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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.

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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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Airbnb gets down to business by helping you expense work travel

The travel site launched a new option for road warriors to make it easier to find, and pay for, an Airbnb.

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Uber squashes hack that unveiled secret passenger ratings

An industrious engineer figured out how to see his Uber score, but the company quickly killed the work-around.

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Why Amazon Locker is better than home delivery

Getting packages delivered to your home address may sound convenient. But getting them sent to a location of your own choosing can be even better in many cases.

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How to get photos from your digital camera to Instagram in 3 easy steps

The best photos on Instagram weren't taken with a smartphone. Make your account stand out by learning how to get photos from your DSLR or point-and-shoot onto Instagram in no time.

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Lyft to launch in NYC on Friday, for real this time

In New York, Lyft drivers won’t be regular people accepting donations for rides. They’ll be taxi drivers.

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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.