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Sextech Rises to Coronavirus Challenge As Homebound Users Seek Intimacy, Companionship

The growing market for sextech products that help users deal with all things intimate may emerge from the coronavirus crisis stronger than...

Social Media for 2: Kushner’s Private App for Supermodel Wife Points...

What if you could have all the advantages of social media but keep your network tiny — to just the person closest...

Facebook Taking Harder Line With Coronavirus Posts than Political Ads, as...

Facebook, apparently deciding fake posts about the coronavirus are a bigger risk than misleading political ads, is moving to stem the rising...

Pinterest Tops Snapchat Due to “Universal Appeal,” Becomes No. 3 U.S....

Those multitudes of pinned images -- crafts, wedding gowns, fingernails and appetizers -- are pushing Pinterest into the social media stratosphere.

India Social Media Battle Seen Brewing, As TikTok May Face Challenge...

Facebook is taking the fight against fast-growing Chinese video app TikTok to one of the hottest markets in the world for downloads.The...

Another Reason to Disconnect: Social Media Promoting Bad Self-Image, Even Among...

You’ve seen them on Facebook and other social media -- posts by uber-fit people doing super-athletic things. You may want to look...

Bloomberg’s Secretive Digital Ad Firm May Fuel Concerns About Tech’s Influence...

Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is using a previously unknown company he started for his campaign’s digital ads, adding another angle to concerns...

The 2020s Will Be the Decade of Tech Reckoning

There’s no shortage of media pundits this time of year gazing at their crystal balls to divine what the next decade will...

Peter Thiel Seen as Voice Advising Zuckerberg on Political Ad Policies

A billionaire libertarian, responsible for co-founding PayPal and bankrupting Gawker Media, may have Mark Zuckerberg’s ear as the Facebook CEO navigates policies...

Yubo Lands $12.3 Million to Put the Social Back in Social...

With the cascade of likes, algorithms and influencers, today’s social media can feel anything but social for many users. Startup Yubo says...

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube Fail NATO Test on Fake News

Take it from a NATO group reporting from near the Russian border: U.S. social media remains a breeding ground for fraud, fake...

Pinterest, The Knot to Stop Promoting Wedding Venues That Were Once...

Two of the biggest U.S. wedding websites -- The Knot and Pinterest -- are taking a step into the 21st century and...

Anti-Facebook: New Social Media Platforms Lure Disenchanted Users With Quality Content,...

Key Takeaway: Facebook’s public scrutiny creates a window of opportunity for the...

TikTok Faces U.S. Army Security Assessment as Scrutiny Increases; Cadets Told...

TikTok can now add the U.S. army to the range of American critics looking into privacy and security concerns related to the...

Snapchat Takes Stand on Political Ads, as Social Media Rivals Jockey...

Snapchat fact-checks all political ads, CEO Evan Spiegel said this week, the latest tech company aiming to address the spread of misinformation...

TikTok Scrutiny Highlights ‘Deep Systemic Risk’ For All Chinese Apps: Experts

This week TikTok generated a lot of headlines and regulatory scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers, but the issue goes beyond TikTok.

Can This Digital Payment Card Win Over Gen Z Clients? Not...

Key Takeaway: Mitto hopes that its digital payment card wins over Generation Z clients in Spain, Latin America, and the E.U., but...

Algo-Shaming: Google, Facebook Expand Power With Crackdown on Creators Seeking Clicks

As advertisers, influencers, and journalists feverishly maneuver for eyeballs and likes, employing an arsenal of tactics to boost their views, social media...

Twitter, Facebook Clash over Political Ads, Cryptocurrency in Fight for Moral...

The Dorsey-Zuckerberg battle for the future of social media ramped up this week, and both sides sought to claim the moral high...

TikTok Parent Denies Plans for Hong Kong IPO as U.S. Expresses...

ByteDance, the China-based parent of popular video music platform TikTok, has been in denial mode the past two days. 

Facebook Teams Up With Big News Organizations, Seeking to Blunt Fake...

Key Takeaway: The Facebook News platform will give some media organizations a...

Congress Grills Zuckerberg for Pitching Libra as Solution for the Unbanked

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, testifying again today on Capitol Hill, faced pushback from members of Congress skeptical of his claims the social...

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Defends Company From Critics in Leaked Audio

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has had a tough couple of months.  Not only was the largest social network...

Battle Royale: Singularity6 Bets That Virtual Worlds Will Outgun Social Networks

Key Takeaway: Virtual gaming worlds may become social networks of the future;...

Why Gen Z Doesn’t Click with Mainstream News

Key Takeaway: Traditional news companies are failing to connect with Gen Z consumers, a report on...

Pinterest Burnishes Clean Image With Tool to Curb Vaccine Misinformation

It seems impossible to go a week without another social network handling fallout from another fake news scandal. Digital pinboard Pinterest, however,...

Facebook News Push Takes New Turn, Highlighting Importance of News, Advertising

Social networks encroaching on news organizations’ turf took another turn this week when Facebook announced its latest effort -- hiring a squad...

Immigrant Social Network Homeis Raises $12M to Expand to U.S.’s Latino...

Moving to a new country is scary, complicated, and fraught, and immersing oneself in a strange culture adds layers of dissonance and...

Twitter Backs ShareChat, Looks to Compete with Facebook in India

Twitter led the latest $100 million round in an Indian social media app ShareChat, according to a TechCrunch report over the weekend,...

Instagram, Snopes Roll Out New Fact-Checking Features to Address Memes, Satire

Two popular platforms are increasing their efforts to combat online misinformation. Social media giant Instagram and Snopes, a 25-year-old...
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