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Facebook takes on the enterprise with new social network

Facebook is beginning a pilot test of a desktop service and mobile app for what's being dubbed Facebook at Work, an enterprise-level social and collaborative network for the workplace.

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Yes, U.S. workers still need email

The end of email has been foretold many times, but U.S. workers can't seem to get rid of it.

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12 life-changing social media resolutions

Want to transform your online social media life? Here's how.

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Zuck despises Dislike button (but does Facebook HATE you?)

Updated: We dislike this. Town Hall meeting exposes 'social' company's greed and disdain for users: Mark Zuckerberg -- currently worth $34 billion -- continues to brush off user suggestions. The best he could say was that Facebook...

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Facebook adds post searching

Facebook has added significant smarts to its search functionality, letting users track down posts previously shared with them.

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Facebook's privacy blunders may trip up potential enterprise push

If Facebook launches a social network for the workplace, CIOs will have to decide whether they can get past the company's history of privacy issues.

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Microsoft struts YouTube-style video streaming for enterprises

Microsoft has unveiled Office 365 Video, a YouTube-like streaming service where enterprises and large organizations can post in-house video content for communication and training.

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IBM's new enterprise email aims to organize your day

IBM Verse, formerly called Mail Next, fuses e-mails with collaboration and analysis tools

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Facebook may be building social network for the enterprise

Facebook may be expanding from a social website where users share photos of their favorite sandwiches and pets, to a network focused on business users.

Microsoft finally fusing Yammer-Office 365 sign-on systems

Although Microsoft began bundling Yammer with Office 365 shortly after acquiring the enterprise social networking firm in mid-2012, users have had to log in separately to both suites.


Slack gets $120M infusion to kill email at work

Slack, a cloud startup that's landed some big name clients for its business communications product, has raised $120 million.

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EMC snaps up three startups to help build hybrid clouds

EMC continued its push into hybrid clouds on Tuesday, buying three startups and introducing a package of hardware, software and services for getting a cloud up and running.

Twitter's user growth stalls in Q3

Twitter's stock price fell after it reported weak user growth in its Monday earnings report

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Facebook's location-based ads can pitch the store you just passed

Facebook is rolling out a new feature that lets businesses target users based on whether they've gone near the physical store that's being advertised.

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Twitter sues to reveal more about national security requests

Twitter sued the U.S. government on Tuesday, becoming the latest tech giant to say it should be able to disclose more about official requests for information about its users.

Microsoft plots Dynamics CRM update with an eye on marketing, global expansion

Microsoft is poised to release a major update to its Dynamics CRM and marketing applications in a bid to gain market share against rivals such as


Have a spare $9,000? Join Facebook for the rich

Want to talk about your Porsche, your takeover of a company or your new jet but uncomfortable doing it on Facebook? There's a new social network for you.

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LinkedIn beefs up account security with session management, detailed alerts

Professional networking site LinkedIn is rolling out new features that allow users to easily manage authenticated sessions across multiple devices and better understand what caused security-related changes on their accounts.

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