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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don’t know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

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How a Square-Caviar deal will bring fancy restaurants to your door

Square is focusing on food with its Order app, and a Caviar acquisition could put the payments company over the top.

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In search of a social site that doesn't lie

Facebook and OKCupid experiment on users. So what's wrong with that?

Twitter looks to give context to hashtags

What's that hashtag mean? You may soon be able to find out.

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Here’s free Internet! But you can only use Facebook-approved apps

The social network’s humanitarian mission to get the world online is, of course, skewed toward Facebook.

Clockwise Podcast: Comic-Con, Yelp, smart bulbs, and "app rot"

Amazon and Apple make comic-book fans sad, Yelp lets reviewers add video clips, tablet and smartphone fans let "app rot" set in, and how many tech fans does it take to install a smart bulb? With guests Leah Yamshon and Blake Stimac.

Facebook's Internet.org app gives Zambia mobile users free, basic Internet access

Mobile users in Zambia get free access to services like Wikipedia, Google and Facebook

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Whiskey is a social lubricant and a social network, thanks to Distiller

The whiskey recommendation engine is now giving discerning drinkers a way to chat about booze.

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12 powerful websites that can replace your desktop software

These days, even brawny tasks like video editing can take place solely in your browser. Check out these great sites for productivity, creativity, security and more.

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Facebook gives up on Gifts, again

The social network wants you to buy stuff from your News Feed, but gift cards weren’t that appealing.

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Amazon says cheaper e-books are better for everyone in latest Hachette war salvo

Amazon argues for price elasticity as messy dispute with Hachette drags on.

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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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Batten down the hatches: Airbnb steps up to help cities prep for disasters

Sharing economy start-ups are partnering with the White House to be ready for emergencies.

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Uber now lets your company pick up the tab for business travel

Execs have long used Uber to get to meetings or the airport, but now the car-hailing app is making it easier to expense those rides.