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Post Intelligence uses AI to help you suck less at Twitter

Ars Technica

Man sentenced to 3 years for Facebook threat to kill Obama loses appeal

@backlon via The Verge

Twitter might build a paid subscription service for power users

Re/code

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

GeekWire

Apple acquires Workflow, a popular automation app that can connect various services

Apps
The Verge

Twitter is being unbundled before our eyes

@reckless via The Verge

10 things you can learn from a terrible Twitter account

Wired

Facebook Messenger Finally Makes Group Chat Not a Total Hassle

Ars Technica

Location sharing finally returns to Google Maps

TNW

WhatsApp got tons of fake 5-star reviews after terrible Snapchat-like update [Updated]

CNET

FCC gets tough on robocalls

Messaging ISPs
The Verge

Wuu is a confusing Snapchat alternative from the creator of Ello

TechCrunch

Facebook Messenger rolls out mention alerts and message Reaction emoji

Re/code , TechCrunch

Facebook has a new type of video ad meant to get people shopping

Mashable

Facebook Messenger is basically Slack now

The Guardian

Yes, Facebook, I am safe – no thanks for asking | Tim Burrows

The Verge

FCC takes steps to block more spammy robocalls

ISPs Messaging
The Verge

Facebook Messenger gets reactions for individual messages and @ notifications

TNW , The Verge , TechCrunch , +3

Facebook adds Mentions and Reactions to group chats on Messenger

Product Hunt

VentureApp for iOS

SiliconANGLE Media

RingCentral takes new swing at unifying all our communications - SiliconANGLE

Acquisition
TechMoran

Ashish Thakhar's Mara Group Acquires India's IM Platform Nimbuzz to Build a WeChat for Africa

Asia
TNW

ABC News learns a hard lesson about Twitter account security

PE Hub

Merit Capital collects almost $300 mln for sixth mezzanine fund

$3,000,000 Venture capital
PE Hub

TVPage pockets $3 mln

PE Hub

Ripcord lands $9.5 mln Series A in KPCB-led round

Funding Messaging
$3,300,000 Venture capital (Series A)
PE Hub

410 Medical nets $3.3 mln Series A

@jackschofield via The Guardian

Freeserve, Wanadoo and Orange email addresses are no more. Where next?

Tech in Asia

Facebook advertising hacks for your startup

Advertising People
Wired

Phone Companies Will Soon Banish Robocalls. For Real This Time

PE Hub

Oak Hill Capital to buy Checkers Drive-In Restaurants for $525 mln: WSJ

TNW , Mashable

Google's bringing audio-only calls to Duo at last, but I'll probably never use it

Apps Messaging
CNN Tech

FCC moves to crack down on scam robocalls

ISPs Messaging
Mashable

Facebook struggles to prevent violence on Facebook Live

Communities
CNET

How to switch from iPhone to Samsung

CNET

How Assistant differs on Android, Android Wear, Google Home and Allo

VentureBeat

Twilio’s new feature lets you skip the answering machine

New York Times Bits

Sorting Messages on Gmail

VentureBeat

Facebook Messenger adds support for reactions and @mentions

Messaging People
Business Insider

This ex-Googler wants to fix social media and make you a viral Facebook and Twitter superstar

Advertising
Mashable

Mermaid, vampire and zombie emojis are coming to your iPhone in 2017

The Verge

I can’t wait to get my hands on the next generation of shade-throwing emoji

Mashable , Business Insider

Medium's next big idea to 'fix' the internet: $5 subscriptions

Technology People Language
GSMArena.com

Google Allo receives support for sharing documents and other files

TechCrunch

Facebook tests an enhanced local search and discovery feature offering business suggestions

Product Hunt

FAQbot

ReadWrite

Why are there no good bots?

Messaging People
GeekWire

Starbucks to roll out social gifting feature for Apple Messages with Apple Pay integration

The Verge , TechCrunch , TNW , +1

Facebook now lets you broadcast live video from a PC

Video streaming