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Facebook revenue surges 39 percent but costs also soar

Profit shrunk as costs went up by more than 80 percent

Yahoo unveils app for texting with silent video

Livetext is another attempt by Yahoo to provide a messaging app that resonates with users


Twitter mulling big changes to how you view tweets

The company is considering changes to help it become a truly mass-market service

Twitter surprises with a sales gain, but user growth lags

Growth in users came largely from people who don't hold actual accounts

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Two Snapchat features you probably don’t know about

Users of Snapchat might have noticed a couple of less-than-obvious features within the app. CIO.com’s Lauren Brousell explains what they mean, and how they work.

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15 marketing experts to follow on social media

Sharing helpful content marketing, search engine marketing and/or social media marketing tips, as well as information about the latest digital marketing trends, these 15 marketing pros are worth following.

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Privacy and the data toothpaste problem

Two court rulings basically maintain that we can’t expect privacy on the phone or on social media. George Orwell would be proud of the judges.

Facebook opens Internet.org to more mobile operators

A new online portal will make it easier for carriers to adopt the Internet.org app, Facebook says

Google to decouple Google+ from some of its sites

It's starting with YouTube, where users won't need a Google+ account to upload videos or post comments

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LinkedIn brings back simple, instant contact exports following user outrage

The power of the crowd has stopped a new data export process from LinkedIn dead in its tracks--at least until LinkedIn can figure out how to make its new feature faster.

Facebook prevails in shareholder lawsuit over IPO

The ruling looks to be the last nail in the coffin for suits filed in 2012

Downloading your LinkedIn contacts can now take all weekend

Gone is the option to instantly export your contacts.

YouTube cofounder endorses paid version

YouTube is preparing to launch an ad-free subscription service, perhaps by year-end

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7 social media mistakes job seekers must avoid

If you aren't hearing back from recruiters and hiring managers, it might be time to take a good look at your social media presence. Industry experts explain how you may be turning off potential employers.

New York City eases limits on Uber's growth

It's probably safe to say goodbye to "de Blasio" mode in Uber's app in New York

Twitter will reconvene Flight for mobile developers

The event for third-party developers is scheduled for Oct. 21 in San Francisco

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Send is Microsoft's version of Facebook Messenger, but just for Outlook

With Send, Microsoft launches instant messaging that works within an Outlook environment.

New York judge rules against Facebook in search warrant case

Facebook had appealed a move to collect data about its users tied to a fraud investigation

Google grabs Pixate to improve its apps, and others

Pixate helps developers design and prototype their apps on iOS and Android

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Some sharks have become social media stars

When pro surfer Mick Fanning was attacked during a competition Sunday, Twitter lit up, but it wasn't talk of Jaws and scary fish; many were sharing information about the location of their favorite sharks and the fact that they weren't...

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