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Facebook revenue surges 39 percent but costs also soar

Profit shrunk as costs went up by more than 80 percent.

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Twitter mulling big changes to how you view tweets

The company is considering changes to help it become a truly mass-market service

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Google has finally figured out what to do with Google+: Downsize it

And best of all, you don't need a Google+ account to do anything else on Google!

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Meet Roust, the social network that gives political nuts a safe place to troll

If you're sick of political posts clogging up your Facebook news feed, send your "friends" over to Roust, where impolite discussion is encouraged.

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Facebook tests buy button on Pages to help small businesses sell you stuff

The social network's e-commerce efforts go beyond the News Feed and into your favorite businesses' pages.

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Facebook lets you avoid the algorithm and control your own news feed

Sometimes humans are better than machines are better at figuring out what they want. Who knew?

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Why presidential hopefuls are posting like mad to Snapchat

A full 60 percent of Snapchat's users are aged 13 to 34, which is why a full 50 percent of the current GOP candidates are seeking young voters there. Here's what's up with the social media platform that could swing the next two presidential elections.

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How Instagram spots a trend

Instagram relies on simple automated analysis of hashtags to understand the hot topics among its users

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Facebook's Zuckerberg wants to be the Stephen Hawking of social relations

What makes humans social? Facebook's CEO wants to know.

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Get your Snapchat fix with Facebook's new silly photos

Facebook's new photo uploader for iOS lets you make silly creations by overlaying text, stickers, emojis and filters.

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Tech throws its weight behind same-sex marriage ruling ... with rainbows and emojis

Companies are voicing support for the U.S. Supreme Court ruling across social media. Facebook has even released a filter for overlaying a rainbow on profile pictures.

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A Facebook account is no longer needed for Messenger

Now you can sign up for Facebook's messaging service with just a name and phone number.

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Facebook can recognize you without looking at your face

Facebook's facial recognition software is so good, it can identify you even if your face is hidden.

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Instagram makes it easier to discover trending events

The photo-sharing app gets an improved Explore page with curated collections, trending events and hashtags, and a more powerful search feature too.

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After photo leak, North Korea said to block Instagram

Fire at iconic hotel could be trigger for the country's first known Internet filter.