Groupon founder and ex-CEO Andrew Mason is back with a new startup, Detour, which offers “immersive, location-aware audio walks.” The app offers unique tours of San Francisco that include stories about various locations, and users can also sync the tour with groups. Detour launched an invite-only beta version of the app this week.

Instagram is working on a new photo and video messaging app that could compete with Snapchat. The social network launched the app, called Bolt, in Singapore, South Africa, and New Zealand on Tuesday, with plans to introduce it in the US and Europe soon. Bolt allows users to snap and send photos and videos with one tap, and delete them with just a swipe.

Instagram is working on a new photo and video messaging app that could compete with Snapchat. The social network launched the app, called Bolt, in Singapore, South Africa, and New Zealand on Tuesday, with plans to introduce it in the US and Europe soon. Bolt allows users to snap and send photos and videos with one tap, and delete them with just a swipe.

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BlackBerry to buy anti-eavesdropping firm.
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NPR One, an audio app featuring curated public radio news and stories
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Google adds new explore feature to Google Maps apps
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Eight fascinating Facebook facts

1. If Facebook were a country, it would be the world’s second largest. 
2. Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in February. Apple could buy nine WhatsApp’s.
3. The site has 1.35 billion monthly active users.
4. 1/7 people on earth access Facebook at least monthly on a mobile device.
5. Mark Zuckerberg owns Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Pages Manager, Paper, Slingshot, Instagram, WhatsApp and Moves..
6. Facebook has 1 billion more users than Twitter.
7. 900 million people use Facebook’s messaging apps.
8. Facebook has 1.5 million active advertisers.

- via @EliLanger-

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Eight fascinating Facebook facts

1. If Facebook were a country, it would be the world’s second largest. 

2. Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in February. Apple could buy nine WhatsApp’s.

3. The site has 1.35 billion monthly active users.

4. 1/7 people on earth access Facebook at least monthly on a mobile device.

5. Mark Zuckerberg owns Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Pages Manager, Paper, Slingshot, Instagram, WhatsApp and Moves..

6. Facebook has 1 billion more users than Twitter.

7. 900 million people use Facebook’s messaging apps.

8. Facebook has 1.5 million active advertisers.

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Like many other tech heavyweights, Twitter has a lack of diversity in its ranks. According to data released by the company on Wednesday, women comprise 30% of its US workforce and only 10% of its technical positions. Twenty-nine percent of its staff is Asian, while only 2% is black and 3% is Hispanic. More than three-quarters (79%) of its leadership team is male, and 72% is white.

“We are keenly aware that Twitter is part of an industry that is marked by dramatic imbalances in diversity — and we are no exception,” Janet Van Huysse, its VP of diversity and inclusion, said in a blog post.

Take a look at the new Foursquare.
The buzz around wearable technology (via Brandwatch) Find more data on wearable tech here.

The buzz around wearable technology (via Brandwatch)

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Amazon’s first ad for the Fire Phone features kids dressed like hipsters.