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5 ways Facebook’s Rooms stands apart from the anonymous app pack

Branch founder Josh Miller joined Facebook to improve conversations. The result is the new iOS app Rooms.

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Ello makes its ad-free promise a legal one, too

The fast-growing social network makes its manifesto a legal document to prevent future profits from user data.

Twitter weaves Fabric, but will developers be drawn in?

Twitter wants to help developers build apps -- with more tie-ins to Twitter -- through Fabric

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Vine gets an iOS 8 update as its stars head off to Hollywood

The popular video-sharing app is now optimized for larger iPhone displays and uses share extensions.

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Snapchat begins serving up in-app ads

Hey—a company's gotta make money somehow.

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Twitter veers into Facebook territory with curated timelines for everyone

A day of big change for Twitter: The network also debuted in-app song streaming.

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Anonymous app Whisper allegedly tracks user location, shares data with government

The app is accused by The Guardian of tracking users' locations.

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Twitpic really is doomed after failed acquisition attempt

The photo hosting service will shut down Oct. 25, said founder Noah Everett.

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Facebook’s Safety Check is a super simple way to tell the world you’re OK

If you’ve ever worried yourself sick wondering whether your friends and family were affected by a disaster, Facebook's new tool is designed to ease your mind.

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YouTube served users malicious advertisements, Trend Micro says

The advertisements redirected victims to the Sweet Orange exploit kit, which tries to install malware.

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Google Express adds more cities, a monthly service charge, and booze

The search giant gets serious about same-day delivery.

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Q&A: How Yik Yak wants to weed out abuse and become the next Twitter

Yik Yak CEO Tyler Droll and Chief Operating Officer Brooks Buffington lay out their vision

100,000 Snapchat photos get leaked, but Snapchat isn't to blame

A third-party web app for Snapchat saved snapped photos to its server, allowing hackers to get at them.

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Uber's surge pricing earns it an 'F' from Better Business Bureau

Some customers claim they were charged the higher amount without notice from Uber.