Twitter Launches Custom Profiles In Direct Messages For Businesses To Personalize Customer Experience, Starting With T-Mobile

Twitter has launched custom profiles in direct messages, allowing business to improve their customer service by adding a more personal touch. The first one to adopt this new feature is T-Mobile, but other businesses should follow suit soon enough.

Internet February 24, 2017

PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Is Still YouTube's Most Watched Music Video Ever [Video]

Korean pop star PSY’s viral 2012 hit ‘Gangnam Style’ is still the most viewed music video of all time on YouTube. The clip remains ahead of songs by top artists like Adele, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber.

Internet February 23, 2017

Firefox Says You Can Now Snooze Your Browser Tab Until Later

Firefox's SnoozeTabs can dismiss an article’s tab and set a time for when the user wants the tab to resurface. It is still an experimental feature and only available to the browser with Pilot Test add-on.

Internet February 23, 2017

5G Steps Closer To Reality: Verizon To Offer 5G Trial Service In 11 Cities This Year

Verizon has announced plans to commence 5G trial services in 11 cities by mid-2017. If reports are correct, the technology could end up being 10 to 100 times faster than present-day 4G connectivity.

Internet February 22, 2017

Howard Stern’s SiriusXM Office Compound Exposed On Live YouTube Stream, Culprit Rival DJ Opie May Be Fired

Howard Stern rival and fellow SiriusXM host Gregg 'Opie' Hughes broke into Stern’s locked office compound and live streamed the incident on YouTube. Hughes may be fired as a result.

Internet February 22, 2017

Verizon's Latest Salvo In Carrier Price War: New Cheap Prepaid Plan

Verizon announced a new prepaid data plan designed to lure new subscribers to its network. It seems part of the current rumble among the leading U.S. carriers that began with the flurry of new unlimited plans launched.

Internet February 21, 2017

Google, Microsoft Agree To Crack Down On Piracy Sites In UK Search Results

Google and Microsoft will remove links leading to pirated content in the first page of search results in the United Kingdom. The agreement has been agreed upon after years of campaigning by the creative industry.

Internet February 20, 2017

Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Faces Extradition To The US After New Zealand Ruling

A New Zealand court ruled that there are grounds to extradite Kim Dotcom to the United States. It stated that the conspiracy to commit copyright infringement constitutes fraud.

Internet February 20, 2017

Tiny Trump Memes Are Taking Reddit By Storm

Photoshopped images of President Donald Trump became overnight sensations at Reddit. The images, which are also now circulating at Twitter, are expected to anger the president, who is known for being conscious about his image.

Internet February 19, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg's Manifesto Embraces Facebook's Destiny: Why You Should Be Afraid

Mark Zuckerberg has published a statement outlining the direction that Facebook will be taking. The almost 6,000-word piece talked big about how the social media company can change the world for the better, but some people were disturbed.

Internet February 18, 2017

Hate YouTube’s Unskippable 30-Second Ads? Google Is Getting Rid Of Them Next Year

Google, parent company of YouTube, has officially announced that 30-second ads you can’t skip will disappear from the site. The company is now encouraging advertisers to begin exploring shorter formats for ads.

Internet February 17, 2017

PewDiePie Finally Responds To Controversy Over Anti-Semitic Videos

PewDiePie has now uploaded a video response over the recent controversy involving anti-Semitic content posted on his channel. The YouTube star offered an apology, but also mentioned his criticism of the media in general.

Internet February 17, 2017

YouTube Automatic Captioning Service: 1 Billion Videos Now Have Captions

YouTube achieved a monumental feat by automatically captioning 1 billion videos to date. The automatic captioning feature of YouTube was introduced in 2009 by Google.

Internet February 17, 2017

Lady Gaga Streams And Downloads Leap To Top Of Billboard Charts Following Super Bowl Performance

Lady Gaga experienced a remarkable sales resurgence following her Super Bowl performance. Both single ‘Million Reasons’ and album ‘Joanne’ leapt into Billboard’s top 5, due to huge download sales increases.

Internet February 17, 2017

Facebook Now Allows Businesses To Post Job Openings: Should LinkedIn Be Worried?

Facebook now allows businesses to post job openings on their Pages in a dedicated tab. This will make it easier for job seekers to find work on the social network, which will now challenge LinkedIn in the job market industry.

Internet February 16, 2017

Apple Music 'Carpool Karaoke': James Corden And Will Smith Helicopter Ride, Series Premiere Date Revealed [Video]

Apple Music has announced the premiere date for its upcoming ‘Carpool Karaoke’ series. A new extended trailer video reveals the show is set to feature a segment with James Corden and Will Smith ditching the usual wheels for a helicopter.

Internet February 20, 2017

Facebook Adds Autoplay Video With Sound, But You Can Turn It Off

Facebook announced that autoplay videos will soon play with sound by default on mobile. On the bright side, users can turn this off to keep scrolling quietly.

Internet February 15, 2017

SiriusXM's Howard Stern Sued For Airing IRS Phone Call Live On Satellite Radio Show

Howard Stern is being sued by a woman who says he negligently aired her private IRS phone call live on his SiriusXM satellite radio show. The woman is also suing the U.S. government.

Internet February 16, 2017

Valentine’s Day Breakup: YouTube Cancels Scare PewDiePie, Removes Online Superstar From Google Preferred

Valentine’s Day didn’t go well for YouTube star PewDiePie. Following the move of Disney-owned Maker Studios, YouTube has also decided to reprimand Felix Kjellberg over his controversial anti-Semitic videos.

