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Twitter says error in 'routine change' caused brief outage

Twitter was back in working order on Monday afternoon after experiencing multiple technical issues earlier in the day that caused some users' tweet streams to not update, among other problems.


Microsoft says social tools help foster productivity, but many disagree

Microsoft research released Tuesday reveals a split in the way businesses view social tools, enhancing collaboration but also providing security risks.


Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The social butterfly

Here are the 11 best free tools for the social butterfly.


Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The productive businessperson

Here are the 12 best free tools for the productive businessperson.

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Twitter: Now brought to you by more ads

Twitter’s new Amplify advertising partnership program lets broadcasters deliver promoted tweets based on the shows you’re talking about.



Report: Yahoo board OKs deal to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion

Yahoo's board of directors has approved spending $1.1 billion in cash to buy popular blogging site Tumblr, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Hands-on: New photo features in Google+ challenge Facebook and Twitter

Google steps up to the plate with increasingly competitive photographic features for its Google+ service.


Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr get social on Google Glass

While Google promotes its Glass head-mounted display as a new way for people to receive and document information on the fly, several social networking companies including Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr now want a piece of the action, by offering social applications on the device.


Five new features coming in Firefox 21 tomorrow

A new 'Do Not Track' option and an expanded Social API are among the highlights to expect in this new release.

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Facebook Home hits HTC One and (unofficially) the Galaxy S4

Facebook Home may have hit 1 million downloads, but it's not running on a million smartphones, although support is expanding to additional models.


Facebook to Microsoft: Dump fake Facebook apps from Windows Phone Store

Facebook has asked Microsoft to remove 41 unofficial and clone 'Facebook' apps from the Windows Phone store as the social network prepares to introduce its official app for the platform.


San Francisco adds social networking element to emergency, disaster planning

The nation’s tech hub plans to partner with social networks to help residents prepare for the worst.


Twitter opens self-service ads to everyone

Twitter is expanding its self-service advertising platform so that any business in the U.S. can pay the site to promote its accounts and tweets.