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Stream-Ripping Sites,YouTube Now Caught Up In Whac-A-Mole

Hypebot reports: "Stream-ripping sites, the new boogymen of the music industry, have been under heavy assault lately, a crusade which YouTube has happily joined...

WhatsApp Reaches 400 Million Users in India, Its Biggest Market

TechCrunch reports: "WhatsApp has amassed more than 400 million users in India, the instant messaging app confirmed today, reaffirming its gigantic reach in its...

Twitter Stock Surges as Daily Users Rise to 139 Million

Hollywood Reporter reports: "Social media giant Twitter on Friday posted higher second-quarter earnings and user growth, with financials beating analysts' expectations. The stock rose...

Facebook Co-Founder Aids FTC in Antitrust Investigation

The Verge reports: "Facebook co-founder and outspoken critic Chris Hughes is working with regulators as they investigate whether the company should be broken up...

FTC Fines Facebook $5B, Adds Limited Oversight on Privacy

Hollywood Reporter reports: "The fine is the largest the Federal Trade Commission has levied on a tech company, though it won't make much of...

Libra Scams Are Already Proliferating On Facebook

The Verge reports: "An investigation by The Washington Post has uncovered a dozen accounts, pages, and groups across Facebook and Instagram which misleadingly claim to be...

Meaningful Meet ups: Is VR The Future Of Social Connection?

Forbes reports: "With an estimated 3.5 billion users globally, social media has revolutionized how we connect with each other. Through the likes of Snapchat, Facebook,...

Social Media, Vanity Metrics, and The Push For Quality Over Quantity

VentureBeat reports: "To say that social media is not in the best of places at the moment would be something of an understatement. Trolling,...

Congressional Testimony Reveals Some Faults in Facebook’s Digital Currency Plans

TechCrunch reports: "As Facebook continues to lay the foundation for getting some of the world’s largest payment processing and technology companies a seat at...

Patreon Raises $60 Million to Take Membership Funding Model to a...

Billboard reports: "Patreon -- the membership funding platform that lets fans support musicians like Pentatonix and Amanda Palmer with monthly payments -- has raised...