People-rating app sparks firestorm
Business
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Business
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People-rating app sparks firestorm

AFP - October 1, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO -- Creators of an app that will let people assign ratings to those they know vowed to launch as planned next month despite online outrage at…

Will we finally be able to dislike something on Facebook?
Facebook
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Facebook
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Will we finally be able to dislike something on Facebook?

Sarah Frier | Bloomberg - September 16, 2015

How many times have you wanted to dislike something on Facebook, only to reluctantly "like" it for lack of other options. Well, Facebook Inc. is working on…

For new generation of on-camera cooks, YouTube is a FoodTube
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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For new generation of on-camera cooks, YouTube is a FoodTube

Yanan Wang | The Washington Post - August 25, 2015

Her cookbook was a bestseller last year. Episodes of her online food series, "My Drunk Kitchen," regularly go viral. And with more than 2 million subscribers, her…

Global
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Obama finally gets a Twitter account

AFP - May 18, 2015

https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/600324682190053376 WASHINGTON, D.C. – "Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account." With that inaugural Tweet sent from a smartphone…

Twitter has a huge problem — and it’s all in your head
Business
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Business
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Twitter has a huge problem — and it’s all in your head

Caitlin Dewey | The Washington Post - April 29, 2015

Last Thursday, the social giant Twitter did a very peculiar thing: It gave its 300 million users license to ... stop tweeting. "We know it can be…

Twitter removes fake President Luis Guillermo Solís account
Latin America
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Latin America
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Twitter removes fake President Luis Guillermo Solís account

L. Arias - December 31, 2014

Following a formal request from Casa Presidencial, the popular short-message social network Twitter confirmed on Tuesday that it had removed a fake account that had been posing…

Facebook said to take steps to open a sales office in China
Facebook
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Facebook
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Facebook said to take steps to open a sales office in China

Sarah Frier, Zhang Dingmin and Zijing Wu | Bloomberg - May 13, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is taking steps to open a sales office in China to work with local advertisers, according to people with knowledge of the matter,…

Business
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Facebook expands reach with $19 bn deal for WhatsApp

Sophie Estienne | AFP - February 19, 2014

NEW YORK – Facebook said Wednesday it was buying the fast-growing mobile messaging service WhatsApp in a deal worth an eye-popping $19 billion, expanding the global footprint…

Elections 2014
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Subway also wants to tell you who to vote for in Costa Rica’s presidential elections

L. Arias - January 20, 2014

The latest fear-mongering campaign against the leftist Broad Front Party involves Subway Costa Rica franchises. Over the weekend, Subway employees complained of emails that attempted to influence voters…

Science and Tech
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Facebook’s USA Today strategy

Will Oremus | Slate - January 16, 2014

NEW YORK — When Facebook added hashtags last year and almost no one used them, you might have thought the social network would give up on trying…