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Esri and Waze join up to push road condition data in cities

Digital mapping company Esri has partnered with crowdsourcing traffic app maker Waze to help city governments and drivers communicate more efficiently about traffic conditions, including construction delays and accidents.

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It's a world wide web of lies (but facts strike back)

It's hard to know what's true and what's false, and always has been. But the same web that can be used to spread lies also holds truth.

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Thanks to Facebook, voter registrations surge

Social media is more than posts of cat videos and political rants as Facebook showed by getting hundreds of thousands of people to register to vote this fall.

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Facebook gets bigger with casting to TV

If there's one thing we all can agree on, it is that Facebook just wasn't big enough before. Well, all that is changing.


Facebook, Twitter cut access to monitoring tool used by police

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were handing over data to a monitoring tool that law enforcement agencies were using to track protesters, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Will Facebook Workplace help or sideline workers?

Facebook is about to find out if its new enterprise-focused collaboration tool can thread the needle between social tool and social disturbance in the office.

The worst-kept secret ever: Facebook launches Workplace, SADA a launch partner

Much discussed and often predicted, Facebook has finally announced its enterprise product. SADA scored an initial partnership.

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Facebook's Free Basics in the U.S.: The good, the bad and the controversial

Facebook is in talks with the U.S. government and small wireless carriers to bring its Free Basics internet to the U.S. It sound great on the surface, but there are some real concerns with the service.

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Facebook Marketplace takes on eBay, Craigslist

Facebook today unveiled Marketplace, a service for mobile users who want to buy and sell items while using the social networking app.


Designing your business for the 21st century

“Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product,” says CEO Mike Walsh of Tomorrow, a global consultancy that helps design 21st century businesses. The...

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Facebook at Work launching Oct. 10

It's both a mobile app and a desktop service; the launch event will happen in London.

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Winner of the presidential debate? Twitter by a mile

While Facebook and Twitter users have been posting memes, praising and griping about the candidates, and arguing with friends and family about the issues for months, Monday night they took to social media in droves to comment on the...

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Halt WhatsApp data transfers, German privacy watchdog tells Facebook

Facebook must stop collecting information about WhatsApp users in Germany, a local privacy watchdog has ordered.

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MIT aims to makes sense of Twitter’s presidential debate firehose

With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump set to face off in the first debate of a contentious presidential election tonight, the MIT Media Lab is set to make sense of the firehose of chatter expected to hit Twitter.

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Snapchat's Spectacles -- what we know so far

The disappearing message app, Snapchat, has introduced its new glasses, Spectacles, and they are about as different from Google Glass as could be.

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Privacy groups call for FTC probe of WhatsApp promises

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy and digital rights groups said.


LinkedIn Learning puts to work

LinkedIn this week integrated’s vast training library into its main site. The new LinkedIn Learning service is available to all premium subscribers, and the company says an enterprise-focused version is also on the way.

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube get in on presidential debates

Social media users won't just be taking to Twitter and Facebook to comment and gripe about the presidential debates this fall. They'll be able to watch the three presidential debates on live streams on three of the top social media...

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