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37 min ago | India.com

WhatsApp says it now has half billion users

WASHINGTON, April 23: WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by That is up from an estimated 450 million as of late February, as the service's reach expanded rapidly in countries including Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia.

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3 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The 5 Types of People You're Likely to Unfriend on Facebook

Yet because of the news feed , you know more about these people than ever was possible before the advancements of social networking.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, University of Colorado Denver

7 hrs ago | Mashable

75% of Brands' Facebook Posts Are Photos, Study Says

Ever since Facebook officially launched Timeline for businesses in 2012, brand marketers have found increasing success at engaging their audiences on the social network.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights

Brazil's Senate unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of U.S. spying revelations.

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USA Today

Teen blogger dying of cancer writes 'final thumbs up'

A British teenager who has charted his fight against cancer on social media while raising funds for charity sent out a a farewell to Facebook followers: "It's a final thumbs up."

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Related Topix: Blog News, Startups, United Kingdom, Staffordshire County, England, Twitter

Mid-Day Mumbai

British parents, kids abusing teachers on Facebook: Survey

London: Some British parents as well as school children - some even aged seven - are abusing teachers and even posting sexual comments on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, a starling survey has revealed.

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WXIX-TV Cincinnati

Can an app save the planet?

More than half of Americans say they worry about global warming . But what are they doing about it? Probably not as much as they think.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Psychology, Science, Startups, San Francisco, CA

The Star Online

Facebook date ends in murder and suicide

A 22-year-old man shot dead his Facebook girlfriend in Jabalpur, northern India, when he found out she was middle-aged and already married.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, World News, India, Asia

Lancashire Telegraph

Radio producer sent out naked photos pretending to be 21-year-old Blackburn woman

A RADIO producer stole a Blackburn woman's internet photos to use on a dating website and then sent out naked pictures of other women pretending to be her.

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Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Marketing, Social Software, Startups, Science / Technology, Internet

Mon Apr 21, 2014

New Haven Independent

Facebook Taunts Led To Murder Arrest

Searching for the man who killed a 17-year-old in a March double shooting, Detective Christopher Perrone followed a tip to Facebook, and found photos of his suspect posing with a gun and bragging about defending his "squad."

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Social Software, Startups

News 4 Jax

Silicon Valley firms accused of hiring conspiracy

A closely watched legal dispute may be coming to a head over an alleged conspiracy by Silicon Valley's biggest companies to suppress their employees' wages.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Steve Jobs, Intuit, Social Software

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Facebook reportedly plans own mobile ad network, like Twitter

Last week, Twitter launched a new mobile advertising product that borrowed from Facebook.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Twitter, Mobile Marketing

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Stocks flat ahead of earnings deluge

Stocks drifted higher in early trading Monday as U.S. investors got back into action after the long holiday weekend.

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KMIZ

Stocks: Hopping (mostly) after holiday

Stocks drifted higher in early trading Monday as U.S. investors got back into action after the long holiday weekend.

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Thorne Today

Tributes to dad killed in Doncaster railway station road crash

Tributes have been paid to a young dad who died in a road crash near Doncaster railway station yesterday afternoon.

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NEWS.com.au

Facebook's extremely creepy new feature

FACEBOOK has introduced a new feature for its mobile users. On the surface, it seems to be a useful tool for people to use, but it's actually really creepy.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Marketing, Wireless, Emerging Technology, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, Gmail, iPhone App

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Examiner.com

Tila Tequila pregnant: Reality star reveals news on Facebook

Tila Tequila is expecting her first baby. The pregnant reality star announced her new status on Friday on Facebook - that she is 10 weeks along - but she has not specifically named the father.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

A veteran business traveler shares eight secrets he's learned over the years--from buying a Tom Bihn bag to carrying a spare battery.

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Related Topix: Startups, Nintendo, Wii U, Microsoft, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

ABC News

General Mills Scraps Controversial New Legal Terms

The company, which owns Cheerios, Progresso and Yoplait, had posted a notice on its website notifying visitors of a change to its legal terms - visitors using its websites or engaging with it online in a variety of other ways meant they would have to give up their right to sue.

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News Herald

Prof tackles tech distractions one student at a time

A college course that starts with 15 minutes of doing absolutely nothing would seem like stiff competition for Basket Weaving 101 as a credit filler.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Startups

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