Facebook Messenger’s artsy new camera turns any text into filters

 What’s better than a few geofilters? A billion algorithmically generated filters. That’s Facebook Messenger’s strategy to steal the visual communication crown from Snapchat, thanks to its new camera feature that rolls out today. Well, actually, “a billion” is selling it short. Read More Source: Tech Crunch Social

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Amino Apps raises $19.2M to build more mobile communities

 Amino Apps, a startup aiming to reinvent online forums for the mobile world, has raised $19.2 million in Series B funding. The New York City-based company started out by building individual apps focused on topics like anime and Doctor Who, but earlier this year it launched a new, all-purpose

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7-Step Checklist to Refresh Your LinkedIn Profile

7-Step Checklist to Refresh Your LinkedIn Profile

Wondering if your LinkedIn profile is up to date? When was the last time you reviewed your LinkedIn information? Reviewing your LinkedIn presence on a regular basis ensures that you add new accomplishments and get rid of irrelevant information. In this article, you’ll discover seven easy ways

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Periscope sunk without Twitter’s wings

 Periscope is slipping beneath the waves. It’s steadily dropped from No. 23 on the overall iOS app charts in January to No. 441 this weekend. Now Twitter is pulling Periscope’s live streaming abilities into its own app, something it should have done from the start. Read More

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Facebook exploring creation of its own original video content

 Facebook is looking into the possibility of buying its own video content from creative partners, including original scripted and unscripted shows, as well as sports. The desire is to help “kickstart” an overall “ecosystem of partner content,” according to College Humor co-founder and recent Facebook team employee

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Instagram now lets you bookmark posts for later viewing

 Instagram will now let you save your favorite posts from its service for later viewing via a new bookmarking button that appears below the posts in your feed. The idea is that there are times you’ll encounter content you’ll want to revisit – including, perhaps, a product you

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Twitter now lets you broadcast live video from its mobile apps

 Twitter users will now be able to broadcast live video directly from their mobile apps, thanks to tighter integration with live streaming service Periscope, the companies announced this morning. Through updated iOS and Android applications, rolling out shortly, you’ll be able to tap a “LIVE” button directly from the

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Bumble invests in gay dating app Chappy

 Bumble, the dating app that puts women in the driver’s seat, has today announced that it is leading a seed round investment in gay dating app Chappy. The company is not disclosing the details of the investment, but they did say that Bumble is the sole investor

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3 Ways to Republish Instagram Content on Facebook

3 Ways to Republish Instagram Content on Facebook

Does your Facebook audience respond well to image posts? Have you thought about sharing your Instagram posts on Facebook? Publishing select Instagram posts on your Facebook page adds variety to your feed and can improve organic reach. In this article, you’ll discover three ways to share your

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Disqus lays off 11 as it plans a deeper focus on data

 Some downsizing and refocusing is underway at Disqus, the startup incubated at Y-Combinator that became an early mover in the business of offering a plug-in to help online publishers manage comments on stories. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the company has laid of 11 people, about 20 percent of

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