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Zuckerberg wants Facebook to be the world's Internet on-ramp

He uses his Mobile World Congress keynote to talk about the Internet.org project

Twitter enters adolescence, seeks its next adventure

Twitter faces growing pressure to attract new users and dramatically increase engagement on the platform. Can it ever rival the numbers and growth of Facebook?

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Facebook rethinks the fate of your posts after you die

Changes to Facebook's policy do away with previous visibility restrictions.

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LinkedIn gives users the blocking feature they sought

A new function will let users block certain inquiries or individuals and remove them from a user's network.

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Facebook's autoplay video ads are 'imminent'

The social network's march to a mobile-first mindset and delivery mechanism has been persistent and widely recognized, but Facebook is rising to the video occasion with a more deliberate rollout.

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WhatsApp deal gives Facebook a path to crowded China market

Facebook has been blocked in China, but WhatsApp can still be downloaded

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Report: Malware-infected Android apps spike in the Google Play store

Where's My Droid and Speed Night were cited as the most downloaded malicious apps.

Google Glass

A kindly reminder from Google: Don't be a Glasshole

Glass wearers should turn their devices off in places that ask people to turn off cellphones, the company said.

More retailers, and ballparks, take a swing at location-based data

MLB and fashion retailer Alex and Ani use location-sensing beacons to ping customers' phones.

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Kill the Comcast-Time Warner deal, consumer groups cry

The proposed acquisition raises concerns about the combined company's market power, opponents say.

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Slack exits beta with its tool for information overload

Slack aims to take your emails and files, along with content from Twitter, Dropbox, and elsewhere, and plunk that into its own platform to make it more easily searchable.

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Marissa Mayer 'very excited' about contextual search

Yahoo's chief executive explains her vision of search based on context.

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Yahoo acquires diary app maker Wander with an eye toward mobile

Wander's diary app 'Days' will live on, according to the startup, as Yahoo continues to boost its mobile product offerings.

Google subsidiary wins NASA lease to overhaul Moffett Field

Google will manage the federal airfield and restore a former airship hangar

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Wall Street Beat: Tech earnings highlight weakness in social network sector

Twitter and LinkedIn showed signs of slowing growth, but Akamai and Alcatel-Lucent had some positive news