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Twitter back in google search results

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Tweets now appear in Google search results

Actual tweets will appear on mobile devices, depending on the search.

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Obama's new Twitter account stays with the office

When the next U.S. president takes office, he or she will have a new perk -- an official Twitter account ready to go with millions of followers.

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Facebook: The other Internet

People use search engines and other means to discover places to do these things. But Facebook envisions an end to all that. It envisions a world in which people use only one site or one app: Facebook.

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Facebook rebuts 'myths' about Internet.org, says it's no walled garden

Facebook's Internet.org project provides access to online services in developing countries, but it's also sparked questions about the company's motives. On Wednesday, Facebook detailed its views.

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Facebook wants to become your news destination

Facebook is looking to speed up the delivery of news on the company's mobile apps with Instant Articles.

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Facebook study rebuts the 'echo chamber' effect

The results of a new study by data scientists at Facebook says that while much of what people see on Facebook is aligned with their own ideology, a fair amount represents opposing viewpoints.

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Facebook's software smarts put cold storage on a power diet

When it comes to storage, Facebook is learning to do more with less.

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Internet.org is free (as long as Facebook can track your every move)

Facebook's all-staring CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced the new Internet.org Platform. But given that it is a Facebook led initiative, perhaps it warrants closer inspection...

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Zuckerberg’s zeal for free Internet shows in Internet.org video

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn't an evangelical preacher, but his latest video promoting the new Internet.org Platform is filled with a missionary zeal.

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10 ways to fix Google+

People who slam Google+ for low engagement are missing the real problem. The users are there, but Google is holding them back.

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Dave Goldberg, entrepreneur and husband of Facebook's Sandberg, dies

Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey's CEO and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died Friday night. He was 47.

Facebook change will give you control over data sharing with apps

Users are getting greater choice over what information is shared with websites and apps when they log in using their Facebook ID.

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Twitter may turn to Apple to help distribute tweets

Twitter is working with Apple to incorporate Twitter content and accounts into Apple's Spotlight search feature.

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Twitter blames weak sales on lackluster ads, lowers forecast

Twitter failed to meet revenue estimates for the first quarter, and is lowering its expectations for the rest of the year.

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Dell's tool helps enterprises move Jive content into Yammer

New migration tool aims to help enterprises simplify their social side.

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Facebook adds free video calling to Messenger

Users can now place free video calls with Messenger, as Facebook continues to extend the app beyond simple text-based chats.

Facebook video is booming, with 4B views per day

Facebook is fast becoming the place to watch videos. Billions of videos.

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Mobile ads now generate almost 75% of Facebook's revenue

Facebook grew its business last quarter with ads placed on small screens; 73% of its sales from mobile ads.

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