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Fancred's playbook for sports app domination: Live-streaming, real-time scores, and merch

The sports-focused social network is trying to turning itself into a media company.


Bitcoin's big challenge: Building value after the hype

Two years ago, it seemed nothing could go wrong for bitcoin. But the currency is now worth much less than it used to be. What's next?


Facebook is finally building a Dislike button

But you won't be able to use Facebook's Dislike button to let your uncle know his racist posts are unwelcome.

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Facebook make big gains in Africa on mobile use

Facebook is riding the wave of mobile adoption in Africa to help meet its goal of connecting businesses with people in emerging markets.

Free speech for computers, and nine other DARPA ideas

DARPA computer scientist and philosopher Paul Cohen delivered a thought-provoking speech Thursday at the DARPA conference in St. Louis.


Instagram ads are about to get longer, more prominent

Three years after Facebook’s acquisition, Instagram gets serious about appealing to advertisers.

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Facebook signals deeper push into e-commerce with Pages redesign

Facebook is making changes to its Pages service to attract more businesses, in part by giving them a new way to showcase their products.


LinkedIn-based intelligence gathering campaign targets the security industry

A LinkedIn-based intelligence gathering campaign has been using fake LinkedIn profiles to map out the professional networks of IT security experts.

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LinkedIn spruces up messaging ... and adds GIFs and emojis

Buttoned down LinkedIn is adding a touch of modern to its messaging client, streamlining its design while also adding support for digital media like stickers, emojis and GIFs.

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Teen jailed for supporting ISIS on Twitter

A 17-year-old Virginia resident has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison, after he used Twitter to provide financial and recruiting support to the extremist Islamic group known as ISIS.

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Facebook hits milestone: One billion people logged in on Monday

Facebook said it had 968 million daily users in July.

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Facebook to crack down on pirated videos

Facebook is improving its technology to better identify videos uploaded to its site without the permission of copyright holders.

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Facebook 'M' deploys army of virtual assistants to help fix your life

Facebook has begun trials of M, a virtual assistant service of sorts that lives on the Messenger app.

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How to stop auto-play videos on Facebook and Twitter

Auto-playing videos in Facebook and Twitter are annoying. Here's how to stop them.