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Twitter's shares jump on takeover talks report

Twitter's shares got their biggest bump in two years on Friday as it was reported to be talking with several tech companies - including Alphabet's Google and Salesforce.com - about being bought.

Twitter's shares got their biggest bump in two years on Friday as it was reported to be talking with several tech companies - including Alphabet's Google and Salesforce.com - about being bought.

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Fears online sex tape shame prompted suicide

An Italian woman who was subjected to online abuse after an explicit video of her went viral has killed herself.

An Italian woman who was subjected to online abuse after an explicit video of her went viral has killed herself.

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Iran arrests female models for posing without hijabs

Iran has arrested fashion models active on social media sites after Tehran’s top leader declared war on un-Islamic thoughts on the internet. Eight

Iran has arrested fashion models active on social media sites after Tehran’s top leader declared war on un-Islamic thoughts on the internet. Eight

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Internet reimagined in Italian village

The rural Italian village of Civitacampomarano was largely bypassed by the technologies of the 21st century. Until artist Biancoshock arrived. Under

The rural Italian village of Civitacampomarano was largely bypassed by the technologies of the 21st century. Until artist Biancoshock arrived. Under

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Euronews and Africanews: a new media group serving news diversity

It’s been a year of change for Euronews: a new majority shareholder, a new world headquarters and the arrival of a new sister channel – Africanews

It’s been a year of change for Euronews: a new majority shareholder, a new world headquarters and the arrival of a new sister channel – Africanews

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UK man charged with inciting racial hatred after Brussels Tweet

A man from London has been charged by police with inciting after sending a tweet in which he says he asked a Muslim woman to explain the Brussels

A man from London has been charged by police with inciting after sending a tweet in which he says he asked a Muslim woman to explain the Brussels

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#JeSuisBruxelles: social media reacts to Brussels attacks

As has become customary in the wake of such terrorist attacks, people rushed to social networks to express their feelings of sadness, solidarity

As has become customary in the wake of such terrorist attacks, people rushed to social networks to express their feelings of sadness, solidarity

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Ten years of Twitter, but still no profit

It is exactly 10 years since Twitter came into being, during which time the social media website has had a big impact on internet culture but its financial road had been a rocky one.

It is exactly 10 years since Twitter came into being, during which time the social media website has had a big impact on internet culture but its financial road had been a rocky one.

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The world says goodbye to memes mocking Leonardo DiCaprio

For years, people have poked fun at Leonardo DiCaprio and his bad luck when it comes to the Oscars. Until 2016 the actor had been nominated three

For years, people have poked fun at Leonardo DiCaprio and his bad luck when it comes to the Oscars. Until 2016 the actor had been nominated three

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LinkedIn shares plunge on weak earnings and profit forecast

LinkedIn's shares slump after it disappoints Wall Street with its forecast and profit. Efforts to strengthen its core recruitment business hit by economic slowdown.

LinkedIn's shares slump after it disappoints Wall Street with its forecast and profit. Efforts to strengthen its core recruitment business hit by economic slowdown.

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Private gun adverts to be prohibited on Facebook

Private firearms transactions coordinated on Facebook or its Instagram photo-sharing service should become a thing of the past under new measures

Private firearms transactions coordinated on Facebook or its Instagram photo-sharing service should become a thing of the past under new measures

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Oil prices to stay low, Russia suffers

The World Bank has slashed its forecast for oil prices, saying the cost of a barrel of crude will stay near the current lows for the rest of 2016

The World Bank has slashed its forecast for oil prices, saying the cost of a barrel of crude will stay near the current lows for the rest of 2016

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US presidential race - will 2016 be the Snapchat election?

American political campaigns have come a long way since a certain Barack Obama was successfully able to mobilize the grassroots votes through social

American political campaigns have come a long way since a certain Barack Obama was successfully able to mobilize the grassroots votes through social

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David Bowie: Social media overwhelmed with tributes

Tributes poured in on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social network feeds to celebrate the life and death of David Bowie. The singer lost

Tributes poured in on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social network feeds to celebrate the life and death of David Bowie. The singer lost

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Facebook gets professional with Facebook at Work

Facebook has come a long way from being just a place to link up with friends or meet a partner. Now the social media giant says it is going to muscle

Facebook has come a long way from being just a place to link up with friends or meet a partner. Now the social media giant says it is going to muscle

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Telegram messaging app struggles to block ISIS sites

Stung by revelations that ISIS was using the ultra-secure messaging app Telegram, the Berlin-based service has been racing to shut down dozens of

Stung by revelations that ISIS was using the ultra-secure messaging app Telegram, the Berlin-based service has been racing to shut down dozens of

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'Anonymous' hackers' group declares 'war' on ISIL

The hackers’ collective known as “Anonymous” has apparently responded to the attacks on Paris by declaring war on ISIL in a video posted on YouTube

The hackers’ collective known as “Anonymous” has apparently responded to the attacks on Paris by declaring war on ISIL in a video posted on YouTube

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Christmas cup blackens Starbucks image in online attacks

In the ‘tempest in a teacup’ category — only here it’s a coffee cup — some American conservatives are seeing red. They have accused the

In the ‘tempest in a teacup’ category — only here it’s a coffee cup — some American conservatives are seeing red. They have accused the

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Facebook given 48 hours to quit tracking Internet users in Belgium

Facebook has been given 48 hours by a Belgian court to stop tracking Internet users who don’t have profiles with the social media company, or face

Facebook has been given 48 hours by a Belgian court to stop tracking Internet users who don’t have profiles with the social media company, or face

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China promotes five year development plan with animated music video

Perhaps the launch of China’s 13th five year plan for economic and social development hasn’t caught your imagination yet? Well, that’s what the

Perhaps the launch of China’s 13th five year plan for economic and social development hasn’t caught your imagination yet? Well, that’s what the

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Twitter to cut costs and jobs in bid to revive growth

Twitter is to lay off up to eight percent of its workforce – 336 employees – in an effort to revive growth. The job cuts, mainly in the company’s

Twitter is to lay off up to eight percent of its workforce – 336 employees – in an effort to revive growth. The job cuts, mainly in the company’s

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Arabic parody of 'Uptown Funk' goes viral

A Jordanian comedy group’s parody of the hit song ‘Uptown Funk’ has gone viral on Youtube.

A Jordanian comedy group’s parody of the hit song ‘Uptown Funk’ has gone viral on Youtube.

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Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed raises Twitter stake

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and his investment company have increased their stake in Twitter to more than five percent

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and his investment company have increased their stake in Twitter to more than five percent

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Facebook to introduce the video profile

Facebook has announced it is to introduce new profile videos to replace the static profile picture. Facebook starts letting you add a 7-second

Facebook has announced it is to introduce new profile videos to replace the static profile picture. Facebook starts letting you add a 7-second

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Finding the truth behind the pictures, video and spin

If Russian aircraft take part in combat missions over Syria, the first confirmation we get might not come from the Kremlin. Instead it could be in

If Russian aircraft take part in combat missions over Syria, the first confirmation we get might not come from the Kremlin. Instead it could be in

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Facebook claims a billion users a day

A billion people. That’s how many users social networking site Facebook claimed accessed its site on Monday. To put it into context that is one in

A billion people. That’s how many users social networking site Facebook claimed accessed its site on Monday. To put it into context that is one in

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Half the world's internet users are on Facebook

Facebook says half the world’s estimated three billion internet users access the social networking site at least once a month. The 13 percent

Facebook says half the world’s estimated three billion internet users access the social networking site at least once a month. The 13 percent