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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: Check in before you wreck in

It's a Google-heavy day: One blog uncovers what may be the company's new tablet; a company executive says that Google Maps and iOS aren't totally splitsville; and Mac news is now de rigueur for Mountain View.

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.

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.

Microsoft's Bing counters Google with Yelp partnership

Microsoft's search engine Bing will now feature content from Yelp, an online company that helps people find great restaurants, hotels and stores based on users' reviews.

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.