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2012-03-21
Do you have tons of Facebook friends and often update your status? If so, you may be a narcissist, a new study suggests. Research from Western Illinois University showed a link between the number of Facebook friends you have and how active you are on the site to the likelihood of being a "socially disruptive" narcissist.

2012-03-20
It is not possible to dial an Iranian number from an Israeli telephone. It will simply not go through. That lack of communication stems from the government level, where there is no dialogue between the two countries aside from public speeches meant to carry weighty threats of war to each camp.

2012-03-18
Square, the tiny credit-card reader for smartphones and tablets, is the most interesting thing to happen to payments in a long time. Among the people who think its interesting are the executives at payment behemoth PayPal.

2012-03-15
If you use LinkedIn, you've probably told the site where you work, what you do and who you work with. That's a gold mine for hackers, who are increasingly savvy in using that kind of public but personal information for pinpoint attacks.

2012-03-15
Shipping companies may have found a new tool to fight piracy: It turns out, pirates like to tweet. Not only that, Somali-based pirates blog and are on Facebook, security experts say. And it is through social media that shipping companies are increasing their understanding of how they operate.

2012-03-13
While the Republican nominees beat their drums and stomp their feet and whoop "class warfare," we're reminded of another kind of war on class: That is people's seeming inability to be decent and sophisticated online.

2012-03-13
Google Doodle in Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Libya featured the theme of the late Mohammad Abdel Wahab's 110th Birthday. A cumbus mandolin with a pair of eyeglasses on top of it covered most of the Google logo Tuesday.

2012-03-12
Chinese censors are actively targeting social media to quash discussion of banned topics, suggests research.

2012-03-12
Spotify, the London-based music streaming service, is to launch in Germany on Tuesday.The subscription business already operates in the UK, US, France and nine other countries, but this marks its first entry into the Europe's biggest economy.

2012-03-12
Two Chinese online video companies agreed to merge Monday in an all-stock deal that will create a major new player in the rapidly growing market.

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