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Facebook losing teens to Instagram-Snapchat

Facebook use in the US will slow as teens and young adults opt for smartphone image-sharing services Instagram and Snapchat, according to an eMarketer forecast released on Tuesday.

Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacks

A software that demands a ransom was the weapon of choice used in a wave of unprecedented global cyber attacks Friday that affected 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries.

Kanye West exits social media

Rap superstar Kanye West, long a prolific user of Twitter, has disappeared from social media after months of erratic behavior.

LinkedIn membership reaches half a billion

The professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft.

Facebook out to read minds

Facebook wants to read your mind. At least, when it comes to what you'd like to say or type.

Google Earth re-invented for new era

Google on Tuesday launched a re-imagined version of its free Earth mapping service, weaving in storytelling and artificial intelligence and freeing it from apps.

Streaming industry in historic win at Oscars

In a first for the streaming industry, Amazon Studios and Netflix walked away with Oscars, underlining their emergence as major players in the entertainment business.

Streaming subscription boom boosts US music sales

Song streaming on subscription services more than doubled in the United States last year, bringing solid growth to the music industry despite sagging album sales, data showed Monday.

Kim Kardashian breaks social media silence

Following months of silence, reality television star Kim Kardashian reemerged on social media Tuesday, posting a photograph of herself with rapper husband Kanye West and their two children.

Pokemon Go, Trump top Google trend list

The past year was a big one for Donald Trump, but also for Pokemon Go. According to Google's global trends report released Wednesday, the augmented reality game from Nintendo was the most-searched item online in 2016.

Facebook lets users click to report fake news

Facebook on Thursday unveiled a tool that allows users to report fake news, a move aimed at stemming a wave of misinformation some claim influenced the 2016 US election.

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