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Snapchat will participate in Net Neutrality Day, along with Facebook and Google

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Image: drew angerer/getty images A free and open internet is at stake, and the tech giants aren’t letting it go without a fight. Snap Inc., the parent of Snapchat, is just the latest tech company to throw its public support behind the open internet in a statement sent to Mashable. SEE ALSO: Light up the John Oliver signal: The battle over Net Neutrality is back The company also confirmed its participation in Net Neutrality Day through the Internet Association, a trade group that represents many of the tech giants on issues related to the internet. Participants will advocate for people […]

Facebook plans to build a ‘mixed-use village,’ aka its very own town in California

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Facebooktown.Image: Shutterstock / wernimages Facebook isn’t content with just governing everything you do online. The social networking giant announced plans this week to turn part of its Menlo Park, California property into a “mixed-use village” that’ll be like its own town. The property at Facebook’s corporate headquarters will contain a grocery store, a pharmacy, housing, office space, and other services that people usually access in their own, non-Zuckerberg-controlled towns. “Part of our vision is to create a neighborhood center that provides long-needed community services,” said a post on the Facebook Community page. Facebook intends to file its plan with Menlo […]

You can now buy Nikes on Instagram

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Buy Nikes on Instagram.Image: Camp/Epa/REX/Shutterstock You can already buy Nikes on Amazon or using AR. But soon, you may be able to buy them on Instagram too. Nike plans to “seamlessly” offer its sneakers to customers on Instagram, the company said this week. SEE ALSO: The unique thrill of vintage shopping on Instagram Right now, details are unclear of exactly how Nike will use the app to sell shoes, but the new commitment positions the sneaker brand as one of the first major companies to invest its resources in Instagram as a way to sell products directly to consumers. Most […]

Mark Zuckerberg shares epic photo of a bald eagle because America

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Mark Zuckerberg is one with America.Image: getty images Wildlife lovers dream of capturing an image of a bald eagle in flightlet alone snapping an awesome shot of America’s national bird on the Fourth of July. Well, not a problem for Mark Zuckerberg. SEE ALSO: In search of Facebooks conscience The CEO of Facebook, who presides over a network of more than 2 billion people, is currently on vacation in Alaska with his wife Priscilla Chan, and he just happened to take a gorgeous shot of a bald eagle. He shared the photo on Facebook, of course: Are. You. Serious? Apparently […]

Ed Sheeran is just the latest celebrity to leave Twitter. Here’s why.

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"Gooooodbye Twiiiiittter."Image: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock Ed Sheeran is just the latest victim. A recent interview revealed that the singer-songwriter has, for the most part, signed off Twitter. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran has announced he’s quitting Twitter for a depressing reason The 140-character platform that once referred to itself as a social network has defined itself as a news network as of late, as it tries to convince investors, advertisers, and the average internet person of its worth. Simultaneously it seems that celebrities are fleeing Twitter. As Sheeran told The Sun, “I can’t read it. I go on it and there’s nothing […]