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Local Tech Company Raises More Than $1M For Its Real-Time Location Sharing App

MeetBall is a real-time, location sharing, navigation app. The Doylestown-based company has just finished raising $1.5 million in funding.

07/03/2015

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Center City Restaurant To Close After 26 Years Of Operation

After 26 years of operation, a venerable restaurant on Broad Street will close Friday.

07/01/2015

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Celebration of US Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Moves Online

Facebook added a new feature called “Let’s Celebrate Pride,” which will automatically put a rainbow-striped tint over your profile picture.

06/26/2015

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Instagram Improves Its ‘Search’ and ‘Explore’ Capabilities

In a blog post, Instagram says, “Through trending Tags and trending Places, you can experience moments like #bonnaroo or #fathersday from every perspective.”

06/24/2015

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Google Updates Policies To Help Victims Of ‘Revenge Porn’

Google announced it will let victims of revenge porn, usually women whose unauthorized naked pictures may have been posted online by an ex, ask for the removal of certain web pages from it’s search results.

06/23/2015

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Social Media Today: YouTube Newswire, Pinterest Verified, & New Pulse

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

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/18/2015

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Twitter Moves To Auto-Play Mode For Posted Videos

When users scroll through their Twitter feeds and see a video, it will begin to automatically play, with the sound muted.

06/17/2015

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Local Man Hosting Philly Bike Share Meetup For Instagrammers

A local man has combined his love for Philadelphia, bikes and Instagram into one event and is looking for people to join him next Saturday.

06/06/2015

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Pinterest Joining Online Wave of ‘Buy It Now’ Sites

Users of the online social scrapbooking service Pinterest will soon be able to buy items directly through the company’s app, using a new type of pin.

06/03/2015

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Opera Philadelphia Hosting Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD Social Media Preview Night

Ahead of the world premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, Opera Philadelphia is hosting social media night during the final dress rehearsal.

06/03/2015

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U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Bethlehem, Pa. Man’s Conviction Over Facebook Posts

Anthony Elonis used Facebook to make a series of violence-laced posts criticizing his wife and others. But he claimed his rants did not amount to “true threats.”

06/01/2015

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Are Your Instagram Photos Really Yours? New Art Collection Reminds Us They Aren’t

Controversial artist Richard Prince’s latest “work of art” contains photos he took from various Instagram accounts without warning or permission.

05/28/2015

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‘Welcome America’ July 4th Concert Lineup Announced

Mayor Nutter said the huge concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will feature The Roots, Miguel, and Jennifer Nettles.

05/26/2015

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Survey: Motorists Doing More Than Texting While Driving

A new survey finds motorists are checking social media, surfing the web and video chatting while behind the wheel.

05/22/2015

(Some of the thousands of replies, both well-meaning and less so, that have hit the @POTUS Twitter account. Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Pres. Obama’s Twitter Account Draws Out The Usual Trolls

The White House says every tweet to or from the president’s account is archived permanently for possible future review.

05/20/2015

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