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Facebook goes down and Twitter lights up

Facebook crashed for at least 10 minutes today and then struggled to fully come back online.

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360-degree videos bring Facebook one step closer to a VR News Feed

For everyone immersed in Facebook's News Feed instead of work, it's now more immersive than ever thanks to 360-degree videos.


SocialRank focuses on data mining followers instead of content pulls in all of your followers from Twitter and Instagram, giving you control to see who your followers really are, segment them and do things with them.

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Instagram surges past Twitter to become 2nd biggest social network

Instagram hit a milestone this week, logging more than 400 million monthly users, solidly surpassing rival Twitter.

A new version of the sophisticated Duqu malware is used for spying

Senate panel drops provision requiring tech industry to report terrorist activity

The Senate Intelligence Committee dropped a plan that would have required Internet companies to report on vaguely defined terrorist activity on their platforms, a move that was strongly opposed by the industry and civil rights groups....

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New social network aims to find news tech pros really care about

Exclusive social sharing site Quibb gives technology professionals a space to connect with likeminded users to find, share and comment on industry-specific content.

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Facebook moves beyond the 'like' button

Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, said the social network is working on enabling uses to hit a button and express more than just a simple "like."

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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...

Wikipedia founder pushes his charity phone company, TPO

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, took the keynote stage Wednesday at CTIA Super Mobility 2015 to tout his latest venture, The People's Operator, or TPO.

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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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5 ways to manage your LinkedIn email

LinkedIn promises to stop spamming you and announces two updates that reduce the number of emails you receive. Here’s a look at other ways you can cut down on the email clutter.


LinkedIn-based intelligence gathering campaign targets the security industry

A LinkedIn-based intelligence gathering campaign has been using fake LinkedIn profiles to map out the professional networks of IT security experts.

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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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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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