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Snapchat’s latest feature that Facebook will surely steal: group stories

Snap’s marquee feature is getting an upgrade. Snapchat stories are like disappearing photo albums you can share with friends. But until today, there was no easy way to create these stories for a group event — like, say, for a glossy trip to the Grand Canyon. That’s Snap’s pitch for the new feature, which it calls custom stories…

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Microsoft launches new Surface Pro with LTE, starting at $799 and shipping globally on June 15

At an event in Shanghai earlier today, Microsoft officially unveiled the all-new Surface Pro. The launch comes five days after we exclusively gave a first glimpse of the refreshed Windows 10-powered tablet. A “refresh” is actually maybe something of an understatement. Compared to the previous version of the device — the Surface Pro 4 which…

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Amazon expands subscription TV Channels service beyond the U.S. and into Europe

Amazon has announced that it’s expanding its subscription TV service, Amazon Channels, into the U.K. and Germany. The internet giant first opened Amazon Video to third-party video-streaming services in the U.S. back in late 2015, letting those on the company’s $99 annual Prime membership service subscribe to the likes of Starz and Showtime from within a single…

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Instagram deters deletion with reversible “archive” option

 When Instagrammers don’t get enough likes or think their posts look boring, they sometimes impetously delete them. But they can later regret this common emergent behavior which also deprives Instagram of monetizable content and your history in images that could keep you locked into the service. So Instagram is rolling out a new feature called…

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Instagram Location Stories appear in Explore. Is Story Search coming?

 It’s taking Instagram less and less time to copy Snapchat. Less than two months after Snapchat launched its Stories Search feature for seeing what’s going on at a location or related to a topic, Instagram is rolling out Location Stories to its Explore page. Last week, TechCrunch broke the news that Instagram was testing Location…