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Facebook adds free video calling to Messenger

The feature works over Wi-Fi and LTE, taking aim at other video solutions like Google Hangouts.

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Nepal communications hit by power outage, last-mile issues

A number of companies like Facebook and Google offered Internet tools after the Saturday earthquake near Kathmandu.

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Twitter launches Highlights, a twice-daily package of curated tweets

It's coming first to Android, bringing another attempt at Facebook-style curation in order to make Twitter more appealing to the masses.

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Facebook video is booming, now at 4 billion views per day

Many of the views are driven by auto-playing videos

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Mobile ads now generate almost 75 percent of Facebook's revenue

Total sales for the first quarter grew by more than 40 percent

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Facebook launches Hello, aims to replace your Android phone's dialer

It ties your contacts and phone calls more deeply to Facebook, while promising freedom to block unwanted phone calls.


Yahoo, still reliant on PCs, posts earnings that disappoint

Smartphones and tablets account for less than a quarter of Yahoo's ad revenue.

Appeals court rejects man's claim he owns half of Facebook

A U.S. appeals court sided with a lower court's decision against Paul Ceglia.

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Live streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope pose legal risks for users

Apps like Meerkat and Periscope can lead users astray of privacy and copyright laws

Twitter opens up direct messaging again, despite abuse fears

The platform is giving its DM free-for-all another shot, two years after its original experiment fizzled.

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Twitter accounts outside of the US now fall under EU data protection rules

Twitter's International headquarters will be in Dublin

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UNICEF taps Snapchat to spread word about Nigeria's child refugees

#BringBackOurChildhood aims to reach a maximum number of people with the minimum expenditure of funds

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How much should we allow Google, Facebook and others to tell us what to think?

Questions raised about the algorithms used by search engines and social media to highlight products, news, and interests deserve our urgent attention, scholars said.

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Facebook tries to keep it real by killing more 'fake' likes

The company has improved its technology for detecting suspicious patterns of likes

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Instagram clarifies rules to ban revenge porn

The site also expressly forbids posts with sexual content involving minors.