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Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids
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 Just as pre-teens in the 1990s were warned away from dialing 1-900 numbers, kids now need to learn how to navigate social media responsibly. Kudos, an app for kids aged eight to 13 with around-the-clock moderation, positions itself as a safe introduction to social media that also teaches its young users, some of whom were […]

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Windows 10 Update Removes Windows Media Player
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Recently made available Windows 10 update KB4046355 for the Fall Creators Update disables Windows Media Player from the operating system. BetaNews reports: While it could be argued that Windows Media Player is no longer an essential addition to Windows — there are plenty of quality third-party alternatives, such as VLC Media Player, not to mention […]

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Is Packaged Entertainment Media Really on the Way Out?
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As home video viewing patterns continue to evolve, one common prediction is that packaged media is on its last legs. Streaming services have been gaining market share at a steady pace. In fact, streaming media sales eclipsed sales of DVDs and Blu-ray discs for the first time in the last quarter of 2016 — with […]

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Kodi fights trademark trolls trying to charge for its media app
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Kodi doesn't just have to worry about add-ons and devices that give it a reputation as a piracy haven. The media center app developer has revealed that it's battling "trademark trolls" who've registered the Kodi name as their own and are using that…

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Court says politicians can't block people on social media
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A federal court in Virginia just handed down a verdict that could affect a lawsuit against the president for blocking users on Twitter. US District Judge James Cacheris has ruled that Phyllis Randall, chairwoman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervi…

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Trent Reznor ponders social media, tech execs as rock stars     – CNET
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Commentary: The Nine Inch Nails frontman and Apple Music heavy weighs in on music stars with vast social media presences.

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Information overload makes social media a swamp of fake news
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Enlarge / Sorry, I’m not home right now. (credit: flickr user: Rosmarie Voegtli) Once upon a time, it wasn’t crazy to think that social media would allow great ideas and high-quality information to float to the top while the dross would be drowned in the noise. After all, when you share something, you presumably do so […]

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Social media giants step up fight against terrorist content     – CNET
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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft launch a joint forum to beef up efforts to remove extremist content from their sites.

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'Flawless': 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' earning social media raves     – CNET
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With great power comes great reviews: Lucky folks who received an early peek at the film are praising it as one of Spidey’s best.

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