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Facebook’s “Sympathy” for the Newsfeed

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A “Sympathize” button might go a long way toward removing newsfeed awkwardness. Or just irritate a whole lot of people. continue…

Google Patents Method for Imitating You Online

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A new patent suggests Google’s exploring how to automate individuals’ social-networking activity. continue…

How Snapchat and Instagram Could Doom Startups

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For many startups, it should always be a good time to sell. continue…

Why Did Snapchat Turn Down $3 Billion?

The messaging service sees its future as blindingly bright. continue…

Facebook Mining Leaked Adobe Data to Boost Security

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Facebook is mining leaked data on Adobe customers’ passwords to protect its own systems against intrusion. continue…

Facebook Opens Boston-Area Engineering Outpost

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Facebook has opened its fifth engineering office, this one in the tech-centric Kendall Square of Cambridge, Mass. It’s being called “the one that got away.” Though Mark Zuckerberg founded the company at Harvard, it’s taken nine years for Facebook to set up an official presence in the Bay State. A handful of Facebook employees have been working remotely from Boston, though. In a blog post, Ryan Mack, who will head the office, says that their work has included the infrastructure… continue…

Facebook Open-Sources Its Presto Tool

The distributed SQL query engine is designed with a focus on speed. continue…

Apple Details Government Data Requests in Transparency Report

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In its new report, Apple insists that it’s fighting hard to keep user data from the federal government. continue…

Twitter Pushing Rosy Future Despite Current Losses

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The social network wants investors to believe it’ll turn a corner and make hefty profits by 2015, according to a new report. continue…

Silicon Valley’s War on Snooping

Google, Facebook, and other firms are rushing to lock down their products and systems in the wake of NSA spying allegations. continue…