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With the launch of its CDN, it's clear Apple is just as webscale as Facebook or Google

Apple's content delivery network shows how dedicated the Cupertino company is to digital products - giving them the same care and attention as its physical ones.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Social Software, Dropbox, Computers

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Click Orlando

Could Snapchat really be worth $10 billion?

That's just a sample of the reaction last year to news that disappearing-message app Snapchat had turned down a whopping $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook.

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Related Topix: Startups

Lowell Sun

Keith Urban: 'Horrified' by alleged rape at show

Keith Urban says he's 'horrified' by reports of a possible sexual assault at his concert last weekend south of Boston.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Police: Do not call us if Facebook is down

An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter on Friday when Facebook users called for help to report that the social media website was down.

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Related Topix: Startups, Los Angeles County, CA, Twitter, La-Crescenta, CA

The Washington Post

Facebook-backed app offers free Internet access in Zambia

Last year, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced a sweeping partnership with a handful of tech firms to connect billions of people in the developing world to the Internet.

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Related Topix: Startups, Mark Zuckerberg, Internet, Science / Technology, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Business News

Business Times

Student starts global class action against Facebook

Austrian law student Max Schrems appealed to a billion Facebook users around the world on Friday to join a class-action lawsuit against Facebook's alleged violations of its users' privacy.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software

Examiner.com

Gracie: Tabby beauty with the saddest face is out of time at high-kill shelter

According to Facebook: Greenville County Pet Rescue , this beauty is running out of time at the high-kill upstate shelter.

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Related Topix: Greenville County, SC, Startups

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WWLP

Facebook page helps reunite long-lost dog with owners

A dog who went missing almost a month ago was just reunited with his family thanks to some dedicated friends, complete strangers, and a Facebook page.

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Related Topix: Startups, Fort Wayne, IN

Tri-cityherald.com

LinkedIn stock jumps after 2Q results

The results come on the heels of better-than-expected quarterly reports from Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. that whetted investor appetite for social media companies in recent weeks.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Twitter, Startups, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

ITworld

PHP gets a formal specification, at last

Despite becoming one of the most widely used programming languages on the Web, PHP didn't have a formal specification -- until now.

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Related Topix: Programming Languages, PHP, Science / Technology, Startups

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Va. police: Respect the privacy of 'Woman in Black'

The woman wearing black, identified as Elizabeth Poles, was embraced this week by about 50 people in Winchester, Va.

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Related Topix: Winchester, VA, Startups, Social Software

The Times of India

Facebook friends for 15 days, man murders woman at first meeting

KOLKATA/BIRBHUM: After chatting with a Facebook friend for only 15 days, 42-year-old Baguiati homemaker Soma Ghosh agreed to meet him.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet services for free.

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Related Topix: Startups

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Newindpress

US Woman Sues Facebook Over 'Revenge Porn' Images

According to the lawsuit, Facebook ignored repeated requests from Texas-based Meryem Ali to remove lewd images purported to be of her, uploaded presumably by her friend Adeel Shah Khan of Illinois.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups

SFGate

Snapchat in talks with Alibaba after snubbing Facebook

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is in talks with Alibaba for more than three times Facebook's takeover bid.

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Related Topix: Snapchat, iPhone and iPad App, Alibaba, Startups, Mark Zuckerberg, Internet, Science / Technology

Fox News

Facebook to Kill Gifts in Latest E-Commerce Shift

Facebook Inc will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the world's largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Internet, Science / Technology, Business News

The Washington Post

'Spider-Man' fights Dubliner in street, goes viral

Dublin's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has become a social media phenomenon after being caught on video fighting a man who allegedly tried to steal his money.

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Related Topix: Startups, World News

Reuters

Futures up ahead of GDP data; Twitter soars in premarket

U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday as investors sought bargains following a period of weakness and looked ahead to data on economic growth and comments from the Federal Reserve following its latest policy meeting.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Startups

CIO

Amazon says $9.99 e-books will boost revenue, including for Hachette

Amazon.com believes that pricing ebooks at US$9.99 will boost sales by over 74 percent as the books are highly price-elastic.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Business Highlights

Dustin Moskovitz has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Mark Zuckerberg, Startups, Social Software, WebMD, Urban Institute, Technical Services, Mortgage, Personal Finance

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