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Taking a critical look at Workplace by Facebook

Amid the emergence of enterprise social networking (ESN) platforms over the past decade, creating a "Facebook-in-the-enterprise" became a kind of short-hand exhortation by vendors and customer aspirants alike: Could we recreate the...

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8 things your business should never do on social media

Social media is a great way to attract new customers, but only if it's done right.

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3 tips for creating a tight-knit community on social media

Social media is an arena meant for building online communities. Here are the 3 key tips which help your business gain a loyal following and build better networking.

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Facebook fined €110 million for misleading European Commission over merger

Facebook must pay a €110 million (US$123 million) for misleading the European Commission during an investigation of its takeover of WhatsApp.

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Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

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Designing a Facebook campaign to advocate for better opioid care

Activists demand corporate changes with targeted social media appeals to board members. Facebook was chosen for its ability to target messages precisely by interest.

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Why you need to stop comparing Snap to Facebook

Snap’s short life as a public company took a turn for the worse this week. While dramatic slides in value aren’t unprecedented for new publicly traded social firms, Snap does have some perception problems to address.

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Opera 45 goes social with sidebars for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram

Opera 45 lets you easily share content with friends thanks to built-in messaging features.

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German firms will streamline online login with a European bent

Several German firms are taking a stab at a single login process for accessing different online services -- an approach that could compete with U.S. offerings.

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Facebook nears 2 billion users, warns ad growth will slow

Facebook outperformed financial projections for the eighth consecutive quarter and is closing in on more than 2 billion monthly users. However, the company says expect ad growth to slow.

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Banking bots highlight conversational commerce trend

Western Union has built a chatbot that lets consumers wire money by conversing with a digital assistant in Facebook Messenger.

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How Facebook plans to bring Messenger to business

Speaking at the Collision conference this week, Facebook’s Stan Chudnovsky said the company remains committed to making Messenger a multi-purpose platform.

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How YouTube plans to dominate your living room

YouTube made its pitch for the future of TV in the living room at the Collision conference this week. Its head of product also addressed the massive advertiser backlash that began in earnest in late March.

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Why online etiquette matters -- and why IT leaders should care

High-tech analyst Scott Steinberg, author of the book Netiquette Essentials, offers ideas for navigating social media networks with grace and discusses the crucial role CIOs play in promoting -- and enforcing -- good behavior online.

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Mingis on Tech: H-1B visas and the future of Facebook Live

While some changes may be coming to the controversial H-1B visa program in the U.S., the same can't be said for Facebook Live, which is under scrutiny after users posted disturbing videos.

Boston Fed conference: Security still comes down to the basics

Not every bank has the money or the staff to do everything on the “best practices” lists of multiple regulatory agencies. But multiple speakers and panelists at the Boston Fed’s 2017 Cybersecurity Conference agreed that most financial...

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7 successful ways marketers battle and beat media burnout

Dial back some of your media consumption and avoid burnout with these seven suggestions.

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Twitter will stream video news from Bloomberg all day, every day

Twitter and Bloomberg are creating an online news channel for cord cutters and social media addicts.

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