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 tackles 'myths' about Internet.org, says it's no walled garden

The service for underserved markets is only successful if it lets users reach the broader web, the company said Wednesday

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Greenpeace fingers YouTube, Netflix as threat to greener Internet

Rising consumer data demands puts a strain on companies' energy needs, says Greenpeace

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Google says its self-driving cars have been in only 11 accidents over 1.7 million miles

Google says in all cases, there was only light damage and no injuries. And Google, apparently, was never at fault.

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Some Flickr users facing browser support woes

Users have reported problems downloading photos or posting comments

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Facebook study disputes the 'echo chamber' effect

Almost 30 percent of news articles shared by users cut across ideological lines, Facebook researchers say

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Fitbit's IPO filing shows a strong pulse

Sales of the company's devices more than doubled between 2013 and 2014

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Lyft turns to Verizon for an edge against Uber

Lyft's app will now come preloaded on select Verizon Android smartphones.

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Intel increases its hiring among women, minorities

Intel's also investing $5 million in an education program in Oakland, California.

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New app can unearth video gems on Periscope

With Stream, users can watch popular videos on Periscope.

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Facebook will give you control over the data you're sharing with apps and websites

Users can now decide what types of data to share with third party apps

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Google extends Android voice search to Zillow, Shazam, NPR

The apps launch new integrations with the "OK Google" command

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Anonymous social app Secret shuts down

The app let users post comments to a feed without their names attached

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Airbnb's new app for tablets features magazine-style layout

Big photos of homes and the map view stand out prominently

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Apple devices may soon shine a Spotlight on tweets

Tweets might appear in Spotlight searches on Apple devices, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said.

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Twitter blames weak sales on lackluster ads, drops forecast

Sales grew by 74 percent, but below analysts' estimates.