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Facebook copies Snapchat Stories (again)-- but why?

Facebook is once again copying Snapchat Stories, this time putting the feature in its main mobile app. But do we really need stories across five different apps?

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Great plan, Twitter: ‘Let’s resurrect an old outdated app and make people pay for it’

This is not going to work. TweetDeck is kind of dead.

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Twitter considers enhanced version of TweetDeck for professionals

Twitter has started surveying users to check their interest in an enhanced version of its TweetDeck product, raising the possibility that the company is considering a paid version of the service.

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LinkedIn's Trending Storylines aims to broaden users' news horizons

LinkedIn wants to be its users’ professional news feed, and the company just launched a new feature aimed at providing them with a broad set of perspectives on relevant business news.

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Social media companies have a month to update service terms in the EU

Facebook, Twitter and Google have been given a month to make changes to their user agreements in the European Union or face "enforcement action."

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Twitter accounts hacked, Twitter Counter steps forward as culprit

Twitter Counter, a third-party analytics service, appears once again to have provided a gateway for hackers to post messages to high-profile Twitter accounts.

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Twitter Counter hacked: Hundreds of high-profile Twitter accounts hijacked

Hackers, allegedly Turkish, hijacked high-profile Twitter accounts, posted swastikas and hashtags #Nazialmanya and #Nazihollanda which translates to Nazi Germany and Nazi Holland.

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Anything you post can and will be used against you

Sure, the CIA can hack your TV, but public posts on Facebook could really hurt you.

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Facebook confirms testing a dislike emoji for Messenger

The company insists it's a "small test" to determine if the reaction is helpful.

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Facebook's 'dislike' button -- for Messenger only?

People have been asking for it for years, and now Facebook is finally testing it out: the 'dislike' button.

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With influx of IPO cash, what is Snap’s next move?

With its successful IPO now done, Snap's most likely focus will be on finding key acquisitions to keep it near the top of the social networking world.

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Twitter goes on the offense against online trolls

Twitter is taking the offensive in its ongoing battle online trolls and hopes to identify them before users even turn them in.

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Facebook uses artificial intelligence to help prevent suicides

Facebook is using a combination of pattern recognition, live chat support from crisis support organizations and integrated tools to prevent suicide, with a focus on its Live service.

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Snap reportedly working on a drone -- to take epic selfies?

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, is reportedly working on a drone. More ways to capture video means more video to upload to Snapchat.

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Facebook’s latest goal is to connect (and save) the world

In a blog post Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out an agenda that envisions creating a global community to make the world a better place.

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You just might find your next job on Facebook

Facebook is rolling out features that will help companies post job openings and applications directly on the social network.

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Looking for a job? Facebook's got you covered

Facebook is now making it easy for employers to post jobs to Facebook, and equally easy for potential hires to apply.

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Twitter rolls back abuse fix few hours after protests

Twitter rolled back a new fix aimed to prevent abuse a few hours after it met with protests, reflecting that the company is still scrambling to find solutions to the problem of harassment on its service, but is willing to make changes...

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