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Safari users in the U.K. can sue Google over alleged privacy violations

The ruling from an appeals court could lead to claims from millions of British users.

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Update: Uber's Amsterdam office raided by Dutch authorities

Uber keeps operating its UberPop service despite a court ban and €100,000 in fines.

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Zuck transforms Facebook Messenger into a PLATFORM

At Facebook's F8 conference yesterday founder Mark Zuckerberg was trying to convey his thoughts about Messenger: It is now the end-all-be-all of everyone's existence. No, he really didn't say that, but Zuck and company made it clear...

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Yahoo exits China, closing R&D center

The company reportedly is laying off between 200 and 300 workers.

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IBM puts a price on Twitter analytics

The insight gained from a single tweet might not be worth very much, but the data from a million could be worthy. At least, IBM hopes so.

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Google opens London shop as new marketing strategy

The idea is to expose even more people to the Google brand, and all its products, in an 'amusement park' atmosphere.

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Google+ SHAKEUP: Besbris subtracted, Horowitz added, confusion multiplied

Is Google splitting up Google Plus? It appears so. There's also a new Google+ czar in town to right wrongs with its ailing social network. If Google will let him, that is...

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Google exec fuels talk that Google+ may be split up

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of products for Google, has kicked up speculation about the future of the company's social network, Google+.

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How IBM analyzes Twitter for enterprise devs

IBM is creating new ways to derive potentially valuable information from the massive, sprawling data set known as Twitter.

Predicting the future: Customer-driven innovation

Predicting the future: Customer-driven innovation

It's a common joke that science fiction technology has consistently predicted real innovation. What once seemed miraculous is now ubiquitous. But why are some ideas chosen above others?

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Facebook sees challenges in sharing threat data with U.S.

Facebook's new platform for sharing information about security threats is gaining ground, but the idea of passing that information along to law enforcement officials is "fraught with challenges."

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How to prepare for your digital afterlife

Facebook will let users set up a "legacy contact" who can manage a person's social account when they die. But what happens with the other major social networks?

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Newsweek Twitter hack is a sign of the times

The Twitter accounts of two more companies -- Newsweek and the International Business Times -- were compromised on Tuesday.

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Twitter says it lost 4M users because of Apple iOS 8

Twitter lost four million users last quarter because of Apple's roll-out of iOS 8, Twitter executives said Thursday.

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Jive targets distributed workforces with new communication apps

Three new workforce communications apps are on the way from Jive Software as part of a suite targeting globally dispersed workforces that are smaller than the large organizations that have been Jive's mainstay so far.

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Twitter eyes a smoother on-ramp for new users

Twitter, hungry for growth, is trying to make it easier for new users to find value in its service.

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Now on CIO: Why IT should be skeptical of 'Facebook at Work'

Facebook wants to move into the busy enterprise social market, but its plans raise a number of important questions and concerns for IT.

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White House uses social media to amplify Obama's big speech

The White House updated its social media efforts in an effort to control the messages coming out of the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night.

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