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Inside Apple's odd, yet effective, social media strategy

Apple does social media differently than its peers in the tech world, and though it isn't ignoring social to the extent it did in the past, you shouldn't expect to see any official @Apple account on Twitter anytime soon.

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LinkedIn spruces up messaging ... and adds GIFs and emojis

Buttoned down LinkedIn is adding a touch of modern to its messaging client, streamlining its design while also adding support for digital media like stickers, emojis and GIFs.

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Instagram pushes deeper into messaging

It'll now be easier for the 300 million users of the popular Instagram photo-sharing app to share private messages.

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Virginia shooting exposes dark side of social video

The tragic killing of two reporters during a newscast last week played out live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The alleged shooter's use of social media raises questions about how popular social services manage auto-play video.

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Teen jailed for supporting ISIS on Twitter

A 17-year-old Virginia resident has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison, after he used Twitter to provide financial and recruiting support to the extremist Islamic group known as ISIS.

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Instagram steps out of the box, allows posts in landscape and portrait orientation

Goodbye, awkwardly cropped square photos!

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Facebook hits milestone: One billion people logged in on Monday

Earlier this week, one billion people logged into Facebook in a single day, marking a new milestone for the social network. When Facebook reported its second-quarter results in July, the company said it had an average of 968...

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Facebook M virtual assistant could be all about ads

Facebook has big plans for M, its new virtual assistant that provides a mix of human and machine-driven intelligence, but it will have to earn the trust of users if M is to rival Siri or Google Now.

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Facebook to crack down on pirated videos

Facebook is improving its technology to better identify videos uploaded to its site without the permission of copyright holders.

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Why social media could swing the 2016 presidential election

Candidates in the 2016 U.S. presidential election use more social networks than politicians of the past, in hopes of tapping the millennial market. However, it's difficult to measure real ROI, and the social trail is fraught with...

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Facebook 'M' deploys army of virtual assistants to help fix your life

Facebook has begun trials of M, a virtual assistant service of sorts that lives on the Messenger app.

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Facebook's M blends AI assists with human help

When it comes to questions asked online, which ones are best handled by a machine, and which ones require human intervention? Facebook thinks it can perform the triage with M, its new personal digital assistant.

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Alleged Va. shooter uses social media to post video of killings

The man who allegedly shot and killed two journalists in Virginia while they were doing an on-air interview, posted video he took of the murders to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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How to stop auto-play videos on Facebook and Twitter

Auto-playing videos in Facebook and Twitter are annoying. Here's how to stop them.

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3 expert tips for LinkedIn power users

LinkedIn-savvy networkers might feel like their profiles are already polished, but there’s always room for improvement. These three tips, from LinkedIn’s resident career expert, can help even the savviest users take their profiles to...

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LinkedIn SlideShare gets custom curation tools

A new tool from LinkedIn is designed to help you clip and organize presentations and slides on SlideShare, a slide-hosting platform that reaches 70 million people a month.

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Facebook open-sources Hack code generator

Hack Codegen creates code for Facebook's PHP spinoff

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Twitter shutdown of apps for deleted tweets could give politicians new control

By effectively shutting down apps that showed politicians' deleted tweets, Twitter is giving politicians more control over public speech, and at the cost of transparency, some digital media experts said.

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