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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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Facebook helps find fun events going on around you

Facebook is testing a local events service designed to help users find things to do in their location.

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Top 10 social media misfires of 2015

From upscale department store Bloomingdale's to downscale beer-maker Budweiser, many leading brands stumbled embarrassingly on social networks in 2015. Here's a list of 10 of the most egregious social media marketing mistakes.

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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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Twitter warns users targeted by state-sponsored hackers

Twitter has warned some of its users that they may have been targeted in an attack by state-sponsored hackers.

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Oh noes: Twitter tells of “state actor” hack on tweeps (this is what you should know)

Some Twitter users may have been hacked by the government. Or “a” government—we don’t know which and Twitter isn’t saying. Not even Del Harvey, head of Twitter’s Trust & Safety team (pictured)...

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