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Zuckerberg shows off upcoming Facebook features

Facebook executives are showing off new features and technologies that could be added to the social network next year.

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Microsoft's LinkedIn deal clears the EU, will close in the coming days

Microsoft’s mammoth acquisition of LinkedIn has just cleared the last hurdle in front of it, paving the way for the tech titan to buy the professional social network for $26.2 billion.

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What happens when a country cracks down on fake news? Ask China

The current debate over fake online news has one country feeling vindicated: China. For years, its controversial censorship system has been cracking down on so-called "online rumors," and last week a state-controlled newspaper...

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Twitter gets new product head and team from app startup Yes

Twitter has swallowed social app developer Yes and is also getting a new product head as part of the deal.

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Why ecommerce hasn't taken off on social media

Social media has so far failed to live up to its promise as an online one-stop-shop for consumers and retailers. The biggest platforms haven't given up, but some critics say it may be too late.

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UK's internet surveillance law receives royal approval

Britons hoping that a quaint historical tradition might stop a Draconian internet surveillance law in its tracks were disappointed on Tuesday morning, when the Queen gave her approval to the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.

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11 tips for using Facebook for business

Small business owners and social media marketers discuss how you can use Facebook to promote your brand, engage with customers and grow your business.

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Researchers work to tame deadly selfies

Researchers hope an app could save people from being killed while taking dangerous selfies.

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Facebook said to create censorship tool to enter China again

Facebook has reportedly developed a software tool that will help keep certain content away from users’ news feeds in certain geographies, reflecting the company’s apparent willingness to meet Chinese government censorship demands part...

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What Facebook's miscalculated metrics mean for marketers

Facebook again admitted that it provided inaccurate metrics to its advertising and publishing partners, but the company also promised a number of fixes to the problem.

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When Airbnb asked users to pledge to treat people equally, a lot refused

Stung by ongoing criticism and evidence that some of its hosts discriminated against non-white guests, Airbnb this month began asking users to pledge to treat everyone equally.

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Twitter beta adds Snapchat-style QR codes to make following faster

You can grab your own code or scan another directly from the Twitter app for Android and iOS.

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ISPs ordered to block LinkedIn in Russia

LinkedIn's network just got a little smaller: Russia's communications regulator ordered ISPs to block access to the business networking company on Thursday.

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Facebook acquires facial image analysis startup FacioMetrics

Facebook has acquired a facial image analysis firm FacioMetrics as it tries to give users new features to add special effects to photos and videos.

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LinkedIn's CEO really loves Snap's Spectacles

Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, is very impressed with Snap's Spectacles and the way they've been launched through vending machines that appear in locations for a limited time.

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Why Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Slack tackle the enterprise differently

The future of work will be defined by the unique approaches of technology's shining stars, including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Slack. Here's how (and why) these four tech leaders take different approaches to enterprise adoption....

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Facebook privacy settings: How to control your ad preferences

Facebook targets ads based on your activity. You can check--and change--what it thinks your interests are in Ad Preferences.

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Facebook hires new CIO from media giant NBCUniversal

Atish Banerjea has been the social media company’s CIO since October, according to his LinkedIn profile. His goal? To help Facebook scale globally and, of course, make the world ’more open and connected.’

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