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The Europas — It’s time for different type of tech conference

awards3 (1) Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other conferences have really gone for scale. A minimum of 15,000 people, thousands of companies, echoing halls — and a lot of investors (and journalists) turning their badges around so they don’t… Read More

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Mike Butcher

May 20th

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Watch Google’s I/O keynote live right here

google-io16-splash And we’re back for yet another developer conference extravaganza. Google is kicking off its annual I/O developer conference today. The conference starts at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. on the East Cost, 6 p.m. in London, 7 p.m. Central European Time) and you can watch the live stream right here on this page. We have a team on the ground ready to cover the event. We’ll have a live… Read More

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Romain Dillet

May 18th

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Facebook will soon let you post 360-degree photos to the News Feed

Facebook 360-Degree Photos
Hot on the heels of bringing 360-degree video to its social network, Facebook announced on Wednesday that it will also be giving users the ability to post 360-degree photos on the News Feed in the coming weeks. As with 360-degree videos, you'll be able to click and drag on the photos in order see them in full.

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Jacob Siegal

May 12th

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Pro-Clinton PAC unleashes a ridiculous $1 million plan to ‘correct’ Reddit

Hillary Clinton Super PAC Reddit Facebook
One of the things that people say they like about the campaigns of candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is that they seemingly say exactly what they're thinking and they don't follow the advice of well paid political consultants. What's wrong with well paid political consultants, you ask? Well, they often don't seem to understand politics very well, for one. Nowhere is this more apparent than a pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC's decision to spend $1 million to "correct" misinformation about their favored candidate on Reddit and Facebook.

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Brad Reed

April 22nd

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To the Moon! Lunar XPRIZE team looks to send Wikipedia into space aboard homemade rover

PTS lunar rover Quick: you can send 20 gigabytes of data to the moon. What’s it going to be? Time’s up! Wikipedia? What a coincidence — that’s what the Part-Time Scientists, a team working on a homegrown lunar rover for Google’s Lunar XPRIZE, decided too! And they’re really planning to do bring Wikipedia to the Moon. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 21st

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To the Moon! Lunar XPRIZE team looks to send Wikipedia into space aboard homemade rover

PTS lunar rover Quick: you can send 20 gigabytes of data to the moon. What’s it going to be? Time’s up! Wikipedia? What a coincidence — that’s what the Part-Time Scientists, a team working on a homegrown lunar rover for Google’s Lunar XPRIZE, decided too! And they’re really planning to do bring Wikipedia to the Moon. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 21st

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The 3 biggest announcements from Facebook’s F8 conference

Facebook F8 2016 Announcements
On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg and several other Facebook executives took the stage to speak to a group of developers gathered in San Francisco for its annual F8 event. Although rarely as exciting as an Apple keynote or even Microsoft's Build Developer Conference (on a good year), Facebook's F8 event is when users of the most popular social network on the planet have a chance to see what features and updates the company plans to bring to the platform in the coming months.

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Jacob Siegal

April 12th

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Facebook adds Dropbox support and video Chat Heads to Messenger

messenger_crop Good news, everyone. Facebook Messenger has two new features! No sense saving them for below the fold: it’s Dropbox integration and live video Chat Heads. It’s even in the headline. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 12th

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Together, we can make this auto-Facebooking camera harness for dogs a reality

dogpack The problem with Facebook isn’t the amount of pictures of dogs, it’s the lack of pictures by dogs. Finally someone is addressing this scourge — unfortunately, it’s an ad agency. So this isn’t a sponsored post, but it may as well be. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 11th

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How to use all of Snapchat’s new features from the Chat 2.0 update

Snapchat Chat 2.0 Update Features
On Tuesday, Snapchat unleashed one of the more meaningful software updates its app has seen in recent months. Dubbed Chat 2.0, the new update allows users to jump straight from sending a message to initiating a voice or audio chat. If they aren't around, you can leave an audio message instead, but that's not all.

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Jacob Siegal

April 1st

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