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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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Behind the scenes at Shapeways, New York's 3D-printing marketplace

Shapeways churns out everything from designer gowns to iPhone cases, using nothing but a printer and some nylon powder.

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How San Francisco is using social networks to get ready for The Big One

The city by the bay is getting ready for a disaster by launching a social initiative, SF72, with ties to Facebook, Twitter, and Airbnb.

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Teens' public Facebook posts are guaranteed to cause controversy

Facebook is lifting restrictions on teens' privacy settings, which is sure to anger parents.

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New Twitter feature opens direct message floodgates

Spammers, rejoice! A new opt-in setting lets anyone send you a direct message on Twitter.

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How to stay private now that anyone can find you on Facebook

Facebook is making it easier for people to find you, so it’s about that time again: Check your privacy settings.

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Twitter optimizes Android app for one tablet -- the Galaxy Note 10.1

A partnership with Samsung resulted in Note-specific features like S-Pen doodles and multi-screen views in Twitter’s new Android app for tablets.

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Comixology app

Good news, dudes: Ladies read comics, too

One of the largest comic apps, ComiXology, says digital comics are opening the doors for new readers.

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Watch TV from a tweet with Twitter's new See It feature

The microblogging platform is taking this second-screen thing seriously with a new Comcast partnership that encourages users to use Twitter as a channel changer.

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Yahoo makes Mail beautiful to woo Gmail users

Less than a year after redesigning Mail's site and apps, Yahoo is pushing a fresh new look to kill the competition.