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Twitter kills Vine

After Twitter failed to find a buyer, it's killing Vine and laying off 9 percent of its workforce.

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ACLU takes social giants to task over Geofeedia privacy gaffe

The value of a social network largely depends on the quality of data it collects from users. However, it's easy for sensitive data, such as location information, to be abused, and consumers need to hold social companies accountable...

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Always-on group video chat arrives

Two innovative startups figured out all-day video chat sessions, without making it weird

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Facebook now lets you order dinner and buy movie tickets

If Facebook has its way, the social network will soon be your go-to online destination for movie tickets, food delivery and other local reservations.

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Facebook wants to replace Yelp with your friends' recommendations

Facebook wants to make it easy to get recommendations from your friends on where to eat and which shows to see.

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Facebook's 100-gigabit switch design is out in the open

Facebook’s 100-gigabit switch design has been accepted by the Open Compute Project, a step that should help to foster an open ecosystem of hardware and software on high-speed networking gear.

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Facebook is leaking valuable younger users

Though Facebook has been working to bring in younger users for several years now, it doesn't appear to be having much success.

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Application tie-ins are taking center stage in collaboration

Combining forms of enterprise collaboration is only part of the battle. There’s also integration with productivity applications. On Monday, Avaya announced an all-in-one collaboration platform, plus an open SDK for making other...

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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.


Facebook adds Apple TV and Chromecast support as video push ramps up

Facebook recently added the ability for iOS users to cast to an Apple TV or Chromecast, and Android support is coming soon.

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Is Twitter's dead developer conference another nail in its coffin?

Twitter will not host its annual Flight developer conference this year amid speculation and uncertainty about the company's future. Its bruised relationship with developers may be a sign of what's to come.

Twitter tests replacing Moments with a more useful Explore tab

Twitter's Moments tab may go away if the new Explore tab proves more useful.

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Cisco patches critical authentication flaw in conferencing servers

Cisco Systems has patched a critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to gain access to Cisco Meeting Server deployments, which are used in enterprise environments for video and audio conferencing.


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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Facebook at Work (finally) launches as 'Workplace'

Facebook already owns consumer social networking, and with its new Workplace service, it’s clear it wants the enterprise, too. The new offering will feel familiar to Facebook users but will also remain separate from company's consumer...

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Facebook launches Events app for iOS with a Sunrise-style calendar

Another popular Facebook feature gets its own standalone app.

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Snapchat what? Instagram Stories racks up 100 million daily viewers

Instagram debuted Stories two months ago, and it's already proved to be a popular feature with its 500 million users.

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