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Sep 27, 2016

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Christina

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How YouTube Reinvented Itself for the Next Billion Users

YOUTUBE’S OFFICES IN San Bruno, California are spectacular. Standing desks, couches, nap pods. Kitchens around every corner stocked with free food. I’m told there’s even a pool. It’s all par for the Silicon Valley course, really.

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Aug 31, 2016

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Christina

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Twitter Shares Revenue With Video Makers

TWITTER WANTS PEOPLE making more videos for its social networking service. So, it’s turning to a time-honored means of encouragement: money.

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This man just got a colonoscopy live on Periscope

Remember Katie Couric’s infamous colonoscopyon the “Today” show? In 2016, colonoscopies happen on Periscope.  The Mayo Clinic on Tuesday broadcast a live procedure on the mobile app for the first time, allowing users to watch from start to finish and, at times, up close.

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May 4, 2016

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Christina

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The ‘WTF Is That’ Bot Tells You What’s in Your Photos. Well, Sometimes

COMPUTER VISION IS so hot right now. Companies like Microsoft and Google and Facebook use it to help the blind, sort your photos and do many other cool things. It’s as hot as bots, which everyone is integrating into everything and Microsoft boss Satya Nadella calls “the new apps.”

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Why Do Girls Tend to Have More Anxiety Than Boys?

The toxic effects of social media especially harm girls. Parents can make a difference. The laid-back, underachieving boy; the hyperachieving, anxious girl. Over the three decades since I graduated from medical school, and especially over the past 10 years, this pattern has become increasingly...

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Sexting for your health: patients send genitalia photos, raising legal concerns

Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and iMessage have revolutionized the world of sharing penis photos – and not just between friends. As doctors try to connect with young, digitally native patients, those same patients are sending pictures of their genitalia to their doctors’ mobile phones.

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Mar 16, 2016

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Christina

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Amazon Wants the Patent for Pay-By-Selfie

First, Amazon patented one-click purchasing buying. Now it wants a patent for pay-by-selfie.

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Why Social Media Turns to Images to Help Us Cope With Tragedy

After the San Bernardino shooting, an image started picking up steam onFacebook and other social networks: a picture of abear hugging the state of California. Though it has the twee aesthetic of a heartfelt millennial meme, it’s actually a drawing from 1913, off a set of sheet music for the state...

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Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for American parents whose children spend many hours a day focused on electronic screens. The documentary “

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Jun 4, 2015

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Deirdre

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Google is working on an app that counts the calories in your Instagrams

Your future #instafood pics could tell you just how many calories are on your perfectly-filtered plate of french fries. At least, if Google has anything to say about it.

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