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Twitter and Facebook see a bright future for in-the-moment spending

If you're an impulse buyer trying to reform your ways, Facebook and Twitter are not on your side.
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New York's proposed Bitcoin rules include consumer protections

Companies trading in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies would be required to hold enough of the currencies to cover their debts to customers and would have to verify the identities of account holders as a protection against money laundering, under new regulations proposed by the New York State Department of Financial Services [DFS].

Oracle ties its social intelligence apps to LinkedIn

Oracle has hooked up its social relationship management software suite to LinkedIn, a move to give marketing and customer support staffers a way to reach the business-oriented social network's 300 million users.

Google nixes real-name policy for Google+

Google+ may attract some new -- and mysterious -- users after Google announced Tuesday it was abolishing its real-names policy for the profiles in the service.

Yahoo revenue drops as ad business flounders

Yahoo reported falling sales and mixed results in its crucial advertising business on Tuesday, signaling further challenges ahead in CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to turn around the aging company.

Seattle city council legalizes Uber, Lyft, Sidecar without caps

Seattle city council members voted Monday to legalize ride-hailing apps like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, despite concerns from one council member about the adequacy of insurance coverage provided by the companies.

Mt. Gox CEO selling Bitcoins.com, will give some proceeds to burned investors

Mark Karpeles, CEO of the now-bankrupt Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, is auctioning off Bitcoins.com, a site Karpeles launched last year to provide information around the digital currency.

Google Glass creator sees something smaller, faster and less awkward

Google has big hopes for its Glass head-mounted computer, chief among them a desire to make the unit smaller and more comfortable to wear.

Zuckerberg says basic Internet should be as universal as 911 service

Mark Zuckerberg sees the Internet as a vital service that should be made available to everyone across the world -- a service that can be as vital as, say, the ability to call for emergency help on a telephone.

'Reading Rainbow' reboot coming to Android, Apple TV, Xbox

A relaunched version of "Reading Rainbow," the popular educational TV show that first aired in the 1980s, is on its way to a number of modern platforms including Android, Apple TV and Xbox.

Social Business In Depth

5 Ways to Make Telecommuters and Remote Workers Feel Included

Making remote workers feel like part of the team is one of the trickiest parts of management. However, by focusing on the right technology and on effective communication and personal interaction you can create a productive remote work scenario.

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.

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.

How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

Weddings. Job promotions. News articles. Facebook thinks it knows what the best stories are to drop in your news feed. But some users might want to see things their own way.

Evan Schuman: Snapchat's latest feature shows why IT must tame marketing's inner monster

Marketers will want to use tools like Snapchat's Here feature to bend consumers to their will. IT has to inject rationality into the resulting discussions.

Five characteristics of a new breed of CIO

As enterprises rapidly evolve their mindsets and approach to digital, CIOs will be required to either evolve their own profiles and skill sets or risk becoming irrelevant, writes Gartner's Linda Price.

Evan Schuman: Social media endangers corporate secrets

Employees can unintentionally share more than their employers want anyone to know.

How to Make Meetings More Productive

With the right collaboration tools and an open-minded management team, the phrase 'productive meeting' doesn't have to be an oxymoron.

IT raises an eyebrow as pundits push 'digital transformation'

The major consulting firms are all advising IT pros to remake their businesses into fully digital organizations. But as IT has known for years, transformation -- especially digital transformation -- is hard.

At DirecTV, the CEO and CIO Are on the Same Wavelength

Michael White, CEO of DirecTV, describes the company's innovation culture and what he expects from his CIOa(c).