Social Media

Facebook's economic credentials need a grain of salt

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The social media giant claims it plays a significant role in driving global economic activity but key questions remain.

Facebook seeks to cull hoax content from news feeds

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Facebook tries to alert users when an item in the news feed is satire. Now, it will tip off users to hoaxes, as well.

Twitter buys ZipDial

by AFP
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US social media giant eyes a foothold in one of the world' fastest growing mobile markets with latest acquisition.

'Facebook at Work' is no pie in the sky

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Why is a social network with 1.25+ billion users to sell advertising jumping into the nasty, competitive business of enterprise software against the likes of IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce and Google?

Facebook seeks Aust partners

Facebook wants local companies, govt agencies to test new business social media platform.

Urbanspoon brand dissolved

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Popular restaurant review and recommendations service acquired by India-based online restaurant delivery service Zomato.

Facebook buys video compression outfit QuickFire

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Latest acquisition further underscores the social networking giant’s increasing focus on video.

Facebook's latest buy turns 'speech into actionable data'

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Social network acquires voice-recognition start-up to sharpen targeted advertising.

Twitter back online after blackout

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Bug in front end code temporarily disables microblogging service.

How safe is social?: Top 5 social media security scares for 2015

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​Mobile ransomware, work-at-home fraud and horrid videos all set to claim new victims in 2015.

Women take to Twitter to 'thank' PM

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Tony Abbott chastised for his latest comments about repealing the carbon tax.

Instagram purge gives users a reality check

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Many Instagram users are learning they aren’t as popular as they thought.

Instagram hits 300 million users

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Instagram appears to have inherited the growth gene from parent Facebook.

Zuckerberg on charm offensive with Chinese regulator

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Facebook chief advocates socialism as head of China's internet watchdog visits US multinational offices.

How illegal sharing actually helped Psy break YouTube

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Gangnam style's raging successs is an interesting example of how sharing and illegal use of content can benefit the artist in the long term.

ESET to offer free malware scanner to all Facebook users

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Slovakian anti-malware firm launches a free online scanner for all Facebook users.

What's next for 'Social Analytics'

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Once termed a ‘fad’, social media looks like its here to stay with organisations now taking it very seriously.

Twitter toughens stance on abuse

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Social platform makes it easier for users to flag abusive posts by simplifying the complaint form, especially on mobile devices.

The social network cashing in on emerging markets

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Facebook has been a roaring success in developed countries, but a new social media platform is about to take developing countries by storm.

Twitter to hoover up user information from apps

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Tracking is switched on by default but users can choose to opt out of having the information collected.

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