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Tech

Facebook faces scare that teens are, like, totally going to Snapchat and Instagram. Again.

If it’s August, then it’s mostly definitely rerun season. Now playing on the internet: The episode in which everyone freaks out that young people are abandoning Facebook in favor of hot new social media services like Snap and Instagram. This episode was first broadcast in 2013, when CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that growth among youngsters…

Mobile

WhatsApp adds colorful text status updates, just like Facebook

WhatsApp today began to roll out Status updates you can make by writing text on a colorful image background, a company spokesperson has informed VentureBeat. While Status was debuted as text-only, it grew to include photos and videos. Today’s update let users choose a font, background color, and even add links. Facebook first started testing…

Tech

Facebook is making it easier to see how people are using Safety Check

Facebook’s Safety Check feature is getting a permanent presence on the social network. Beginning today, the feature will have its own dedicated section on Facebook’s app and website where users can see friends’ recent activity with Safety Check and learn about incidents happening elsewhere in the world. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s ‘Town Hall’ is probably the…

Gadgets

Let’s review some of tech’s big second quarter financial stories

 Now that the second-quarter “earnings season” — when all of the biggest public tech companies spill their financial guts to the public — is over, and it was filled with a lot of weird stories that seemed a little outside of the mold that we normally see. There weren’t any blockbuster product launches, huge advertising…

Tech

Facebook's AR glasses take center stage in newly published patent

The world just got a sneak peek at a feature Facebook’s working on to make its highly anticipated AR glasses a reality. According to a patent published Thursday, the device “may augment views of a physical, real-world environment with computer-generated elements” and may “be included in an eye-wear comprising a frame and a display assembly…

Culture & Gaming

Wargaming will stream 1,000 hours of World of Tanks gameplay on Facebook Live

World of Tanks is rolling out on your newsfeed. Wargaming is partnering with Facebook to stream over 1,000 hours of video centered on its popular take on online shooters. In addition to livestreams of gameplay, this deal includes historical content, interviews with players, and coverage of esports events, such as the World of Tanks regional and…

Tech

Mark Zuckerberg slams neo-Nazis and 'polarization' after Charlottesville

We can now add Mark Zuckerberg to the growing list of CEOs and public figures who have weighed in on the events of Charlottesville. Writing in a Facebook post Wednesday, the CEO said white supremacists and neo-Nazis are a “disgrace,” while criticizing the “polarization in our culture.” SEE ALSO: After Charlottesville, tech companies are forced…