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Vine's video quality jumps to 720p

All those short, looping video clips are about to get a lot sharper.

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Facebook reveals the logic behind its forced Messenger split

It made Messenger a separate app and then turned it into a platform all its own

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Why Meerkat and Periscope are the next big challenge for marketers

Efforts by companies including Starbucks and Spotify suggest potentially rich rewards, but it's early days


Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

Slack has added two-factor authentication as a response.

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Nuzzel for Android creates a curated feed of the news your friends are reading

After debuting on iOS and the web, Nuzzel's finally in the Play Store, helping you tame the flood of social media shares.

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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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Oculus's chief scientist: VR will succeed because your vision sucks

The fact that our eyes can't even tell what color that dress is? That's great for Oculus.

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How Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp coexist under Facebook

Could the three apps one day control how you communicate?


Facebook's Like button can still easily be gamed

Many websites are not using updated APIs that would prevent Likes from being easily faked

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How Facebook Messenger will help you discover new apps

Messenger not only helps you find integrated apps, but also give you a reason to actually use the apps Facebook told you to install.

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Facebook's Video API lets brands push more and more video into your News Feed

Brands can post just to their Pages but not to News Feed, and target their videos to users based on gender, age, and location—but only if they use Facebook's newly updated Video API.

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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.

Facebook extends Parse to support Internet of Things apps

Facebook steps into the connected-home arena

The social networking company extends Parse, a collection of back-end development tools, outside developers to build apps that interface with connected-home devices such as garage-door openers.

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Facebook turns Messenger into a shopping platform and app store

The social network is changing the way you install apps, shop, and watch videos with new tools for developers.