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Facebook buys video ad company LiveRail

Social media firm looks to boost advertising video spend

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Google to close ageing Orkut social service

Firm to focus on more profitable areas of its business

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Secret Facebook mood study raises privacy concerns

Experiment on user accounts has caused upset

Wimbledon embraces social media as tennis tournament begins

Andy Murray match likely to pose good first test for new tool from IBM

British Gas hit by Twitter phishing attack

Spam messages post phishing links

Facebook takes on Snapchat with Slingshot video and photo app

Messages are only visible once users have sent a reply

UK defends large-scale Twitter, YouTube and Google data snooping

Privacy International uncovers the mass surveillance of UK social network and web search users

Top 10 most read: Skype iPhone app, Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, .uk domains

We count down the most popular stories with V3 readers last week

Top 10 World Cup technology innovations and issues for Brazil 2014

From goal-line technology (at last) to social media overload, how tech will play its part during month-long football frenzy

Twitter to offer weather-based advertising, come rain or shine

Teams up with the Weather Company for temperature-based tweets

Apple acquires Spotsetter for social maps boost

Deal done on the quiet but co-founders of site now list Apple as employer on LinkedIn

HootSuite promises 99.99 percent uptime and mobile-first design focus

Social management firm adds 100 customers across Europe this year

Facebook arms users with Trend Micro and F-Secure anti-malware support

Firm pledges to help spot and clean infected machines

Cisco ditches WebEx Social tool, partners with Jive

Firm bows to power of rival by ending sales of standalone collaboration tool

Facebook offers anonymous app login privacy tool

Firm also brings in more granular controls for normal login

Google Plus boss Vic Gundotra steps down after eight years

Engineering vice president David Besbris to take over

Facebook buys Moves fitness-tracking app firm

Firm enters fitness market with yet another buy

Facebook profit triples to $642m as mobile use rockets

Social network releases first quarter financial results for 2014

Twitter rolls out Facebook-style profile redesign to all users

Redesign makes site look more like Facebook

WhatsApp hits 500 million users after $19bn Facebook purchase

Mobile messaging service hits new milestone

Facebook defends use of targeted adverts

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says social network is committed to user privacy and making advertisements relevant

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