Zach MinersIDG News Service

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service

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Google invites Glass wearers to brave LA's beaches

Owners of the famously geeky glasses are invited to a run this weekend.

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Report: Google to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace, previously wooed by Facebook

New Mexico-based Titan's aircraft are designed to stay aloft for years and can provide voice and data services

Facebook's government request report adds Instagram -- duck face and all

Facebook received about 12,600 US law enforcement requests in the second half of 2013

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Uber now delivers packages with Rush courier service

The delivery service is initially available in parts of Manhattan.

Twitter kills its music app, which never got much play

The app, which let people follow artists and play songs, will be removed from Apple's app store Friday

EA Games site hacked to steal Apple IDs

The attackers sought credentials and other personal information through a phishing scheme, researchers said

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End-to-end encryption needs to be easier for users before Facebook embraces it

Facebook cites third-party services for users seeking end-to-end encryption

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Desktop app will help turn your voice into songs

Imitone aims to replace the amateur musician's MIDI keyboard.

Bitcoin is coming to Wall Street

The move signals a growing regulatory environment for the technology, and a recognition that virtual currencies need supervision.

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Class-action suit charges Mt. Gox with fraud, seeking the return of users' bitcoins

The exchange committed fraud by not properly handling a hacking attack, the suit alleges

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Lawmaker seeks to ban Bitcoin in U.S.

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia cited the danger of crime as a key factor.

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New York City makes room for Breather: Airbnb for work

Breather's app lets iPhone users unlock private rooms for work and conferencing.

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Sidecar tests trending feature to let you know where the cool kids are headed

Trend Spot would show users of the ride-sharing app which locations are trending in a particular city.

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Gmail adding prominent 'Unsubscribe' option to marketing emails

An 'unsubscribe' link would appear prominently at the header of some emails

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Report: Malware-infected Android apps spike in the Google Play store

Where's My Droid and Speed Night were cited as the most downloaded malicious apps.