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    1. May 24, 2016

      A Facebook feature could sway voting in the EU referendum

      At first I saw just one young person wearing an oversized red T-shirt with the rose symbol of the UK’s opposition...

    2. May 24, 2016

      Facebook makes changes to Trending Topics team

      Facebook has made changes to how its Trending Topics team functions, in response to accusations that it has previously...

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      Dampened Chinese demand is hitting luxury brands hard, but they are innovating wildly ...
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      Cloud computing is still in its infancy. Most big companies are assessing how far to g...
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    1. May 22, 2016

      Common problem-solving traps and how to avoid them

      Overthinking a problem, leaping to solutions and self-censoring your ideas are three common thought traps that might be...

    2. May 22, 2016

      Snap happy: Instagram rolls out red carpet for fashion brands

      The twist and twirl, the shimmer and swirl of her tasselled skirt were captured in a slow-motion video posted on...

    3. May 20, 2016

      Advertising: TV fights the future

      The advertisers who filed into Manhattan’s Carnegie Hall this week for the annual star-packed “upfront” presentation of...

    4. May 20, 2016

      Having lots of friends sounds good but it can be hard work

      Can you have too many friends? I ask because my Facebook inbox currently resembles a holding pen, with a dozen requests...

    5. May 13, 2016

      Does Facebook bend the trends that govern our news?

      You won’t read this on Facebook”, screeched the front page of the New York Post this week. The headline was not...

    6. May 13, 2016

      Facebook launches conservative censorship probe

      Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief executive, said the group would probe allegations that the social network has excluded...

    7. May 9, 2016

      What our digital social networks say about us

      They turn up weekly in my inbox, gnawing away at my soul. The kind words, the smiling faces, the ego-stroking...

    8. May 8, 2016

      The real cost of big tech’s accounting games

      How much did LinkedIn make over the past three years? Sounds a simple enough question doesn’t it? But it is also one...

    9. May 4, 2016

      Dropbox, Facebook and their like move into the office as popular apps go to work

      Like more than half a billion people in the world, Chris Burgess, vice-president of IT at Expedia, the online travel...

    10. April 28, 2016

      Zuckerberg stock plan a matter of faith

      Facebook chose the perfect moment to unveil its plan to shore up Mark Zuckerberg’s reign over the world’s largest...

    11. April 27, 2016

      Zuckerberg seeks to tighten grip as Facebook results surge

      Facebook has proposed an arrangement that will allow Mark Zuckerberg to maintain long-term control while pursuing his...

    12. April 27, 2016

      Twitter battles social media peers for brand advertising dollars

      Twitter faces losing advertising dollars to its social media rivals including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat,...

    13. April 27, 2016

      Facebook earnings: five things investors will be watching

      Facebook will report first-quarter earnings later today, after markets have closed on the US east coast. Here are some...

    14. April 25, 2016

      Consent rules are no way to help a teenager grow up online

      Ask chief executives, academics, and politicians to talk about their children — as happened at a debate I attended a...

    15. April 22, 2016

      Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter must play by tough rules for kids

      “Can I download Snapchat, Mum?” A conversation like this will play out in households with teenage children who use the...

    16. April 15, 2016

      Twitter appoints greater China managing director

      Twitter has appointed its first managing director for greater China and pledged to expand its investment in the region,...

    17. April 14, 2016

      ‘Would like to meet’: a Tinder for business contacts who swipe

      Dressed in a suit, knitted tie and thick-rimmed glasses, Tim Webb-Jenkins swipes his iPhone screen, his eyes scanning...

    18. April 12, 2016

      Zuckerberg delivers political broadside

      Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief executive, warned the world against turning inwards, including building walls, blocking...

    19. April 6, 2016

      Facebook to expand livestreaming service

      Facebook is expanding its livestreaming service with the launch of a 24-hour deluge of video, as it challenges...

    20. April 6, 2016

      Great Firewall creator caught skirting China censorship system

      Fang Binxing has been credited with creating the Great Firewall, China’s massive internet censorship apparatus. Now he...

    21. April 5, 2016

      Twitter lands rights to stream 10 NFL games

      Twitter has launched a Hail Mary pass in its bid to accelerate user growth and become an online video destination.  The...

    22. April 5, 2016

      Twitter/NFL: 4th & goal

      Social networks do not come cheap. They require heavy investment in marketing, talent and technology. One crucial item...

    23. April 3, 2016

      Ten rules for composing your LinkedIn summary

      It has taken me 13 years and 414m people have got there before me, but last week I finally sat down to compose my...

    24. March 30, 2016

      How social media helps financial advisers woo clients

      Michael Kitces has more than quadrupled his annual income over the past four years — a development the financial...

    25. March 30, 2016

      Brands begin to see marketing benefits in livestreaming

      As the winds blew and the snow piled up, Southwest Airlines knew what it had to do: livestream events from its busy...

    26. March 30, 2016

      Remain campaign woos ‘Instagram generation’

      Before last year’s general election, politicians focused on chasing the votes of hard-working families. Now in the...

    27. March 29, 2016

      How Reddit has boosted Bernie Sanders’ US campaign

      It wasn’t my intention to follow the US presidential election. I can’t vote in it and taking an interest is on par with...

    28. March 27, 2016

      The internet’s age of assembly is upon us

      I was fortunate to witness the birth of the world wide web up close. Initially, there were only pages of text connected...

    29. March 24, 2016

      Going for goalzzz

      There was just a one-word caption: “goals”. Or rather “goalzzz” — but I’m reliably informed that the two are...

    30. March 24, 2016

      Microsoft pulls Twitter bot Tay after racist tweets

      Microsoft has been forced to take down an artificially intelligent “chatbot” it has set loose on Twitter after its...

    31. March 23, 2016

      Facebook and the high cost of a Beijing ‘like’

      In the first line of The Social Network, the actor playing Mark Zuckerberg tells his incredulous date that there are...

    32. March 23, 2016

      The riff: #HashtagTrademark

      Twitter did not invent the hashtag, but it certainly has popularised the practice of sticking # before a phrase. Today,...

    33. March 17, 2016

      Tencent’s WeChat dominates China’s lucrative messaging app market

      The room was sombre as Pony Ma, Tencent chairman, addressed the assembled group of engineers. It was sometime in 2010,...

    34. March 4, 2016

      Facebook faces profits hit after tax shake-up

      Facebook is expected to pay millions of pounds more in corporation tax after changing its UK tax structure as it braces...

    35. March 4, 2016

      Young and old are glad to go grey, whatever geneticists say

      Should I go grey or not? It is a quandary for me as a politicised middle-aged woman who had to beg her parents to go...

    36. March 4, 2016

      10 years on Twitter

      Around lunchtime on March 21 2006, a 29-year-old software developer called Jack Dorsey tapped out a simple message. He...

    37. March 2, 2016

      Facebook hit by German competition probe

      Germany's antitrust agency has launched proceedings against Facebook to investigate if the world's largest social...

    38. February 18, 2016

      Nextdoor: social network that is local and vocal

      When two homes a block away from my apartment in San Francisco went up in flames on Saturday night, the first I heard...

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