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Google knocks Facebook down a peg with Google+ overhaul

Google on Wednesday showed off a redesigned Google+ and new Hangouts app to overtake Facebook as the world’s top social network.


Watch this: ISS Commander Chris Hadfield covers Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space

Chris Hadfield wraps up a stellar run as commander of the International Space Station with an out-of-this-world cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."

Bing brings integrated Facebook comments and Likes to searches

Bing is adding some new social features to its search engine, by letting users comment and Like their Facebook friends' posts directly on the site.

on scours Twittersphere to detect service outages faster

A Dutch startup has launched a service that studies data from social networks to quickly identify online service outages -- sometimes, it says, before the service providers know about the outages themselves.

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Why it's time to take LinkedIn seriously

You're missing out if you're not using this social network to benefit your business. Here's why and how.

Twitter needs to grow up and take responsibility, some say

Twitter, the increasingly popular microblogging service, has come under recent criticism for allowing easy spread of false information.

China cracks down on Internet bird flu rumors

Chinese authorities have detained two Internet users for allegedly spreading rumors about the new bird flu virus on the nation's top Twitter-like microblogging site, Sina Weibo.


LivingSocial's breach draws advice from security experts

After 50 million users learn about the weakness of hashed passwords the hard way, LivingSocial reconsiders and revamps its password security practices.

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4 steps to reclaim your social media after a hack attack

Do you know what to do if your Twitter account is hacked? Here are four steps to take to regain control of your account and ensure it doesn't happen again.

Wolfram Alpha study of Facebook users details relationship cycles

Wolfram Alpha founder Stephen Wolfram analyzed Facebook data from more than 1 million people who use the Wolfram Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook feature and combined that with some anonymized statistics and detailed data contributions from people to take a look at people's relationships and friendships on Facebook.