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Twitter sets its platform ambitions high with new 'Flight' conference

The event will help outside developers build apps using Twitter tools

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Twitter testing a 'buy button'

Twitter is testing a way for its users to purchase digital music and other products through the social networking application, with the goal of making mobile shopping easier, the company said in a blog post.

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LinkedIn beefs up account security with session management, detailed alerts

Professional networking site LinkedIn is rolling out new features that allow users to easily manage authenticated sessions across multiple devices and better understand what caused security-related changes on their accounts.

Twitter launches bug bounty program

The company will pay researchers at least $140 for privately reporting serious vulnerabilities in its Web services and mobile apps

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Facebook tries to quell Messenger rumors

Facebook is going on the offensive, trying to do damage control for its Messenger app.

Facebook moves to rid its feed of click bait

Facebook will reduce "click-bait" posts of outside links that try to lure users with eye-catching headlines.

Facebook moves to rid its feed of click bait

Facebook will reduce "click-bait" posts of outside links that try to lure users with eye-catching headlines.

How to understand Twitter's bad new direction

Twitter this week made two small changes that indicate a big shift in direction for everybody's favorite microblogging service

Security spending gets boost from mobile, social and cloud, says Gartner

The increased adoption of mobile, social and cloud computing is driving growth in security spending among organizations that are also becoming more aware of threats on all those fronts.

Tweets about Ferguson, Mo., shooting show Twitter's quick grip on the news

Is social media in general and Twitter in particular speeding up the news cycle?

Twitter to remove images of deceased upon request

Twitter said late Tuesday it will remove images and videos of deceased people upon the request of family members, but it put conditions on the policy.

YouTube music might be a win for other Google services

A tricked-out version of YouTube offering exclusive content might prove lucrative bait for Google to lure some of its users deeper into its digital video and music services.

Twitter retweets favorites! Twitter retweets favorites!

Twitter's experiment takes a dive. Not satisfied to amble along a trail of user mistrust blazed by Facebook and OKCupid -- Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) is taking a shortcut to the land of user annoyance. Its inexplicable decision to...

The trouble with trolls (and how to beat them)

A vulnerable person. A sociopath or two on social media tormenting that person without consequence. That's trolling in a nutshell. Mike Elgan explains what you can do about it.

How to Craft a Social Media Policy

Crafting a social media policy for the workplace is as much about protecting your employees as it is about limiting your business' exposure to unwanted criticism or legal issues.

Rivalry between Uber and Lyft gets ugly

Two of the hottest startups for requesting rides from your smartphone are accusing each other of dirty tricks.

Twitter sets the stage for video ads

Twitter is looking to boost its advertising business by letting more businesses pay to include video in their tweets.

Messenger app users worry how Facebook uses a device's phone, camera

Facebook ignited a flood of criticism last week when it began requiring mobile users to load its Messenger app for Android and iOS separate from its basic Facebook app.

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