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Google misses with Q4 sales and earnings

The company said it experienced "strong currency headwinds" during the quarter

Feds go after operator of revenge porn site

The FTC charged Craig Brittain with obtaining nude photos under false pretenses and then charging to remove them from the site


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Why LinkedIn Premium Is Worth the Money

LinkedIn offers a dizzying array of premium services that start at $30 a month and range all the way up $120. It's easy to balk at those prices, but these LinkedIn Premium subscribers swear by it — and they've shared their reasons why...

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How Facebook is Using Autoplaying Videos and Ad Tech to Make Billions

Now a $10 billion+ business, Facebook looks to the next decade.

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'Parks And Recreation,' Facebook and The New Privacy

Tuesday's episode of Parks And Recreation raises an important question about Facebook and privacy.

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Bill Gates Tells Reddit About His Mysterious 'Personal Agent' Project at Microsoft

If it isn't Cortana, then what is it? The man who built Microsoft didn't elaborate, but he did have some cautionary words for the development of artificial intelligence over the next 30 years.

Facebook reports strong Q4 as mobile ad sales keep growing

Overall revenue rose by nearly 50 percent, beating Wall Street's expectations

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Watch the Snow Pile Up in Boston in This Awesome Two-Minute Video

Here's a 40-hour time lapse shot from IDG's headquarters.

France wants to hold social media networks accountable for hate speech

A draft law will be prepared to make this happen, the French president said

Snapchat and Twitter violate each other's personal space

Snapchat expands in the area of news, while Twitter releases private group messaging

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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.

Facebook testing spartan Android 'Lite' service

The app is geared toward people in less connected areas

Facebook blocks content in Turkey deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad

Facebook took the steps after receiving a court order

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10 Simple-to-Use Social Media Monitoring and Analytics Tools

It's not hard to find social media marketing tools these days. It's harder to locate social monitoring utilities, in your price range, that do everything your business needs. These 10 simple social tools can help you monitor campaigns...

Facebook privacy class action suit to kick off in April

An Austrian court will deal with the admissibility of the case during the first hearing

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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...

CIOs Deploy Different Social Tools for Different Types of Collaboration

Jive, Jabber, Yammer, SharePoint, Lync--CIOs roll out a variety of collaboration tools to fit the work styles of various types of far-flung employees.

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