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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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.

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Google reports strong earnings, propelling its stock

Growth in the company's revenue, however, has slowed in recent years.

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California fines Uber $7 million for not handing over service data

Regulators seek data including how often Uber complies with requests from people with disabilities

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Here's how Google wants you to buy stuff on mobile

Users can search for hoodies and buy an Under Armour item from the search results page

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Most Google 'Right to be Forgotten' requests come from everyday people

Few requests are from politicians and other high-profile people

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Uber settles suit over girl killed by driver

The terms of the settlement in the 2013 incident are confidential

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Fake Bloomberg news story causes Twitter shares to spike

Twitter shares jumped around 10 percent from Monday's close on the fake report.

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Google to reopen Maps editing tool after closing it due to abuse

The company will ask key regional leads to act as moderators.

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To Hillary Clinton, Uber is a double-edged sword

The presidential candidate also issued a stern warning to tech executives

Reddit chief Ellen Pao resigns amid vitriol, protests

Pao leaves after the company's firing of a key employee sparked a user revolt

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Nest, Amazon and their IoT ilk spark privacy concerns

A privacy group is calling for an investigation by the U.S. FTC and DOJ

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The vanishing: What happened to Google Street View's missing streets

Many towns and cities are littered with small gaps in the Google Street View imagery. Why?

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PayPal to acquire money transfer service Xoom for $890 million

The deal comes as PayPal prepares to split itself off from parent company eBay

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Facebook tests a new way to show video - and make money from it

Called Suggested Videos, a new feed will appear first on iOS, showing both partner content and ads