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Cloud
Facebook ad engagement equal to social networking, study finds
Facebook users are engaging just as much with ads as they are with each other, according to new data from Hootsuite and We Are Social. 
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Cloud
VMware shuts down enterprise social networking platform Socialcast
The Socialcast network reached end of availability on May 17, 2018, meaning no VMware users can begin using the platform.
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Social Networking
NYC hopes to help homeless with an app - is it enough?
With more than 62,000 homeless living in New York City, demand for shelter in the city has increased by 79 percent in the last decade.
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Social Networking
LinkedIn reveals its top Australian tech influencers
LinkedIn has revealed its top influencers in Australia, showcasing the strength of personal brands and how they can grow your business.
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Employment
The Aussie stats behind LinkedIn's 100 million APAC membership swell
8 million Australian professionals are now on LinkedIn, whose membership numbers across the APAC region have just swelled to more than 100 million.
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Gartner
How poor social media risk management can lead to customer disloyalty
Use of social media to build customer loyalty is a common strategy for major corporations today. However, it is a strategy that can quickly backfire.
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Facebook
What do Kiwis get up to on Facebook?
Key trends about Kiwis on Facebook: Mobile, video and dual screening
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Facebook
Facebook: Lots to say about the Cricket World Cup last night
The final between the Black Caps and the Aussies saw nearly 10 million interactions on Facebook.
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Smartphone
Kiwi baby boomers feeling patronised by tech companies
Babyboomers and seniors feel technology companies talk down to them
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Apple
WhatsApp for PC snubs iOS users
Hugely popular messaging platform WhatsApp has announced it has launched a desktop messaging option that allows its users to send messages via a web browser.
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Cloud
Facebook offers half-ass attempt at reducing hoaxes on News Feeds
Facebook says "we are not removing stories people report as false and we are not reviewing content and making a determination on its accuracy."
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Social Networking
Former Tinder worker to launch rival dating app after suing for sexual harrassment
It's a social discovery app where users will never get unwanted matches and unlike other apps, Bumble suggests matches based on more ‘relevant signals’.
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Facebook
Find My Next Ride
Think Facebook and Trademe combined. Users can interact with each other, ask questions, post pictures, update their status and watch videos.
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Apps
Kiwis turn to tech for real life neighbour connections
Social networking across New Zealand has become a little more neighbourly, with the launch of a private social network for Kiwi neighbourhoods.
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Facebook
A lesson in social Networking 101
Let's take a look at some of the most basic social networking tenets.
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Apple
Let's talk about your Facebook Addiction crisis...
Do you check Facebook every morning like the morning paper? Do you cry if your friend list gets smaller without you knowing?
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Big Data
Will your organisation face an information crisis by 2017?
The rise of big data, social networking and mobile interactions is forcing organisations to focus on the enterprise information that is most relevant,
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Facebook
Too much Facebook is unhealthy
Social networking site admits excessive use online is bad for users.
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Apps
Father Face Blocks young daughter
A Nelson dad has created an application blocking Facebook in homes at the click of a button.
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Cloud
Facebook trialling parental controls for under-13s
Social networking site looking to offer special accounts for 'tween' users.
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Google
Google: 170 million people have ‘upgraded’ to Google+ - Updated
Google reps explain what usage figure really means - and it's not much really.
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Network Infrastructure
Bench press for success
Workout networking, or 'sweatworking', may be the newest way to get ahead in business, but taking a break could actually be better for your Start Up.
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Email
Could your business ban email?
Boss of French IT firm would rather call or text, and wants 80,000 employees to do the same.
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Social Media
22-year-old social network whiz passes away
Co-founder of open source network Diaspora dies just as project was due to launch.