Internet February 14, 2017

Disney-Owned Maker Studios Drops PewDiePie Over Anti-Semitic Videos

Maker Studios has dropped PewDiePie over anti-Semitic content published on the YouTuber’s channel. PewDiePie, however, says that he was in no way espousing hateful attitudes.

Internet February 14, 2017

Original Series Are Coming To YouTube Kids This Spring

YouTube Red subscribers will be able to stream four original series that will launch on the YouTube Kids app starting this April.

Internet February 13, 2017

Playable Valentine's Day Google Doodle Spreads The Love And Raises Awareness Of Endangered Species

The Valentine's Day, Google Doodle hits the scene and it's not just a cute and fun game; it also aims to raise awareness of an endangered species. Called 'Pangolin Love,' the doodle features love-struck pangolins — the world's most poached and trafficked mammals.

Internet February 13, 2017

Chance The Rapper Makes History: Streaming-Only 'Coloring Book' Wins Best Rap Album At Grammy Awards

Chance the Rapper made history at the 2017 Grammy Awards after winning Best Rap Album for the streaming-only 'Coloring Book.' The artist gave a shoutout to SoundCloud, the music-sharing platform which serves as his primary distribution channel.

Internet February 13, 2017

New FCC Chair Plots Net Neutrality's Death: Can He Really Kill It?

Ajit Pai, the new FCC chairman, has vowed to overturn net neutrality in the name of free market. This rule prevents ISPs from slowing or discriminating consumer access to web content.

Internet February 12, 2017

Sprint Offering Unlimited Data Plan For 5 Lines At $90

Sprint has a new unlimited data plan that will offer users five lines for $90 per month. The Sprint offer is aimed at luring more consumers but comes with some caveats.

Internet February 12, 2017

Lady Gaga ‘Million Reasons,’ ‘Joanne’ Both Set To Hit Billboard Top 10, Most Downloaded Song Of Week Following Super Bowl

Lady Gaga’s song ‘Million Reasons’ and album ‘Joanne’ are both set to hit the top 10 on the Billboard charts this week. Gaga’s Super Bowl performance spearheaded their comeback.

Internet February 11, 2017

Prince Tracks Come Back To Streaming On Sunday: Here's Where To Stream Prince’s Music

Prince's music will be available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and more starting Sunday.

Internet February 10, 2017

YouTube Fixes Bug That Caused Channels To Lose Subscribers

A glitch in YouTube recently led channels to lose two subscriber counts when only one user unsubscribed. Thankfully, the team at YouTube has fixed the bug after it created a lot of panic among users.

Internet February 10, 2017

Facebook Spreads The Love With Shareable Valentine’s Day Cards

Facebook is launching custom-made Valentine’s Day cards next week that can be shared to user’s Timelines in celebration of the holiday.

Internet February 9, 2017

‘Carpool Karaoke’: Will James Corden Hosted Grammys Feature Popular Viral Video Segment?

James Corden is set to host the upcoming Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Feb. 12. Will the host find a way to incorporate his popular ‘Carpool Karaoke’ into the big show?

Internet February 10, 2017

Comcast Can No Longer Claim It Delivers 'America's Fastest Internet'

Cable company Comcast can no longer claim that it offers the fastest Internet in America per a ruling by the NARB. The regulatory body has asked Comcast to stop false advertising and misleading customers.

Internet February 9, 2017

Facebook Safety Check Gets Community Help: Here's How It Works And All You Need To Know

Facebook has launched a new tool for Safety Check, aiming to make it more useful in times of crisis. With Community Help, users can now seek and offer assistance such as food, water, shelter and more in the aftermath of an emergency.

Internet February 8, 2017

Facebook Launches New Community Help Feature For Safety Check

Facebook rolls out Community Help, a feature within Safety Check for finding and giving supplies and services during a crisis.

Internet February 8, 2017

Net Neutrality Erosion Looms: Here’s What Could Happen And Why You Should Care

There could be a potential assault of net neutrality under the Trump administration, which spells for a number of problematic outcomes. Here’s how it might affect you.

Internet February 8, 2017

Spotify Joins Forces With AccuWeather To Launch ‘Climatune’ Site That Plays Music Based On The Weather

Spotify and AccuWeather launched a new website that reveals what kind of music trends based on the weather in the user’s location.

Internet February 7, 2017

Twitter Safety Update: Safe Search, Hiding Abusive Tweets And More

Twitter announced a new update on safety, designed to further crack down on online abuse. Three new changes are in tow, aiming to stop the creation of new abusive accounts, collapse abusive or low-quality tweets, and put forward safer search results.

Internet February 8, 2017

Facebook And Google Will Help Filter Out Fake News In France Ahead Of Presidential Election

Facebook and Google are helping to make sure fake news articles don’t get spread during France’s upcoming presidential election.

Internet February 6, 2017

Super Bowl LI Ad Sparks Bizarre Verizon And T-Mobile Twitter Fight

T-Mobile has drawn Verizon in a bruising Twitter spat after airing its BDSM-themed ad in the recently concluded Super Bowl telecast. The video made fun of the pain subscribers feel when using the Verizon network.

Internet February 6, 2017

Anonymous Attacks Thousands Of Websites On The Dark Web

Hacker collective Anonymous has infiltrated Freedom Hosting II, which is the single largest host on Dark Web. The Tor-based site apparently hosted child pornography, prompting the hackers to pull down over 10,000 websites.

Internet February 6, 2017

FCC Stops 9 Companies From Subsidizing Internet To Low Income Users

The Federal Communications Commission has stopped nine ISPs from offering subsidized internet plans to the poor. It was announced alongside other policy reversals that many believe will have profound implications.

Internet February 5, 2017

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