Former CIA agent hopes to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

 Remember Valerie Plame Wilson? The former CIA agent, who got involved in what became known as the “Plame Affair,” has a solution for ridding Twitter of America’s favorite troll. Wilson launched a fundraiser last week to buy the social media service, tweeting: If @Twitter executives won’t shut down Trump’s violence and hate, then it's up to us.… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/23/former-cia-agent-hopes-to-buy-twitter-to-kick-trump-off/?ncid=rss
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Facebook now lets you take 360 photos in-app, use them as Cover Photos

 Facebook has been a big supporter of 360-degree photos and video, adding support for the immersive media formats early on Facebook itself. Now, the social tech company is adding support for capturing 360-degree photos right within the Facebook app itself. The 360 photo capability is rolling out across both iOS and Android starting today, and includes the ability to zoom and tag friends.… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/23/facebook-now-lets-you-take-360-photos-in-app-use-them-as-cover-photos/?ncid=rss
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Musical.ly’s redesign adds video recommendations, new user profiles

 Musical.ly, an app best known for its lip-syncing music videos, but which has more recently begun to air shows from Viacom, NBCU and Hearst, is today rolling out an overhaul of its mobile app that will put an increased emphasis on personalization and recommendations. Most notably, the update includes a new “similar musical.lys” feature that uses computer vision to figure out what… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/23/musical-lys-redesign-adds-video-recommendations-new-user-profiles/?ncid=rss
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