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Deputy Tech Editor, BuzzFeed

Periscope Is Eating Away At Meerkat And Here's The Chart That Proves It — Meerkat, the darling livestreaming video app of SXSW faced stiff new competition yesterday when Twitter finally rolled out its own app, Periscope, to the iOS app store. The app does many of the same things and features a sleek interface and design that many are finding preferable to Meerkat.

Facebook Is Eating The Internet — For years now there've been two competing versions of Facebook. It's either an app on your phone or it's your entire homescreen. It's a big part of the internet or it's the internet. Today, at F8, the social networking giant's developer conference, Facebook just made a strong case that it's becoming the latter version.

Why Photos Rule The Internet — The internet is not a place of fierce loyalty. Create a transformational product or build a better service and people will use it. Thus Hotmail gave way to Gmail, and MySpace to Facebook. So you can understand why Google thought it could build a better social network in Google+.

Twitter Appears To Limit Porn In Top Search Results — Twitter appears to be blocking sex and porn terms from its "Top" search results. While users can still tweet adult content, BuzzFeed News has found that "Top" searches on terms like "fucking," "#porn," and "sluts" draw few if any results. Top searches on associated anatomical terms like #penis and #vagina also return dramatically fewer results than they once did.

Twitter Takes Steps To Combat Stolen Nudes And Revenge Porn — Twitter is cracking down on the scourge of revenge porn with a series of updated rules in its privacy policy designed to make sure users don't publish nude photos or post pictures of users engaging in sexual acts without the subject's consent.

Apple's App Stores Shut Down By Massive Service Outage — Starting early this morning, Apple has been experiencing major server outages, which has left multiple services including its App Store, iBooks Store, iTunes Store, and the Mac App store out of commission for over six hours. The cause of the outage is not clear.

How Apps Will Work On The Apple Watch — The Apple Watch, which the company debuted today at its keynote event in San Francisco, is going to be a notification machine. Today at the event, Kevin Lynch, Apple's VP of technology, demonstrated the breadth of apps that will be available on the Apple Watch.

Is The Apple Watch A Notifications Nightmare — The Apple Watch is here. In a matter of hours it'll be in the hot little hands of a select number of tech reporters and by the end of April it will finally grace the wrists of normal people across the globe.

Apple's ResearchKit Allows Users To Participate In Clinical Trials — Apple announced today that it has partnered with universities and hospitals to allow users to build apps and contribute to research studies for Breast Cancer, Parkinson's, Diabetes, Asthma, and Cardiovascular disease. One of the apps allows users to perform a series of touch tests on their phone to help diagnose Parksinson's disease.

HBO Announces Standalone Streaming App Exclusive To Apple — Today, Apple announced a partnership with HBO. CEO of HBO, Richard Pepler joined Cook on stage and detailed the plan. There will be a standalone service exclusive to Apple for $14.99 month, available in April ahead of the fifth season of Game of Thrones.
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