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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.

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Foodmento takes on Foursquare for your restaurant recs

Both apps want to tell you what to order, but Foodmento takes a more visual approach.

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Twitter to remove images of deceased upon request

The move comes with some conditions, however.

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Uber hires an Obama insider for its political fights

David Plouffe, a former Obama campaign manager, will become Uber's senior vice president of policy and strategy.

Google may offer accounts for kids, controls for parents

Children's accounts could go legit if Google can satisfy privacy requirements

Twitter intrudes on your Timeline with favorites that look like retweets

People are not happy about Twitter’s latest experiment.

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10 changes Twitter needs to make right now to stop abuse

Harassment is all too common on Twitter. We have a few ideas the network can use to become a safer space.

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Facebook tests 'satire' tag, makes the Internet slightly less confusing (and less fun)

Facebook is experimenting with a new feature that may help you determine that the story you saw about a hamster infestation at the White House is, in fact, an attempt at humor.

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The Premier League has had it up to here with all your soccer Vines

And England's top-flight soccer league is vowing to keep all those six-second highlight reels off social media during its coming season.

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FAA says Lyft-like platforms for private planes are illegal

Turns out plane-sharing and ride-sharing are not at all the same.

Twitter promises to fix policies after bullies target Robin Williams’s daughter

The network hasn’t said what those policy changes will be, but it’s about time.

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Rivalry between Uber and Lyft gets ugly

The finger-pointing continues between the ride-sharing services, which both accuse the other of ordering and canceling thousands of rides.