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1. Facebook officially launches 'Facebook at Work' under a new name

The social network officially announced the global launch of its enterprise social network—formerly known as Facebook at Work—at an event in London on Monday. The long-awaited and long-tested product is dubbed Workplace and offers a unique mix of Facebook's News Feed, groups, Facebook Live, messaging, search, and trends for company networks that remain separate from users' personal profiles.

Workplace offers companies exclusive features as well, including analytics dashboards, identity providers that let organizations integrate the product with their existing information technology systems, and multi-company groups that allow workers from separate organizations to collaborate securely.

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