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Twitter ups its search game: How it compares against G+ and Facebook's Open Graph

Twitter’s new search features are supposed to make it easier to find accounts and recent photos related to your search topic, as well as view a stream of topical tweets as you could before.

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Twitter tosses power users a bone in Windows 8 app update

Socialites who dig Windows 8's modern UI will be happy to find newfound support for lists, multiple accounts, and more in the Twitter app.

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Sidecar warns drivers to steer clear of airport after arrests

Sidecar is advising its drivers to steer clear of San Francisco International Airport after officials there started issuing citations to drivers for picking up and dropping off passengers.

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Google confirms it's shutting down Google+ Local for iOS

Google is shutting down the Google+ Local places and discovery app for iOS devices and will be transitioning its features over to its Maps app, the company said Friday.

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Vine coming to Windows Phone 8

Vine, the trendy Twitter-owned mobile video app, is coming to the Windows Phone 8 operating system about six months after its initial launch on iOS.

Fake Twitter accounts go for big bucks in underground

The underground economy that sells fake Twitter and other social media accounts is now so large that is it easily making millions of dollars for the leading abusers, an updated study by Barracuda Networks reports.

Pincus interruptus: Microsoft's Xbox chief to run Zynga

Zynga chief executive Mark Pincus is giving up his CEO post for Don Mattrick, who most recently led Microsoft's Xbox division. Look for a redefinition of "social" gaming.

Vine users on Android finally get selfie-esteem

Front-camera support comes in Vine's second Android update in a week, but is it enough to catch up to Instagram?

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Facebook makes us all QA testers, launches beta channel for its Android app

Facebook launches a beta program where people can try out early builds of its Android app.

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Twitter adds genre search to #music iOS app

Twitter is hoping to make it easier for people to discover new music on its #music iOS app with the addition of genre search tools, released Thursday.

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Twitter says error in 'routine change' caused brief outage

Twitter was back in working order on Monday afternoon after experiencing multiple technical issues earlier in the day that caused some users' tweet streams to not update, among other problems.

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Microsoft says social tools help foster productivity, but many disagree

Microsoft research released Tuesday reveals a split in the way businesses view social tools, enhancing collaboration but also providing security risks.

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