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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Facebook wants to make push notifications less annoying

The company's Parse back-end platform now offers A/B testing to developers, which can use it to test Facebook mobile campaigns.

Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

He was in charge of Google's robotics efforts, but now strikes out to parts unknown.

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Zuckerberg to connect with regular folk in first 'community Q&A'

The Facebook chief will hold the company's first public Q&A next Thursday. What would you ask him?

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Facebook: $15 billion of WhatsApp's value is based on what it could be

Facebook revealed the calculations behind the massive acquisition price for the first time

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Facebook sales, driven by mobile, shoot up nearly 60 percent

Roughly two thirds of total revenue came from mobile ads, the social networking giant said.

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Google's new Fit app plays well with Strava, Runkeeper and others

Fit tracks physical activity and serves as a hub for other health apps

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Bing emoji search brings new meaning to smiley faces

Yahoo also offers the tool. Google? Not yet.

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Startup arms cops with Internet-connected 'smart' guns

A sensor in the guns could give departments better information about their use and make police more accountable

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Twitter shares fall as user growth stalls

Twitter's stock price fell after it reported weak user growth in its Monday earnings report

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Facebook hopes to get people talking -- using whatever name -- with Rooms app

People also do not need a Facebook account

Twitter weaves Fabric, but will developers be drawn in?

Twitter wants to help developers build apps -- with more tie-ins to Twitter -- through Fabric

Twitter brings log-in via phone number to wider app landscape with 'Fabric' platform

The tool provides an alternative to traditional social sign-in

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Pew survey shows women bear brunt of online harassment

Younger women face severe forms of harassment more than men, tne survey found

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Yahoo squeezes out some growth

The company's mobile revenue was material enough to report for the first time, the company said

Your online TV watching is now being tracked across devices

A partnership between Adobe and Nielsen gives broadcasters detailed viewing data