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Spotify now lets you find out the top tracks amongst your friends

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Spotify on Thursday introduced a new feature designed to help users get better insights into the most popular songs amongst their friends.

The new feature is called Top Tracks in Your Network, and just like it sounds, it’s a new daily chart of the most popular songs across the people you follow.

Spotify has had top music charts for genres and locations for quite some time, but the Top Tracks in Your Network feature is something the company is…

Facebook cozies up to publishers with new tools

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Facebook is already the most important platform for online publishers. Now, the social network also wants to be the favorite

Facebook launched a new set of publisher tools on Wednesday that provide greater ability to target posts and promote timely content, as well as greater automation

The move comes at a time when publishers are basking in the massive amount of traffic that Facebook sends, while also voicing some concern about increasing…

50 most-tweeted songs of 2014

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This should make Pharrell Williams quite happy.

Clap along because Williams’ Oscar-nominated “Happy” anthem from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack tops Twitter‘s rankings for most-tweeted songs of 2014, edging out John Legend’s emotional “All of Me” and Nicki Minaj’ pulsating “Anaconda.”

Facebook was all about Beyonce, World Cup and the news in 2014

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Active Facebook users often post stories and comments about current events, the movies they’re seeing, their favorite song of the moment and so on. So it comes at no surprise that some of the most-discussed topics of 2014 are also reflected in Facebook’s trending data for the year.

Facebook released on Tuesday its Year in Review ranking list that looks at who and what most captivated the social network

To sum up 12 months into…

Join ‘Sons of Anarchy’ director Paris Barclay for a hangout ahead of the finale

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The final ride is upon us

On Dec. 9 Sons of Anarchy will close out its run on FX after seven anxiety-inducing seasons on the air

To celebrate and honor the show that’s really in a category of its own (if it had to have a name, it’d probably be “holy s—t TV”) Mashable will be holding a Google Hangout with longtime director and executive producer Paris Barclay

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Longtime ‘Sons of Anarchy’ director will join Mashable for a Google Hangout on Monday, ahead of the series finale.

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Join ‘Sons of Anarchy’ director Paris Barclay for a hangout ahead of the finale

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The final ride is upon us

On Dec. 9 Sons of Anarchy will close out its run on FX after seven anxiety-inducing seasons on the air

To celebrate and honor the show that’s really in a category of its own (if it had to have a name, it’d probably be “holy s—t TV”) Mashable will be holding a Google Hangout with longtime director and executive producer Paris Barclay

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Longtime ‘Sons of Anarchy’ director will join Mashable for a Google Hangout on Monday, ahead of the series finale.

Image: Courtesy of…

7 secrets from the Sony hack: Scripts, salaries, employee romances and more

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I’ve spent the last few days poring over the nearly 40GB of data hacked and leaked from Sony Pictures Entertainment’s (SPE) internal computer systems. The group responsible for the hack, which calls itself Guardians of Peace (GOP), claims there is more to come.

The rationale for the hack is still unclear; North Korea is a suspect and the FBI is actively involved.

As we continue to cover this case, I think it’s important to put into perspective just how disastrous this attack is

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‘The Walking Dead’ midseason finale set a new ratings record

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The first half of The Walking Dead Season 5 went out with a literal and figurative bang Sunday night

The series saw its highest-rated midseason finale ever with its most recent episode, garnering 14.8 million total viewers and 9.6 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen figures released by AMC. Those numbers represent an increase of 23% and 24%, respectively, compared to last year

These ratings will climb…

Belieb it or not: Twitter reportedly in talks to acquire selfie app Shots

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Justin Bieber may be set to cash in on his popular Twitter account.

Shots, a selfie app that has been partly backed by the pop star, is in talks to be acquired by Twitter, according to CNBC. Twitter’s CFO on Monday night accidentally tweeted about plans to go acquire an unnamed company, leading many to speculate that Shots could be the target.

Twitter and Shots did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The app has accrued a…

Massive hack takes down Sony Pictures’ computer system

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Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer network has been breached in a hack that reportedly forced the company to completely shut its systems

A Reddit poster and alleged ex-Sony Pictures employee has uploaded an image, which he claims appeared on all of Sony Pictures’ computers screens Monday. The image says the system has been hacked by #GOP, which stands for hacker group Guardians of Peace

The image contains a ransom-style…