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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.

WordPress 3.4 offers hassle-free theme testing

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

Facebook, Twitter, Google, AOL join new alliance to fight 'bad ads'

Facebook, Google, Twitter, and AOL have joined an alliance that has been set up to counter "bad ads," including those that deliver malware, direct users to scams, or try to sell counterfeit goods, said StopBadware, the promoters of the alliance.

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.