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Why films like ‘Office Christmas Party’ are deploying chatbots

Bots want to tell us about movies, but how far can the conversation go?

On Dec 9, 2016 by Audra Schroeder

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How Kik became the king of sketchy messaging apps

Kik me?

On Oct 6, 2015 by Selena Larson

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Silicon Valley has no idea what teens want

Yahoo's Livetext app seems doomed to fail—but so did Twitter, Snapchat, and Vine.

On Aug 10, 2015 by Gillian Branstetter

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Microsoft’s cloud photo tool could help websites spot child abuse photos

It's a much-needed tool, but it remains to be seen how much of a difference it will make.

On Jul 16, 2015 by Eric Geller

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Exclusive: ‘That’s Not Cool’ campaign aims to help teens avoid dating violence

Futures Without Violence and Ad Council team up with YouTube and Kik.

On Jul 14, 2015 by Rae Votta

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Genderqueer teen takes their own life after being bullied on social media

Kyler Prescott's family supported his gender identity. But online bullying proved harder for the 14-year-old to overcome.

On May 26, 2015 by Aja Romano

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Why Facebook is getting desperate

Mark Zuckerberg is throwing things at the wall and seeing what sticks.

On Mar 27, 2015 by Gillian Branstetter

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Commenting is dead. Chat is the new black

Chatting retains users; commenting trains snipers.

On Feb 25, 2015 by Jeff Solomon

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How to get rid of messaging app read receipts

The read receipt can be a cruel mistress. Here's how to dump it.

On Dec 4, 2014 by AJ Dellinger

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Instagram, Vine, and other apps pass data around without encryption

Celebgate the sequel it's not. Concerning, it is. 

On Sep 11, 2014 by Eric Geller