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Facebook ventures into social discovery with Find Friends Nearby

Facebook is testing a mobile-only feature, called Find Friends Nearby, that allows users to connect with new social contacts based on who is nearby and using a browser.

Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2 billion

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Yammer, a maker of cloud-based enterprise social networking software, for $1.2 billion in cash.

Remains of the Day: Veni, vidi, vici

The App Stores come to more than 30 new countries, Facebook comes to a deal with a new recruit from Apple, and Acer's founder comes to terms with the new Microsoft.

Twitter explains outage, apologizes for downtime

Twitter was forced to roll back its software to a previous stable version on Thursday in order to restore service after a two-hour outage.

Researcher: Face.com iOS flaw could have allowed Facebook, Twitter account hijacking

Facial recognition start-up Face.com patched a vulnerability in its Klik iOS app that could have allowed attackers to hijack its users' Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Twitter crashes twice Thursday

Twitter went down this afternoon, got back up and crashed again. Twitter said it was working on the issues but that problem was ongoing.

Yahoo, Facebook said to be in talks to settle patents dispute

Yahoo and Facebook are in negotiations to resolve a patents dispute, an attorney for Yahoo told a federal court on Tuesday.

LinkedIn hit with lawsuit over massive data breach

LinkedIn has been hit with a potential class-action lawsuit alleging it failed to meet "industry standard" security practices in connection with a massive data breach earlier this month.

Facebook acquires Face.com

Facebook has acquired Face.com, the facial recognition software company whose products power Facebook's photo tagging suggestions, according to a blog post.

Facebook pushes security tips to all its users

Facebook has started promoting security tips at the top of each user's home page, with a link to information about scams, passwords and how to stay safe on the social network.

WordPress 3.4 offers hassle-free theme testing

WordPress 3.4 offers new tools making it easier to choose themes and format photo captions.

Twitter looks to get more interactive with expanded tweets

Twitter is updating its "expanded tweets" feature, giving users more previews, images and videos from a growing list of news outlets.

Social app Skout suspends teen community after rape allegations

Skout, which offers a social networking app for iPhone and Android devices, has suspended temporarily access to its teen community, after three cases of alleged rape involving adults posing as teenagers on the network were reported.