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Nextdoor Set to Go Public via the SPAC Route

Neighborhood social network Nextdoor took the next step toward becoming a publicly traded company, but not via the traditional initial public offering route. Nextdoor said Tuesday that it entered into a definitive agreement with Khosla…

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YouTube: How to Delete a Short

YouTube Shorts, YouTube’s version of Instagram Reels or TikTok, allows users to share short, vertical videos that can be viewed in the Shorts section of the YouTube mobile application. If you ever upload a YouTube…

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All Instagrammers Can Now Hide Like Counts on Feed Posts, Their Own Content

Instagram began experimenting with hiding like counts as early as April 2019, drawing mixed reactions, and Facebook followed suit later that year, as well. Testing ramped up again in April, and the social network was…

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Twitter Rolls Out Revamped Prompts to Curb Harmful, Offensive Replies

Twitter tweaked the prompts it has been testing in cases when users are about to send potentially harmful or offensive replies, and the revised versions began rolling out this week to accounts with English-language settings,…

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Snap Is Rolling Out a Marketplace for Brands and Creators

Snap announced a new creator marketplace in its 2021 Digital NewFronts presentation on Wednesday. The new feature connects brands with creators on Snap for marketing campaigns and sponsorships. The marketplace opens later this month for…

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Spotify Recruits O2 for Green Sustainable Sonics Advertising Initiative

After a 2019 study revealed that the amount of electrical energy used to stream and download digital music was leading to increased greenhouse gases, Spotify decided to do its part in helping improve the environment.…

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Facebook’s Revenue Chief David Fischer Reflects on His Tenure

Facebook’s chief revenue officer David Fischer announced two weeks ago that he is departing the company after 11 years. The former Google executive joined Facebook in 2010 to build out the social platform’s still-burgeoning ad…

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Facebook Expands Uses of Its Brand Safety Controls

Facebook Tuesday revealed expansions of its brand safety controls and updates to its Commerce & Ads IP Tool, which helps rights holders protect their intellectual property. Copyright owners can now go through the social network’s…

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Facebook Will Hold Virtual, Scaled-Down F8 Refresh June 2

Facebook’s F8 annual developers conference is returning in 2021, albeit in a slightly scaled back format. Vice president of platform partnerships Konstantinos Papamiltiadis said in a blog post Tuesday that virtual event F8 Refresh will…

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Google Will Lower Some Payment Fees for App Developers

Google announced it will collect only 15% on payments made to developers through its app marketplace, the Google Play Store, for the first $1 million in annual sales. After that point, the tech company will…

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