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Twitter gets an assist in taking on trolls and bullies

Twitter is reaching out for help to curb abuse and harassment on its social network.

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Facebook's Free Basics prohibited in India

Facebook's Free Basics service was dealt a severe blow by India's telecommunications regulator, which ruled that telecom service providers are prohibited from charging differently for data depending on the content or the application...

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Users await possible Twitter feed change

Twitter may be getting ready to launch an algorithm that will reorder the way users see tweets on their feeds.


Microsoft will give Yammer to all Office 365 users

Microsoft stepped up efforts to expand the reach of its Yammer work social network -- and better compete with other workplace collaboration tools -- announcing Tuesday that any organization with an Office 365 subscription will gain...

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WhatsApp gains 1,000,000,000 whippersnappers (and my lawn)

WhatsApp has one billion users. That's how many active accounts it had last month, at least according to the Facebook subsidiary -- an instant-messaging service for young persons (or so I'm told)...

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Facebook masters mobile, carrying company to record earnings

Facebook's efforts to figure out how users want to connect when they're on the move is paying off. The social network's latest earnings report show that mobile is carrying the company, pushing it to record fourth-quarter results.

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As video surges, Facebook eyes a dedicated service

Facebook is considering a dedicated service or page where users will be able watch videos and not be bothered by other content.

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You'll soon be able to do more than just Like a Facebook post

Facebook plans to add five new reactions to the iconic Like button in the next few weeks.

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Key execs depart a struggling Twitter

Twitter is facing the exits of key managers, even as the company struggles with flagging growth in its user base

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Facebook sets up 'sports stadium' to pull in football fans

Facebook , seeking to grab the large audiences that football attracts, launched Facebook Sports Stadium, which it describes as a dedicated place to experience sports in real-time with friends and the world.

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Privacy-conscious users rejoice: You can now use Facebook's Android app over Tor

Facebook has added the option to route traffic from its Android mobile app over the Tor anonymity network.

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Twitter was down, but now it’s creaking back up again

Twitter was down, but it’s gradually recovering -- if you’re still not seeing it, please stop mashing the reload button; maybe go outside for a minute? Or there’s this other thing, called Google Plus. Who knows, you might like it...

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Has Victoria's Secret figured out the secret to retail social campaigns?

Retail marketers have known for years the critical nature of social media communications. But every now and then, one retailer takes it up a notch and shows some of the huge potential in up-to-date social campaigns. This time, it's...

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White House to use social media to answer questions after tonight's Obama speech

President Barack Obama's administration will be using social media to take on questions and prompt discussions following Obama's final State of the Union address tonight.

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Twitter may expand 140-character limit

Twitter may be getting ready to allow tweets with more than 140 characters, a lot more, according to reports.

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Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution could change A.I.

As his new year's resolution for 2016, Facebook CEO said Mark Zuckerberg said he intends to build a simple artificial intelligence system that will help run his home and help him with his work.

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The dark side of the coming chatbot revolution

The future of chatbots will combine both personal assistance and conversational functions. But they also come with risks.

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4 reasons you just can't seem to quit Facebook

Researchers from Cornell University have published a study showing that it's tough to break away from using social networks like Facebook. They found four reasons that some people can't resist going back for more.

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