Zach MinersIDG News Service

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

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Facebook testing mobile searches for old posts

The feature lets users search for posts they've previously seen from friends and Pages.

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Google's Project Wing building drone delivery service

Google's unmanned flying vehicles could one day deliver retail items to people's homes

Poaching drivers may be the norm for ride-sharing companies

Uber has tried to recruit Sidecar drivers too, the company's CEO said

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Reports: Amazon will pay $1 billion to buy video-game streaming site Twitch

The deal was reached after talks with Google cooled, The Wall Street Journal said

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Airbnb to reveal 124 New York hosts to attorney general

New York's attorney general is conducting an investigation into whether people are using Airbnb's service in violation of state and local laws.

Analysis of Ferguson tweets shows Twitter's quick grip on the news

Nearly 150,000 tweets appeared a full two days before cable news networks covered it

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Paid YouTube Music service could be a gateway drug to other Google offerings

Premium content, not a lack of ads, might be the real draw

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Uber hires an Obama insider for its political fights

David Plouffe, a former Obama campaign manager, will become Uber's senior vice president of policy and strategy.

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Rivalry between Uber and Lyft gets ugly

The finger-pointing continues between the ride-sharing services, which both accuse the other of ordering and canceling thousands of rides.

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Twitter sets the stage for video ads

A new program, now in beta, allows for paid video content in people's feeds.

Lyft accuses rival Uber of dirty ride-sharing tricks

Lyft says that Uber employees have ordered and cancelled thousands of Lyft rides since last fall, hurting its business.

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Facebook moves all mobile chat to Messenger app

You'll no longer be able to send messages from Facebook's main mobile app

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Facebook isn't giving up on search

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his company's indexing efforts are a years-long process.

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Mobile ads help Facebook report a big sales jump

Revenue was $2.91 billion for the second quarter, with more than half derived from mobile ads

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Dating app Wyldfire tries to avoid creeps by letting women take the lead

Men have to request access or be invited to join