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  • Facebook kills Creative Labs, shifts innovation strategy

    Facebook shuttered its Creative Labs division and killed off three applications the team created. The move suggests the social media giant will be less public in its development of experimental services, but it could also signify a major shift in innovation strategy.

    Written by Matt Kapko09 Dec. 15 00:13
  • Marketing drives Facebook at Work deployment at Coldwell Banker

    Coldwell Banker's IT staff took a backseat to marketing when the real estate brokerage rolled out Facebook at Work. The program is just a pilot, however, and IT will eventually have to step in if the company decides to integrate the platform with corporate resources.

    Written by Matt Kapko03 Dec. 15 18:56
  • What 5 recent Facebook changes mean to you

    Facebook’s latest overhauls include updates to video, search, notifications and more. Here’s what you need to know.

    Written by Kristin Burnham17 Nov. 15 15:43
  • How a big U.K. bank uses Facebook at Work for collaboration

    Facebook for Work, the company's social network for business, has been available as a limited pilot for about a year, but the support of Royal Bank of Scotland helps legitimize the soon-to-be-released product for security-conscious organizations.

    Written by Matt Kapko10 Nov. 15 21:42
  • Popularity of messaging apps continues to skyrocket

    The market for dedicated mobile messaging apps may seem oversaturated these days, but demand for such services continues to grow. And there's no end in sight.

    Written by Matt Kapko29 Oct. 15 15:12
  • 5 ways to use Facebook Groups to grow your professional network

    You might not know that Facebook is more than just pictures of your friends' kids and dogs. It’s also a powerful networking tool. Here are five tips for leveraging Facebook Groups to help grow your career.

    Written by Sarah K. White20 Oct. 15 15:42
  • Google takes on Apple News, Facebook Instant Articles with AMP

    Google wants to play a more significant role in the development and delivery of news on mobile devices, and its new open source AMP initiative already has an impressive list of supporters. But will it be enough to compete with Apple and Facebook?

    Written by Matt Kapko14 Oct. 15 15:11
  • Facebook (finally) goes beyond the 'Like' with new 'Reactions'

    Facebook is set to roll out a new way for users to interact, beyond comments and the simple 'Like' button. However, its new 'Reactions' emojis aren't the "Dislike" option many users want, and they attempt to solve a problem that may not have a solution.

    Written by Matt Kapko09 Oct. 15 19:29
  • Does Facebook even belong in the enterprise?

    Sure, it may seem like your staff is spending far too much time checking their news feed, or ‘liking’ viral videos. But, beyond the privacy concerns, security risks and productivity issues, there are good reasons to allow Facebook in the office. Right?

    Written by John Brandon02 Oct. 15 15:08
  • What CIOs can learn from Facebook's use of open source

    Facebook detailed its philosophy on open source at the company's annual @Scale developer conference this week. The company’s head of open source also shared some related advice for IT professionals.

    Written by Matt Kapko15 Sept. 15 23:47
  • One billion people hated Facebook on Monday

    For the first time, Facebook recorded more than a billion active users in a day: Monday saw about 15% of the world's population log in to watch cat videos, argue about politics, stalk ex-lovers, and publicly complain about bad service...

    Written by Richi Jennings28 Aug. 15 13:24
  • Will stock, hiring surge at a more transparent Google?

    Google's restructuring could finally deliver to Wall Street something it's been after for years: more insight into what the company is spending on things like Nest, drones and health research.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin12 Aug. 15 06:50
  • Why you shouldn't accept every LinkedIn connection invite

    Next time you receive an invitation to connect on LinkedIn from someone unfamiliar, think twice before you accept. This is not only sound advice, it's part of LinkedIn's official rules. Section 8.2 of the site's user agreement specifies that members agree not to "invite people you do not know to join your network." While Facebook and Twitter are great for broadcasting random thoughts and bragging about your private life to complete strangers, LinkedIn is designed to be personal and relevant to your professional life.

    Written by Matt Kapko10 Aug. 15 23:42
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