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How Instagram became a virtual mall without a buy button

Companies are finding creative workarounds to help you shop on Instagram.

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Burner phones and canceled rides: How Uber steals drivers from Lyft

Uber’s driver recruitment campaign makes the company look desperate and shady.

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Time Warner Cable suffers from brief, nationwide Internet service outage

The outage affected more than 11 million residential customers

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Hands-on with Hyperlapse, Instagram’s super simple time-lapse app

Hands-on with Hyperlapse, Instagram’s super simple new app

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Poshmark takes on eBay, makes shopping more social with iOS update

The platform wants to become the Facebook for online shopping.

You’ll never believe how Facebook plans to fight click-bait

It turns out that readers don’t like terrible headlines that give no information, so Facebook is changing its News Feed algorithms once again.

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Reports: Amazon will pay $1 billion to buy video-game streaming site Twitch

The deal was reached after talks with Google cooled, The Wall Street Journal said

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Airbnb to reveal 124 New York hosts to attorney general

New York's attorney general is conducting an investigation into whether people are using Airbnb's service in violation of state and local laws.

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From the logical to the ridiculous, 8 more apps that should link up with Uber

Uber envisions all apps with maps to jump on board with its new API, but some just don’t make sense.

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Putting Vine's new importing and editing tools to the test

Vine just made it easier to create six-second masterpieces. We go hands on with the video-sharing app's biggest update yet.

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New browser extension warns you when articles are paid for by advertisers

Native advertising and sponsored content is a big trend at news sites these days. A new browser extension helps let you know when what you're reading is not editorial content.

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Analysis of Ferguson tweets shows Twitter's quick grip on the news

Nearly 150,000 tweets appeared a full two days before cable news networks covered it

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Vine update for iOS adds the ability to import video clips

You can use the built-in Camera app on your phone to shoot (even in slow-mo) and then import that footage into Vine. Finally.

Clockwise Podcast: Mobile disasters, social networks, and tech pet peeves

What social networks are good for (absolutely something?), mobile-device disasters, our biggest tech pet peeves, and what we'd like to change about Twitter. With guests Philip Michaels and Dan Miller.

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Uber launches API to enable seamless ride hailing from within any app

The new Uber API takes the ride-sharing service one step closer to the ubiquity it's striving to achieve.