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    Here’s How Facebook Plans to Finally Make Money from WhatsApp

    The only thing more stunning than the price Facebook paid for WhatsApp — originally $19 billion, but about $22 billion in the end — is what Facebook has done with it since. It’s actually been great for users, with new features like video calling, voicemail, and end-to-end encryption getting added after the acquisition, but until now, […]

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    At Long Last, Redhead Emoji are on Their Way

    Over the past few years, we’ve seen lots of barriers broken down in the world of emoji. Unicode, the governing body of non-verbal internet expression, has put an emphasis on expanding the availability of a variety of skin tones and both male and female emoji. Next year, it looks like they’ll be addressing a hairier […]

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    The YouTube App Now Has Its Own Messaging Service

    Seems like if you have an app, adding a messaging feature is now just a matter of course. How else to explain YouTube’s latest feature — an in-app messenger that supports sharing of videos in 1-on-1 or group chats. Google had been testing the feature in a handful of markets around the world, and is now […]

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    Reports of Microsoft Paint’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    If you’ve been working on your low-quality artistic tribute to the demise of Microsoft Paint, you might want to chuck that file into the trash along with almost every other Paint creation ever. Headlines that Microsoft would be killing off their longtime art program started circulating this week, but as it turns out, you’ll be […]

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    PayPal Can Finally Be Used to Pay for iTunes Purchases

    Apple and PayPal have finally decided to cooperate — starting last week, Apple is now rolling out PayPal as a payment option for purchases made through their services, including iTunes and Apple Music. That means PayPal can be used to buy songs, books, movies, and apps from iTunes, as well as pay for the monthly subscription […]

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    Uber Finally Relents, Allows for In-app Tipping

    Remember in April when we said that Uber may roll out a tipping feature this year? Change that may into a will. Starting today, Uber is adding the feature to a handful of markets, and plans to have in-app tipping globally available by the end of July. Starting today, voluntary tipping will be added to […]

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    It’s About to Get Easier to Work With Images in Dropbox Paper

    Dropbox has finally started to build out their answer to Google Drive in Dropbox Paper, a collaborative platform that brings in documents, editing, and team chat. They’ve got some catching up to do, especially with team software like Slack getting big, but Dropbox is about to take an important leap forward this week with a […]

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    Taylor Swift Finally Returns to Streaming, Releases Whole Catalog on Spotify

    About two years ago, Taylor Swift led the charge against streaming services giving artists short shrift. She yanked her whole catalog off Spotify in late 2014 alongside the release of her album 1989, citing the unfairness of free streaming to artists. She left her music on streaming services without free tiers, including Apple Music — but only after […]

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    James Corden and CBS are Producing a Snapchat Show

    Everyone in the tech world seems like they’re trying to cash in on video, and Snapchat’s no different. In their fight to stave off Facebook’s all-out assault, the company is looking into video by sticking short-form Snapchat Shows in the Discover section of the app. There’s already been a rush to create shows for Snapchat […]