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Facebook's Instant Articles

Facebook Instant Articles will shake up media (and benefit users)

Facebook is starving for professionally produced media, and publishers are desperate to reach people who abandoned them for social sites, so Facebook's Instant Articles could be a good thing for the company, its publisher partners and...

Tweets now appear in Google search results

Actual tweets will appear on mobile devices, depending on the search

Obama's new Twitter account stays with the office

The @POTUS account has already amassed nearly 1.5 million followers

Facebook could cash in from Messenger games

Facebook is reportedly working with game developers to offer their apps in Messenger

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Facebook: The other Internet

People use search engines and other means to discover places to do these things. But Facebook envisions an end to all that. It envisions a world in which people use only one site or one app: Facebook.

Reddit's new anti-harassment rules anger some users

They fear the changes will curtail free expression on the site, and questioned the company's motives

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Domino's 'tweet a pizza emoji, get a real pizza' isn't as stupid as it seems

Send a pizza emoji to the Domino's Twitter account, get a pizza. But why?

Facebook wants to become your news destination of choice with Instant Articles

The company promises faster news on its mobile apps with Instant Articles

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Is Facebook still an innovative company?

It may not always seem like it, but the pace of innovation at Facebook is as swift as ever. Today the majority of the company's most significant improvements relate to its 'family of apps.'

Some Flickr users facing browser support woes

Users have reported problems downloading photos or posting comments

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LinkedIn survey details 'new norms at work'

A recent survey of LinkedIn users aims to gauge modern perceptions about the 'new norms' within the workplace. The findings spotlight some interesting differences between male and female workers, among other things.

Facebook study disputes the 'echo chamber' effect

Almost 30 percent of news articles shared by users cut across ideological lines, Facebook researchers say

Facebook's software smarts put cold storage on a power diet

The company's new backup storage centers get by with less energy

Social media plays central role in Sierra Leone political crackdown

Amnesty International joins calls to government to stop abusing Ebola emergency measures

New database taps LinkedIn to watch the NSA watchers

An advocacy group has figured out a way to study the security state without dependence on leakers. But does it unnecessarily put intelligence workers at risk?

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Why Twitter will never be Facebook (and that's OK)

Facebook is the clear king of social, and it's unlikely that Twitter will ever seriously infringe on its throne. The fact is that Twitter shouldn't try to compete with mainstream rivals, such as Facebook — and social media users...

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Why your business needs a Pinterest presence

You may think of Pinterest and conjure up images of weddings and recipes, but as companies like GE and Hootsuite demonstrate, Pinterest has a business side, too.

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

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