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Foodmento takes on Foursquare for your restaurant recs

Both apps want to tell you what to order, but Foodmento takes a more visual approach.

Twitter intrudes on your Timeline with favorites that look like retweets

People are not happy about Twitter’s latest experiment.

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FAA says Lyft-like platforms for private planes are illegal

Turns out plane-sharing and ride-sharing are not at all the same.

Twitter promises to fix policies after bullies target Robin Williams’s daughter

The network hasn’t said what those policy changes will be, but it’s about time.

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Privacy vs. push notifications: My week with the new Foursquare

Foursquare wants to run in the background of your life, but it doesn’t really need to know where you are every second of the day.

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Line sends sweet music and stickers to help you forget WhatsApp

The free messaging app is appealing to Americans with an Ariana Grande promotion and all the stickers.

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Yo adds more context to the 'yo' with iOS update

The app’s use of push notifications may send tech companies scurrying to compete for your lockscreen.

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Now you can book a table and pay for your meal with OpenTable’s app

OpenTable wants to be a one-stop shop for your dining needs, stopping just short of cooking the food and pouring the wine.

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Move fast and break bread: The strange new world of meal-sharing

I shared meals cooked by strangers and didn’t die. Thank you, technology.

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Pinterest’s new messaging feature makes group planning easier

Every social network is on board with group chat, but in Pinterest’s case it actually makes sense.

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Foursquare finally pulls the trigger on its new app: Check-ins out, recommendations in

The revamped, relaunched Foursquare aims to take on Yelp with tips you didn’t even knew you needed.

Lyft launches carpooling service Line to make your commute cheaper

Uber beat Lyft to the punch on the announcement, but Lyft’s carpooling feature is a fully realized product.

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Uber’s carpooling service is like fare-splitting for strangers

UberPool connects riders who live in the same area to save everyone money.

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Taxi Magic becomes Curb to broaden focus beyond cabs

The on-demand e-hail app is expanding options with sedan and black car service.

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Scrabble gets with the times and adds ‘selfie’ to your arsenal

The game’s dictionary was updated to include more than 5,000 new words, including vlog, chillax, and webzine. Weird.