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Facebook says Flash security woes could hurt its business

Security vulnerabilities in Flash could affect the use of Facebook games, the company said in a filing.

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Facebook revenue surges 39% but costs also soar

Profit shrunk as costs went up by more than 80%.

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Improve outcomes by connecting the employee and customer experience

Customers are more empowered with choices, more vocal about their desires, and more tech-savvy in their communication than ever before. Satisfying customer expectations each and every time determines whether today’s businesses rise or...

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Fake Bloomberg news story causes Twitter shares to spike

Twitter's stock spiked in midday trading Tuesday after a fake Bloomberg news report said the company had received an offer to be acquired for $31 billion.

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FACEPALM: Project Lightning turns Twitter into... something else

The Twitter they are a-changin'. Project Lightning promises more revenue, but less of the classic service. Is the blue bird taking lessons from Zuck?

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Twitter boss Costolo says he wasn't fired (but, yeah, HE WAS)

Dick Costolo "has decided to step down" as Twitter CEO. Voluntarily. And most certainly not because Twitter is losing money every quarter. Oh no. Not at all. Did I mention he went of his own accord? (TWTR)

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Twitter's next CEO faces four challenges

In the wake of Dick Costolo's decision Thursday to step down as CEO of Twitter, the company will be searching for a new leader. Here's what he or she faces.

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo steps down

Embattled Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is leaving the social networking company on July 1.

Salesforce for HR puts the focus on mobile and social capabilities

The CRM company's new HR offering is designed to help companies and employees connect

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Feds lay down social media rules; enterprises should, too

The U.S. government is telling federal employees what they can and cannot post or tweet about on their favorite social networks. Companies need to do the same thing.

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IDG’s AGENDA15: The dynamics of digital transformation

The recent AGENDA15 leadership conference focused on providing executives with the practical tools needed to lead digital transformation in organizations and finding new ways to use mobile and social to provide an omni-channel...

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LinkedIn buys social knowledge startup Refresh

In a move that could lead to even more automated suggestions and tips for LinkedIn users, the professional network has bought Refresh, which makes an app that gathers news and insights about participants in meetings.

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Facebook reveals the logic behind its forced Messenger split

Facebook annoyed and puzzled many people last year when it forced them to download its Messenger app for chats. Its reasons for doing so are now clearer: Messenger is becoming a beast of an app, with its own links to outside...

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Why Meerkat and Periscope are the next big challenge for marketers

Efforts by companies including Starbucks and Spotify suggest potentially rich rewards, but it's early days

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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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