Zach MinersIDG News Service

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

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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.

Vic Gundotra, who led the creation of Google+, leaves Google

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Gundotra worked at the company for nearly eight years, also serving key roles in mobile and Google I/O

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Facebook tries to break the news with FB Newswire

The new tool will verify and surface news-related content on Facebook in real time

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Zynga founder Mark Pincus gives up day-to-day duties

Zynga's founder will remain the chairman and largest shareholder

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Facebook sales leap, amid a growing mobile ad business

Mobile ad sales comprised nearly 60 percent of the company's total ad sales.

Reddit demotes technology subthread after posts were deleted

Posts containing Bitcoin, Obama and other terms were censored by moderators, Reddit says.

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Google will push mobile app installs in search and YouTube

The company's program works similarly to others offered by Facebook and Twitter.

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Where R U now? iPhone texts come to Glass

iPhone users can soon have notifications for texts appear in their Glass displays.

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Google invites Glass wearers to brave LA's beaches

Owners of the famously geeky glasses are invited to a run this weekend.

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Was Steve Jobs a jerk? Hiring case questions his character

Plaintiffs say materials such as Walter Isaacson's biography are permissible as evidence. Others call it character assassination.

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Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads

Participating businesses can now distribute ads across the Web, which look like Google+ posts.

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Yahoo sales sag with mixed results in ads

The company reported an increase in search revenue, with flat results in display.

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Twitter brings the data back home by acquiring Gnip

Twitter is acquiring longtime data analysis provider Gnip