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Facebook snaps up WhatsApp instant messaging firm for $19bn

Social network completes biggest tech industry buyout in recent years

BBM updated with Voice and Channels

BlackBerry updates BBM app with cross-platform Voice and Channels support

BBM now supports direct voice communication and Channels social networking across Android, iOS and BlackBerry

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Twitter trials Facebook-style profile pages

Micro-blogging firm looks to refresh its look as user growth slows

Twitter Transparency Report reveals 40 percent increase in government prying

Sixty percent of data requests come from US, UK fourth on list

LinkedIn buys job-matching firm Bright for $120m, reveals earnings slump

Firm splashes the cash but investors nervy on slowing revenue returns

Syrian Electronic Army hackers target Facebook

Hacktivist group and social network come to blows on hacking claims

Twitter records $511m loss for Q4 2013 despite revenue growth

Micro-blogging firm promises to "double down" on its efforts in 2014

Microsoft signs $15m Foursquare deal for location data

Tie-up between firms will "augment" Microsoft's services

Top 10 Facebook moments for its 10th anniversary

V3 charts the timeline of the dorm room startup that grew to a billion-strong social media stronghold

Facebook prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary

Social network looks back on roller coaster first decade

Twitter buys 900 patents from IBM to end legal spat

Latest patent transfer sees Big Blue benefit from its innovation strength

Facebook claims $1bn savings from Open Compute project

Mark Zuckerberg also claims huge energy savings from cross-industry project

Facebook introduces Twitter-style trending topics

Social network looks to highlight stories based on users' interests

YouTube appeases unhappy user base with improved comment management

Video network still has work to do on comment rankings, however

Facebook buys Branch Media for new Conversations division

Social media behemoth buys another startup to expand its own portfolio of products and services

Microsoft Twitter accounts hit again by Syrian Electronic Army

Messages posted by hacktivist group for second time in two weeks

Google creates privacy concerns with Gmail and Google+ email address sharing plans

Google risks fresh privacy storm with controversial opt-out plans

Facebook buys Little Eye Labs for Android mobile use insight

First Indian acquisition for social giant

Facebook sued for profiting from private message 'interception'

Social network faces more legal headaches for alleged privacy law breaches

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Skype blog and Twitter account

Security issues facing firms immediately on the agenda for 2014

Facebook reveals instant-play video advert plans

But users won't hear sound until they choose to

Twitter backtracks on user-blocking policy after outcry

Micro-blogging firm bows to pressure despite disagreeing with the decision

Twitter updates iOS and Android apps with direct message photo feature

Micro-blogging firm looks to private messages to capture new markets

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