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  • Opinion: Foursquare finally pulls the trigger on its new app: Check-ins out, recommendations in

    Foursquare is dead, long live Foursquare. Last month, the app killed its core function, check-ins, and officially moved that feature over to its spin-off app Swarm. The move was preparation for Wednesday's relaunch of a brand-new Foursquare app for iOS and Android that constantly hovers in the background of your phone (and your life), offering you hyper-local recommendations. It's like an omnipresent Yelp.

  • Feature: 12 most bizarre projects on Kickstarter

    It's not all potato salads and Oculus Rifts you know. We took a dive into Kickstarter's murkiest, quirkiest recesses to find the 12 most bizarre projects on Kickstarter (some, but not all, of them from below the waist).

  • News: Amazon, PayPal, Google, Microsoft and Facebook seen as preferred BYOID providers

    Amazon, PayPal, Google, Microsoft and Facebook have emerged as the preferred identity providers with the rise of Bring Your Own Identity (BYOID).

  • How-Tos: 15 great Twitter tips and tricks

    15 great tips and tricks to help you get started with Twitter, get more from Twitter, and recover when things go wrong on Twitter.

  • News: Here's free Internet! But you can only use Facebook-approved apps

    Facebook is leading a coalition of tech companies to bring free Internet to developing countries--and it's a noble goal, to be sure. But if the social network's CEO Mark Zuckerberg succeeds in his ambition to bring 2 to 3 billion people online, those newly connected Web surfers might be seeing Facebook's version of the Internet.

  • News: Facebook outage hits users

    Facebook is reporting "increased errors" on all of its platforms.

  • How-Tos: How to stop Facebook automatically playing videos

    One of the most commonly shared type of posts, video is huge on Facebook. Video also autoplays on Facebook's mobile apps, which is irritating. Here's how to stop Facebook automatically playing video.

  • Feature: 13 best Facebook tips and tricks

    Facebook is one of the biggest, baddest social networks. At times it's a little bit too bad. Whether it's pestering you with Candy Crush Saga and Meow Chat invites and autoplaying videos, toggling your News Feed between Top Stories and Most Recent, preventing you from doing what you want as you live outside the US, or just giving away a little more information than you'd like, follow our tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Facebook.

  • News: Twitter received two emergency data requests from Australian govt

    There were only two requests from the Australian government for Twitter users' data and none for the removal of content during the first half 2014, according to the social network site's latest Transparency Report.

  • News: Businesses should embrace Digital Reimagination

    Firms should begin Digital Reimagination, including changing their core business models, products and services, business processes and workplaces. Findings from the Global Trend Report by Tata Consultancy Services--which was released earlier this week--show that these steps are important for enterprises to remain competitive and maintain its market share.

  • News: Twitter reports a rise in government data requests

    The number of government requests worldwide seeking Twitter users' data, or the removal of content, increased during the first half of 2014.

  • Opinion: The one LinkedIn profile tip everyone should know: Use Work Samples to show off your achievements

    Everyone has a LinkedIn profile now, so yours needs to stand out--and there's one simple way to do it that a lot of people still don't bother to do. It's called Work Samples. It's a relatively new feature in LinkedIn (especially if you're one of those people that doesn't look at your profile that often--ahem!), and it can turn your profile from a plain old e-resume into a more visually rich representation of you and your best work.

  • News: Whiskey is a social lubricant and a social network, thanks to Distiller

    Facebook toys with your emotions. Twitter doesn't know what it wants to be. Instagram is lovely to look at, but gives you a serious case of FOMO. Social networks are fraught with such anxiety that we forget they're supposed to be fun. That's where Distiller aims to stand out--because it's impossible for a social network based on booze to make you miserable.

  • News: Financial services chiefs back technology as key enabler: Financial Service Council

    Almost three-quarters of financial services chief executives believe technology is a key enabler of innovation, according to the Financial Service Council's CEO Survey.

  • News: In a hyper-social world, some seek a little privacy

    After years of cajoling their users into sharing every thought, emotion and selfie, online firms are seeing that providing more private online spaces might also be profitable.

  • News: Google makes Hangouts more enterprise friendly

    Google is looking to make your work day a bit more social and is taking its Google Hangouts into the business arena.

  • Opinion: Facebook gives up on Gifts, again

    Facebook is still trying to figure out how to get you to buy stuff from your News Feed, but one experiment that didn't quite pan out was Facebook Gifts. The social network is shutting down the service on August 12, Recode reported, after underwhelming users with digital gift cards.

  • News: Television is still king, but not for long: Deloitte

    It's official - TV is still king - but not by much.

  • News: Twitter fights off fear of failure with solid second quarter numbers

    If earnings reports could beam, Twitter's second quarter results were positively glowing. The social network, which has been slow to find its way to profitability, announced Tuesday it added 16 million users in the quarter ending June 30 and eked out a tiny profit. In short: Skeptical analysts and haters to the left.

  • News: Uber, Airbnb go after businesses

    Uber and Airbnb, which have already proved popular with travelers and urbanites with smartphones, have unveiled new features and links to other services designed to attract more business users.

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