Zach MinersIDG News Service

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

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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.

Bot or Not? Researchers make an app to sniff out bots on Twitter

The app looks at public Twitter data to identify phony accounts.

Foursquare splinters itself in two, will launch new app called 'Swarm'

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Swarm will provide mobile messaging based on the locations of friends

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Facebook grows up as a software firm, though some developers are wary

Facebook's new tools raise questions for some developers at F8

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Facebook shows mobile app developers the money with new ad network

The Audience Network, now in beta, will support iOS and Android apps

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Bitcoin traders agree to settlement in Mt. Gox class-action suit

Plans call to revive the exchange -- which will be called New Gox -- are being drafted as well.

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New Yahoo mail app for iPhone delivers other content as well

The app, designed also for iPod Touch, provides news, weather information and stock prices.

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New Bitcoin student club at MIT will promote the virtual currency

All undergraduates will be offered $100 in bitcoins

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Heartbleed's silver lining: People are finally thinking about online security

The security flaw got more consumers to change their passwords and start using two-factor authentication

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Yahoo airing two original comedy series beginning next year

The shows will air on Yahoo on desktops and mobile devices.

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Can Twitter help smokers kick their addiction?

A clinical trial is looking at the use of Twitter to help smokers quit

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Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel agree to settle Silicon Valley hiring case

The class-action suit accused companies of entering into secret agreements not to hire workers.