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Spreecast takes on Google Hangouts with a YouTube- and Reddit-inspired redesign

Large videos, up-votes, and chat are just a few of the live-streaming Google Hangouts competitor's new features.

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WhatsApp is well on its way to 1 billion users

Facebook’s other messaging app is celebrating a big milestone: 500 million active users.

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Airbnb preps for New York court battle by scrubbing site of 'bad actors'

The sharing economy company is fighting a subpoena for its hosts’ information, but some of its hosts were guilty of setting up illegal hotels on the Airbnb platform.

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Blame Heartbleed: HealthCare.gov requires users to change their passwords

It's been a tough go for HealthCare.gov users. Now you can add "Heartbleed" to the list of concerns surrounding the site.

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Eat24 receives honorary strain of weed, because of course

Whoa, crazy promotion, man. Chill out while I explain it 'cause it's gonna, like, blow your mind.

Uber pledges commitment to safety with new $1 fee on UberX fares

The on-demand transit app will tack on $1 to UberX rides to support the costs of background checks, insurance, and other safety measures.

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Nextdoor partners with San Francisco to mobilize neighbors during a disaster

The city's Department of Emergency Management will provide real-time emergency info to Nextdoor's neighborhood networks, so neighbors can help each other

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Lesson learned: Facebook's new friend-finding feature is optional

Facebook has tried friend-finding using your phone’s location before, but it's making the feature opt-in this time around.

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Lyft's calling cards: Pink mustaches, fist bumps, and now charity work

The sharing economy is getting a bad reputation. Lyft wants to show off its softer, friendlier side with the new Lyft for Good program.

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Time Warner and Comcast push hassle-free, automatic Wi-Fi 2.0 hotspots

Hotspot 2.0 technology lets users automatically connect to any hotspot after a single login.

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San Francisco wants to end Airbnb abuses with proposed rules

New regulations would require San Francisco Airbnb host to register with the city and limit rentals to 90 days a year.

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How to remotely log out of Gmail

If you've left Gmail logged in on another computer, there's a quick and easy fix.

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Airbnb's latest crisis: Homes used as brothels

The sharing economy company is dealing with the usual hospitality problems, and that includes prostitution.

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Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

The company clarifies that emails are automatically scanned to provide users with tailored advertising and better search results

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Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key

CloudFlare said its challenge shows how dangerous is the OpenSSL bug.

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Instagram goes down, prevents the masses from posting photos from brunch

The popular photo sharing service went down for a time Saturday, but is now back up and running. Hooray!