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Can Myspace come back from the dead?

Jun 17, 2013
The brand just relaunched with a fancy party and a promise to return to its roots. And Justin Timberlake, who co-owns the social network with digital ad company Specific Media, wants it to be cool again.
Posted In: MySpace, social media, Justin Timberlake
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Snapchat's latest demographic? Wall Street bankers

Jun 13, 2013
Wall Street bankers are catching on to Snapchat, an app which allows user to send photos and other messages that self-destruct in a seconds.
Posted In: apps, Wall Street, social media
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Google gets its Waze, boosts map data

Jun 12, 2013
Google has confirmed it will acquire the social mapping startup Waze. The news comes after intense reported interest from Apple and Facebook.
Posted In: Google, app, maps, social media
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Google wants to know where you're driving

Jun 10, 2013
Google is reportedly acquiring the navigation company Waze for more than a billion dollars. The acquisition will further swell Google's pile of personal data -- it also keeps Waze out of the hands of Google's competitors.
Posted In: Google, google maps, app, social media
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Turkish protesters use software to shield identity

Jun 6, 2013
Turkey has now joined the list of countries where questions about government, religion, and yes, social media have made for large scale protests.
Posted In: turkey, social media, protest
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Zynga employees wait for their next turn

Jun 4, 2013
Social media gaming company Zynga laid off around 500 employees, but recruiters are already on the prowl. What's the afterlife of a Zynga employee?
Posted In: zynga, Silicon Valley, games, social media
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Late on shift to mobile, Zynga to lay off 18% of its staff

Jun 4, 2013
Zynga, the company best known for social media games like Facebook's Farmville, is laying off nearly 20 percent of its current workforce.
Posted In: zynga, social media, mobile
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Can HR snoop too much on social media sites?

May 29, 2013
Employers often search social media sites to learn more about job applicants. But some companies prefer to avert their eyes.
Posted In: social media, employers, human resources, office
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Twitter 'bots' steal tweeters' identities

May 27, 2013
A growing Web industry creates fake Twitter identities and sells them to people looking to pad their list of followers.
Posted In: Twitter, social media
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Just ask Klout

May 23, 2013
Online company Klout, known for ranking people for online influence, is rolling out a search feature that uses those influencers as magnets for consumer questions -- and advertising dollars.
Posted In: Klout, social media, bing, Internet search

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