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Snapchat to allow users to share stories on Tinder

Snapchat to allow users to share stories on Tinder

Technology
By Sophie Penney, news reporter Snapchat users will now be able to share their stories directly to Tinder, the popular dating app.The multimedia messaging service's new feature is expected to be integrated later this year as part of the newly launched App Stories, announced on Thursday at its Partner Summit in Los Angeles. When users go to publish a photo or video taken on Snapchat, they can currently choose whether to share the "snap" as a story or send it to specific recipients.Under the new plans, a My Tinder Story option will appear - giving users the ability to upload their posts directly to Tinder.It is not clear how the stories will appear in Tinder as the project is still under development. Adve...
2018: BBC Tech's biggest stories and what happened next

2018: BBC Tech's biggest stories and what happened next

Technology
When tech historians of the future look back at 2018, it may stand out as the year that the wheels came off Facebook or at least its original platform.Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus all had their troubles but managed to escape the year without seeing their brands trashed in quite the same way as their parent.So, it's no surprise to see articles related to Facebook's various scandals secured it three of the spots in BBC Tech's most-read stories list for 2018.Two other controversy magnets - Elon Musk and Huawei - however, narrowly missed out. And for the first time since we started compiling this list in 2012, none of the placings went to a product launch.Below are the most clicked on articles for each month of the year - a mix of controversy, endeavour and...
Ten big science stories of 2018

Ten big science stories of 2018

Science
The year 2018 provided plenty to chew on if you're interested in science and the environment. From the stark warning from climate scientists about the dangers of letting temperatures rise beyond 1.5C to the discovery of a 20km-wide liquid water lake on Mars, it was a memorable year.Here's a rundown of some of 2018's most eye-catching stories. A "safe" limit for warming A rise in global temperatures of 2C by the end of this century has long been seen as the gateway to dangerous climate change. Researchers had argued that keeping within this limit was necessary to avoid the most damaging effects of global warming.But some have been pushing for an even lower target of 1.5C. In October, climate scientists released a major report detailing what would be involve...
UK's most Googled people and stories of 2018

UK's most Googled people and stories of 2018

Technology
The Duchess of Sussex, Khloe Kardashian and GDPR were among the most searched topics in the UK this year, according to Google's Year In Search project. With both a royal wedding and baby announcement, perhaps the least surprising name on the list is Meghan Markle, the actress and activist turned royal.Fellow American Khloe Kardashian was searched for online when she gave birth to her first child in April, and British actress Roxanne Pallett landed in search boxes after claiming fellow Celebrity Big Brother contestant Ryan Thomas had hurt her by punching her during a playfight. After quitting the show, she said she felt she was "the most hated girl in Britain".The top trending search query overall in the UK was the World Cup, in a year in which many England fans hoped t...
Think your co-workers are strange? Get a load of these HR horror stories

Think your co-workers are strange? Get a load of these HR horror stories

Finance
Ever get a sinking feeling when you're around a certain co-worker? Someone who may have a substance abuse problem or a very liberal attitude toward work hours? You're not the only one. Hiring managers have a wealth of eye-opening, scary workplace tales. The following hiring horror stories were collected by recruiting software company JazzHR, which reached out to its nationwide network of hiring managers for their run-ins with the worst of the worst. A new hire was given a company credit card for food and lodging during training, according to one JazzHR manager. The bill had a number of charges from an adu...