Melony Roy

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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

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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

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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

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Online Streaming Service Lists Top ‘Sex’ Songs Played During Valentine’s Day Weekend

There was also a Top 10 list of “love” songs, but they were different.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(The feed for Twitter hashtag #phldnc2016 on February 13, 2015.)

Social Media Will Be A Major Player For 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia

There are several hashtags floating around online, but Philadelphia city officials are using this one: #PHLDNC2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

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New Facebook Feature Lets Users Determine What Happens To Their Account After They Die

The feature is called “legacy contact,” and it appears in Facebook’s security settings menu.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

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Facebook’s New Facial Recognition Algorithm Draws Attention From Privacy Experts

According to Science magazine, Facebook’s facial-recognition technology is now “as accurate as a human being at a few constrained facial recognition tasks.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

"Donkey's" being made at the popular Camden spot. (Credit: Melony Roy)

Famous TV Chef Dines On Cheesesteaks At Well-Known Camden Lunch Spot

The upcoming season of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show will feature one of Camden’s oldest and most beloved spots: Donkey’s Place.

02/06/2015

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