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Google sales hit a speed bump in Q1

Total sales grew by 12 percent, below analysts' projections

4 things we love about LinkedIn Groups

LinkedIn users get different types of value from the site's 'Groups' feature, but four benefits in particular stand out.

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3 things we hate about LinkedIn Groups

Lots of LinkedIn users love its Groups feature, but it's hard not to hate these three annoying problems with the service.

Facebook video is booming, now at 4 billion views per day

Many of the views are driven by auto-playing videos

Mobile ads now generate almost 75 percent of Facebook's revenue

Total sales for the first quarter grew by more than 40 percent

Facebook releases a caller ID app for Android

Facebook's Hello app pulls data from people's profiles and displays it for incoming calls

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Facebook gives priority to friends in News Feed change

Facebook announced that it is changing the algorithm that handles what posts, photos and videos users are shown on their News Feeds. The change is geared to giving users more information from their favorite friends.

Yahoo, still reliant on PCs, posts earnings that disappoint

Smartphones and tablets account for less than a quarter of Yahoo's ad revenue

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5 ways your company can defuse a social media crisis

When an employee is caught in the crosshairs of a social media mishap, businesses need to tread carefully. Here’s how to prevent a crisis and defuse one that's already occurred.

Appeals court rejects man's claim he owns half of Facebook

A U.S. appeals court sided with a lower court's decision against Paul Ceglia

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The Hunt's revamped app solves life's big mystery: Where can I buy that?

Every image is a buying opportunity when The Hunt's community tracks down what you're looking for.

Live streaming apps pose legal risks for users

Apps like Meerkat and Periscope can lead users astray of privacy and copyright laws

Twitter opens up direct messaging again, despite abuse fears

The platform is giving its DM free-for-all another shot, two years after its original experiment fizzled.

Want to be open to all direct messages? Twitter will let you

Twitter users, if they want, can now accept messages from people they don't follow

UNICEF taps Snapchat to spread word about Nigeria's child refugees

#BringBackOurChildhood aims to reach a maximum number of people with the minimum expenditure of funds

Facebook tries to keep it real by killing more 'fake' likes

The company has improved its technology for detecting suspicious patterns of likes

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Feds lay down social media rules; enterprises should, too

The U.S. government is telling federal employees what they can and cannot post or tweet about on their favorite social networks. Companies need to do the same thing.

Should computers determine how our kids learn to talk? Maybe not

Questions raised about algorithm ethics deserve our urgent attention, scholars said

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