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Swift vs. Objective-C: 10 reasons the future favors Swift

Facebook SDK gives Apple's Swift devs access to platform services

The SDK enables integration of iOS mobile apps with services on the social network

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Microsoft's new service is like YouTube for the enterprise

Microsoft may have YouTube for the enterprise on its hands with the beta launch of a new service on Monday.

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As coup attempt unfolds, Turkish president appears via Facetime on live TV

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan placed what appeared to be a Facetime call into a national news broadcast early on Saturday while the world tried to figure out if a military coup against him had succeeded.

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Live streaming to take off at political conventions

With presidential candidates looking to reach more viewers, especially younger voters, both the Republican and the Democratic national conventions this summer will be live streaming their events.

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Google acqui-hires Kifi team to improve Google Spaces

Another day, another Google acquisition. This time, Google is acqui-hiring the small team at Kifi to work on Google Spaces.

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Privacy Shield transatlantic data sharing agreement enters effect

After months of uncertainty, businesses once again have a simple, legal way to export the personal information of European Union citizens to the U.S. for processing.

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Victims of terrorist attacks in Israel sue Facebook for $1 billion

The families of victims of five recent attacks in Israel are suing Facebook for more than $1 billion, saying the social media site helps terrorists plan their violence.


Facebook changes policy on graphic video for Facebook Live

Facebook is making exceptions to its Community Standards. But it's for a good reason.

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Where's my single social stream?

Years ago, everybody wanted their social activity unified into a single stream. Is the dream still alive?

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With Minnesota shooting, power of live streaming takes center stage

Live streaming, a technology that has been around for years, became white hot this week after it was used to capture the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Minnesota.

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Snapchat sued over ‘sexually offensive’ content in its Discover channels

Snapchat is being sued for exposing minors to sexually offensive content on the Discover section it offers in tandem with media partners.

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Snapchat Memories -- what you should know

Snapchat appears to be having an identity crisis. The disappearing camera app is introducing a new feature that makes pictures and videos not disappear.

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Sorry, kids, the oldsters are moving in on Snapchat

The number of older users on Snapchat is on the rise, with comScore reporting that 38% of smartphone users between 25 and 34 years old, and 14% of those 35 and older are now Snapchat users.

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Facebook looks to break language barriers with new translation tool

Facebook is moving to help users around the world better connect by allowing them share their posts and comments in multiple languages.

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Facebook wins appeal over tracking non-members in Belgium

Facebook can resume tracking Belgians online even if they don't have an account with the social network, an appeals court ruled.

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There’s Aunt Nelly’s post! Facebook focuses News Feed on friends and family

Facebook is updating its News Feed feature to make sure users aren’t missing posts from their friends and family.

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YouTube live mobile video changes everything

Google finally embraces mobile live video streaming. Here's why the world will never be the same.

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Facebook takes on critics with political bias class

After facing allegations it had suppressed conservative views, Facebook responded by adding an employee training class focused on political bias.

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