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Facebook 2nd Quarter Results Soar As User Base, Mobile Ads Grow

The world’s largest online social network surpassed expectations on all fronts in the second quarter. It grew not just profit and revenue, but also its already-massive user base and mobile advertising, as well as usage of its “family” of non-Facebook apps like Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.

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Google Admitting It Can’t Compete With Facebook On Social Media?

Company vice president Brad Horotwitz, who’s been running Google+, said in a blogpost that users will no longer need a Google+ account to chat with others on Google products like YouTube. Any Gmail account will now suffice.

07/28/2015

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Should Twitter, Facebook Be Held Liable For A Terrorist Attack?

Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.

07/24/2015

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You Will be Watching Music Videos Through Facebook Very Soon

Facebook is trying to lock in licensing deals from the major labels in order to start the program as soon as possible.

07/02/2015

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4th Of July Safety At California State Parks During The Drought

The holiday weekend is expected to be a busy one for many California state parks, and officials are reminding people to be safe outdoors.

06/30/2015

Pablo Sandoval celebrates his home run in the first inning during a game with Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on June 12, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Red Sox Bench Former Giants Star Pablo Sandoval For Using Instagram During Game

The third baseman liked two photos on Instagram during Wednesday’s loss to the Atlanta Braves.

06/18/2015

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World Expresses Grief, Condolences, Concern For Berkeley #BalconyCollapse Victims On Social Media

In a matter of moments the tragic balcony collapse that has killed six Irish students so far, and injured 7 more became a top trending hashtag for thousands of posts on social media around the world.

06/16/2015

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on July 29, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Can Twitter Get To A Better Place? Challenges And Opportunities Abound For SF Social Media Mainstay

Despite the buzz it generates in the media, Twitter has never turned a profit and its user base of 302 million is dwarfed by rivals such as Facebook.

06/14/2015

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FULL LIST: Emoji Twitter Hashtags Get You NBA Finals Pics, Add Team Style To Your Tweets

As the Warriors and the Cavaliers face off in the 2015 NBA Finals, we have a whole new set of ways to show our support on social media.

06/11/2015

Google Photos director Anil Sabharwal announces Google Photos during the 2015 Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The annual Google I/O conference runs through May 29.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Takes On Apple With Free Unlimited Storage Photo App

It’s the moment Googleheads have long been waiting for: a standalone Google photo service that offers unlimited storage of images and videos for free, along with some fun new tricks.

05/28/2015

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