Google and Facebook Dominate The List of 2016's Top Ten Apps

After surveying over 9,000 Android and iPhone users, Nielsen’s “Electronic Mobile Measurement” has calculated the 10 most popular apps of 2016. Interestingly, the #1 and #2 most popular apps of the year were Facebook and Facebook Messenger.

BrianFagioli writes: Facebook holds the first, second, and eighth spots — remember, the company owns Instagram too. Google has the most number of spots in the top 10, with three, four, five, six, and seven [YouTube, Google Maps, Google Search, Google Play, and Gmail]. Rounding out the bottom of the list is Apple [for Apple Music] and Amazon. Google Play is sort of a weird inclusion, however, as it is the app which downloads other apps — it probably should have been excluded. Amazon saw insane growth, seeing a massive 43 percent year-over-year gain. Instagram comes in at second place with 36 percent. Facebook Messenger scores the third spot. The biggest surprise is that Apple Music is the top streaming music app, beating apps like Pandora and Spotify…because other music apps had huge head-starts.

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French law requiring companies to give workers a "right to disconnect" from work-related messages after work hours goes into effect on January 1 (Agence France-Presse)

Agence France-Presse:

French law requiring companies to give workers a “right to disconnect” from work-related messages after work hours goes into effect on January 1  —  From 1 January, workers have ‘right to disconnect’ as France seeks to establish agreements that afford work flexibility but avoid burnout

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Fuck 2016: An ode to all that is awful

2016 was the Gregorian calendar’s version of venereal disease. Dropping a glorified disco ball and shouting ‘Happy New Year’ will ease the symptoms, but like VD you’ll never shake the feeling that fewer bad decisions could have kept it from happening in the first place. Unfortunately, they don’t make prophylactics for a bad year. If they had, though, we might have prevented the stinging piss that accompanied this one. It didn’t come without warning. We should have known what awaited after a glance at the calendar; it was a leap year. The last thing anyone wants in an election year is an extra day. I’m not saying…

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Don’t let 2016 slip away without using this site to see your best nine Instagram pics

Best Nine 2016

What a year. What. A. Year. To call 2016 a rollercoaster ride might be the understatement of the decade. But somehow, barring any further calamity on Saturday, we made it through in almost one piece. There are plenty of people out there who would rather chew on razor blades than relive even one minute of 2016. If you’re willing to get nostalgic for a moment before 2016 slips away though, we’ve got just the thing.

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