Zach MinersIDG News Service

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service

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Wearables and design will be big at Google I/O

Best practices around design, specifically for wearables, will be a focus at next month's developers' show.

on techhive.com

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Google looks to unite work and pleasure by acquiring Divide

Divide consolidates work and personal apps on people's own mobile devices

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Google Maps adds elevation data for cyclists braving the hills

Maps on the desktop now shows elevation gains through a new graphical display

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Google improving Google Translate with Word Lens app acquisition

The company is acquiring Quest Visual, maker of the camera-based translation app

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Amazon's mystery locker is a marketing stunt with Nissan

One lucky person could win a car inside the San Francisco locker, Nissan said

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Hulking Amazon locker in San Francisco is a mystery

The locker, labeled 'Giant,' is a big, outdoor version of an Amazon delivery locker.

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Amazon, AT&T, Snapchat rated among the least trustworthy with data, EFF finds

The companies ranked poorly in a report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that measured how government data requests are handled.

PCWorld News

Target, The Gap and others form group to share cyberthreat data

A range of retailers will share cyberthreat data through a new center to prevent attacks

PCWorld News

Judge throws out New York's request for data on Airbnb

The judge called the subpoena overly broad

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Airbnb adds instant booking for sponteneous LA and SF trips

The feature, which will be added to more cities soon, is aimed at simplifying the booking procedure for mobile users.

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Tech worker asks judge to reject settlement in Silicon Valley hiring case

A lead plaintiff calls the proposed agreement unfair and unjust

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Facebook kills Poke and Camera apps

The apps were removed Friday from Apple's app store

Apple may buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, reports say

Beats is a popular maker of headphones and a new music streaming service

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Marissa Mayer tells you why you should try Yahoo

Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt, the exec cited News Digest, Flickr and Weather as services worthy of newbies' attention.

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Te gusta zapatos? Twitter lets advertisers target users by language

Marketers on Twitter can now target users based on their language.