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Twitter has axed over 630,000 accounts for being too extreme

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Twitter is doing its best to attract as many users as it possibly can, but not everyone who signs up for an account is welcome on the platform. In its latest transparency report, which covers activity on Twitter between July and December of last year, the social network revealed its latest tally of banned accounts has risen dramatically. The company's statistics show that it had to ban over 375,000 accounts for spouting hateful rhetoric in the last half of 2016 alone, bringing the total number of accounts banned for such behavior to over 630,000.

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Mike Wehner

March 21st

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Crunch Report | Intel Acquires Mobileye

Today’s Stories Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel Pandora’s on-demand music service finally arrives Facebook tells developers to not use data for surveillance YouTube launches Uptime, an experimental app for watching videos with friends New iPad models being tested around Cupertino, logs show Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha Filmed… Read More

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Anthony Ha

March 14th

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Facebook just totally ripped off Snapchat Stories, but that’s hardly a surprise

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Another day, anther Facebook feature that looks like a complete and total clone of something Snapchat has been doing for ages. This time Snapchat's Stories feature is the target, and Facebook's version is built right into Facebook Messenger. It's called simply "Messenger Day," and it's going to look very, very familiar if you've been using the Snapchat app for any length of time.

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Mike Wehner

March 9th

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Snap explored selling a 360 camera

snap-360-camera What comes after Spectacles for the “camera company”? Snap has explored 360 cameras as a future product, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Snap brought in a camera developer with expertise in 360 cameras and stereoscopic cameras to pitch the company potential hardware options. Read More

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Josh Constine

March 1st

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Mobile

Snap starts selling Spectacles online in the US for $130

spectacles-on-sale Snap wants to prove to investors in its upcoming IPO that Spectacles can earn money for its business, not just be a brand stunt. So today, Snap begins selling its video-recording sunglasses Spectacles openly online for $129.99 in the US at Spectacles.com. Previously it only dispensed them from Snapbot vending machines in surprise locations and its NYC pop-up store for the last three months.… Read More

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Josh Constine

February 20th

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Mobile

2017 wasn’t bad enough, so Merriam-Webster added all these cringeworthy words to the dictionary

New Words Added To Dictionary 2017

So far, 2017 is turning out to be... not so great. Tensions are running high at home and abroad, and there's no end in sight to the turmoil. In fact, political views are so fiercely divided at the moment that it is literally tearing families apart. Now, on top of everything else going on across the country and around the world, Merriam-Webster has made its round of new additions to the dictionary for 2017 and, well, it's even worse than you thought.

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Zach Epstein

February 7th

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Snap paid $114.5M to acquire Vurb and gives acquisition details for Bitstrips and Looksery

snapchat-world-lens Now that Snap is revealing its financial guts to the world in its filing for its initial public offering, we’re getting a small glimpse at how much the company is paying to acquire startups. As Snap becomes a larger company and is able to amass more of a cash pile, it’ll be able to start picking off startups that can either fill out the company’s ranks with talent or add… Read More

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Matthew Lynley

February 2nd

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Mobile

Snap paid $114.5M to acquire Vurb and gives acquisition details for Bitstrips and Looksery

snapchat-world-lens Now that Snap is revealing its financial guts to the world in its filing for its initial public offering, we’re getting a small glimpse at how much the company is paying to acquire startups. As Snap becomes a larger company and is able to amass more of a cash pile, it’ll be able to start picking off startups that can either fill out the company’s ranks with talent or add… Read More

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Matthew Lynley

February 2nd

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Snap will expand distribution of Spectacles in 2017, but hardware remains an experiment

snap spectacles Snap, Inc. just released its IPO and there’s a lot to take away, but from a hardware perspective there’s not much present – which is actually telling in itself. The S-1 filing contains a few references to Spectacles, but they don’t suggest Snap’s view of itself as a camera company leans very heavily on its hardware products or pipeline. But that could still change,… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

February 2nd

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Snap will expand distribution of Spectacles in 2017, but hardware remains an experiment

snap spectacles Snap, Inc. just released its IPO and there’s a lot to take away, but from a hardware perspective there’s not much present – which is actually telling in itself. The S-1 filing contains a few references to Spectacles, but they don’t suggest Snap’s view of itself as a camera company leans very heavily on its hardware products or pipeline. But that could still change,… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

February 2nd

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