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Google+ gets the pivot of the year

Google transforms its everything-for-everyone social network into a site that does one thing really well -- connecting supernerds.

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Facebook starts testing long-awaited Work Chat app for businesses

Facebook quietly released a new Work Chat app that connects its popular consumer messaging service to its privately-available work social network.

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New EFF website highlights content that social networks don't want you to see

We all know there are restrictions on what kind of content you can put on social networks, but how far do the restrictions go?

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Google+ updates aim to breathe new life into ailing social network

Google whittled down its Google+ platform to the bone as part of a new redesign that highlights groups and topics. But does the latest batch of changes represent a new beginning for the struggling social network, or the beginning of...

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New Facebook tools help you manage awkward romantic break-ups

Rolling out on mobile first, the new Facebook features help you see less of former flames, and also limit your posts on their News Feeds.

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Google updates Hangouts with guest access

Google just made it easier to have a business meeting, or any kind of meeting, via Google Hangouts. The company announced that people no longer need to have a Google account to use Hangouts. They just need to be invited to one.

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Some third-party apps are losing access to your Instagram feed

You can still use apps to edit photos and share them to Instagram, but the company is being more selective about which apps have access.

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Facebook does iOS alerts with new Notify app

Notify, Facebook's new iOS app for alerts, seems simple on the surface, but the company's endgame is much more complex.

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Google+ rides again with a redesign focused on communities of interest

Google isn't done with its attempts at running a social network. On Tuesday, the company gave Google+ a redesign focused on people getting together around shared interests.

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What 5 recent Facebook changes mean to you

Facebook’s latest overhauls include updates to video, search, notifications and more. Here’s what you need to know.

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Hootsuite ties into Microsoft's Dynamics CRM to turn likes into leads

More companies are turning to social media as a way to communicate with their customers, and Hootsuite is working with Microsoft to make that even easier through an integration with the company's products.

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How the Internet responded to the Paris terror attacks

After horrific attacks in France, the Internet showed its support.

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Social media lights up in grief and rage over Paris attacks

In timea of grief and fear, people from around the world turned to social networks to search for loved ones and to share feelings of support, anger and sadness.

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Facebook turned your lock screen into the new Twitter

Facebook's new app uses notifications on your lock screen as a 'newspaper.' And so the war over lock screen real estate begins.


Poof! Facebook tests Snapchat-like disappearing messages

Facebook is now running a small test of a Snapchat-like feature, enabling users to send messages that will automatically disappear.

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Hands-on with Facebook Notify, a news app without the app

Facebook Notify is either brilliantly efficient or your worst nightmare.

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Reports of Twitter's demise may be premature

At the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, Twitter's product chief highlighted the company's strengths as it enters a new era under founder and new CEO Jack Dorsey.


How a big U.K. bank uses Facebook at Work for collaboration

Facebook at Work, the company's social network for business, has been available as a limited pilot for about a year, but the support of Royal Bank of Scotland helps legitimize the soon-to-be-released product for security-conscious...

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