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Nextdoor, an app for connecting with neighborhoods, puts on its police cap

Nextdoor wants more police officers, fire departments and other safety workers using its site

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How Live Tweeting Is Changing Broadcast Media

Live tweeting by cast members and official accounts for TV shows is lifting the reach and engagement of their programs, according to Twitter. Read what happens when stars take to Twitter during the premiere of their show.

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How Social Media Can Influence High-Stakes Business Decisions

Social media is more than just amassing likes. Companies are using advanced social techniques to rehabilitate corporate reputations, uncover ideas for breakthrough products, and figure out what competitors are up to.

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5 Reasons Why Ello Isn’t the Second Coming of Facebook

The idea of Ello and the actual user experience are completely different.

Social Media Rehab for CIOs

From CEOs on Twitter to companies crowdsourcing product innovations or rescuing their reputations, social media strategy is becoming a core competency for CIOs and C-suites everywhere, writes Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson. What...

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Apple’s Disappearing iMessage Feature Just an Act

Apple just couldn’t help but throw itself into the rising tide of ephemerality when it updated iMessage in iOS 8. But SnapChat and WhatsApp are safe because Apple missed the mark completely.

Uber defiant in face of new legal challenge

Lawyers' claims around safety are inaccurate, the firm says

Russia requires Facebook, Twitter and Google to register as social networks or be blocked

If the companies refuse a second request to register as 'organizers of information distribution' they may be blocked in Russia

New ad-free social network Ello is pro-privacy, but with caveats

The site still gathers certain types of data about users

Yahoo reports a drop in government data requests

There were 18,000 requests in the first six months of this year, down from 29,000 a year ago

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How to Use Facebook’s New Privacy Checkup Tool

Facebook’s privacy checkup tool aims to simplify how you control and manage your content. Here’s how to make the most of the new tool in just a few minutes.

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Without Mandatory Signups, is Google+ Adrift?

Now that Google has backed away from requiring new Gmail users to automatically sign up for Google+, analysts wonder whether the company is giving up on its social network.

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Most CEOs Still Don’t Get Social Media

Social media participation among the world’s leading CEOs is inching upward, but the overall level of activity is still surprising low. Almost seven out of every 10 Fortune 500 CEOs have no social media presence at all.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Using Social Media in Your Job Search

With the economy improving, IT jobs are becoming more plentiful. And that means tech professionals – even those who are happily employed – are looking around to see what’s available out there in the job market.

Alibaba shares open at a high $92.70

Shares were trading a tad lower around $90 later in the afternoon

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How to Spot a Tech Company That's About to Lose

The list of failed tech products and companies is a long one, from A (Apple server) to Z (Microsoft Zune). If you're buying IT products and services, you need to be able to spot potential failures. A firm's unwillingness to do...

Mysterious entity acquires TwitPic, saving it from death

TwitPic's been acquired, though it's not saying yet by whom

15 Free Enterprise Collaboration Tools

Whether your business is looking to start small or go big, many free tools can help jumpstart your enterprise collaboration efforts. Here's a look at 15 of the best -- some old, some new, some basic and some robust.

Meet the 12 Wealthiest People in Social Media

Some of the names on our Top 12 list are familiar industry figures. Others are hardly household names. The common thread: They have all made billions from social media.

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