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LinkedIn follows Twitter, shocks social media investors

Another day, another shock for investors in social media stocks. Shares of LinkedIn Corp, operator of the most popular social network for professionals, fell 20 percent in early trading on Friday, wiping out more than $6 billion of market value, after the company slashed its full-year forecast.

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Twitter cuts revenue forecast, shares slump

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) posted quarterly revenue that missed Wall Street targets and cut its full-year revenue forecast due to weak demand for its new direct response advertising, sending its shares down as much as 24 percent on Tuesday.

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Twitter options active on deal chatter

Twitter Inc's (TWTR.N) shares jumped 5 percent and activity in its options surged on Tuesday on unsubstantiated market chatter about the company fending off a takeover bid.

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Facebook

Facebook brings apps, businesses to Messenger service

Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as the Internet company seeks to expand its reach.

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Twitch

Amazon's Twitch says its site may have been hacked

Amazon Inc's Twitch unit said on Monday there may have been unauthorized access to some of its user account information, according to the live streaming gaming network's official blog.

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Apple Watch

Nearly 40 percent of iPhone owners interested in Apple Watch: poll

About 40 percent of adult Apple iPhone owners in the United States are interested in buying the company's new Apple Watch, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Apple Inc. is expected to formally introduce the Apple Watch on their Spring Forward event March 9 this year.

Apple's iTunes, App Stores back online after unusually long outage

Apple Inc's iTunes and App Store came back online on Wednesday afternoon after an unusually long service disruption that the company blamed on an internal technical error.

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Visa

Visa Europe plans new security that could pave way for Apple Pay

Visa Europe has announced a new, more secure way for consumers to pay retailers via smartphones, a move that could set the stage for Apple's Apple Pay and rival payment services to be introduced into Europe in the coming months.

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Super Bowl

Facebook, Twitter lock horns in post-Super Bowl battle of the statistics

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc released a barrage of data, special "heat" maps and slick animations on Monday to claim the title of most-popular social network for spectators watching the Super Bowl, but a winner was difficult to pick.

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Network Hacking Drill

N.Y. Post says Twitter feed was hacked after erratic Tweets

The New York Post said some of its Twitter accounts were hacked on Friday, in the wake of a series of inaccurate posts on the social network relating to the Federal Reserve, Bank of America and U.S. military engagement with China.

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US Military

Apparent Islamic State backers hack U.S. military Twitter feed

The Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East were hacked on Monday by people claiming to be sympathetic toward the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids.

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Hacker posts client emails from Swiss bank BCGE

A hacker claiming to be behind a cyber attack on Banque Cantonale de Geneve on Friday divulged confidential client information after the Swiss bank failed to meet demands for payment.

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Amazon

Fundraising site Kickstarter drops Amazon for payments

Crowdsourced fundraising site Kickstarter has dropped Amazon.com Inc as its global payments processor in favor of Stripe, the fast-growing startup used by Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Apple Inc.

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Twitter says timeline delivery issue resolved

Twitter Inc said it has fully resolved an issue with a delay in tweets appearing on users' timelines from 1651 PST to 1830 PST on Monday (from 7.51 p.m. ET to 9.30 p.m. ET).

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Iran

Iran expands 'smart' Internet censorship

Iran is to expand what it calls "smart filtering" of the Internet, a policy of censoring undesirable content on websites without banning them completely, as it used to, the government said on Friday.

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