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Instagram takes another swing at Vine with embed codes

Instagram is finally offering an embed code for users to share public photos and videos on third-party sites.


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Google+ makes a Facebook move to show you links your friends like

Google+ already has hashtags, but now the social network is going full-on Facebook by showing you stuff your friends like.


Facebook's Graph Search starts rolling out to all U.S. users

Soon, everyone will be able to search for restaurants their friends like... or single girls that like to get drunk.

Review: Get those precious Facebook moments backed up sharpish with PhotoGrabber

This open-source freebie can help you back up the photos you (and your friends) have downloaded. It does have some restrictions, but it's under active development.


Internet fills gap as some TV stations shut down in Egypt

The Internet held up in Egypt as the military deposed the country's president Wednesday, with both the former president's aides and the opposition using Twitter and Facebook extensively to communicate with followers in Egypt and the rest of the world.

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Facebook might jump into news with rumored Reader

Reports of a Facebook newsreader continue to swirl, but it's unclear how the social network would present content.


Financial Times CIO manages media shifts inside and out

From the hot metal press to desktop publishing and broadcasting via radio or television, the media has always been driven by technology. Here's how the 125-year-old Financial Times is adapting.

Social mapping does much more than just get you where you’re going

Google is already a leading provider of mapping services, but it snatched up Waze because social mapping is smarter and more useful than just getting from Point A to Point B.

Microsoft’s Socl network steps up its game with animated GIFs, meme generator

Microsoft’s “experimental research project” in social search, aptly called Socl, is ready to compete with the big networks. On Tuesday, the company rolled out new features, including a meme generator and animated GIF creator.