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Twitter Alerts give new meaning to crisis communication

Twitter's new program lets you sign up for push alerts about emergencies, disasters, and public safety information.

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"60 Minutes" in 140 characters: Twitter and CBS partner for promoted tweets

Twitter's Amplify advertising program will now push out CBS content.

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Pinterest’s promoted pins preview ads to come

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann reassured users that promoted pins won't be "flashy banners or pop-up ads."

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Rest assured, your Facebook likes are now free speech

A court has decided that the First Amendment covers the Facebook pages that you give thumbs up to.

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My Yahoo gets the Marissa Mayer redesign treatment

Yahoo’s customized landing pages get a new look as part of Yahoo’s ongoing transformation.

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Why Twitter dominates the social sports arena

Twitter is a home run for connecting directly with fans, building a social platform, and keeping the excitement going after the game ends.

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BitTorrent and Madonna join forces for free speech

The queen of pop is using BitTorrent to distribute a free film and launch a new art project.

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Twitter's going public: Who cares?

Who wins, loses, or draws in the aftermath of Twitter's IPO.

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Twitter finally files for IPO

The day has come. Twitter is going public.

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See ya, SMS: Social messaging apps do more, for free

Social apps combining messaging, games, and stickers are already huge in Asia—and quickly growing here.

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Your Facebook conversations are now fodder for news orgs’ Public Feeds

Facebook aims to compete with Twitter as a source of real-time news around current events.

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Ads are on the way for Instagram's 150 million users

The photo-sharing app has to translate its growth into profit, so get ready to see some ads in the next year.

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Ease your guilty conscience with GiveGab, a social network for volunteers

GiveGab aims to do for charities what Waze has done for traffic reports.

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Ya-who cares? Barely changed logo obscures company's radical transformation

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer adds a "touch of whimsy" to the company's new logo, but the look falls flat.

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Galaxy Gear

Go go gadget: Hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch

The Galaxy Gear is a glamorous accessory with many limitations.

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