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The Yo Copycats Are Here and Not All of Them Are Joking

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Jon Brod was surrounded by some of the most influential people in tech at the Fortune Brainstorm conference in Aspen, Colorado, last week when he received a message from his wife: “AHOY.” Then he received another: “AHOY.” And then another.

“She was AHOY-ing me, ‘I’m at the pool. I’m at the hotel. I’m at the meatball shop,’” Brod says. Except she wasn’t actually typing any of that out. She was just checking in with Brod using AHOY, an app that lets users — or, really, members of Brod’s circle…

Following Login Changes, Facebook Extends Social Login Dominance

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Facebook‘s recent login changes are returning some measurable, positive results.

The social network has extended its dominance in the area of social logins, now claiming 55% of all social logins, according to recent data from Gigya, social-login provider for customers like Verizon, CNN and ABC. Clicking “log in with Facebook” on a site — or Twitter or Yahoo, for that matter — is considered part of the social login market; Facebook is used more than half the time.

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Facebook Launches Save, A Read-It-Later List For Links, Places, And Media Pages

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Father Writes Open Letter to Daughter’s ‘Murderers’ After MH17 Tragedy

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A father from the Netherlands has penned a strongly-worded letter to the men responsible for “murdering” his 17-year-old daughter in the MH17 crash.

Hans de Borst lost his only daughter Elsemiek in the devastating Malaysia Airlines crash that killed 298 people on Thursday. The plane was shot down by an unknown offender over fields in eastern Ukraine

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Hans de Borst lost his only daughter Elsemiek.

The letter,…

WSJ’s Facebook Page Hacked With Fake Air Force One News

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A false report about the loss of Air Force One was posted to The Wall Street Journal‘s Facebook page early Sunday morning. The newspaper later said its page had been “compromised.”

The WSJ deleted the fake posts, but not before several users captured screenshots of the apparent hacking:

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Image: Imgur, Krishna Sapkota

The newspaper then posted a message saying it was…

Out-of-the-Box Approaches to the Job Search (That Actually Work)

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You’ve heard the commonly cited statistics before: 80% of job openings are unlisted; there are 100+ resumes submitted for every job posting; 50% of submitted applications are weeded out by software and never even reviewed by a human.

While stats like these should be taken with a grain of salt, there’s no doubt that today’s job market is highly competitive — and candidates should be prepared to go the extra mile in order to grab the attention of hiring managers.

This is particularly true if…

Did Facebook’s Slingshot Miss Its Target?

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Slingshot began with a misfire, and hasn’t fared much better since then

Facebook accidentally released its Slingshot app on June 9, then quickly removed it from Apple’s App Store. Eight days later, the social network officially released the app on iOS and Android, which lets users send playful photos and videos that then disappear

Now, one month after its official launch, Slingshot has effectively disappeared from App Store rankings

Her Likes Don’t Lie: Shakira Is First to 100 Million Fans on Facebook

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International sensation Shakira celebrates her life’s milestones like many of us — by posting a status update or photo on Facebook for all to see

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer announced her pregnancy in a status update in 2012 and shared the first image of the baby via a Facebook photo in 2013. Those intimate moments with her fans have helped her become the most-followed Facebook user

On Friday, fresh off performing at…

Her Likes Don’t Lie: Shakira Is First to 100 Million Fans on Facebook

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International sensation Shakira celebrates her life’s milestones like many of us — by posting a status update or photo on Facebook for all to see

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer announced her pregnancy in a status update in 2012 and shared the first image of the baby via a Facebook photo in 2013. Those intimate moments with her fans have helped her become the most-followed Facebook user

On Friday, fresh off performing at…