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Five things we learned about Etsy from its IPO filing

Most of its members in the U.S. are women, and many consider their stores a business

Facebook wants to get better at detecting fake profiles

It's a real problem for the social networking giant


Twitter CFO floats idea of newspaper-like 'daily edition'

Finding new ways to curate tweets is high on Twitter's agenda

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You Can Now Embed OneNote Images, Tweets, and YouTube into Microsoft's Sway

The type of files and sources that Microsoft is adding to Sway is steadily growing more diverse, with OneNote, Office Mix -- even other Sways.

Mobile wallet space heats up as PayPal buys Paydiant

Paydiant technology is behind the mobile payment apps used by Subway and Capital One

Twitter Investigates ISIS Threats Against Dorsey, Costolo and Employees

Twitter is working with law enforcement to investigate threats made against its executives and employees.

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Tinder Grants Do-Overs, Transatlantic Swiping With Paid Version

The service will also remove yet-to-launch ads.

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Zuckerberg Tracks Early Success With Internet.org

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday congratulated three Internet service providers for their success with early Internet.org initiatives in six countries where much of the population has never been online.

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Google's New Campus Plans Hint at Staggering Ambitions

Plans call for moveable lightweight structures and translucent canopies.

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Google Exec Fuels Talk That Google+ May Be Split Up

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of products for Google, has kicked up speculation about the future of the company's social network, Google+.

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'Ride-Share' and 'Unboxing' Added to Oxford Dictionary

The terms came in the dictionary's latest quarterly update.

Twitter adds more reporting tools to curb abuse and improve safety

The company has made it easier to report impersonation, self-harm and leaked private information

7 Common Mistakes Job Seekers Make on LinkedIn

LinkedIn serves hundreds of millions of members, all of whom want to improve their careers in one way or another. In the final installment of our four-part Social Media Rules of Engagement series, CIO.com's Matt Kapko shares advice on...

Zuckerberg to hold public Facebook Q&A in Barcelona

The CEO could answer questions about Internet.org and new WhatsApp features

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Google Search Test Feature Adds Live Chats With Businesses

Google already lets you call businesses via Hangouts directly from search results. Now it's testing text-based Hangouts chats with businesses too.

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Top Social Media Apps Are Serious Data Hogs

The top five mobile apps in the United States drive nearly two thirds of total mobile data consumption, according to a new report, and three of those five apps are social media services.

Microsofts Pulling Facebook, Google Chat From Outlook.com

Say goodbye to Google Talk and Facebook chat in Outlook.com, because within about two weeks Microsoft's webmail app will be all about Skype and nothing but Skype.

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Interns Loving Life at Facebook, Google & Apple

Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple are among the highest rated tech companies for interns to work for, according to Glassdoor ranking

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Is LinkedIn Killing the Traditional Resume?

Though the LinkedIn profile is more important than ever to job seekers and hiring managers, it's a different tool than the traditional resume, which is here to stay, according to recruiters and career consultants.

Reddit bans nude photos, sex videos posted without consent

The new rule goes into effect in a couple weeks

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