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Instagram set to make 'Explore' more intimate

Instagram is taking some steps to make its 'Explore' section more personal, giving users more of what they like.

Facebook's next growth engines still warming up

The world's No. 1 Internet social network delivered its strongest revenue growth in several years during the first quarter, as its mobile ad business gained steam.

Male Twitter users biased towards women: Study

Gender bias is real on Twitter. According to research, twitter conversations among men feature fewer mentions of women.

Twitter releases new Facebook-like redesigned profile to all

Twitter's new Facebook-like profile design, which was earlier available only to a certain group of users, has finally been made public.

People most likely to unfriend high school friends on Facebook

Researchers from the University of Colorado Denver found that the top five kinds of people respondents unfriended on Facebook were: High School friends, other, friend of a friend, work friends and common interest friend.

LinkedIn's user base crosses 300 million mark

The business-oriented social networking site LinkedIn's user base has reportedly risen above 300 million people across over 200 countries.

Facebook adds new features to iPhone app 'Paper'

The social networking giant has added new features like birthday and event reminders and photo comments to its two month old iPhone app called Paper.

Twitter broadens advertising reach through app-install ads

Twitter Inc took a significant step Thursday towards broaden its advertising business by offering mobile ads urging people to install apps on its social network as well as through MoPub, the mobile-advertising network it acquired last year.

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

Facebook users in the US will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

Weibo IPO below expectations, raises $285.6 mn: report

Sina Weibo has sold fewer shares than expected in its US IPO which has been priced below expectations, a report said Thursday, ahead of its listing which takes place after selloffs on Wall Street.

US Airways tweets pornographic image, leaves Twitter in splits

US Airways on Tuesday tweeted a pornographic image from their official handle creating quite a ripple in the Twitter community. The tweet was pulled down about an hour later, but by then it had spread all over Twitter like wildfire.

Teenager uses Facebook to save Romania's stray dogs

A campaign is being waged by Ana-Maria Ciulcu, a 13-year-old schoolgirl with braces on her teeth who uses Facebook to appeal to dog lovers all over Europe - and to make sure the dogs go to the right homes.

Twitter buys social data provider Gnip

Twitter Inc said it bought social data provider Gnip to provide enhanced data analytics capabilities to its business customers. Founded in 2008, Gnip has a four-year-old partnership with Twitter.

Twitter lauds SC order recongnising transgenders as third gender

Twitterati on Tuesday expressed strong agreement with the Supreme Court's order granting legal status to the transgender community and hailed the judgment as a "landmark ruling".

China's version of Twitter set for Wall Street debut

Sina Weibo, widely known as China's version of Twitter, is set to go public in the United States this week -- after three weeks of sell-offs took their toll on technology stocks.
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