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Twitter Brings the Data Back Home By Acquiring Gnip

Twitter is acquiring longtime data analysis provider Gnip Full Story »

FTC Warning Unlikely to Stop Facebook From Changing WhatsApp Privacy Policies

Despite pressure from the Federal Trade Commission, Facebook is unlikely to leave WhatsApp's stricter privacy policies intact, once government regulators approve the $19 billion acquisition, privacy experts say.


6 Social Media Mistakes That Will Kill Your Career

Just because you're not posting drunken selfies doesn't mean you've got this social networking thing down. There are a number of more subtle social media mistakes that could hurt your career. Here are six to avoid.


Google's Titan Drone Purchase About More Than Internet Access

Titan's team will work both with Project Loon and the Google Maps teams


Report: Google to Buy Drone Maker Titan Aerospace, Previously Wooed By Facebook

New Mexico-based Titan's aircraft are designed to stay aloft for years and can provide voice and data services


Google Said to Be Eyeing a Boost to Encrypted Sites in Search Results

The move, in early discussions, would add a layer of security for Web users


Digital Dustups: Can Social Media Protest Force Corporate Change?

Several online protests in recent weeks mark a new trend in activism against companies and other entities, as activists grow empowered by the ability to affect change with just a few key strokes.


Meet the New Twitter, Same as the Old Facebook

Soon the only difference between Twitter and Facebook will be in name only. Twitter this week made a few big changes that, taken separately, are positive steps forward. The network is trying to grow beyond its devoted user base and appeal to the mainstream. But as a whole, Twitter is becoming more and more like Facebook every day.


Facebook's Government Request Report Adds Instagram -- Duck Face and All

Facebook received about 12,600 US law enforcement requests in the second half of 2013


What Does a Social-Media-Meets-Virtual-Reality World Look Like?

Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus has given virtual reality a major boost. By delivering an altered sense of reality with a social experience Facebook could give users a more compelling reason to come back regularly.


LinkedIn Tackles China with a Startup Approach

China has been a tough market for U.S. Internet companies to crack, but LinkedIn has high hopes it can buck the trend and increase its user base in the country to as high as 50 million over the next five years.


Facebook is Trying to Make its News Feed Less Spammy

Changes to the site's filtering algorithm will de-emphasize posts that repeatedly ask for 'likes'


FTC Implores Whatsapp to Keep its Promises on Privacy in Facebook Deal

The FTC opened the way for Facebook to complete its WhatsApp acquisition, but urged caution in how they deal with user data


Google Amps Up Fight Against Malicious Apps with Enhanced Android Security

A small number of people could see warnings with the new system, Google said

How To

14 Tips for Creating Business Videos Customers Will Want to Watch

Video marketing and communications experts share their top tips on how to create a business video that will get maximum views and shares -- with no cats involved.