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Facebook gambles $16 billion on WhatsApp
Facebook gambles $16 billion on WhatsApp

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Were Apple's 'leaked' iPhone 7 tweets really a mistake?

The recent iPhone 7 launch presented Apple with a fresh opportunity to tackle Twitter, but the company's first iPhone-related tweets came a half-hour before it officially announced the phone.

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How to use Facebook Live for business

Video experts and social media marketers share their tips for how small businesses can attract and engage customers using Facebook’s live streaming service.

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The 10 nastiest social media marketing mishaps of 2016

There is not necessarily a right way to use social media for corporate marketing or branding, but there sure are many wrong ways. These 10 organizations provide real-world examples of how NOT to use social.

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Twitter changes up rules for 140-character limit

Adding GIFs, photos, videos and other media is a way to expand the character limit without actually doing so.

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Apple's iMessage finally grows up

Apple's iMessage service will have a much bigger impact than you think. It's all about the App Store.

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Facebook, Google gather questions for presidential debates

Technology and social media companies have been tapped to help the American public engage with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the three debates.

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Why a leading PR firm chose Facebook at Work

When Facebook released a live-video feature for Facebook at Work, Weber Shandwick was one of the first companies to put it to use. The service hasn't replaced the PR's firms other collaboration tools (yet), but it is quickly gaining...

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Twitter close to loosening grip on 140-character limit

Twitter will reportedly loosen the reins on its 140-character limit on tweets as soon as next week.

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Facebook privacy class action heads to Europe's top court -- sort of

A class-action-style lawsuit accusing Facebook of targeting advertising based on allegedly illegally processed personal data is heading for the European Union's highest court.

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You can now buy things from Facebook bots

Facebook bots will now be able to conduct business and display their own custom user interfaces, after an update the company announced Monday morning aimed at enhancing its platform capabilities.

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Researchers: Facebook makes you as happy as getting married

Connecting with family and friends, and having them comment on Facebook posts, can be as uplifting as having kids.

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Facebook taps deep learning for customized feeds

The social network does machine learning one better, applying advanced computer learning techniques to cater to users' interests

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Google+ gets a makeover, but will anyone care?

Google+ got a makeover and new features in a rollout that started Wednesday

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Facebook Messenger beams live video into your chat conversations with Instant Video

The concept is similar to a feature found in Snapchat, which allows you to augment your chat with some face-to-face conversation.

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Facebook to launch Internet connectivity satellite

Facebook will launch a satellite later this week in an effort to bring Internet connectivity to parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Facebook's new algorithm will help save VR movies from shaky-cam

Facebook wants to make sure that any VR home movies shared on its social network won't make people puke. That's why the company is building a new video stabilization algorithm that will help smooth out all of the bumps and shakes that...

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Privacy groups complain to FTC about WhatsApp policy changes

Privacy groups in the U.S. have complained to the Federal Trade Commission that changes last week in WhatsApp’s terms and privacy policy break its previous promise that user data collected would not be used or disclosed for marketing...

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After bias furor, Facebook replaces people with algorithms

After taking heat earlier this year over allegations of political bias, Facebook announced that it's replacing fallible humans with new algorithms to select items for its "Trending" topics feature.

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