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Say hello to Somebody, the world’s strangest messaging app

Filmmaker and artist Miranda July is changing up the way we send messages.

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How Instagram became a virtual mall without a buy button

Companies are finding creative workarounds to help you shop on Instagram.

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Burner phones and canceled rides: How Uber steals drivers from Lyft

Uber’s driver recruitment campaign makes the company look desperate and shady.

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Hands-on with Hyperlapse, Instagram’s super simple time-lapse app

Hands-on with Hyperlapse, Instagram’s super simple new app

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Poshmark takes on eBay, makes shopping more social with iOS update

The platform wants to become the Facebook for online shopping.

You’ll never believe how Facebook plans to fight click-bait

It turns out that readers don’t like terrible headlines that give no information, so Facebook is changing its News Feed algorithms once again.

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From the logical to the ridiculous, 8 more apps that should link up with Uber

Uber envisions all apps with maps to jump on board with its new API, but some just don’t make sense.

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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.