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Why Social Listening Platforms Are Failing

Social listening services promise to capture and analyze the buzz about a particular brand on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. The problem is they don’t come cheap and they aren’t working.

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Facebook Denies Attack Brought Down its Site

Facebook denied that the outage which took down Facebook and Instagram Monday night was related to a third-party attack by The Lizard Squad or anyone else.

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How Facebook Stimulates the Economy and Creates Millions of Jobs

According to a Facebook-commissioned report from Deloitte, the world's largest social network stimulated $227 billion in economic impact and created 4.5 million jobs across the globe in 2014.

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Internet Problems Take Out Facebook, Instagram, Others; Lizard Squad Takes Credit

Unexplained outages take out several popular Internet services, including Facebook, Instagram, and HipChat. Hacker group The Lizard Squad takes credit.

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Facebook Goes ‘Deep’ in Getting to Know You

Facebook's artificial intelligence initiative known as "deep learning" is designed to protect user privacy, in some cases from themselves. But some privacy advocates say users should be aware that nothing they do on the site is...

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Why IT Should be Skeptical of 'Facebook at Work'

Facebook, a company decidedly focused on consumers and advertisers, wants to move into the busy enterprise social market with the Facebook at Work service, but its plans raise a number of important questions and concerns for...

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FacebookThinks it's Charged the Global Economy, But Analysts are Skeptical

According to Facebook, the company hasn't just changed the face of social networking. It's also boosted the global economy and put millions of people to work.

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Facebook Takes on the Enterprise with New Social Network

Facebook is beginning a pilot test of a desktop service and mobile app for what's being dubbed Facebook at Work, an enterprise-level social and collaborative network for the workplace.

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Facebook at Work Wants to Get All Up in Your Business

A version of Facebook for inter-office communication holds promise, but it's still in testing and there's no business model yet.

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Cue the Outrage: How Our Favorite Social Networks Failed Us in 2014

From Facebook's psychological experiments to Foursquare's check-in drama, social media made us furious this year.

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Facebook: Don't Advertise With Us If You Don't See Clear ROI

Facebook put its money where its metaphorical mouth is when it comes to advertisers' dollars and suggested companies that don't have confidence in Facebook's capability to demonstrate clear advertising ROI should bring their ad...

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The Year in Tech Industry Apologies

Google, Microsoft, Facebook and the rest get in the sorry line.

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Facebook Stops Using Bing Search Technology

At present, Facebook is pushing search queries to people and places that it has stored on its network.

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Why Google and Facebook Need Balloons, Drones and Rockets

Google and Facebook are hatching schemes (that some people call crazy) to bring to the majority what we in the privileged minority already enjoy every day -- the ability to get online.

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5 Privacy Fixes Your Facebook News Feed Needs by New Year’s

Facebook's privacy settings are a labyrinth of information. Here's what you need to know.

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How (and Why) Facebook Excels at Data Center Efficiency

Facebook's data centers are 'second to none' thanks to a homogenous and nimble design focused on efficiency and cost savings, according to the company's head of infrastructure, who spoke this week at the Credit Suisse Technology...

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Facebook, iPhone 6 and Kim Kardashian Top Bing’s 2014 Search Lists

With 2014 almost over, Microsoft has released its lists of the top searches on Bing, with Apple's iPhone 6, Facebook and Kim Kardashian the year's big winners.

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How 'Facebook at Work' Could Alter the Social Enterprise Landscape

Facebook is readying a new social network for the workplace that could represent the purest manifestation of the consumerization of IT movement to date. The success of 'Facebook at Work' will, however, rest on the company's ability to...

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