Twitter Launches New Emoji For Diwali

After launching Make In India campaign’s emoji, it is now a ‘diya’ emoji. Users can use the hashtag of #HappyDiwali and the emoji will appear next to the tweet. The emoji is a diya, which symbolizes the Diwali Festival. Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor launched the first emoji on Twitter.
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Is Periscope Fast Becoming The Bastion Of Illegal Broadcasting?

The app is quickly becoming a magnet for copyright violations. Periscope received 1,391 notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for illegal streams during Q2 2015. The number of takedown requests has grown massively from just 17 in April to 833 in June. Periscope complied with 71% of the takedown requests, amounting to 1029 streams affecting 864 accounts.
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Periscope Reaches 10 Million Active Accounts Milestone In 4 Months

Twitter said users are collectively watching 40 years worth of content on a daily basis. The metrics are only for Android and iOS versions of the app and the company hasn’t even included web streams in the count. Twitter is also working on a way to reduce spam and abuse on the platform while adding new features such as a fast-forward button and landscape mode.
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Facebook Working On A Twitter-Like App For Breaking News

The app is part of the Facebook for Businesses initiative is currently being alpha tested. Users will follow publications they like and topics they want to receive alerts about. Publications will be able to send notifications to all their followers in the case of breaking news. These mobile alerts will be restricted to 100 characters of text and a url.
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Periscope Now Lets You Mute Users And Watch Live Streams On Your Mac Via Handoff

The Mute User function will turn off notifications for when that user is going live. Muting someone doesn’t mean they won’t appear in your feed. Using iOS 8’s Handoff function, users can now watch live streams on their Mac via the Safari browser. In order to use the feature, both devices will have to be connected via bluetooth and run off the same iCloud account.
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