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Google to decouple Google+ from some of its sites

It's starting with YouTube, where users won't need a Google+ account to upload videos or post comments

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao tries to calm furor with huge 'mea culpa'

After controversial firing of moderator Victoria Taylor, Pao admits 'we screwed up' and promises greater responsiveness to user concerns


Twitter CEO Dick Costolo steps down

Co-founder Jack Dorsey will take over chief executive duties in the interim as the social network seeks a new leader

Reddit bans five groups on its site for harassment

The website had warned in May that harassment would not be tolerated in posts

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Despite Google Photos’ arrival, Google+ still lives

Far from ringing the death knell of Google+, Google exec says the social network is in a 'renaissance' of new thinking

Tweets now appear in Google search results

Actual tweets, including photos contained in them, will appear on mobile devices depending on the search

Twitter turns to Apple for help distributing its tweets

Tweets might begin appearing in Spotlight searches on Apple devices, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said

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5 ways your company can defuse a social media crisis

When an employee is caught in the crosshairs of a social media mishap, businesses need to tread carefully

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Public shaming and Internet bullies on parade

Thanks to Twitter, Facebook, and today's media outlets, public humiliation is moving at the speed of the Internet, and there's no stopping it

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The shut-off of Twitter's firehose is a hazard of the API economy

Twitter wants to sell access to its data directly via its own API set, but some see this as an innovation-destroying idea

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Facebook pushes Messenger as future of business communication

Facebook sees Business on Messenger replacing the telephone as people's go-to for communicating with enterprises

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Save FriendFeed! Why we need niche social networks

The Internet economy dictates that social networks win big or go away. But there should be a place for useful services like FriendFeed, which Facebook says it will kill soon

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IBM's Watson mines Twitter for sentiments

IBM's new Insights service harvests data from millions of tweets and uses Watson to analyze them for sentiment and behavior

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What happened to customer service? Try Twitter

Where websites fall prey to the process-heavy constraints of yore, social media breaks through with a direct line to customers who need information now

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Google tests business Hangouts in search results

Search feature lets users conduct live chats via Hangouts with businesses directly from search results

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Is LinkedIn killing the traditional resume?

A LinkedIn profile is more important than ever to job seekers and hiring managers, but it's a different tool than the traditional resume

How IBM analyzes Twitter for the enterprise developer

Developers can parse massive amounts of Twitter data through Watson Analytics or IBM's Bluemix platform services

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7 things you should never do on Twitter

Twitter can be both surprisingly useful and mind-numbingly wasteful, and there's a thin line between the two

Twitter reports huge increase in government data requests

In the second half of 2014, requests were up 40 percent for user information, and 84 percent for content removal

Oracle Service Cloud gets more social

Access to an online customer's browsing history gives a fuller view of their online experience

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