Monthly Archives: February 2018

Momo buys Tantan, China’s Tinder, for $600M as Chinese social networks consolidate

WeChat is far and away the biggest messaging platform in China at the moment, and that is helping to drive a push among the smaller players to get together for better scale. Today, Momo, the Chinese location-based social networking app that has more recently made a big push into dating services and is traded on […]

See the New Trailer for Veteran Rapper Roxanne Shante's Biopic

Netflix has unveiled a new trailer for Roxanne Roxanne, the biopic on rap pioneer Roxanne Shanté. The film, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, traces the life of Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden from the Queensbridge Projects to the national spotlight. The Michael Larnell-directed film stars newcomer Chanté Adams in the titular role. Mahershala […]

Snapchat responds to the Change.org petition complaining about the app’s redesign

Snapchat has posted an official response to users who signed a petition on Change.org asking the company to reverse its controversial update, which people say makes the app more difficult to use. In the response, Snapchat promises to make a few more changes to the Friends and Discover section in order to address user complaints. […]

Twitter updates its policy on tweets that encourage self-harm and suicide

Twitter, which is constantly criticized for not doing enough to prevent harassment, has updated its guidelines with more information on how it handles tweets or accounts that encourage other people to hurt themselves or commit suicide. The update follows an announcement by Twitter Safety last week that users can now report profiles, tweets and direct […]

Kidtech startup SuperAwesome is now valued at $100+ million and profitable

Technology companies like Facebook and Google are scrambling to catch up to the fact that the kids have joined a web originally built for adults, and are using it the way adults do – by liking and commenting, sharing, clicking through on personalized recommendations, and viewing ads. But the technology underpinning apps and sites built […]