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Today’s Top 5 Tech News

September 19, 2016 by Abhishek Rungta under Industry News353 views
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  1. Get Closer to Your Neighbors with Nextdoor

No, it’s not meant for dating the girl next door. Nextdoor social app is designed to encourage social interaction among neighbors and keep each other alert about criminal activity in the area. Successfully running in the US and the Netherlands, Nextdoor has now arrived in the UK.  Let us hope it outlives many departed social apps. #social

 

  1. YouTube’s Another Attempt To Become Social

YouTube has launched a Community Tab on its platform that allows channels to share text, GIFS, live video and more just like Facebook, with its subscribers. The service launched in beta version will be available on select channels for the time being. YouTube’s previous attempt to be social was Google+ integration that failed miserably. #social

 

  1. Facebook Counters Fake With New Technology

Facebook is working on a new system that helps to suppress fake stories and news baits from showing up in Trending Topics. A similar system was successfully implemented for News Feed previously. Facebook suffered a backlash recently after its notorious algorithm promoted a fake story on Megyn Kelly. Fox couldn’t have been so ruthless even if it was for her honest opinion. #social

 

  1. Facebook Live for Desktops

Extending its live-streaming feature, Facebook Live will now be available to desktop versions after popular demand. The feature, available to some lucky users currently, can use both peripheral and in-built cameras on laptops. In contrast to mobile, broadcasters can also type comments while streaming as in Google Hangout and Skype. Users always win when giants compete.  #social

 

  1. IBM’s Mobile Security Service

IBM is launching its mobile security service deployed via IBM Cloud that claims to put an end to all your woes regarding mobile device management. Amidst growing mobile data security challenge, IBM will vigorously address local data protection standards. Going full throttle, IBM is also offering private consultancy services and mobile strategy design for global clients. Ideal time to tame employees’ data, isn’t?  #cloud #mobile #data

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