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Mobile Facebook Messenger

No more in-app chat: Facebook moving messages to Messenger

Users will have to install Facebook’s separate Messenger app to keep the conversation going.

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Breather bets $25 is a fair price for an hour of peace

Breather makes finding a quiet place to work in Manhattan or Montreal as easy as ordering a car on Uber or a vacation rental on Airbnb.

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Twitter’s radical redesign looks a lot like Facebook

The social network needs to jump-start its growth, and hopes a familiar look will help.

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'Youth Startup' camp may be the worst thing about Silicon Valley besides 'Silicon Valley'

Because you're never too young to begin training for a rewarding career in being annoying.

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Social network acted like a jerk, faces FTC complaint

A social network labeled people as jerks and charged them to contact customer service and change their profiles, the agency says

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Meet California's first Bitcoin ATM

In this video report, we'll see a demo of how a machine built by Las Vegas-based Robocoin lets you buy Bitcoins with cash or sell them from your digital wallet.

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Google's Project Loon balloon goes around the world in 22 days

Jules Verne would be impressed, but it's only one step toward an attempt to provide Internet access to remote areas.

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Report: More ads are coming to Twitter--a lot more

You can expect to see as many as 15 new kids of ads in the near future, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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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?

Legal ruling

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

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

on pcworld.com

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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.

on greenbot.com

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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.

Bitcoin and other currency

Online mall Square Market latest to accept bitcoin

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