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Snapchat CEO Predicts Facebook Will Violently Implode The Same Way Yahoo Did

Will Facebook go the way of Yahoo? Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel thinks so.<p>During the dot-com boom, Yahoo reached a $US128 billion market cap on massive, …

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The beginning of the end of Facebook’s traffic engine

“The losers are going to be external websites who have become reliant on the Facebook traffic firehose. That traffic is going to start falling, in 2015, for the first time.”<p>Virtually every digital publisher has seen two big trends in recent years: Traffic is up sharply, and mobile traffic is up …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

A Chinese Startup Made This Gorgeous iPhone Clone That's Thinner Than Any Phone In The World

The Oppo R5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world.<p>It's more than two millimeters slimmer than the iPhone 6, and it's so skinny it can't even fit a standard headphone jack.<p>The phone, which was unveiled at the end of October, is only available in a few select countries at the moment. It will …

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Facebook Search now lets you find specific posts, not just people

It's been almost two years since Facebook launched Graph Search, an ambitious and all-encompassing tool that you could use to search through your connections based on their Facebook behaviors. Now, the company is introducing its next big update to its search product, and it's the kind of idea …

'Haters gonna hate' is no consolation for online moderators

When trolls strike in website comment sections and across social media, we tend to look to curtail the perpetrators and help their targets. But what …

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