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Facebook buys popular teen polling app 'tbh'

In another bid to establish a deeper connection with young’uns who might just see Facebook as a way to communicate with grandma, the social network has snapped up “tbh.” It’s an app targeting American teens that focuses on positive interactions with friends online. Facebook likely took notice, because the application (according to the company’s post…

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Facebook just acquired tbh and its 5 million teen users

Facebook just scored a huge win its quest to win over teens. The company has acquired tbh, the anonymous app that’s been going viral with teens. The app, which is targeted toward middle school and high school students, is a network that allows users to swap compliments by participating in anonymous “quizzes.” SEE ALSO: Download…

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If you want to grow your business, start by increasing your social media following

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You’ve seen the job listings: “we’re looking for a social media rockstar…”  Social media is driving huge amounts of revenue for companies across industries, and the job market is reflecting that value. This Social Media Rockstar Bundle is one way…

Culture & Gaming

Game boss interview: Oculus’s Jason Rubin expects a triple-A VR game from Titanfall maker

Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook wants to reach a goal of getting a billion people into virtual reality. Speaking at the fourth annual Oculus Connect event, he said that Facebook is moving VR in that direction with new models such as the $200 standalone VR headset Oculus Go and the upcoming wireless version of the Rift,…

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Report: Twitter deleted tweets related to the Russian investigation

Twitter has deleted tweets that could be helpful to investigators currently examining Russia’s suspected manipulation of the social network during the 2016 presidential election, U.S. government cybersecurity officials told Politico . According to the officials, Twitter is either unable or unwilling to retrieve a “substantial amount” of tweets from bots and fake users spreading disinformation….

Culture & Gaming

ProBeat: Facebook ramps up its VR price war

OPINION: In July, there was a single week when Facebook’s Oculus cut prices for its Rift VR headset and Touch controller to $400 for a limited time, a rumor suggested a $200 standalone Oculus VR headset was coming next year , and the company made the aforementioned two-product bundle permanent, promising to make $500 the…

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Facebook launches two datasets to improve AI video analysis

Facebook launched a pair of new open datasets today to help developers and data scientists train artificial intelligence systems to better understand videos. The Scenes, Objects, and Actions dataset (SOA) will provide devs with a massive set of videos with multiple labels for what’s going on inside them. Each video has been tagged by trained…