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.

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Oculus buys RakNet, whose engine revved up 'Minecraft,' 'Lego Universe'

The company will also hold its first developers conference in late September

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'Reading Rainbow' reboot coming to Android, Apple TV, Xbox

A successful Kickstarter campaign raised more than $5 million

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Lights out for Yahoo's Shine site, Xobni email apps, other products

There's a lot of house-cleaning going on at Yahoo headquarters.

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Bitcoin exchange Coinbase tries to quell security concerns with 'vault' service

The optional feature adds more steps to Bitcoin transactions

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EFF sues the NSA to disclose use of software security flaws

The EFF filed suit against the NSA and ODNI Tuesday, seeking information about zero-day flaws.

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Google launches 'cookie choices' site to let Europeans know how they're being tracked

With code, publishers can incorporate data notifications into their sites. But who's doing what? Google aims to let you know.

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Microsoft's crusade against malware advances to Kuwait, Algeria

The company files suit against foreign nationals and a domain hosting service

Get ready for more ads on Twitter

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Twitter opens its program for mobile app ads to advertisers globally

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MonkeyParking says SF shut-down demand is bananas

The public parking app company rejects the notion that it buys or sells spots.

Google, broadening its reach, tries for a snazzier look

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The company aims for a prettier and more consistent look for software with Android L

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Google previews Fit software kit for health-tracking apps

The SDK will be available in a few weeks and is aimed at helping pull together data from multiple devices

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At Google I/O, expect smartwatches as Android spreads to new screens

The Moto 360 smartwatch could launch, and possibly a mobile health-tracking system

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Yahoo launches Aviate app for a 'smarter' Android home screen

Aviate plays a role in Yahoo's efforts in contextual search

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Google opens Glass sales in the UK, for £1,000 a pop

The unit recognizes U.K. accents and the metric system, Google said

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Twitter keeps sending texts to recycled phone numbers, lawsuit says

A consumer who was hit with unwanted messages wants to start a class-action case