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Facebook’s vision for Oculus Rift realized: YouVisit takes VR beyond gaming

An educational start-up is using Oculus’ virtual reality headset to show students what life at college is like.

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How e-hail app Hailo is playing by the rules to take on Uber and Lyft

We sat down with Hailo’s Kevin Hatfield to talk about ridesharing, surge-pricing, and winning over New York.

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Meet We Heart It, the teen social network that brands are watching

Like Pinterest for high school girls, We Heart It has flown under the radar for everyone but advertisers.

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Uber’s on-demand ice cream delivery returns Friday

The company is expanding its popular stunt to 144 cities around the world for one day only.

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Facebook has a new app, but it’s for VIPs only

Mentions is an iPhone app that helps celebrities manage their Facebook accounts.

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Airbnb wants you to think of belonging, not eviction, when you see its new logo

The company is trying to remake its image—literally—in the wake of legal scuffles in NYC and San Francisco.

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Why Google doesn’t care about your name anymore

Google+ now allows fake names on the network, but that doesn’t mean Google has stopped caring about your identity.

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Lyft's brand of ride-sharing might not fly in New York City

Regulators consider Lyft's peer-to-peer model a violation of city regulations on for-hire car services.

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World Cup sets social media records with tons of talk on Twitter and Facebook

The month-long tournament sparked more than international rivalry—it generated hundreds of millions of posts, comments, tweets, and likes across both networks.

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Now you can see your Facebook friends’ confessions on Secret

The anonymous app’s Monday update adds a Facebook login and better discovery tools.

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LinkedIn buys Newsle to become the Google Alert for your professional life

The networking site wants to offer a Google Alert-style service for your professional life.

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New York attorney general sues to stop Lyft launch

Over before it begins? Lyft faces legal action from New York State over plans to operate in the Big Apple.

Airbnb revamps reviews to encourage more honesty

A better ratings system will give hosts and guests more information, and hopefully lead to fewer surprises.

Lyft gives its ride-sharing app a makeover before hitting the streets of New York

Sometimes you just need a new look for before a big event.

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Lyft ride-sharing service runs into trouble before launching in New York

The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission says the ride-sharing app isn’t authorized to operate in New York.