Taking the News Out of Facebook's News Feed Could Hurt Publishers

A new feature that Facebook recently has been testing in a handful of countries could hurt publishers everywhere if it should roll out globally. The feature removes users’ Liked pages from their main News Feed and aggregates them in a separate space called “Explore.” In the six countries where Facebook has been testing the idea, traffic to news outlets reportedly has dropped 60-80 percent. “Publishers should be terrified by this,” said John Carroll, a mass communications professor at Boston University.

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What Twitter's 280-character limit could mean for President Trump and US politics

Twitter’s decision to test a new feature doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters could have a big impact on President Trump and U.S. politics if it is eventually rolled out to all users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/27/what-twitters-280-character-limit-could-mean-for-president-trump-and-us-politics.html

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Twitter tests expanding character limit to 280, up from 140

Twitter announced that it would be testing a new feature “with a small group” that would let them send tweets of up to 280 characters, double the current amount.

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Facebook wants you to find friends with similar interests in latest app update

A new Facebook things in common feature allows users to see what they have in common with other users, including mutually liked pages, events attended, places lived, and even work history.

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Uber is getting rid of a creepy tracking feature in its app

As Uber looks to mend its reputation with consumers, it is getting rid of a feature embedded in its app that allows it to track riders after they have left the ride.

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Businesses Leverage Instagram Stories to New Heights

Instagram’s Stories feature, which launched one year ago, has achieved widespread engagement among businesses that want to raise their brand awareness and expand their e-commerce penetration, the company said. The tool, launched in August 2016, allows users to create digital slide shows out of photos and videos in order to convey a story. Businesses ranging from Taco Bell to J.Crew and Starbucks have used Stories to give a behind-the-scenes peek at new products, launch limited sales, or get instant customer feedback about new initiatives.

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Apple’s iMac Pro Is a Workstation-Class System With Intel CPUs, AMD graphics

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Apple’s new iMac Pro will feature Intel Xeons and AMD’s Vega GPU, start at $5,000, and be available in December 2017. It’s easily the most powerful all-in-one we’ve ever seen, but the price tag for that final configuration remains unknown.

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SugarCRM Trots Out Sugar 7.9 With Quotes

SugarCRM on Wednesday announced the general availability of Sugar 7.9 with a new quote-generation and management feature that helps users turn opportunities into closed deals. The upgrade provides next-generation reporting capabilities, plus enhanced advanced workflow, which lets users trigger a process based on fields changing to or from specific values. Sugar 7.9 includes additional operators for evaluating text fields, and additional variable user options for record assignment. It also has an improved data query framework.

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New report details one of the iPhone 8's most hotly anticipated features

With good reason, the most anticipated feature the iPhone 8 will bring to the table is a radical new redesign featuring an edge to edge OLED display.

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Trending Storylines Hone LinkedIn's Relevance

LinkedIn on Wednesday began rolling out Trending Storylines, a feature that offers curated feeds of the most interesting developing stories in a member’s industry. Storylines are personalized for members through a combination of algorithms and the choices of LinkedIn’s editorial team.
The feeds may include perspectives from relevant influencers and news sources, as well as individuals in the member’s LinkedIn network. Each Storyline will have its own hashtag, so other members can join the conversation.

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Apple's iPhone 8 won't switch to USB-C, but will still support fast charging, expert says

Every iPhone that Apple launches in 2017 will feature Lightning connectors with USB-C Power Delivery technology for faster charging, according to a new note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Facebook updates its troubled Trending feed with more info, less personalization

Facebook is launching a set of updates for its mishap-prone Trending feature. The social network claims the updates will help it to eliminate fake news from its Trending feed — in particular via its new topic identification system.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/26/facebook-updates-its-troubled-trending-feed-with-more-info-less-personalization.html

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