Zach MinersIDG News Service

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

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Obama to meet tech leaders on Healthcare.gov site, surveillance

The meeting follows waves of disclosures related to government surveillance

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CEO Marissa Mayer 'very sorry' for Yahoo Mail outage

Access has been restored to almost everyone, the Yahoo CEO said.

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The Kardashians hint at marketing potential for Instagram's messenger

Instagram Direct could help some brands boost their engagement, as a pack of inescapable reality TV stars proved.

Twitter expands keyword targeting so Nestlé knows you 'luv' coffee

Twitter said the new capabilities won't increase the number of ads users see in their feeds.

Yahoo Mail still down for some users, after an attempted fix

Some users have been unable to access Yahoo Mail for multiple days.

Twitter simplifies messaging, adds photos to DMs

Direct messaging has been made more intuitive on the company's mobile apps

Twitter, the protector of news?

Twitter's head of News -- Vivian Schiller -- reveals some of the thinking behind her company's news ambitions.

3 reasons bitcoins aren't in your wallet yet

Security and flexibility are among several big challenges for wider adoption of the virtual currencies, experts say.

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Yahoo buys concert live-streaming startup Evntlive

The Internet company could expand its entertainment offerings through the deal.

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Should Facebook, Yahoo, and Twitter really judge what's news?

Some new features show a growing interest in keeping users informed

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Twitter gobbles up more cookies with retargeted ads, says users have privacy choices

Twitter will start delivering targeted ads on mobile devices based on Web browsing data

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Fatal PS4 robbery attempt highlights dangers of selling online

Those using sites like Craigslist should be careful this holiday season, police said

Report: Apple buys Topsy for at least $200 million, gaining deep access to Twitter

Topsy analyzes social data across the Web, including all of Twitter's stream

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Yahoo buys SkyPhrase to better understand natural language

Enhanced fantasy sports apps might be developed with SkyPhrase technology.

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The price of one bitcoin surpasses $1000 on Mt. Gox

Is there a new level of interest in the virtual currency? Or a bit of mania?