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Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

Slack has added two-factor authentication as a response.

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Microsoft buys LiveLoop, a tool that makes PowerPoint web-friendly

The software giant continues to buy companies to strengthen its Office apps and services

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First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for enterprise hints at easy searching, colorful UI

It's an early beta so cut it some slack, but still, the IT Pro and Developer Preview offers a few new features and some interesting under-the-hood improvements.

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At Facebook, a sharpening focus on virtual reality

At its F8 conference, executives helped illuminate some of the company's plans

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WhatsApp not as open as Messenger to outside developers

WhatsApp has no immediate plans to offer APIs to outside developers, its cofounder said

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How Messenger chats factor into what you see in Facebook's News Feed

Engineers shed light on Facebook's ranking algorithm during a talk at F8.

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Google said to prep billing payment service for Gmail

The Google Gmail Pony Express bill-paying service could yield valuable e-commerce activity data for Google, and add another free convenience to users.

Microsoft: Office will be free for devices under 10 inches

Microsoft believes that screens smaller than 10 inches aren't used by 'professionals,' so don't expect it to charge for editing and viewing Office documents. Oh, and the Surface Pro mini -- probably dead.

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Facebook, news outlets in talks about hosting articles on the social networking site

Facebook is also looking into developing a revenue-sharing plan for the publishers.

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Try these 5 undiscovered Google Drive tricks

Leverage these little-known features to work without an internet connection, keep track of document changes, and more.

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Twitter tests videos that play automatically

Users of the company's iOS apps in the U.S. may start seeing the videos.

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Microsoft pursues Android users, preloading Office on Samsung, Dell tablets

The company's eager to extend its services beyond Windows, but some users may see this freebie as bloatware.

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Facebook Messenger as a platform? It's a gamble

Facebook is reportedly going to announce at its F8 conference that Messenger will be open to third party developers