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How,Snapchat,won,this,year’s,SXSW

This year, the app that everyone was talking about at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival wasn’t something that debuted at the event. The platform didn’t throw a massive party, or even have an official presence. Still, for some reason, everyone couldn’t stop talking about Snapchat. “With SXSW you have people who tend to experiment with technology and a place ... Read More »

Why Instagram wants to re-order your photo feed

Instagram will soon rearrange its users’ feeds based on relevancy rather than chronological order, the photo-sharing app said in an official blogpost on Tuesday. Instagram said it hopes that a more tailored feed will improve the overall user experience. The company told CNBC it’s using machine learning to detect patterns and adapt to users’ behavior. “If your favorite musician shares ... Read More »

More advertisers plan to spend less on Twitter: Mahaney

As if Twitter needed another problem, a recent survey suggests advertisers are souring on the social media platform. Advertiser interest in Twitter began cresting early last year, but the latest survey by RBC Capital Markets found a significant jump in the number of advertisers who plan to decrease their spending on the website. According to the survey, 23 percent of ... Read More »

Instagram follows Facebook with algorithm-run feeds

Photo and video-sharing app Instagram is following in the footsteps of its parent Facebook, by testing out an algorithm-based feed, showing moments users “care about the most” first. Announced in a blog post Tuesday, Instagram photos and videos will soon be arranged based on the likelihood of interest a user has in the content, their relationship to the person posting ... Read More »

How Snapchat won this year’s SXSW

This year, the app that everyone was talking about at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival wasn’t something that debuted at the event. The platform didn’t throw a massive party, or even have an official presence. Still, for some reason, everyone couldn’t stop talking about Snapchat. “With SXSW you have people who tend to experiment with technology and a place ... Read More »

Why Snapchat is better than Facebook

In CNBC’s social media on campus series, we asked editors at college papers across the country: What social media platforms are hot? Are any of them dead or just for old people? This installment is by Sonali Seth, a sophomore at the University of Southern California. Source: Mimi Nguyen Sonali Seth We, millennials, have fallen out of love with Facebook ... Read More »

Microsoft Cortana for Windows 10 Now Available in India via Insider Preview

Microsoft’s Cortana for Windows 10 is now available in India, and three other regions. Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it is rolling out its digital voice assistant to India, Japan, Australia, and Canada to Windows Insiders who are on the build 10532 and higher versions. An earlier version of Cortana is now available in India in English language, Windows chief ... Read More »

Intel Launches 48 6th-Gen ‘Skylake’ CPUs for Desktops, Notebooks, and 2-in-1s

Intel has formally announced its entire lineup of sixth-generation Core processors, more commonly known by the codename “Skylake”, at a press conference at the annual IFA trade show in Berlin. The company is calling this generation its most scalable ever, enabling the broadest yet range of devices including desktop PCs, all-in-ones, mobile workstations, laptops, 2-in-1s, tablets, small-form-factor boxes and even ... Read More »

Alienware Launches 4 New Gaming Laptops and X51 Desktop

If you’re looking for a high-end, small form-factor gaming laptop, you will want to check out Alienware’s latest offering. The Dell-owned brand has launched three new gaming laptops in its 13, 15, and 17 lineups. Parent company Dell has also refreshed the X51 desktop. The company also brought back its discontinued Alienware 18 line of laptops. The new laptops come ... Read More »

Windows 10 Spreads to Over 75 Million Devices in Less Than a Month

Microsoft said Wednesday that Windows 10 has spread to more than 75 million devices since the new operating system was released less than a month ago. The US software colossus is intent on seeing the new-generation operating system aimed at computers, mobile and other devices running on a billion gadgets. Windows 10 is powering more than 90,000 different computer and ... Read More »