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Facebook wants to replace Yelp with your friends' recommendations

Facebook wants to make it easy to get recommendations from your friends on where to eat and which shows to see.

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Trump is beating Clinton in the Twitterbot war

Tweetstorms from both the Trump and Clinton camps constantly flood Twitter, and despite the Republican's candidate recent publicity challenges, Trump's team uses Twitterbots more effectively, according to new research.

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Facebook's 100-gigabit switch design is out in the open

Facebook’s 100-gigabit switch design has been accepted by the Open Compute Project, a step that should help to foster an open ecosystem of hardware and software on high-speed networking gear.

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Facebook is leaking valuable younger users

Though Facebook has been working to bring in younger users for several years now, it doesn't appear to be having much success.

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Microsoft’s Nadella takes on privacy fears about LinkedIn, Cortana

One Gartner analyst called Cortana "Big Brother" combined with productivity, and asked some pointed questions about Microsoft's intentions.

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Esri and Waze join up to push road condition data in cities

Digital mapping company Esri has partnered with crowdsourcing traffic app maker Waze to help city governments and drivers communicate more efficiently about traffic conditions, including construction delays and accidents.

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It's a world wide web of lies (but facts strike back)

It's hard to know what's true and what's false, and always has been. But the same web that can be used to spread lies also holds truth.

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Thanks to Facebook, voter registrations surge

Social media is more than posts of cat videos and political rants as Facebook showed by getting hundreds of thousands of people to register to vote this fall.


Facebook adds Apple TV and Chromecast support as video push ramps up

Facebook recently added the ability for iOS users to cast to an Apple TV or Chromecast, and Android support is coming soon.

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Is Twitter's dead developer conference another nail in its coffin?

Twitter will not host its annual Flight developer conference this year amid speculation and uncertainty about the company's future. Its bruised relationship with developers may be a sign of what's to come.

Twitter tests replacing Moments with a more useful Explore tab

Twitter's Moments tab may go away if the new Explore tab proves more useful.

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Why you need to create a social media policy

Social media can be a distractions at work, but it's not always a bad thing. Help your employees use social media to network, connect and learn from others in the industry.

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Facebook spins Yarn to replace NPM packager

The company built Yarn out of a desire for a faster, more secure version of the NPM JavaScript package manager


Facebook, Twitter cut access to monitoring tool used by police

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter were handing over data to a monitoring tool that law enforcement agencies were using to track protesters, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Will Facebook Workplace help or sideline workers?

Facebook is about to find out if its new enterprise-focused collaboration tool can thread the needle between social tool and social disturbance in the office.

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Facebook’s clickbait rule and what it means for marketers

Just a few short weeks ago, Facebook announced their intention of shifting the focus away from clickbait headlines and towards the type of authentic communication that allowed the social networking platform to experience...

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Facebook at Work (finally) launches as 'Workplace'

Facebook already owns consumer social networking, and with its new Workplace service, it’s clear it wants the enterprise, too. The new offering will feel familiar to Facebook users but will also remain separate from company's consumer...

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Facebook launches Events app for iOS with a Sunrise-style calendar

Another popular Facebook feature gets its own standalone app.

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