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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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In a flash, Instagram launches Bolt in select countries

Singapore, New Zealand, and South Africa received Instagram's new messaging app before anyone else.

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Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

Instagram is moving to full https encryption but isn't there just yet

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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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Foursquare ousts check-ins as it preps for relaunch

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

Live every day like it's Throwback Thursday with Timehop

This app creates a daily time capsule that's all about you.

App Invasion: Live every day like it's Throwback Thursday with Timehop

This app creates a daily time capsule that's all about you.

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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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Clockwise Podcast: Backdoors, public betas, social networks, and 3D

Apple denies it's made a backdoor for spies, one of our panelists brings a 3D TV into his house, the Yosemite public beta arrives, and people seem to dislike their social networks. With guests Philip Michaels and Dan Frakes.

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Pinterest peaks, Facebook falters in customer satisfaction survey of social sites

Though Facebook is the lowest-ranked social networking site in the American Consumer Satisfaction Index ratings, its score still improved over last year.

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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

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Facebook's new Save feature lets you read clickbait (and other stuff) later

Facebook's new Save feature fights back against the flood-like nature of the typical News Feed.

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Twitter tweaking Direct Messages for easier use across devices

Private conversations will fully sync across devices -- except for the messages you delete.

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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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Twitter and Facebook see a bright future for in-the-moment spending

Both companies are looking at new services around shopping and promotions.