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Winner of the presidential debate? Twitter by a mile

While Facebook and Twitter users have been posting memes, praising and griping about the candidates, and arguing with friends and family about the issues for months, Monday night they took to social media in droves to comment on the...

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Halt WhatsApp data transfers, German privacy watchdog tells Facebook

Facebook must stop collecting information about WhatsApp users in Germany, a local privacy watchdog has ordered.

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MIT aims to makes sense of Twitter’s presidential debate firehose

With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump set to face off in the first debate of a contentious presidential election tonight, the MIT Media Lab is set to make sense of the firehose of chatter expected to hit Twitter.

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Google tweets that it's 'whipping up something sweet' in honor of Android's birthday

Android debuted on Sept. 23 eight years ago, though Google has cooked up some type of celebration for Saturday.

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Privacy groups urge US FTC to investigate WhatsApp promises

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy and digital rights groups said.

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LinkedIn Learning puts Lynda.com to work

LinkedIn this week integrated Lynda.com’s vast training library into its main site. The new LinkedIn Learning service is available to all premium subscribers, and the company says an enterprise-focused version is also on the way.

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube get in on presidential debates

Social media users won't just be taking to Twitter and Facebook to comment and gripe about the presidential debates this fall. They'll be able to watch the three presidential debates on live streams on three of the top social media...

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Were Apple's 'leaked' iPhone 7 tweets really a mistake?

The recent iPhone 7 launch presented Apple with a fresh opportunity to tackle Twitter, but the company's first iPhone-related tweets came a half-hour before it officially announced the phone.

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5 reasons why social media is no longer optional

Social media is a must. Especially for technology companies. Here's why.

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How to use Facebook Live for business

Video experts and social media marketers share their tips for how small businesses can attract and engage customers using Facebook’s live streaming service.

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The 10 nastiest social media marketing mishaps of 2016

There is not necessarily a right way to use social media for corporate marketing or branding, but there sure are many wrong ways. These 10 organizations provide real-world examples of how NOT to use social.

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Twitter changes up rules for 140-character limit

Adding GIFs, photos, videos and other media is a way to expand the character limit without actually doing so.

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Twitter's live NFL debut a good start, but …

Twitter passed its first big live-football test last Thursday, but the social platform must cultivate more unique value for NFL fans if it hopes to steal them away from traditional TV broadcasts.

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5 incredibly creative uses of social proof in marketing

Social proof promotes consumer confidence in an unbiased fashion, doing what traditional marketing and advertising can’t. Study these examples, including Mark Zuckerberg, Gogobot, the Colbert Bump, Netflix, and Pura Vida, to...

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Apple's iMessage finally grows up

Apple's iMessage service will have a much bigger impact than you think. It's all about the App Store.

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Facebook, Google gather questions for presidential debates

Technology and social media companies have been tapped to help the American public engage with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the three debates.

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Why a leading PR firm chose Facebook at Work

When Facebook released a live-video feature for Facebook at Work, Weber Shandwick was one of the first companies to put it to use. The service hasn't replaced the PR's firms other collaboration tools (yet), but it is quickly gaining...

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Case study: How LinkedIn uses containers to run its professional network

LinkedIn has grown over the past 13 years from a single Java app with a web server into a $26.2 billion acquisition target by Microsoft. In that time, LinkedIn’s infrastructure and engineering had to grow with the company. Here’s how...

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