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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Etsy dips toes into crowdfunding

Fund on Etsy, now in pilot phase, will let backers fund projects pre-selected by Etsy

Twitter adds autoplaying videos

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Videos will play automatically in users' feeds, without sound, until they're tapped on

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Facebook releases a separate app for private photo sharing

Moments will automatically detect people's friends in their smartphone camera roll.

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Four challenges for Twitter's next CEO

Identity problems, slowing user growth and abuse, oh my!

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Jawbone again sues Fitbit, this time claiming patent infringement

The suit follows a previous Jawbone complaint alleging Fitbit stole trade secrets.

Twitter, to curb abuse, lets users share block lists

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Users can export a list of the accounts they block to share with others.

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Get ready for more Buy buttons on Facebook

Facebook expands its partnership with Shopify for buying items in News Feed

Instagram cleans up its desktop site, enlarging photos

The changes bring Instagram's site design more in line with its mobile app

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Brace yourself for videos on Apple Watch

Twitter's Vine app will launch for Apple Watch later this year

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Facebook letting more stores ping your phone when you're inside

Facebook's Place Tips feature highlights relevant information about businesses in News Feed.

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PayPal users may get break on unsolicited robocalls, texts

Critics are upset that changes to PayPal's terms of service will let it ping users in these ways for marketing purposes

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Facebook's lean Android app is less than 1MB in size

Facebook Lite is coming to parts of Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe

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New Airbnb tool helps hosts figure out how much to charge

The company is also making some of its machine learning software open source

Uber CEO admits company is not perfect

Still, Uber abides by "modern" laws to protect driver and rider safety, Travis Kalanick said

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Jay Z tries to grow Tidal with a desktop app

Students can also get a discount on the paid music streaming service.