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Lawmakers want to protect the online freedom to Yelp

A new bill in Congress would prohibit companies from including non-disparagement clauses in customer contracts

New app can unearth video gems on Periscope

With Stream, users can watch popular videos on Periscope


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Zuckerberg’s zeal for free Internet shows in Internet.org video

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn't an evangelical preacher, but his latest video promoting the new Internet.org Platform is filled with a missionary zeal.

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Talking SMAC: Revisiting social, mobile, analytics and cloud

If your IT team doesn’t have a SMAC roadmap, you may find your company drifting off-course in 2015 and 2016. Here’s brief refresher course on SMAC.

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Meerkat integrates address books, befriends Facebook after Twitter snub

The live streaming video app starts reducing its Twitter dependency after losing access to the network's social graph.

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10 ways to fix Google+

People who slam Google+ for low engagement are missing the real problem. The users are there, but Google is holding them back.

Facebook change will give you control over data sharing with apps

Users can now decide what types of data to share with third party apps

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IT execs on Facebook at Work strengths and weaknesses

A handful of senior IT executives agree that Facebook needs to overcome some significant challenges before organizations can seriously consider its Facebook at Work enterprise collaboration platform.

Secret, an app for anonymous posts, shuts down

The app let users post comments to a feed without their names attached

Airbnb's new app for tablets features magazine-style layout

Big photos of homes and the map view stand out prominently

Social media helps curb Nigerian election deathtoll, paving future path

Online services are credited with keeping people informed during the runup to the elections

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How to remove unwanted LinkedIn connections

Accepting random connection requests on LinkedIn can be a bad idea, but thankfully it's simple to break bad connections. Here are two simple ways to remove connections on LinkedIn.

Twitter eyeing Apple to help distribute its tweets

Tweets might appear in Spotlight searches on Apple devices, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said

Twitter blames weak sales on lackluster ads, drops forecast

Sales grew by 74 percent, but below analysts' estimates

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7 staggering social media use by-the-minute stats

Everyone knows a lot of people tweet on Twitter each day and even more post to Facebook, but the by-the-minute usage numbers for these seven leading social networks will likely surprise you.

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How the top social networks compare on privacy -- in one handy chart

Not all privacy settings are created equal. Here’s an in-depth look at what Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ offer users.

Facebook adds free video calling to Messenger

The feature works over Wi-Fi and LTE

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Traction Watch: Meet The Spring 2015 DEMO Traction Champions

Five startups emerged as DEMO Traction Champions at the conclusion of Wednesday’s DEMO Traction 2015 conference in San Francisco. Chosen finalists from among hundreds of applicants had four minutes to make their pitch on stage in...

Dropcam footage, Facebook posts sink suspected serial burglar (see video)

A man suspected of committing as many as 2 dozen car and house break-ins was arrested for burglary in a Boston suburb on Tuesday after being identified from a Dropcam home surveillance camera and implicating himself via Facebook.

Google sales hit a speed bump in Q1

Total sales grew by 12 percent, below analysts' projections

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