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Preston Gralla: Jeff Bezos hates you

But he's quite fond of your credit card.

Are Messaging Apps the Future of Social Networking?

Messaging apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat are at the perfect crossroads of mobile and social. These apps are simple and ubiquitous with some subscriber bases already in the hundreds of millions of users.

Facebook is a school yard bully that's going down

Facebook has grown and evolved in recent years. In addition to connecting people online, it bombards users with unnecessary ads and useless sponsored stories. And it runs experiments on its users. Columnist Alex Burinskiy is not amused.

Google shows Apple how to buy a music service

Google's purchase of music streaming service Songza will be a boost for the Google brand as well as its search, Play, Glass and other services. Maybe Apple could learn a thing or two from the deal.

Tinder Mired in Sexual Harassment Scandal, but It Won't Matter

Add Tinder to the list of hot social media startups that booted one of its co-founders on the road to riches. However, this dismissal reeks of sexism, misogyny and racism, according to a lawsuit filed by Whitney Wolfe, the company's former vice president of marketing.

Netflix should just pay its way

The company mischaracterizes what net neutrality is all about. (Insider; registration required)

The Danger of Google's Development Cadence

Instead of updating products every six weeks, as Google promised at the I/O developer conference, the company might want to slow down and make sure its products and services actually represent what its customers want.

Evan Schuman: Supreme Court on obvious patents: Common sense isn't so horrible

Unanimous decision won't shut down patent trolls, but it will curb worst abuses.

Why you shouldn't buy the Amazon Fire phone

Amazon and its Fire phone are capable of the most comprehensive and aggressive personal data harvesting ever offered in any product. The company needs to be far more transparent about what the phone actually does, and how Amazon protects all this data.

Facebook Takes Another Swipe at Snapchat With Slingshot

Facebook is taking another run at Snapchat. This time with an app that works more like a boomerang than a slingshot. The app's unique features and silly sounds make for a playful experience, but CIO.com's Matt Kapko writes it's also an awkward, unnatural and never-ending way to live life in the moment.

Why You Need to Load Test Your Website

There are multiple approaches to load testing your website, but one thing is certain: Organizations that fail to see how their sites will handle sudden surges in traffic do so at their own risk.

Facebook takes aim at Snapchat with new Slingshot app

Facebook has launched a new photo- and video-sharing app called Slingshot that's aimed squarely at popular cool-kid Snapchat.

Snapchat Must Either Grow Up or Risk Disappearing

Snapchat had a rough May, and that's even before taking into account the massive competitive threats it faces from Apple and Facebook. The company has a lot of growing up to do. And it better do it fast.

Evan Schuman: Do you know the people you're following on Twitter? Neither does Twitter, apparently

Fake accounts that troll for followers' contact info just might be a problem. Meet 'Alex Van Pelter.' Oh, and LinkedIn is great, except when it's annoying.

10 Tips for Creating a Successful Google AdWords Campaign

You don't have to spend a lot to get a lot. Google AdWords users and experts share hands-on advice on how you can improve the ROI on your AdWords campaigns.

How to Use Social Networking to Succeed in Business

In the current business climate, networking is at the nexus of technology, the customer, and true innovation, and it's about time you put your heart and soul into it. In short, it's time to get on board with social or get left behind.

Progressive Offers Its Take on Facebook's Video Ads

What's it like being one of the first brands to use Facebook's auto-play video ads? Progressive and its agency Arnold tells CIO.com the entire experience was easy, liberating and even a 'breathe of fresh air.'

Pinterest Pins Revenue Plans on Ad Targeting

The digital pin-board of choice for more than 70 million users made two significant steps on the advertising front in as many weeks. With an expanded test of ad products and targeting now underway, you can expect to see more ads as the company aims at online marketers.

Malvertising rise pushes ad industry to action

With hidden malware on the rise, the online advertising industry may finally have to get its governance act together.

Can Digital Rights Management and the Open Web Coexist?

The Netflix-backed Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) proposal, and recent revelations that requirements for DRM in HTML5 are confidential, have generated furor among advocates of the Open Web. Let's cut through the hyperbole.

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