Caitlin McGarryAssociate Editor, TechHive Follow me on Google+

Caitlin covers Apple news, social networks, and the sharing economy from IDG's New York bureau.

How and why to use Google+, the surprising champ of photo sharing

Google’s much-maligned social network is leagues above the rest when it comes to photo-sharing tools and privacy controls.

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House of Cards reveals Feb. 14 premiere date for season 2 in cryptic teaser

We have a release date but no other details about the addictive political drama’s second season.

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Facebook pushes news to the top -- literally

So long, Lil Bub: A Monday News Feed update will feature news articles more prominently than memes.

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BitTorrent bundles Lady Gaga for Artpop promo

BitTorrent's first video series with Vice goes behind the scenes of Lady Gaga's new song.

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So much for that: Twitter ends DM experiment

The social networking platform has removed an option to let followers send you direct messages without a follow-back.

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RallyPoint applies LinkedIn's model to the military

A professional social network for military service members and veterans is making a play for employers to make job-hunting easier.

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Twitter’s IPO goes smoothly, still means little to normal people

Unless you're a Wall Street investor or an early Twitter employee, Twitter's IPO is a whole lot of meaningless hype.

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Facebook's phone-first strategy is paying off -- to the tune of $2 billion

Facebook makes almost half of its ad revenue from the ads you see on your phone.

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Facebook’s first real phone shouldn’t be a BlackBerry

Zuckerberg says hardware isn't part of Facebook's mobile-first strategy. So what's up with the BlackBerry meetings?

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Twitter puts photos "front and center" on mobile

An update for iOS, Android, and Twitter's mobile site makes tweets more visual, and cuts down the number of taps needed to reply and retweet.

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Google+ wants you and your photos to never, ever leave

Google showed off 18 new features to its slow-growing social network in an effort to convince photographers of its awesomeness.

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Twitter's new Starbucks e-gifts let you send treats by tweet

A little bird wants you to tweet Starbucks gift cards to your Twitter followers.

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Sharing with strangers: Fon wants to be the Zipcar of Wi-Fi

Add your Wi-Fi signal to the list of things you can share with the world for a price.

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Airbnb proves its worth to New York: $632 million, to be exact

Lodging platform Airbnb says it offers a big boost for New York's economy, in the midst of a tax revenue fight with the state Attorney General.

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Facebook is broken: Status update error messages abound

If you try to post a status update on Facebook this morning, it probably won't let you.

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