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Twitter, Yahoo reportedly considered what would have been a blockbuster merger

Yahoo and Twitter are said to have entered talks in recent weeks to merge the two companies together, but the deal fell through after some brief negotiation. If it had gone through, it would have been one of the biggest in tech history.

Blizzard is integrating Facebook’s Login and Live functionalities across all its games

Blizzard and Facebook are joining forces to allow players new ways to connect and share. Players will be able to log into their favorite Blizzard games with Facebook and livestream their action directly onto their timeline.
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Not for the first time, Facebook is pushing users toward its Messenger app

Facebook is warning users of its mobile website that its messaging capability will soon end. The move will force users who're yet to download Facebook's Messenger app to finally do the deed, enabling the social networking giant to further…
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Hey, look! Even the Zuck can get hit by hackers

Social media accounts belonging to Mark Zuckerberg were hit by hackers on Sunday. The breach may be connected to the recently reported LinkedIn hack, providing the perfect reminder for LinkedIn users to change their password if they haven't…

Weekly Rewind: Facebook's alleged snooping, Tesla's new doors, coolest hotel rooms

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
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Now you can take control of Facebook’s Safety Check during a disaster

Facebook's Safety Check will undergo testing to allow users to deploy it in times of large scale crisis. It has been activated by Facebook staff in the past for natural as well as "human" disasters.
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Muhammad Ali dies at the age of 74

Muhammad Ali, three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer, poet, and social activist died in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ali was mourned around the world and remembered for his bravery and sacrifice in standing up for his beliefs.

Model Mayhem back in court for case that could set precedent for website liability

Model Mayhem is heading back to court in a case that could have ramifications that reach far beyond the niche photography community -- so far that internet giants like Facebook, and Tumblr have weighed in.
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Interactive Pinterest pins let shoppers in Brazil bring offline items online

Pinterest is testing real-life Pins in Brazil that let shoppers save physical items to their virtual boards on the platform. Pinterest describes the campaign as "one of the greatest examples of in-store and online integration.”
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Facebook’s board prepares for a future minus Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook's board of directors is planning for a future without the social network's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Despite their strong support of the company's leader, the board believes it must be prepared for such a disruptive event.

Your Snapchat selfies could soon get the full-blown 3D treatment

Snapchat has quietly acquired augmented reality startup Seene, with plans to absorb its 3D imaging technology into its app, and related virtual reality projects. The move could spell the end for Seene's own 3D photography app.
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Instagram to start rolling out algorithmic feeds this month

Today, in a post on the company blog, Instagram announced that it would be rolling out the full algorithmic feed network-wide throughout the next month. This comes despite widespread concerns voiced by users over the change.