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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Twitter surprises with a sales gain, but user growth lags

Growth in users came largely from people who don't hold actual accounts

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NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillence data Nov. 29

After Nov. 29, data requests must be made on an as-needed basis to the FISA Court

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Facebook opens Internet.org to more mobile operators

A new online portal will make it easier for carriers to adopt the Internet.org app, Facebook says

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Facebook prevails in shareholder lawsuit over IPO

The ruling looks to be the last nail in the coffin for suits filed in 2012

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LinkedIn makes it more difficult to download your contacts list

Gone is the option to instantly export your contacts.

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YouTube cofounder endorses paid version

YouTube is preparing to launch an ad-free subscription service, perhaps by year-end.

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New York City eases limits on Uber's growth

It's probably safe to say goodbye to "de Blasio" mode in Uber's app in New York

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Twitter will reconvene Flight for mobile developers

The event for third-party developers is scheduled for Oct. 21 in San Francisco

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NY judge: Facebook can't challenge constitutionality of user search warrants

Facebook had appealed a move to collect data about its users tied to a fraud investigation

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Yahoo spent a pretty penny to achieve unusual growth in the second quarter

Total sales grew by 15 percent, but Yahoo's traffic acquisition costs skyrocketed.

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Google grabs Pixate to improve its apps, and others

Pixate helps developers design and prototype their apps on iOS and Android

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Report: Microsoft paying $320 million for cloud security provider Adallom

Adallom provides a range of security and data gathering tools to businesses.

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Massachusetts examining how Uber, Lyft cater to the disabled

The attorney general's examination will consider physical, visual or hearing related impairments

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Homejoy's loss could be Google's gain

As Homejoy shuts down its home services business, employees reportedly move to Google

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The average mobile YouTube session is now 40 minutes

That's double the session time from a year ago, executives said Thursday.