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Report: Twitter's algorithmic timeline may arrive next week

Twitter users are in full backlash mode after a new report suggests that Twitter's long-rumored non-chronological timeline may arrive any day now.

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12 Facebook flops to commemorate its 12th birthday

You can’t get it right all the time, and no one knows that better than the king of social media. Here are 12 examples of famous Facebook fails.

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Day in the life of a social CIO: Oliver Bussmann of UBS

The Global CIO of UBS is a social media superstar, boasting tens of thousands of followers on Twitter and LinkedIn. He shares four simple steps that can help IT pros develop areas of expertise and build large followings in six to nine...

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Microsoft will give Yammer to all Office 365 users

Microsoft stepped up efforts to expand the reach of its Yammer work social network -- and better compete with other workplace collaboration tools -- announcing Tuesday that any organization with an Office 365 subscription will gain...

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The Internet of Things for developing economies

The United Nations International Telecommunications Union and Cisco have jointly released a report titled "Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development," which has been submitted as a contribution to the UN Broadband...

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10 top jobs by salary for social media pros in 2016

Of all social media focused job roles, vice presidents of communications typically earn the most money, according to PayScale, though the average annual salaries for many leading social media jobs dropped in 2015. What will the new...

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Facebook is shuttering the Parse developer platform

Facebook has just given developers a year to stop relying on its hosted Parse services, announcing it will shut down the services it acquired when it purchased the company of the same name in 2013.

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Facebook masters mobile, carrying company to record earnings

Facebook's efforts to figure out how users want to connect when they're on the move is paying off. The social network's latest earnings report show that mobile is carrying the company, pushing it to record fourth-quarter results.

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As video surges, Facebook considers a dedicated service

Facebook is considering a dedicated service or page where users will be able watch videos and not be bothered by other content.

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You'll soon be able to do more than just Like a Facebook post

Facebook plans to add five new reactions to the iconic Like button in the next few weeks.

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Twitter's stopped showing ads to its favorite users

If Twitter values your presence on the social network more than the rest of us schlubs you don't have to look at advertising.

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Facebook retools VR, streaming for video boom

New infrastructure, advanced encoding techniques, and machine learning will handle Facebook's massive increase in video volume

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Facebook sets its sights on hate speech with million-euro initiative

Hate speech has no place on the Internet, Facebook says, and this week it put at least some of its money where its mouth is.

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Most Fortune 500 CEOs still sit on social media sidelines

Only 39 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs use social media today, according to a new report, and 70 percent of those who do participate use just one network.

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WhatsApp drops subscription fee, goes completely free

The company will ditch its $1 subscription fee and open its messaging service up to businesses.

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Keep your business relevant on social media

Social media is part of our lives now. If you're organization is not making a big push on social media, then you're going to lose to your competition.

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How to use Peach, a surprisingly addictive and confusing new social network

This iOS app isn't another Facebook clone, which makes it worth a look.

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White House to use social media to answer questions after tonight's Obama speech

President Barack Obama's administration will be using social media to take on questions and prompt discussions following Obama's final State of the Union address tonight.

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