Zach MinersIDG News Service

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

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Dick Costolo prescribes a fix for Twitter's growth pains

The CEO explains how 'a better Twitter,' not fundamental changes, might woo new users

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Google ad guru Susan Wojcicki to take over YouTube

The exec served as senior VP of ads and commerce at Google

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Twitter doubles revenue but profit remains elusive

The site increased its user base by 30 percent from last year, but investors still pushed its stock lower.

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Alleged Silk Road creator indicted on 'kingpin' charges in New York

Ross Ulbricht will plead not guilty at an arraignment scheduled for Friday, his lawyer said

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Google Chromecast SDK lets developers super-size their apps for TV

The kit for Android, Chrome OS and iOS is designed for sending mobile apps to the big screen

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Microsoft, Google, Facebook show rise in surveillance requests

The latest round of reports come after an agreement between the government and tech companies about what information can be released

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Facebook gears up for its 10th birthday

The social network, now a billion-plus members strong, has reached the end of its first decade.

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Twitter buys 900 IBM patents, dodging a potential infringement suit

The patents likely cover a range of software and tools of interest to Twitter

Researchers create Android app to show when other apps track you

The app shows users when other apps are accessing their location

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Google sales rise despite Motorola slip

The company also had mixed results in its ads business

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Facebook asserts its success on mobile with another strong quarter

About 53 percent of the company's ad sales came from mobile devices

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Yahoo acquiring Tomfoolery, a social networking startup for business

Tomfoolery's Anchor product will be shut down, the company said

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Yahoo reports another sales decline as ads sag

CEO Marissa Mayer cited the company's investments as laying a foundation for revenue growth.

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Parents sue Uber over daughter's death, claim its app is illegal

The suit claims using Uber's app makes drivers unsafe

Executives at Bitcoin startup face money-laundering charges

The two defendants, who operate BitInstant, were charged Monday with using Bitcoin to facilitate illegal drug sales.