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Google+, Facebook duel is big boon for users

Industry analysts have suspected that adding Google+ to the social networking mix would force Facebook to up its game. And it looks like that prediction is coming true.

Facebook, Twitter boom despite Google+ challenge

Despite Google+'s making a huge splash in the social networking world, rivals Facebook and Twitter continue to grow at dramatic rates.

Twitter, Facebook light up after East Coast quake

Just moments after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast on Tuesday afternoon, Twitter and Facebook lit up with the news.

In iPad's shadow, HP ditches tablet hopes

Considering how hot the tablet market is right now, Thursday's decision by Hewlett-Packard (HP) to stop making tablets raised a lot of eyebrows.

HP shift on PCs could boost rivals

With Hewlett-Packard (HP) likely spinning off its PC manufacturing business, other major vendors will almost certainly be looking for a way to get a bigger piece of the hardware pie.

HP bails out on the PC

The acknowledgement yesterday by Hewlett-Packard (HP), the world's largest PC maker, that it is considering spinning off its massive PC manufacturing business means "they see the writing on the wall," as one analyst put it.

Motorola Mobility buy could boost Google's enterprise push

Google has been pushing hard to work its way into the enterprise, but it remains to be seen whether that effort will be aided by this week's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, analysts say.

Britain's PM considers social media ban to curb riots

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday he is considering a ban on social networking to help curb the riots that have rocked the country.

Cloud cures hospital's ailing email system

When Debbie Cancilla took charge of the IT operation at Grady Health System, which operates one of the largest public hospitals in the U.S., she inherited an email system that had become a nightmare for doctors, nurses and administrators.

Google+ set to become second only to Facebook

Google's fledgling Google+ is set to become the second-largest social network in the U.S. within the next year, according to a study released this week.

R.I.P. old Twitter; new Twitter takes over

That's it. The old Twitter design officially is gone and the New Twitter look and feel is all that's left.

Facebook use linked to teen psych disorders

Using Facebook and other social networks can have some significant negative effects on teenagers and young adults, says a California State University researcher.

NASA finds evidence of Martian water flows

NASA today announced that it has found evidence of flowing water on Mars during the planet's warmest months.

Google+ starts out far faster than Facebook, Twitter

Google+ is going great guns right out of the gate, with the site starting out far better than rivals Facebook, Twitter and Myspace did.

Twitter snags 'significant' funding, looks to expand reach

Twitter confirmed today that it has raised a "significant round of funding" that executives hope to use to expand the site's reach.

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