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Five of China’s biggest social media giants

There are 625 million active social media accounts among China’s 618 million internet users. But none of them are using, at least officially, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. Understanding the complex web of…

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Amazon drone plans, Ericsson sues Apple and Oculus Rift launch schedule

Amazon’s anticipated drone delivery service, once slated as just a pipe dream, appears to be a step closer to fruition with the U.S. Patent Office releasing a report detailing how the drone system might look.

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Tesla’s home batteries, Microsoft Edge and Grooveshark shuts down

Tesla motors has revolutionized the automobile with its electric powered luxury cars, easily recognized on streets around the world. But visionary CEO Elon Musk has aspirations that transcend the vehicle industry.

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Google’s E.U. problems, Game of Thrones leak and Instagram’s guidelines

Google has hit major roadblocks in the European Union. E.U. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager issued a “statement of objections” to the giant search engine alleging that it engages in anti-competitive behavior by using its dominance in search to crowd other search tools out of the market.

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Turkey bans social media again, Samsung reviews and Facebook Messenger for web

Turkey banned the likes of Google, Twitter and Facebook last week, over an of a Turkish prosecutor being held at gunpoint by two men outside the Istanbul courthouse.

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Twitter’s Periscope, Paypal’s legal trouble and Facebook builds on Messenger success

Live streaming services have been trending in the tech world. The commotion began with Meerkat, a service that launched at the end of February. Using Twitter to alert people to a Meerkat broadcast, or a “Meerkast,” the service allows people to stream a live video feed to the web and attract any amount of viewers.

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Amazon drone testing, Sony TV streaming and Uber passes NYC milestone

Amazon has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin testing out the drones as package delivery vessels.

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Dating apps strengthen and diversify to pull in huge user numbers

The mobile dating industry has taken off. IBISWorld, an analyst, reckons the U.S. market to be worth some $2.1 billion, of which around a third is commanded by Match, the owner of…

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New 4G is taking Western Sahara’s protests beyond refugee camps

At an English school in the Western Saharan camp of Smara, young men are drinking sugary local tea, talking and checking social media. The first two activities, in a region much of…

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Latest social networks explore new profit points

Social media statistics tend to be staggering. There are more Facebook users on Earth, for example, than there are Catholics. Half a billion Tweets are sent every single day; six billion hours…

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