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Vine makes video-sharing more private with Messages update

Messaging apps are all the rage, but can Vine succeed where Instagram Direct faltered?

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Judge orders Mt. Gox's Karpeles to US for questioning

Karpeles must answer questions on April 17, a Texas judge ruled.

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How to use HTC's newly revamped BlinkFeed app

Give BlinkFeed a chance, especially if you're looking for an all-inclusive news and social portal.

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10 April Fools' tech gags so bizarre they might almost be true (but they aren't, sorry)

Most April Fools' Day jokes barely merit a groan, but these ten are worth a smile.

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Airbnb tries to prove it's legit by helping hosts pay taxes

A new Shared City initiative in Portland and San Francisco proves Airbnb wants play by the rules.

OKCupid calls for Firefox boycott over CEO's Proposition 8 support

OKCupid would rather you didn't use Firefox to access its site due to Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich's 2008 support for California's Proposition 8.

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Online mall Square Market latest to accept bitcoin

Sellers will still be credited with U.S. dollars to reduce exposure

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Fed up with Facebook, Eat24 pens a break-up letter

Some companies are angry about Facebook’s News Feed algorithm changes, but only one is publicly leaving the network altogether.

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How Yahoo can take on YouTube in four easy steps

Yahoo is trying to draw YouTube's biggest stars over to the Purple Side, but for its rumored new video service to succeed, it needs to delight users too.

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How FireChat is using an obscure iOS feature to change messaging

A new texting app is using peer-to-peer networking to take bad cell reception and Wi-Fi congestion out of the equation.

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Oculus ridiculous: Why Facebook's Rift isn't gunning for Google Glass

The tech titans are both focused on the future, but Rift and Glass aren't competitors.

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Yahoo may try to draw YouTube's most popular acts with a video site of its own

YahooTube? may be looking at ways to bring established YouTube stars to a new video service of its own.

Facebook Messenger update upgrades group chat features

Party-planning and family chat-fests get easier with a separate Groups tab.

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Google Naps maps the world's snooze-worthy resting spots

If you're looking for a comfy bench, bed, bridge, or field, Google Naps has you covered. (Until they get sued into Oblivion, that is.)

Turkey blocking YouTube in 'desperate and depressing move'

The government is attempting to block access to a secret recording of a meeting. But will it work?