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Can Travel Reviews Be Sexy? Triptease Thinks So.

If you’ve ever written a review on a travel website like TripAdvisor or Orbitz, you know it’s not exactly a thrilling experience. Maybe you’ve just come back from the best vacation of your life, or maybe it was a horrible experience and you want to warn others never to book that ...

Colin Stretch Named Facebook’s New General Counsel as Top Lawyer Departs

Facebook announced on Thursday that Colin Stretch, a three-and-a-half-year veteran of the company, will soon take over the position of vice president and general counsel for the social giant, assuming responsibility for leading Facebook’s legal team. Stretch will take over the position after the departure of Ted Ullyot, Facebook’s acting ...

In the Instagram Vs. Vine War for Social Video, We Still Don’t Know Who’s Winning

Everyone loves a battle royale. And in one fell swoop of video announcements last week, we’ve all watched and waited to see Facebook’s Instagram and Twitter’s Vine go to the mattresses. Will Vid-stagram kill Twitter’s video baby? Can the underdog Vine still grow after the 130-million-user behemoth Instagram lumbers into video ...

Facebook Restricts Ads on Controversial Sites

In the wake of protests over violent content on its site Facebook announced on Friday that it will remove ads on pages or groups that contain “any violent, graphic or sexual content.” Starting Monday, Facebook will review pages for controversial content. While this content may not technically violate Facebook’s community standards ...

Picturelife Tackles Simple Photo Storage

My digital photo life is a mess. I have thousands of photos scattered throughout my computer, stored on backup drives, blasted to social networks and copied in different cloud services. There are currently 3,025 photos stored on my iPhone. And let’s not forget about the pictures in iPhoto. It shouldn’t be so ...

Facebook Aims to Become Newspaper for Mobile Devices

Facebook has been quietly working on a service, internally called Reader, that displays content from Facebook users and publishers in a new visual format tailored for mobile devices. The project, which the company has been developing for more than a year, is designed to showcase news content in particular. Recent ...

Social Data Startup Gnip Shuffles Top Ranks, Names New CEO

Gnip Jud Valeski, left, will now be Gnip’s CTO. Moody steps into the CEO role.Gnip, a startup that resells social data from companies like Twitter and Facebook, announced a change in its executive ranks on Wednesday. Jud Valeski will now become CTO, while Chris Moody moves into the CEO role. Previously, ...

Snapchat Closes $60 Million Round Led by IVP, Now at 200 Million Daily Snaps

Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging service that has grown extremely popular over the past year, has closed its $60 million dollar Series B round of venture funding, the company announced on Monday morning. The round, which valued the company at $800 million pre-money, was led by Institutional Venture Partners, with participation from ...

As Competition Heightens in Social, Stateside Users Still Stuck to Facebook

We may not be as thrilled to use Facebook as we once were. But apparently that isn’t stopping us from logging on to the world’s preeminent social network. Time spent on Facebook among U.S. desktop and mobile users continues to climb, according to a recent research note from J.P. Morgan analyst ...