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Facebook hits milestone: 1 billion people logged in on Monday

When Facebook reported its second-quarter results in July, the company said it had an average of 968 million users logging in daily.

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Facebook aims to crack down on pirated videos

Facebook is improving its technology to better identify videos uploaded to its site without the permission of copyright holders.

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Facebook's M blends A.I. assists with human help

When it comes to questions asked online, which ones are best handled by a machine, and which ones require human intervention? Facebook thinks it can perform the triage with M, its new personal digital assistant.

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Update: Alleged Va. shooter uses social media to post video of killings

The man who allegedly shot and killed two journalists in Virginia while they were doing an on-air interview, posted video he took of the murders to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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Twitter shutdown of apps for deleted tweets could give politicians new control

By effectively shutting down apps that showed politicians' deleted tweets, Twitter is giving politicians more control over public speech, and at the cost of transparency, some digital media experts said.

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How Facebook engineers conquer elusive app memory leaks

Facebook reveals techniques it used to reduced the number of elusive memory errors that would crash its iOS app

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Google now displaying tweets in desktop search

A partnership between Google and Twitter that began displaying tweets in Google search results on mobile devices has been expanded to the desktop.

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Spotify enrages users, apologizes over privacy changes

Spotify is trying to calm down users after many threatened to stop using the music streaming service that recently announced significant changes to its user terms and conditions.

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Facebook releases software that creates more software

Facebook released as open source a library it uses to generate code, called Codegen, providing a way for outside programmers to automate some of the routine work they do when creating large programs.

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Instagram and Pinterest usage soar, but Facebook and LinkedIn growth wane

That's one of the reasons Facebook is pushing so hard to increase Internet connectivity in parts of the world -- newer markets.

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7 tips to get recruiters to look at your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn profiles are a visual representation of your professional brand, but what makes a recruiter click on your LinkedIn profile over another? Here are a few simple tricks you can use to make sure you get noticed by recruiters and...

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Microsoft updates Yammer to make working within groups easier

The improvements to Microsoft's enterprise social network focus on content discovery and its user interface

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Top 10 job boards on Facebook

Today’s job search has gone social, with job boards now reaching out to job seekers on popular social media sites like Facebook. Here are the 10 job boards that are using Facebook better than the competition.

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How Facebook, Apple and Twitter are ending online equality

Social network users used to be equal. But now three of the biggest tech companies are deliberately creating a new elitism.

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How Facebook made mobile site faster for users with limited bandwidth

Facebook engineers rose to the challenge of shrinking profile cover photos to 200 bytes.

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Reddit bans racist communities, 'quarantines' other offensive talk

Reddit is removing several racist communities from its website, as well as other offensive discussion topics, as part of an ongoing effort to clean up the most toxic content on its site.

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Facebook gives businesses more ways to privately message users

Businesses can respond to users' comments on Facebook via Facebook Messenger.

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Top 10 job boards on Twitter

Celebrities, politicians and companies all have a Twitter account today, so why not job boards? Here are 10 job boards that are using Twitter better than the competition.

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