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PM Medvedev presents his candidates for ministerial posts to Putin

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has presented Vladimir Putin with a list of people he wishes to appoint as ministers in the new government created after the recent inauguration of the president. President Putin signed a decree detailing the new government structure last Tuesday. The new cabinet has 22 ministerial posts instead of 21, as the Ministry of Education and ...

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Instagram officially launches re-sharing of posts to Stories

No, it’s not a “regram” option. Sorry!  But today, Instagram is officially launching a new feature that will allow users to re-share someone’s Instagram post with their friends via Instagram Stories – something it confirmed was in testing earlier this year. The idea with the new re-sharing option is to give users a way to add their own commentary or react to ...

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‘F*ck Turkey’: Netanyahu’s son posts controversial Instagram image

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son, Yair, made a controversial Instagram post which read “F*ck Turkey,” amid the diplomatic row between the two countries over Monday’s ‘ massacre’ in Gaza. Yair Netanyahu posted an image of the text that looked like the Turkish flag, which is red with a white star and crescent, to his Instagram story. In Yair’s image, ...

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To make Stories global, Facebook adds Archive and audio posts

Facebook’s future rests on convincing the developing world to adopt Stories. But just because the slideshow format will soon surpass feed sharing doesn’t mean people use them the same way everywhere. So late last year, Facebook sent a team to India to learn what features they’d need to embrace Stories across a variety of local languages on phones without much ...

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How 9,000 Russian posts disrupted booming US energy market (according to GOP lawmakers)

There is no depth low enough that mischievous Russian trolls won’t delve to. With a barrage of 9,097 posts on social media they attempted to disrupt the United States’ booming energy market, according to a new US House report. The stunning revelation came from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology published this week. The lawmakers said Facebook, Twitter and ...

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Tesla posts its biggest-ever quarterly loss

Electric car producer Tesla has reported a record loss of almost $ 710 million in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018, more than double its losses during the same period a year ago. The company ended Q1 with $ 2.7 billion in cash, down from $ 3.4 billion at the beginning of the year. Total net losses were a record ...

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Papers, please – and your Facebook posts: US to demand social media info from visa applicants

People seeking a US visa may soon be required to disclose their social media information so that five years’ worth of their online footprint can be scrutinized. It was previously reserved for people from terrorism-affected states. Only diplomatic and official visas are to be exempt from the new, more rigorous vetting procedure proposed by the US State Department. All others, ...

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Israeli tanks target Hamas observation posts in Gaza Strip over cross-border arson

Israeli Defense Force tanks have struck two Hamas observation stations in the northern Gaza Strip. The move was in retaliation for an arson attack near the security fence at a border crossing, the IDF said. Read more On Wednesday, two suspects set ablaze “the elevated surface” surrounding the border fence near the old Karni Crossing, the Israeli military said. It ...

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Instagram will show more recent posts due to algorithm backlash

Instagram isn’t quite bringing back the chronological feed, but it will show more new posts and stop suddenly bumping you to the top of the feed while you’re scrolling. “With these changes, your feed will feel more fresh, and you won’t miss the moments you care about” Instagram writes. It should be more coherent to browse the app now that ...

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Facebook rolls out job posts to become the blue-collar LinkedIn

LinkedIn wasn’t built for low-skilled job seekers, so Facebook is barging in. Today Facebook is rolling out job posts to 40 more countries to make itself more meaningful to people’s lives while laying the foundation for a lucrative business. Businesses will be able to post job openings to a Jobs tab on their Page, Jobs dashboard, Facebook Marketplace, and the ...

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