent had a difficult day on the stock market, closing at $16.99. It’s officially fallen below its $17 IPO price for the first time.This is significant...

ZeroFox secures $40m Series C to help manage social media risk

, a startup that helps companies manage social media risk including scams, malicious links and account hijacking, announced a $40 million Series C investment today.The round was led by...

Twitter’s new CFO is getting $15 million in stock

Twitter has announced that it’s hired a new CFO. Ned Segal is joining the company from Intuit, where he was senior vice president of finance.Twitter has a new CFO:...

Snapchat’s Foursquare and Factual partnerships double geofilter usage

Borrowed location databases are paying off big time for Snapchat. They allow users to turn any nearby landmark or business into a stylized geofilter that they can overlay on...

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