Caitlin McGarryStaff Writer, PCWorld

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Twitter opens up direct messaging again, despite abuse fears

The platform is giving its DM free-for-all another shot, two years after its original experiment fizzled.

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Apple announces WWDC 2015 dates: Mark your calendars for June 8-12

Apple invites developers to "learn about the future of iOS and OS X" at annual conference.

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Report: Apple sold more than a million Apple Watches in the U.S. on Friday

The most popular Apple Watch preorder: Space gray Sport with black band.

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Apple Watch already sold out until June

All models will now ship in 4-6 weeks, even the $17,000 Editions.

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Apple Watch preorders begin: 5 reasons to splurge, 5 reasons to skip

Apple Watch preorders start today, but do you want to buy a first-generation gadget? We weigh the pros and cons.

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Apple will take Watch orders online only during launch

Limited stock means ordering a Watch in person will be impossible.

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Oculus's chief scientist: VR will succeed because your vision sucks

The fact that our eyes can't even tell what color that dress is? That's great for Oculus.

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How Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp coexist under Facebook

Could the three apps one day control how you communicate?

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How Facebook Messenger will help you discover new apps

Messenger not only helps you find integrated apps, but also give you a reason to actually use the apps Facebook told you to install.

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Facebook turns Messenger into a shopping platform and app store

The social network is changing the way you install apps, shop, and watch videos with new tools for developers.

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Why Meerkat, the breakout app of SXSW, is more than a flash in the pan

If Meerkat can continue to evolve quickly, it might survive Twitter's own live-streaming launch. (Despite its terrible videos.)

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Lyft takes over SXSW to prove it's nothing like Uber

Lyft CEO Logan Green on Uber's struggles, Lyft Line, and the future of ride-sharing apps.

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Location is the new hashtag: Yik Yak aims to be the next Twitter

Yik Yak's founders took the stage at SXSW to talk about Twitter, cyberbullying, and world domination.

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St. Bernards and free French fries prove that shameless brand stunts draw crowds at SXSW

McDonald's, Windex, and Dove have nothing to do with tech startups, but that didn't stop them from showing up at South by Southwest Interactive this year in hopes that the tech festival's patina of cool would rub off on them.

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Pebble CEO welcomes Apple to the smartwatch party

Pebble's Eric Migicovsky spoke to us at SXSW on Apple Watch, Pebble's new OS, and how smartstraps will take Pebble Time to the next level.