1. Snapchat celebrates the Indian festival of Diwali: Snapchatters all over the world are getting a dose of Indian culture today. Read more here.

2. Bing Now Lets You Search By Emoji: Want to search for something using popular emoji characters? Microsoft’s Bing search engine now supports this. Read more here.

3. Twitter added 13M monthly active users in Q3, but growth slowed & engagement declined: Today Twitter reported better-than-expected fiscal third quarter earnings for 2014, with revenue of $361 million on non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $0.01. Analysts had expected EPS of $0.01 and revenue of $351.35 million. Read more here.

4. Facebook now lets you reorder your mobile photo uploads and create stories for context: Facebook today announced it’s bringing some updated functionality to its Android and iOS apps. Now when you upload photos from either, you can choose arrange the photos to upload in your preferred order. Read more here.

5. YouTube Space arrives in Brazil’s São Paulo, its fifth video-production hub globally: Adding to its existing studios in LA, Tokyo, New York and London, Google is launching a new YouTube Space in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. Read more here.

6. Shareaholic: Facebook still drives the most traffic, but Pinterest is a contender: Today, social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic released its quarterly report detailing traffic stats from eight of its largest social media websites for Q3 of 2014. As has been the case for a while now, Facebook is the main social media source of traffic by a huge margin. Read more here.

7. Thousands protest in Hungary over proposed internet tax: Trouble is brewing in Hungary, as thousands of concerned citizens took to the streets in Budapest to protest a new proposed tax on internet use. Read more here.

8. Twitter Has No Short-Term Plans To Monetize Vine: Twitter has no short-term plans to monetize Vine, a social product that it purchased in its infancy. Read more here.

9. Buffer Wants To Raise $3.5M At A $60M Valuation — Here’s The Term Sheet: Buffer, a social media management company, is raising a $3.5 million Series A round of capital. Most of the money will go to its founders and some early employees. $1 million of the total will be afforded to operations. Read more here.

10. Twitter Becomes Its Own Second Screen With Dockable Videos That Play While You Browse: You could call it Picture-In-Twitter. Last week Twitter launched its dockable audio Card, and similar functionality is appearing for video so you can keep watching clips as you browse Twitter on iOS and Android. As demonstrated by a Call Of Duty tweet I spotted, the Twitter Player card lets you view a video full-screen or tap to dock it to the bottom of the screen so it continues playing as you surf around the Twitter app. Read more here.

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