Zach MinersU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Zach Miners covers social networking, search, and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

Google teams with GoPro in broad virtual reality push

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Google is also opening its Cardboard VR device to iOS developers

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After medical marijuana, Sidecar eyes alcohol and pharmaceuticals

The ride-sharing startup has big ambitions in a hotly competitive field

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Judge classifies as class action an email scanning lawsuit against Yahoo

Plaintiffs allege that by scanning emails of people who don't use Yahoo Mail, the company violates federal and California wiretapping laws

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At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory.

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Oculus acquires image recognition startup Surreal Vision

The company's technology could help Oculus apps better mimic reality

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Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Some searches for racist terms that previously triggered the White House now return nothing.

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PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

One-third of all PayPal transactions now come from mobile, the company says

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Racist query terms in Google Maps trigger the White House in results

A Google spokeswoman apologized for the issue, but did not explain what causes it.

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Tweets now appear in Google search results

Actual tweets will appear on mobile devices, depending on the search.

Feds slap PayPal with $25 million fine over credit service

PayPal illegally signed up users without their consent, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said

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Anti-Islamic video could go back on YouTube after copyright ruling

The video, while controversial, cannot be removed on copyright grounds, judges ruled

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Facebook could cash in from Messenger games

Facebook is reportedly working with game developers to offer their apps in Messenger.

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Report: 'Buy' buttons coming soon to Google search results

The company will let consumers click to buy right from search results, the Wall Street Journal says.

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Bing joins Google in favoring mobile-friendly sites

The changes will prioritize mobile-optimized sites in Bing's search results

Reddit's new anti-harassment rules anger some users

They fear the changes will curtail free expression on the site, and questioned the company's motives.