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Report: Facebook could emulate Twitter by adding hashtag support

Facebook is incorporating hashtags--a marker synonymous with rival social network Twitter--in an effort to more efficiently group conversations and drive advertising revenues,  The Wall Street Journal  reports.

Enterprises not interested in Windows 8, says Wall Street analyst

Enterprises have not shown interest in Windows 8 so far, which is concerning Wall Street, according to Nomura Securities analyst Rick Sherlund.

BlackBerry overhauls Twitter, LinkedIn apps for BB10

BlackBerry is upgrading its free Twitter and LinkedIn social networking apps for its new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system, adding a series of new features and improvements requested by users.

Twitter dumps TweetDeck apps for Android, iOS

Twitter is discontinuing its TweetDeck clients for Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Adobe AIR, focusing its mobile efforts on its flagship Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android apps.

Evernote breach latest in series of corporate compromises

The data breach revealed over the weekend by Evernote is the latest in a series of recent security incidents at online companies, including Twitter, Facebook and Zendesk.

Twitter, American Express partner on tweet-to-buy commerce

American Express unveiled a new program enabling Twitter users to tweet special hashtags to purchase gift cards and products.

Mobile is no longer the second screen

Another Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone, and in addition to the Baltimore Ravens, this year's winners include halftime headliner Beyoncé, commercial fan-favorite Budweiser and mobile. Analytics firm Flurry reports a 19 percent increase in app activity from last year's Super Bowl to this year's tilt, adding that total app usage dropped in aggregate by only 5 percent from the Sunday prior to Super Bowl Sunday--a strong indication that not even the biggest sporting event of the calendar year can curb America's app appetite.

Twitter overhauls iPhone, Android apps to improve content discovery

Twitter is rolling out updated versions of its flagship apps for Apple's iPhone and Google's Android, promising users more streamlined access to content.

Twitter scoops up Bluefin Labs to monetize second-screen experiences

Twitter has acquired social TV analytics firm Bluefin Labs. Financial terms were not disclosed, although sources told  Business Insider  the deal is Twitter's largest to date, indicating the purchase price exceeds the $40 million spent to purchase TweetDeck in May 2011.

Twitter's Vine updates App Store age rating to 17+ after content controversy

Twitter has updated its Vine video sharing application to an App Store age rating of 17+ following reports that users are uploading sexually explicit clips.