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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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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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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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How Facebook is taking the fight again fake news seriously

Facebook has vowed to defeat the scourge of 'fake news,' but its ultimate success relies on the user.

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Blame terrorists if you get a speeding ticket while driving in France

Drivers in France might be able to blame terrorists for their next speeding ticket, as police there crack down on mobile apps warning of their presence.

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Twitter adds 9M new users, revenue beats low expectations

Twitter turned in an impressive quarter to kick off 2017, but 9 million new users and better-than-expected, but still declining, revenues won’t keep investors happy for long.

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Top techies giving 2017 college commencement speeches

With today’s push across the education landscape for more emphasis on STEM studies, it’s not surprising that top leaders and innovators in technology would be a draw as college commencement speakers. Here’s a roundup of some of the...

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German court upholds WhatsApp-Facebook data transfer ban

Facebook must obtain the permission of German users of WhatsApp before processing their personal data, a German court confirmed on Tuesday.

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