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  • Twitter's slipping user growth spooks investors

    Twitter Wednesday reported that fourth quarter sales more than doubled over the past year, but the company nevertheless spooked investors by acknowledging a slowdown in new user growth and in user engagement.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin07 Feb. 14 11:48
  • Ad blockers: A solution or a problem?

    Ad blockers can make websites cleaner and faster for users, but they can also take a nasty bite out of advertising revenue. How popular are they, and what can site publishers do about them?

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell15 Jan. 14 11:34
  • Getting around Google+: A guide to the basics

    In the two years it's been around, Google+ has both grown and changed. In the first of three "how-to" guides, we tell you how to get started.

    Written by JR Raphael30 July 13 11:08
  • The social network wars are over. The winner: email!

    With every new social network and social service, with every new instant and not-so-instant way to communicate, email rises in importance. Columnist Mile Elgan explains how innovation has transformed email into the best social network.

    Written by Mike Elgan01 June 13 11:17
  • Free online productivity apps available now

    I'm looking forward to <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/tags/Microsoft+Corporation.html">Microsoft</a>'s <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/168277/office_2010_most_innovations_are_online.html?tk=rel_news">browser-based edition of Office</a>. While the company isn't leading the trend to cloud-based apps, it's certainly in the middle of the movement. Microsoft's suite will be released next year, but you can save money by accessing online office-style apps right now. In-browser productivity suites are typically free. Plus, I like them for lightweight systems, such as netbooks, where Microsoft's desktop suite feels too bloated for even typing.

    Written by Zack Stern15 July 09 09:01
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