Zach MinersIDG News Service

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service

Reddit demotes technology subthread after posts were deleted

Posts containing Bitcoin, Obama and other terms were censored by moderators, Reddit says.

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Google will push mobile app installs in search and YouTube

The company's program works similarly to others offered by Facebook and Twitter.

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Where R U now? iPhone texts come to Glass

iPhone users can soon have notifications for texts appear in their Glass displays.

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Google invites Glass wearers to brave LA's beaches

Owners of the famously geeky glasses are invited to a run this weekend.

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Was Steve Jobs a jerk? Hiring case questions his character

Plaintiffs say materials such as Walter Isaacson's biography are permissible as evidence. Others call it character assassination.

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Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads

Participating businesses can now distribute ads across the Web, which look like Google+ posts.

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Yahoo sales sag with mixed results in ads

The company reported an increase in search revenue, with flat results in display.

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Twitter brings the data back home by acquiring Gnip

Twitter is acquiring longtime data analysis provider Gnip

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Google's Titan drone purchase about more than Internet access

Titan's team will work both with Project Loon and the Google Maps teams

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Report: Google to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace, previously wooed by Facebook

New Mexico-based Titan's aircraft are designed to stay aloft for years and can provide voice and data services

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Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results

The move, in early discussions, would add a layer of security for Web users.

Facebook's government request report adds Instagram -- duck face and all

Facebook received about 12,600 US law enforcement requests in the second half of 2013

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FTC clears Facebook's WhatsApp deal, but warns on data collection

The FTC opened the way for Facebook to complete its WhatsApp acquisition, but urged caution in how they deal with user data. And if they don't...

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Google amps up fight against malicious apps with enhanced Android security

A small number of people could see warnings with the new system, Google said.

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Why more businesses are unfriending Facebook

Eat24 isn't the only one. Other businesses that advertise on Facebook show signs of growing frustration.