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Facebook 'riffs' on Snapchat with new group video app

Facebook's Riff app lets users create short videos, which their friends can add to

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Is the time finally right for hyperlocal?

The concept of AOL’s Patch sounded great, but the trail of inactive Patch sites shows the business model was flawed. But maybe its hyperlocal approach was ahead of its time, because it’s exactly what marketers are starting to do...

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Facebook Messenger born to die as a 'platform'

Facebook introduced this week at its F8 developer conference a new API for one of its messaging apps. It's a terrible idea.

Facebook reveals the logic behind its forced Messenger split

It made Messenger a separate app and then turned it into a platform all its own

Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

The company has added two-factor authentication

At Facebook, a sharpening focus on virtual reality

At its F8 conference, executives helped illuminate some of the company's plans

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Meltdown! New Periscope iPhone app live streams ice cream factory's end

The teardown of a 50-plus-year-old ice cream plant across from Network World’s Framingham, Mass., headquarters today practically screamed to be live streamed via Twitter’s new Periscope app for the iPhone. So I took my iPhone 5 into...

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At F8 today, virtual reality may be next phase of social networking

Virtual reality is among the topics that Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, is expected to talk about today, the second day of the company's annual F8 developer conference being held in San Francisco.

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12 shockingly stupid social media misfires

During the past year, the social media world saw a variety of poorly executed ad campaigns, but these 12 standouts, from companies including CVS, DHL, Outback Steakhouse and Starbucks, are complete disasters, according to social media...

Facebook's iOS UI development framework goes open source

ComponentKit framework, now offered for general use, reduces the complexity of writing code

Facebook's Like button can still easily be gamed

Many websites are not using updated APIs that would prevent Likes from being easily faked

WhatsApp not as open as Messenger to outside developers

WhatsApp has no immediate plans to offer APIs to outside developers, its cofounder said

How Messenger chats factor into what you see in Facebook news feed

Engineers shed light on Facebook's ranking algorithm during a talk at F8

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Facebook pushes Messenger as future of business communication

Facebook sees Business on Messenger replacing the telephone as people's go-to for communicating with enterprises

Facebook extends Parse to build IoT apps

New SDKs are designed to make it easier for outside developers to build apps that interface with Internet-connected devices

Facebook Messenger is now open for business

The company will let third-party developers build on the app, making it a platform

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12 standout social media success stories

During the past year, the social media world saw a variety of well-executed ad campaigns, but these 12 standouts, from companies including Coca-Cola, IKEA, Mercedes-Benz and McDonald's, are the cream of the crop, according to social...

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Facebook releases social time capsule with On This Day

As the social network's annual F8 developers conference kicks off today, Facebook quietly announced that it's launching a new feature called On This Day.

Twitter partners with Foursquare to add precise locations to tweets

You can already add your general location to your tweets, but soon you'll be able to let everyone know if you're in Central Park or Central Perk.

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