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Social networks let the rich buy influence

New monetization schemes on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook let sites profit from inequality.

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Should Google buy Slack to bridge messaging gap?

As Slack continues to get more popular, Google's lack of a blockbuster app for team messaging could become a problem for the tech giant. Experts weigh in on whether or not a Slack acquisition makes sense for Google.

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Zuckerberg shows off upcoming Facebook features

Facebook executives are showing off new features and technologies that could be added to the social network next year.

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Russia orders ISPs to block LinkedIn

LinkedIn's network just got a little smaller: Russia's communications regulator ordered Internet service providers to block access to the business networking company.

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Will Facebook Workplace help or sideline workers?

Facebook is about to find out if its new enterprise-focused collaboration tool can thread the needle between social tool and social disturbance in the office.

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Facebook Marketplace takes on eBay, Craigslist

Facebook today unveiled Marketplace, a service for mobile users who want to buy and sell items while using the social networking app.

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With Minnesota shooting, power of live streaming takes center stage

Live streaming, a technology that has been around for years, became white hot this week after it was used to capture the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Minnesota.

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Facebook looks to break language barriers with new translation tool

Facebook is moving to help users around the world better connect by allowing them share their posts and comments in multiple languages.

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Microsoft covets LinkedIn algorithms

Microsoft's announced plans to buy the business social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion were triggered by an appetite for algorithms.

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Microsoft scoops up LinkedIn for $26.2B in cash

Microsoft announced Monday that it will acquire enterprise social network LinkedIn for approximately $26.2 billion in cash.

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Recruiters increasingly rely on social media to find talent

The talent war is on in tech, and recruiters are taking advantage of every weapon at their disposal. A recent study found that recruiters are getting creative in how they source candidates -- moving toward social media and messaging...

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Facebook begins aiming ads at non-users

Facebook is expanding its ad network past its own borders, encompassing Internet users who don't even use the social network.

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I'm calling it: Social networking is over

And just like that, social networking is no more. The sites formerly known as social networks are pivoting to something else.

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Lyft drivers lawsuit may end without addressing worker reclassification

A lawsuit filed by drivers against Lyft may not address the key and contentious issue of whether the drivers should be reclassified as employees with all the attendant benefits.

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Twitter looks to stem 'punch in the gut' of worker exodus

Facing a sinking stock price and some executive walkouts, Twitter is reportedly handing out big-time bonuses and additional stock to keep some employees on board.

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Slack and Microsoft: The unrequited love affair that is better off dead

News that Microsoft considered acquiring white-hot messaging app Slack raises some questions.

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Mark Zuckerberg quip: Facebook does virtual reality “with zest” (ugh)

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook honcho, talks virtual reality, Free Basics, drones, and zombies (I made that last one up). At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, he appeared on stage twice: Once to play a trick on Samsung fans, and once to...

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