Melony Roy

File Photo (Credit: CBS 3)

Penn Relays Rolling Out First Official Social Messaging App

The Penn Relays are partnering with a Penn startup for a new app that will be used to communicate official messages during the event.

19 hours ago

(Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

Report Says Facebook Meeting With News Companies About Hosting Their Content On The Social Network

Facebook is trying to partner with media outlets to place their pages inside the social network’s app but is it a win/win for both sides?

03/28/2015

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduces a new messenger platform at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California, on March 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON        (Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook Announces Major Changes To Messenger App

The social networking giant has announced Messenger is becoming a massive communications hub where users will be able to do much more than chat with others.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Instagram's blog announced the new "Layout" feature.)

Instagram Adding Collage Feature To Its Photo-Posting App

With “Layout,” Instagram users will be able to build collages using photos from their camera roll, which they can then share to Instagram, Facebook, or elsewhere.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

(Following his online tweet, US senator Ted Cruz made a live announcement of his run for the presidency at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.    Photo by Paul J. Richards/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Leads Presidential Pack in Use of Social Media To Announce Candidacy

US senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) was the first to formally announce his presidential run. And instead of a ballroom and podium, he opted for another platform: Twitter.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

(Credit: Melony Roy)

KYW at SXSW: Anonymous App ‘Yik Yak’ Addressing Cyberbullying Concerns

Today, at the SXSW Interactive Conference, in Austin, Tex., the cofounders of Yik Yak took the stage to defend the service against criticisms that it enabled cyberbullying.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

Biobots team (credit: Melony Roy)

Philadelphia Company Named “Most Innovative” At South By Southwest Pitch Competition

Biobots didn’t win top honors, but they did not go home empty-handed.

03/16/2015

Danny Cabrera & Riccardo Solorzano (credit: Melony Roy)

Philadelphia Startup Competes For Funding At South By Southwest Conference In Texas

More than 500 startups applied, but only 48 were chosen for South by Southwest’s annual two-day pitch competition. One of the finalists is a 3D bioprinter company BioBots.

03/15/2015

Rapper Chill Moody, David Silver (Rec Philly) & musician Milton. (credit: Melony Roy)

Free Party At Temple University To Feature Some Philly Music Acts Before They Head To SXSW

If you can’t make it to Austin this year for the annual South by Southwest music, entertainment and technology conference, tonight there’s a free pre-party at Temple University featuring some of the acts from the ALL Philly music showcase before they head southwest.

03/14/2015

SXSW 2014 File Photo (Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW)

Local Tech Companies, Musicians, Filmmakers Ready For Highly Anticipated SXSW

The annual event not only attracts people from all over the world, but also from here in Philadelphia.

03/13/2015

(The Facebook page created for the birthday of officer Robert Wilson III's son.)

Facebook Community Tries To Brighten Birthday a Bit For Son of Slain Philadelphia Cop

Quahmier Wilson turned ten years old today, just four days after the death of his father during a shootout with robbers at a North Philadelphia video game store.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions during a "Twitter Town Hall."  (credit: Tom Wolf)

Governor Wolf Hosts “Twitter Town Hall” Q&A About First Month In Office

Pennsylvanians were invited to tweet questions to Governor Tom Wolf Tuesday and ask him about his first month on the job in a Twitter Town Hall.

02/24/2015

SocialMediaToday_Version1

Social Media Today: YouTube Kids & Social Awards

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

02/20/2015

SocialMediaToday_Version1

Social Media Today: Twitter Fiction Festival, Snapchat Update, Reddit Donates

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(A petition on Change.org protests Facebook's handling of Native American names.)

Facebook’s ‘Real Names Only’ Policy Drawing More Online Protests

Drag queens were first. Now, Native Americans have joined the chorus of complaints about Facebook’s “real names” policy enforcement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

more