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Facebook makes Messenger more like iMessage with emoji reactions

The update also includes in-app @mentions that send Facebook friends specific notifications.

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3 innovative ways to boost blog engagement

Here are some steps to take if your blog is struggling to make a mark despite having a number of good posts.

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Facebook starts warning U.S. users when they're sharing fake news

Before you share that story, Facebook wants you to know its facts are in dispute.

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Building a strong web of trust in the machine learning age

Businesses must reconcile the promise of machine learning with user privacy.

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LinkedIn add news curation with ‘trending storylines’

LinkedIn is taking cues from its social networking counterparts and is releasing a separate feed of news articles and topics based on your interests and profession.

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Instagram will let you book appointments to become more like Yelp and OpenTable

The Facebook-owned app wants to give you more reasons to interact with businesses.

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Facebook live videos take aim at Twitch with streaming software, hardware support

Facebook's new streaming software and hardware support for personal live videos is a shot across Twitch's bow, but Twitch shouldn't sweat it.

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LinkedIn's Trending Storylines aims to broaden users' news horizons

LinkedIn wants to be its users’ professional news feed, and the company just launched a new feature aimed at providing them with a broad set of perspectives on relevant business news.

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Airbnb adopts new brand name Aibiying in China

Airbnb will rebrand its short-term home rental service in China as “Aibiying” and triple the size of its workforce in the country as it tries to woo a large but complex market for foreign tech companies.

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Peelytics turns peeing into a way to promote products

Not many companies would want you to pee on their product, but one at Cebit positively encourages it.

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Investor with golden touch for social startups is jazzed about the enterprise

A venture capitalist with massive wins in the consumer social market is excited about the parallels he sees in the enterprise. Apps for work are going through a rebirth and Bijan Sabet is putting money on it.

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Social media companies have a month to update service terms in the EU

Facebook, Twitter and Google have been given a month to make changes to their user agreements in the European Union or face "enforcement action."

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Google and Facebook intensify their duopoly on digital advertising

The U.S. digital ad market is still dominated by Google and Facebook, according to a new eMarketer report, while digital ad spending is on pace to reach $83 billion this year.

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Twitter accounts hacked, Twitter Counter steps forward as culprit

Twitter Counter, a third-party analytics service, appears once again to have provided a gateway for hackers to post messages to high-profile Twitter accounts.

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Gawker founder Nick Denton believes the 'good internet will rise up again'

The future of the web looks a lot like Reddit, Denton said.

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Senator Cory Booker on tech regulations and social media slacktivism: ‘We cannot get left behind’

Tech innovation is moving fast, and Senator Booker wants us to keep up.

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Anything you post can and will be used against you

Sure, the CIA can hack your TV, but public posts on Facebook could really hurt you.

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Reddit’s grand vision: ‘Come for the cats, stay for the empathy’

Alexis Ohanian took the South by Southwest stage to talk about the future of Reddit, including some upcoming features.

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