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 reports strong Q4 as mobile ad sales keep growing

Facebook's overall revenue rose by nearly 50 percent, beating Wall Street's expectations

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Watch the snow pile up in Boston in this awesome 2 minute video

Thirty inches of snow, forty hours, all in two minutes. Watch the East Coast blizzard dump snow on IDG's Boston headquarters.

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Snapchat and Twitter violate each other's personal space

Snapchat expands in the area of news, while Twitter releases private group messaging.

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Yahoo to spin off its stake in Alibaba

Yahoo's fourth quarter 2014 sales and earnings both dropped.

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Facebook testing spartan Android 'Lite' service

The app is geared toward people in less connected areas

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Facebook blocks content in Turkey deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad

Facebook took the steps after receiving a court order

Twitter partners with Bing for language translation

Users can easily see tweets translated into their selected language on Twitter.

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EBay, cutting 7% of workforce, looks to spin-off Enterprise unit

A planned split of eBay's PayPal unit is also due this year

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WhatsApp comes to your browser, with a catch

Users can pair the app to a Web client in Google's Chrome browser

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Amazon ditches Wallet mobile payment service

The app let people store and use reward and loyalty cards for making purchases

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Google, Fidelity invest $1 billion in Elon Musk's SpaceX

Google and Fidelity now jointly own just under 10 percent of SpaceX

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Facebook to limit content flagged as false in news feeds

Posts that have been flagged by users will appear less prominently

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UK regulators end fraud probe into HP's Autonomy acquisition

A U.S. investigation into the sale of Autonomy to HP is ongoing

Hands-on with Neil Young's Pono music player

Detecting the supposed higher quality of sound in the new music player and companion music store can be a mind-twisting experience

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Tech giants increase offer to $415 million to settle no-poaching case

The judge will decide during a March hearing whether to approve the settlement.