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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 30- Microsoft Corp experts concluded several years ago that Chinese authorities had hacked into more than a thousand Hotmail email accounts, targeting international leaders of China's Tibetan and Uighur minorities in particular- but it decided not to tell the victims, allowing the hackers to continue their campaign, according to former...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 30- Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it will begin warning users of its Outlook.com email service when the company suspects that a government has been trying to hack into their accounts. Microsoft told Reuters about the plan in a statement. According to two former employees of Microsoft, the company's own experts had concluded several years...

  • Out with baby kisses, voters want selfies Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 2:31 PM ET
    Donald Trump selfie

    Gone are the days when voters want politicians to kiss their babies or sign an autograph. These days most hope to score a selfie with a candidate.

  • Is Facebook only for old people? Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 9:12 AM ET
    Here's a picture of me (far left) and my friends Jared and Aviva at my fraternity’s annual fundraising event, in which you pay to pie people with shaving cream. A friend posted it to Facebook.

    Did Facebook jump the shark once parents and other "old" people got on it? Drexel University student Josh Weiss weighs in.

  • Dec 29- Twitter Inc hired a former Apple Inc employee as its vice president of diversity and inclusion, the micro-blogging site announced. Jeffrey Siminoff, who was previously the director of worldwide inclusion and diversity at Apple, replaces Janet Van Huysse. Van Huysse had outlined 2016 diversity goals for Twitter that included boosting the overall...

  • Dec 29- Twitter Inc has clarified its definition of abusive behavior that will prompt it to delete accounts, banning "hateful conduct" that promotes violence against specific groups. J.M. Berger, co-author of a March 2015 Brookings Institute "census" of ISIS Twitter use, which found that the militant group had operated at least 46,000 accounts from September to...

  • Dec 29- Twitter Inc hired former Apple Inc employee Jeffery Siminoff as vice president of diversity and inclusion, according to the micro-blogging website operator's employees. Van Huysse, who has been with Twitter for six years, announced her departure on the social networking website on Tuesday. Van Huysse in an earlier post had outlined 2016 diversity...

  • Twitter down 39% this year but analyst maintains $35 target

    Twitter is the fabric of the Internet, says James Cakmak, Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co. analyst weighing in on Twitter's future as the social media company scrambles to attract more users to the platform.

  • Cuban to Gates: Twitter's most influential CEOs Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Tim Cook

    These 10 social media savvy CEOs are ruling Twitter, garnering the most retweets and likes on the platform in 2015, according to CrowdTangle.

  • THESE were the most trafficked tech apps of 2015 Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    Facebook, Google and Amazon apps displayed on a smartphone.

    One analyst explains why FANG stocks will perform well into the new year, what could bring them down and which underdogs to watch.

  • Saudi prince invests big in Uber-rival, Lyft Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 3:22 AM ET
    Lyft app.

    Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding said on Thursday that it had led a group of investors that bought 5.3 percent of U.S. ride-hailing firm Lyft.

  • Rand Paul's 'Festivus' rant skewers 2016 rivals Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    GOP Republican Candidate Rand Paul

    Rand Paul celebrated Festivus, made famous by "Seinfeld," by launching the traditional "airing of grievances" on Twitter.

  • New funding will cut Foursquare’s valuation in half Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 6:02 PM ET
    CEO and Co-Founder of Foursquare, Dennis Crowley

    Foursquare's value is set to halve. Here's why new funding might actually mean bad news for the startup, Re/code reports.

  • No, Kim Kardashian didn't break 'entire App Store' Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    Kim Kardashian

    Kim Kardashian may want to break the Internet, but her new app hasn't destroyed Apple's App Store just yet.

  • Periscope CEO: How we're growing live streaming Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Co-founder and CEO of Periscope, Kayvon Beykpour, speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015.

    Periscope wants to continue expanding its reach with creative broadcasts, whether they are filmed on smartphones or drones.

  • 2015 sees Twitter tumble Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 11:36 AM ET
    2015 sees Twitter tumble

    Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein, discusses Twitter's struggles this year, and what investors can look forward to in the new year.

  • This year's big stocking stuffer: Apple stock Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Apple store

    Holiday shoppers are buying stock in the form of gift cards, and the most popular options are Apple, Alphabet and Facebook.

  • What's next for Periscope? Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    What's next for Periscope?

    Apple named live video streaming app Periscope the "iPhone app of the year." CEO Kayvon Beykpour, discusses growth and reach of the app since it was launched.

  • Twitter is granted a drone patent Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Twitter is granted a drone patent

    Twitter users may soon be able to take 'drone selfies.'

  • The year in hashtags Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 6:55 AM ET

    What were the most talked about events on social media in 2015? We have the definitive list.