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6 ways Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat have copied each other

6 ways Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat have copied each other

There are quite a few big players in the world of social media apps and services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. But even though all these services have multiple unique features of their own, they don’t shy away from copying some features (especially the most popular ones) from their rival services and implementing them as their own. For instance, Facebook-owned Instagram has been trying to imitate Snapchat’s features for quite a few past months.

Want to know more? Here are some ways big social media platforms have copied a feature or two from their rival(s).

Facebook and Instagram had been going crazy with ‘Hearts’ for quite some time, and Twitter finally decided to join in as well. The microblogging service ditched the ‘Stars’ it used for favourites and replaced them with hearts.

Twitter’s Periscope has become really popular for its livestreaming ability. The app reportedly boasts of 10 million users who watch 40 years worth of live videos on it daily. Facebook saw the huge potential and launched its own version of livestreaming functionality for its billion-plus users.

Imagination Tech starts dispute process with Apple

Imagination Tech starts dispute process with Apple

LONDON: Imagination Technologies said it had started a “dispute resolution procedure” with Apple , its biggest customer, after failing to resolve a standoff over licensing between the two companies.

Imagination said in April that Apple had notified the British firm it was developing its own graphics chips and would no longer use Imagination’s processing designs in 15 months to two years time.

The potential loss of Apple, which accounts for about half of the British firm’s revenue, sent its shares down 70 percent on the day, and the stock has barely recovered. It has also sent shudders through other Apple suppliers.

Apple has used Imagination’s technology in its products from the time of the iPod, and it receives royalties from every sale of an Apple device containing its designs, including the iPhone and iPad.

How to choose headphones

How to choose headphones

Everyone with a smartphone needs a good set of headphones. Our phones make noise, and usually it’s when we want them to make noise — watching a video, listening to music, playing a game or even talking on the phone are sounds we want to hear, but everyone around us probably doesn’t. Luckily, there are plenty of companies out there that have just what we need and are happy to sell headphones of one type or another to us.Read more