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ByteDance, parent company to social media giant TikTok, is looking into its own line of phones.Image: Avishek Das / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images By Marcus Gilmer2019-05-27 22:05:48 UTC TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, could soon be launching yet another ambitious project: their own smartphone.  The Financial Times reported the new project, citing “two people familiar with the project,” on Monday. The plan is to focus on launching the

Apple’s new services means yur iPhone addiction is going to cost even more.Image: michael short / Getty Images By Karissa Bell2019-03-26 00:33:53 UTC As Apple spent nearly two hours breathlessly detailing its many new services, I slowly got a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. No, not because I’m inherently creeped out by the idea of Apple owning even more of my life (though it’s certainly a valid

The Venmo debit card is officially coming to a wallet near you

Choose from six color choices for the new Venmo debit card.Image: venmo By Sasha Lekach2018-06-25 19:22:04 -0400 It’s official: Venmo is coming out of your smartphone and into your wallet.   On Monday, the mobile payments app announced the limited release of an actual, physical debit card that users can swipe IRL to pay directly from their Venmo balance. Because the card is linked to their accounts, Venmo debit card

Reddit Gold pulls bitcoin payment option

Reddit Gold no longer accepts bitcoin.Image: David Ryder/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-03-26 15:29:44 -0700 Reddit Gold is done with bitcoin. The premium version of the online forum Reddit used to let you pay for an upgraded membership with the cryptocurrency, bitcoin. But in the past few days it looks like the ad-free version of the site isn’t as gung-ho on the digital coin as it once was. When I went

Facebook's latest scandal knocked $40 billion off its market value

Facebook’s stock plummeted in the wake of its latest privacy scandal.Image: Getty Images By Michael Nuñez2018-03-19 22:41:17 UTC It’s not a great time to own Facebook stock. The social media company’s market valuation fell by roughly $40 billion on Monday following the revelation that the Trump-linked, U.K.-based company Cambridge Analytica harvested information from 50 million Facebook profiles without user consent. The company’s stock price was down 6.8 percent by the

FriendO, a quiz app with NSFW questions, goes viral with teens

Image: composite/friendo app By Karissa Bell2017-11-21 00:48:04 UTC There’s a new “quiz app” going viral with teens that’s a lot more NSFW than tbh. Called FriendO, the app lets users compete in “quizzes” to find out who their “real friends” are — and teens are going crazy for it. Sort of like a non-anonymous version of tbh, which Facebook acquired last month, FriendO has been climbing up the App Store

Facebook could lose younger teens for the first time ever

101 Shares Instagram Stories are doing really well.Image: lili sams/mashable By Kerry Flynn2017-08-22 00:41:32 UTC Bad news for Facebook: American teens aren’t interested anymore.  A new report from eMarketer released Monday predicted Facebook usage by 12-to-17-year-olds will decline this year — the first time it’s estimated a drop in Facebook usage for any age group, ever. The report also says audiences under 25 are using Facebook less. Meanwhile, they are