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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.

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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.

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Facebook Moments turns your photos into music videos

New update to standalone photo-sharing app automatically creates short videos from your photo collection.

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Twitter shutdown of apps for deleted tweets could give politicians new control

By effectively shutting down apps that showed politicians' deleted tweets, Twitter is giving politicians more control over public speech, and at the cost of transparency, some digital media experts said.

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Microsoft updates Yammer to make working within groups easier

The improvements to Microsoft's enterprise social network focus on content discovery and its user interface

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Twitter drops 140-character limit for direct messages

The new character limit is 10,000, roughly seven times the length of the article below

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Facebook said to be prepping Twitter-like news app for mobile

Facebook is reportedly creating a news app that delivers breaking news to users from partner news sources.

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Twitter sees surge in government requests for account information

Twitter has expanded its latest Transparency Report to include information on trademark notices and email providers' privacy practices.