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Social networks let the rich buy influence

New monetization schemes on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook let sites profit from inequality.

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Snapchat's universal search bar solves a problem

Snapchat has introduced a universal search bar into the app. People are singing it's praises. Here's why.

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Facebook really, really wants to work with journalists

Facebook announced a new suite of initiatives aimed at improving its collaboration with journalists and media companies.

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Families of ISIS victims sue Twitter for being 'weapon for terrorism'

The families of three Americans killed in ISIS terror attacks are suing Twitter for allegedly knowingly providing support for the terrorist group and acting as a "powerful weapon for terrorism."

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Chrysler unveils a high-tech car for millennials

Chrysler is betting millennials will want to be as connected in their cars as they are at home with a new concept car that mixes high-tech gadgetry with a head-turning design.

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7 things Silicon Valley needs to stop doing in 2017

I love you, Silicon Valley. You know I do. But there are a few things you keep doing that exasperate everyone.

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Twitter’s biggest problem: They’ve done too little about online abuse

Jack Dorsey took to Twitter to ask for advice, but is it too late?

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What were the most disruptive iPhone apps of 2016?

From mobile augmented reality to social live-streaming, here are the trends that iPhone apps brought to the mainstream this year. And what we should expect in 2017.

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Are strain, stress at Twitter driving out top execs?

With Twitter struggling to fuel its user and financial growth, the strain may be showing as several top executives head out the door.

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Facebook 'misled' EU regulators over its takeover of WhatsApp

Facebook could be fined up to 1 percent of worldwide revenue for ‘misleading’ EU regulators about its 2014 takeover of Whatsapp.

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Facebook turns to crowdsourcing, fact-checkers to fight fake news

Facebook is experimenting with new features to allow users and third-party fact checkers to flag posts that appear to be fake news.

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7 ways to tighten enterprise social media security.

In this day and age when people share everything, there needs to be constraints in place to keep company secrets off Facebook.

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Could politics pull Zuckerberg away from Facebook?

An interesting line in a proxy Facebook issued earlier this year has some wondering whether CEO Mark Zuckerberg might be eyeing politics.

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Google and Slack deepen partnership in the face of Microsoft Teams

Slack and Google have vastly deepened their partnership roughly a month after Microsoft announced its competitor to the popular enterprise chat service.

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Facebook encrypted messages: Setting up Secret Conversations in Messenger

Even Facebook lets you have a little privacy, letting you send encrypted messages using the Secret Conversation feature in Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.

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

The 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 essentially...

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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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