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Omar Baldonado

Facebook's 100-gigabit switch design is out in the open

Facebook’s 100-gigabit switch design has been accepted by the Open Compute Project, a step that should help to foster an open ecosystem of hardware and software on high-speed networking gear.


Facebook adds Apple TV and Chromecast support as video push ramps up

Facebook recently added the ability for iOS users to cast to an Apple TV or Chromecast, and Android support is coming soon.

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Twitter tests replacing Moments with a more useful Explore tab

Twitter's Moments tab may go away if the new Explore tab proves more useful.


Facebook, Twitter cut access to monitoring tool used by police

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter were handing over data to a monitoring tool that law enforcement agencies were using to track protesters, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.


Facebook's new Marketplace aims to become the world's largest yard sale

Facebook announced Marketplace on Monday. This new, mobile-only feature lets you buy and sell items on the social network.

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Facebook's new social network for businesses, Facebook at Work, launches Oct. 10

The Facebook at Work launch event will happen in London, the company says, as both a desktop and mobile social network for businesses and their employees.

Facebook gambles $16 billion on WhatsApp

Halt WhatsApp data transfers, German privacy watchdog tells Facebook

Facebook must stop collecting information about WhatsApp users in Germany, a local privacy watchdog has ordered.

Facebook gambles $16 billion on WhatsApp

Privacy groups urge US FTC to investigate WhatsApp promises

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy and digital rights groups said.

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LinkedIn Learning finally puts's tech training courses to work

LinkedIn this week integrated’s vast training library into its main site. The new LinkedIn Learning service is available to all premium subscribers, and the company says an enterprise-focused version is also on the way.

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Twitter stops counting photos, GIFs, polls, and quotes against the 140-character limit

Now you can have longer tweets because media attachments won't count towards the 140-character limit.

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Facebook, Google gather questions for presidential debates

Here we go: technology and social media companies have been tapped to help the American public engage with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the three debates.

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Twitter's new Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One apps are all about video, not tweets

Twitter's new Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One apps focus on live video—including free NFL games—in a bid to lure new users to the social network.

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Facebook privacy class action heads to Europe's top court -- sort of

A class-action-style lawsuit accusing Facebook of targeting advertising based on allegedly illegally processed personal data is heading for the European Union's highest court.

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Instagram is fighting harassment with new keyword filtering feature

Unlike Twitter, Instagram is making it easier to curb abuse with comment moderation.

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Want to send payments via Facebook Messenger? Now you can

Facebook today announced Messenger Platform v1.2, mean you never have to leave the app to make a payment to your pals.