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Mobile Minutes: Twitter’s Explore tab; Yahoo hack; Pinterest grows with men; Periscope’s Producer mode

October 14, 2016

Twitter's new Explore tab

Twitter’s new Explore tab

Twitter tests replacing Moments with a new ‘Explore’ tab on mobile
Twitter is experimenting yet again with the structure of its mobile app. This time around, the company is thinking about replacing its Moments tab, first introduced last fall to let users better track breaking news and other prominent events, with a new “Explore” tab, according to Mashable. This change, which is just in the testing phase for some iOS and Android users, appears to be a mixing of old and new Twitter features. The Explore tab is said to include both discovery features — such as new accounts to follow — as well as the standard collections of daily Moments.
Read more at The Verge

Yahoo hack gives Verizon pause in $4.8B deal
Verizon’s $4.8 billion takeover deal for Yahoo may be doomed.
Read more at CNET
Pinterest has reached 150 million monthly active users after previously announcing 100 million monthly users last September, the company said on Thursday.
Periscope debuts ‘Producer’ for sharing TV-style video
Periscope, the live video streaming app that gained popularity as a tool for sharing raw smartphone footage, also wants to be a hub for TV-like content.
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