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Bebo founder buys back site for $1m…

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In 2008, Bebo founder Michael Birch probably couldn’t believe his luck when AOL paid $850m for his social media platform. Read the full story

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Racism, homophobia and anti-semitism kills off over-50s social network

A social network created with over-50s in mind has been forced to close because of “racist, homophobic and anti-semitic comments”. Read the full story

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Facebook discovering it’s tough at the top

At the launch of its new Graph Search function, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defensively invested a relatively high proportion of his time talking about user privacy. For a service that formalises gossip and provides a place for young men to stalk their female contemporaries, its security has been compromised too often for its own good. Zuckerberg is right to be concerned. Read the full story

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Zynga announces first wave of job cuts

Zynga, the company responsible for some of the most-played games on Facebook, is cutting staff and reducing investment in new products. Read the full story

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OFT gives Facebook’s purchase of Instagram green light

Facebook’s £641m purchase of social photo-sharing app Instagram has been given the green light by the Office of Fair Trading. Read the full story

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Blur set to debut new songs in Twitter ‘gig’

Ever-aging Brit-rockers Blur will debut two new songs on Twitter in a unique experiment into live-streaming on the platform. Read the full story

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Facebook & Instagram deal under investigation by OFT

Facebook’s $1bn bid for photo-sharing platform Instagram is to be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading, which has expressed concern that the social network might restrict both Instagram and rivals’ abilities to compete in the marketplace. Read the full story

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Twitter hits 10m tweeters in the UK

Twitter has revealed that 10 million people in the UK are using the platform to share their thoughts and feelings with the world, making it the fourth-largest Twitter market in the world. Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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