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India’s ShareChat is spicing up its TikTok competitor with AR lenses from Snapchat
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India’s ShareChat is spicing up its TikTok competitor with AR lenses from Snapchat

India’s vernacular language social network ShareChat has partnered with Snap Inc. to spice up its short video app, Moj. ShareChat said that starting today, Moj users will be able to use 30 of Snapchat’s lenses. Gaurav Mishra, SVP-Product, ShareChat, said that the company eventually aims to develop 400 lenses through this partnership over time. It is...

How to stop yourself from using the wrong emoji at work
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How to stop yourself from using the wrong emoji at work

My editor Deb loves to ruin things. One time she used her Ph.D. in Italian to ruin an entire emoji. The emoji in question is a common Italian hand gesture that, roughly translated, means “what the hell?” This isn’t how our team was using it. At some point, we collectively decided to use this emoji...

Twitter follows government order to block 500 accounts in India — keeps journos out of it
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Twitter follows government order to block 500 accounts in India — keeps journos out of it

Twitter said today that it’s taken action on more than 500 accounts in India, including permanently suspending some of them, based on government order. The social media company said that in the last 10 days, “several separate blocking orders by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).” The company acted on some temporarily and then...

Instagram won’t recommend Reels with a TikTok logo — and it’s unfair
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Instagram won’t recommend Reels with a TikTok logo — and it’s unfair

In order to promote short videos created on its own platform, Instagram will stop recommending videos with logos of other apps, including TikTok. As noted by The Verge first, the company published a bunch of new guidelines for creators to get the best results possible on the platform. These tips, posted on Instagram’s creators account,...

Microsoft Word is testing an even darker dark mode
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Microsoft Word is testing an even darker dark mode

In case you didn’t know, Microsoft Word has a dark mode. The problem is, a huge portion of your screen — mainly the big ol’ page you’re writing on — remains white even after you’ve enabled the feature. For reference, this is what ‘dark’ mode currently looks like in Word: You’ve got a big chunk...

This Online Counseling Service Is Easy-To-Use, Affordable, and Might Change Your Life
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This Online Counseling Service Is Easy-To-Use, Affordable, and Might Change Your Life

Over the last decade there has been a huge concerted effort by doctors, public health officials, nonprofit organizations, business leaders, and even celebrities to destigmatize mental illnesses and expand access to mental healthcare. And that effort is really paying off. Today, more people than ever are comfortable talking about their mental health. And while traditional...

Spotify is finally testing live lyrics in the US
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Spotify is finally testing live lyrics in the US

Spotify has been able to show live lyrics during music playback for ages… unless you live in the US (and a few other unlucky regions). But fret no more, Americans with a penchant for impromptu karaoke: the service has begun testing the feature in the US with a limited number of users. A company spokesperson...

Which is the most EV-friendly US state? Check out the rankings
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Which is the most EV-friendly US state? Check out the rankings

This article was originally published by Michael Coates on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines.  If you’ve ever wondered where it’s easier to own an...