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If US attacks Syria, expect more cyberattacks by the Syrian Electronic Army

If the U.S. government moves ahead with an attack on the Syrian government over alleged chemical weapons use, the Syrian Electronic Army is likely to step up its cyberattacks on U.S. websites, warns a cybersecurity expert.

Google, Facebook dominate 70% of worldwide mobile ad revenue

Google and Facebook will combine to control close to 70 percent of worldwide mobile ad revenue share in 2013, eMarketer reports.

Twitter hires ex-Ticketmaster CEO as commerce chief, fueling IPO buzz

Twitter has named former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard as its first head of commerce, renewing speculation the microblogging platform is plotting an initial public offering.

Twitter hacker claims to have access to every account

A Twitter hacker who uses the handle Mauritania Attacker claims to have gained "access to the entire database of users on Twitter" and posted 15,000 Twitter user details to the Zippyshare file-sharing service.

Researchers delve into underground market for fake Twitter accounts

Fake social media accounts are being used to distribute malware directly and to raise the profile of malicious sites on the Internet.

Most organizations kidding themselves on social collaboration technology

When it comes to social collaboration technology, many organizations that claim to use it aren't really doing so, and many others that do aren't using it to its full potential.

Spotlight: Starbucks ramps up mobile payment system

One in ten transactions at Starbucks' coffee houses is conducted using a smartphone, Adam Brotman, the firm's chief digital officer, said during the company's financial earnings...

Wal-Mart's lessons learned for social media success

Focus on delivering customer value--not just 'being there'--delivers results for retailer

Twitter's Vine stretches to Amazon's Kindle Fire, beats Instagram to tablets

Twitter is porting its popular Vine video sharing application from smartphones to tablets, releasing a new version optimized for Amazon's Kindle Fire. The free Vine app is available for download from Amazon's Appstore for Android.

Report: Vine shares on Twitter plummet after Instagram adds video

A week after Facebook added video capture features to its Instagram photo sharing application to combat Twitter's fast-growing Vine app, Vine shares have fallen off precipitously, according to data from social analytics firm Topsy obtained by  MarketingLand.