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Happy Social Media Day 2015!



It’s that time of year again: Happy Social Media Day from all of us at Mashable.

Mashable first launched Social Media Day in 2010 to commemorate and celebrate the ways social media has changed our world, both big and small.

This year marks the sixth-annual global celebration, and it could just be the largest yet, with hundreds of events around the world bringing thousands of people together to discuss the growth and proliferation…

6 U.S. Social Media Day events you should attend this year



On June 30, 2015, the global celebration that is Social Media Day returns. As has become a yearly tradition, the sixth annual Social Media Day will comprise of hundreds of global events, as thousands of people reflect on the ways social media and digital innovation have changed our world.

If this is your first exposure to Social Media Day, there are a number of ways you can participate in this global event, whether that’s…

Tinder, Match and OkCupid will be the world’s flirtiest IPO



Three of the most prominent online dating sites in the world are combining to create a corporate behemoth built on broken romantic dreams

IAC/InteractiveCorp, the $6 billion media conglomerate, said it will have a public offering later this year for its suite of dating sites, called The Match Group, which includes Match.com, Tinder and OkCupid, among other properties.

The combined revenues of all the companies in the new Match Group accounted for nearly one third of IAC’s overall revenue in…

5 hacks to help you plan the perfect date



Forget about spending hours (and hundreds of pounds) planning the perfect date.

The Internet is your best ally when it comes to planning a unique experience with your significant other; you just need to know how to combine the innumerable dating tips into actionable strategies.

Try these five hacks to make your date more adventurous, romantic and stress-free

1. Always pick a unique restaurant


Your date might love cheap pizza, but there’s…

John Oliver: The Internet attacks any woman who speaks her mind online



Despite Google removing revenge porn from its search results and Reddit banning five subreddits for abusive behavior, online harassment is still a prominent problem; many states still don’t have any laws against revenge porn.

In a 16-minute segment on Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver was quick to point this out, referring to “any woman who makes the mistake of having a thought in her mind, and then vocalizing it online.”

He added, however, that the Intimate Privacy Protection Act could…

What the world would be like without the Internet, as told by Stephen Fry



LONDON — Have you ever stopped to wonder what life would be like without Wikipedia, without Candy Crush, without Facebook?

The folks at Founders Forum collaborated with the World Wide Web Foundation, YouTube, Freud Communications, King Digital Entertainment and Stephen Fry to produce a spoof vision of what the world might be look like without the Internet. The video features cameos from Internet giants, entrepreneurs and businesspeople who have made names for themselves online.

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News Reader Pulse Updates Apps, Now Serves You Stories Based On Your LinkedIn Life

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From Wednesday, order your Apple Watch online and pick it up in store



Apple fans can finally reserve their Apple Watch online and pick it up in store.

Because of the beauty of the international date line, this new feature is launching first in Australia but will roll out globally on Wednesday, June 17.

Before the Apple Watch’s April 24 launch day in nine countries, including Australia, Canada and the U.S., Apple only allowed people to order the smartwatch online and wait for the delivery man to knock at the door

Until now, it hasn’t been possible to walk into…

You can create and edit Microsoft Office documents directly from Box



Online file sharing service Box and Microsoft Office will now work together a whole lot better.

Box is rolling out Box for Microsoft Online to allow its users to create and edit Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations within Box on their browsers, the two companies announced Tuesday.

Much like Microsoft’s earlier partnership with Dropbox, the new Office Online support will enable Box users to take advantage of the Office suite from…

‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Episode 3: What could possibly go wrong at Mutiny?



LOS ANGELES — A company run out of a suburban home; a legion of scatter-brained, pizza-grubbing employees; a rogue yet prodigious new hire; two inexperienced leaders; a ravenous and growing user base …

What could possibly go wrong at Mutiny?

SEE ALSO: ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Episode 2: Mutiny in a man’s world

Well, everything, as we come to witness in “The Way In,” Halt and Catch Fire’s third episode of its second season. The episode opens with Gordon on a total coding bender, determined to…