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Twitter looks to stem 'punch in the gut' of worker exodus

Facing a sinking stock price and some executive walkouts, Twitter is reportedly handing out big-time bonuses and additional stock to keep some employees on board.

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Slack and Microsoft: The unrequited love affair that is better off dead

News that Microsoft considered acquiring white-hot messaging app Slack raises some questions.

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Mark Zuckerberg quip: Facebook does virtual reality “with zest” (ugh)

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook honcho, talks virtual reality, Free Basics, drones, and zombies (I made that last one up). At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, he appeared on stage twice: Once to play a trick on Samsung fans, and once to...

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No! Facebook Messenger advertising? Spam-valanche in 3... 2... 1...

Facebook Messenger advertising is coming: Brace yourselves. This leaked document says brands can begin IM’ing ads to us soon -- it mentions a way to prevent spam, but companies already seem to be tip-toeing their ways around it...

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One crucial exercise for a healthy business

For those sitting at the top of any business, it takes knowledge and courage to master success and longevity. Here's an effective way to make your organization stand out among your competitors and your customers.

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How three old-school companies became digital platform players

IT is a key driver when product-centric companies move to a new platform model. Here's how to make customers and supplies part of your business ecosystem.

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How Houghton Mifflin Harcourt moved from product to platform

The 180-year-old publisher is now a digital platform player, thanks to an open API strategy.

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New LinkedIn job listings help you find the right gig

To help you find better career opportunities, job postings on LinkedIn will soon receive a makeover that includes additional details on hiring companies and their current employees.

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5 things wrong with Slack

Slack may have a compelling interface -- and fun bots -- but some things need to be fixed if it's going to replace my in-company email and IM.

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San Francisco votes against measures to restrict Airbnb

Airbnb and the so-called "sharing economy" got a shot in the arm as early results on Tuesday suggested that the voters in San Francisco had shot down a measure that would place restrictions on the operation of short-term vacation...

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Facebook getting down to business in the enterprise

Facebook is expanding the beta test of its social network for the enterprise and hopes to launch it in the next few months.

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You said, tweeted, texted, instant messaged, posted, shared, liked, emailed what?!?

Phone calls, business letters, interoffice memos, face-to-face meetings — most have been replaced by email, tweets, texts and shares. These new instant communications tools have made us much more productive, but have you considered...

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Zuck's non-reply about 'dislike' button, pushes dislike buttons

Why can't Facebook have options such as "I'm Sorry", "Interesting", or "Dislike"? Don't ask Mark Zuckerberg, you may not like his non-answer...

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Apple and Adobe: ''Sexist'' men defy diversity demands demo'ing iPad

Apple and Adobe loudly criticized for tone-deaf iPad Pro demo. At yesterday's Apple event, Adobe showed off the Photoshop Fix feature, by making a female model smile. Harmless fun? Innocent adjustment? Feminists think not...

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Facebook signals deeper push into e-commerce with Pages redesign

Facebook is making changes to its Pages service to attract more businesses, in part by giving them a new way to showcase their products.

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Mark Zuckerberg had 1,000,000,000 sheeple on Facebook, Monday

For the first time, Facebook recorded more than a billion active users in a day: Monday saw about 15% of the world's population log in to watch cat videos, argue about politics, stalk ex-lovers, and publicly complain about bad...

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Target troll proves it’s all or nothing with corporate social media

It's imperative for companies to closely monitor their social-media accounts, for security, reputation and other reasons.

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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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