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Whiskey is a social lubricant and a social network, thanks to Distiller

The whiskey recommendation engine is now giving discerning drinkers a way to chat about booze.

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Meet Bleep, BitTorrent’s invite-only serverless chat app

Worried about your messages being intercepted? BitTorrent has a new app for you.

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Facebook gives up on Gifts, again

The social network wants you to buy stuff from your News Feed, but gift cards weren’t that appealing.

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Twitter fights off fear of failure with solid second quarter numbers

The social network has struggled to prove its worth, but finally shows signs of success after the World Cup.

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Batten down the hatches: Airbnb steps up to help cities prep for disasters

Sharing economy start-ups are partnering with the White House to be ready for emergencies.

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Uber now lets your company pick up the tab for business travel

Execs have long used Uber to get to meetings or the airport, but now the car-hailing app is making it easier to expense those rides.

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Airbnb gets down to business by helping you expense work travel

The travel site launched a new option for road warriors to make it easier to find, and pay for, an Airbnb.

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Uber squashes hack that unveiled secret passenger ratings

An industrious engineer figured out how to see his Uber score, but the company quickly killed the work-around.

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Lyft to launch in NYC on Friday, for real this time

In New York, Lyft drivers won’t be regular people accepting donations for rides. They’ll be taxi drivers.

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Foursquare ousts check-ins as it preps for relaunch

Thursday marks the official move of Foursquare check-ins to its spin-off app Swarm.

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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.