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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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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.

Nielsen’s numbers back up Twitter’s second-screen push

Twitter now has official stats on social engagement with TV shows to convince big brands that the network is an important ad outlet.

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Facebook’s app ads want you to act. Now.

Facebook knows when you've downloaded an app. Now it want you to use the app.

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Twitter Alerts give new meaning to crisis communication

Twitter's new program lets you sign up for push alerts about emergencies, disasters, and public safety information.

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"60 Minutes" in 140 characters: Twitter and CBS partner for promoted tweets

Twitter's Amplify advertising program will now push out CBS content.

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