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How YouTube plans to dominate your living room

YouTube made its pitch for the future of TV in the living room at the Collision conference this week. Its head of product also addressed the massive advertiser backlash that began in earnest in late March.

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Why online etiquette matters -- and why IT leaders should care

High-tech analyst Scott Steinberg, author of the book Netiquette Essentials, offers ideas for navigating social media networks with grace and discusses the crucial role CIOs play in promoting -- and enforcing -- good behavior online.

Boston Fed conference: Security still comes down to the basics

Not every bank has the money or the staff to do everything on the “best practices” lists of multiple regulatory agencies. But multiple speakers and panelists at the Boston Fed’s 2017 Cybersecurity Conference agreed that most financial...

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7 successful ways marketers battle and beat media burnout

Dial back some of your media consumption and avoid burnout with these seven suggestions.

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Twitter will stream video news from Bloomberg all day, every day

Twitter and Bloomberg are creating an online news channel for cord cutters and social media addicts.

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Blame terrorists if you get a speeding ticket while driving in France

Drivers in France might be able to blame terrorists for their next speeding ticket, as police there crack down on mobile apps warning of their presence.

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Twitter adds 9M new users, revenue beats low expectations

Twitter turned in an impressive quarter to kick off 2017, but 9 million new users and better-than-expected, but still declining, revenues won’t keep investors happy for long.

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Top techies giving 2017 college commencement speeches

With today’s push across the education landscape for more emphasis on STEM studies, it’s not surprising that top leaders and innovators in technology would be a draw as college commencement speakers. Here’s a roundup of some of the...

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German court upholds WhatsApp-Facebook data transfer ban

Facebook must obtain the permission of German users of WhatsApp before processing their personal data, a German court confirmed on Tuesday.

LinkedIn passes the 500 million registered user mark

On the heels of rapid improvements across much of the platform LinkedIn now has 500 million registered users on board, one analyst says it could double or triple its reach under Microsoft.

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Technology for the modern HR department

Utilizing technology in every department is key to better efficiency and results.

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Use LinkedIn a lot? Read its new privacy policy — carefully.

At the very least, it’s a reminder that social media embarrassments are forever.

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3 foundational characteristics needed for social media success

Success depends heavily on the character of the one working behind the scenes. Here are three common threads that define a savvy expert in social media marketing.

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Facebook aims to let people type from their brain, hear with skin

Facebook revealed Wednesday that it is working on technology to let people type straight from their brains at 100 words per minute, besides disclosing another project directed at allowing people to hear with their skin.

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Facebook launches tool for capturing 360 video inside VR

Facebook is giving VR developers the ability to embed 360-degree photo and video capture in their experiences with a new software development kit made available Wednesday.

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Facebook updates Workplace as enterprise collaboration gets hot again

Facebook is changing its collaboration service by integrating enterprise services, like Office, Salesforce, OneDrive and Box, and adding other features.

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PR nightmares that were disasters waiting to happen

The recent Pepsi, United, Fox and Facebook PR crises could have been predicted if corporate morals and business strategies were better known and frankly, higher quality. The issue is not that these companies have communications...

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Can the enterprise save Facebook bots?

Facebook’s bumpy introduction of bot capabilities inside its Messenger service may be saved by an unlikely candidate: business users.

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Hands-on: Oculus Rift's Spaces shows Facebook doesn't understand social VR

Oculus Rift's Spaces, Facebook's first stab at social VR is cold, sterile, and very corporate. There are better options for digital hangouts.

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Report: Cybercriminals prefer Skype, Jabber, and ICQ

The most popular instant messaging platforms with cyber criminals are Skype, Jabber and ICQ, according to a new report released this morning. Meanwhile, consumer-grade platforms like AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo IM have fallen out...

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