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Major tech companies align with Apple against Qualcomm’s bid to ban the import of iPhones

 A group representing major technology companies has aligned itself against Qualcomm Inc in its legal dispute with Apple Inc by calling on regulators to reject Qualcomm’s bid to ban the import of iPhones. A lobbying group that represents Alphabet Inc’s Google, Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp, and Facebook Inc filed comments with the U.S. International Trade Commission. They argued that barring Apple from importing foreign-assembled iPhones that use Intel Corp chips, as Qualcomm has requested, would cause “significant shocks to supply” for phones and would hurt consumers. Qualcomm declined to comment. Intel…

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1 in 5 teenagers have been bullied online, cyberbullying statistics suggest

A new set of cyberbullying statistics suggests that half of teens are bullied, with about one in five experiencing cyberbullying. The data comes from a study of more than 10,000 youths in the U.K. The post 1 in 5 teenagers have been bullied online, cyberbullying statistics suggest appeared first on Digital Trends. Digital Trends: Visit Site

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Millions of People Just Watched a ‘Live’ GIF on Facebook for Hours

Earlier today, approximately 17 million Facebook Live users tuned in to an awe-inspiring video of nature at its fiercest: a massive, swirling supercell storm. In the sense that “live” means “actually happening right now,” however, this stream was 100 percent fake. Read more… Gizmodo: Visit Site

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Facebook encourages official ‘super fan clubs’ with new Groups for Pages

Facebook users can now easily see which Groups are official and which ones are fan-created with new Groups for Pages. The feature is now globally available after beginning testing in March. The post Facebook encourages official ‘super fan clubs’ with new Groups for Pages appeared first on Digital Trends. Digital Trends: Visit Site

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New WhatsApp beta update reveals picture-in-picture mode for video calls on Android O 8.0

Now that VoIP and video calls are now fully functional on both iOS and Android. The software development team at Facebook-owned WhatsApp has now begun to experiment with video calling by adding a picture-in-picture (PiP) mode for the feature. The same was revealed by @WABetaInfo on Twitter that showcased a new WhatsApp Beta Android build tagged as a version 2.17.265. The tweet revealed a screenshot with what appears to be a new picture-in-picture mode while placing video calls using WhatsApp for Android. Image: @WABetaInfo (Twitter) Do note that the feature,…

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Facebook goes all-in on video, runs autoplay with sound on by default

Facebook is rolling out new playback features on its mobile app, like autoplay sound and picture-in-picture, and introducing another video app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Fire TV. The post Facebook goes all-in on video, runs autoplay with sound on by default appeared first on Digital Trends. Digital Trends: Visit Site

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Facebook is gearing up to launch Stories for Pages and Brands

Facebook might be struggling to get you and your friends to use its recently introduced Stories feature, but it appears the company is already gearing up to expand the functionality to brands and pages. The popular social media platform now has a dedicated Stories field in the Branded Content section under the Page Insights settings panel. Details are still unclear, but we anticipate the feature will be an extension of Stories specifically designed for brands and pages. We’re not entirely sure when Facebook first began rolling out branded Stories, but…

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Google’s redesigned app includes ‘Google Feed’, a personalized feed of links based on your interests

Google on 19 July, 2017 announced an overhaul of its search app on mobile phones to include a personalized feed of links about hobbies, travel, sports and other topics, a move that puts the search company into more direct competition with social networks such as Facebook. Google, the world’s largest search engine and a unit of Alphabet Inc, said the changes would begin rolling out in the United States on 19 July, 2017 and other countries in the coming weeks. The new offering is called “Google Feed,” a name that…

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