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Facebook gives vanishing messages another go with Slingshot

The iOS and Android app is sort of like Snapchat, but with an interesting twist.

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OKDoThis fights fear of missing out with photo-sharing challenges

Instagram can be inspiring, but it can also be depressing. OKDoThis wants you to get off the couch and inspire you to shoot.

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Facebook focuses on games with iPad app refresh

Playing and finding new games on Facebook is about to get easier.

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BitTorrent’s artist Bundles rack up 100 million downloads, pay gates on the way

Artists are warming up to BitTorrent after the company proves it’s a legitimate distribution platform.

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Facebook Messenger adds videos, extra-large thumbs up

An update for iOS and Android makes your likes really big. Oh, and now you can record in-app videos.

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Stuck at work? Google lets you follow the World Cup on the sly

We can't all blow off work to watch soccer all day. Google has a few tools that let you stay informed yet discreet.

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Chaos at Twitter: Management shakeup may lead to a new, better network

Twitter’s loss of two high-profile executives signals a network in crisis, but the company needs more than just new leaders to jump-start growth.

Path just deleted all your old messages, if you care

Is the private social networking app grasping at straws with its new Snapchat-like feature?

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Facebook changes the way it tracks and serves you ads

The social network is giving you more control over ad preferences, but also plans to follow your activity around the Web.

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Appeals court rules warrant required for cellphone location data

The first ruling of its kind in the US is being hailed by privacy advocates

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How to keep the XSS TweetDeck bug from posting on your behalf

The XSS Hole in TweetDeck is more than a nuisance. If you're a user of the popular Twitter client, here's how to protect yourself, step by step.

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Amazon's world domination is great for consumers, bad for everyone else

The company wants to control everything bought, sold, and processed -- including mobile payments and even your local babysitter.

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Bing, algorithms claim United States is doomed in World Cup

The collective wisdom of Microsoft's Bing and other predictive algorithms say that the United States will be an early exit from the World Cup soccer tournament, which kicks off this week.

on pcworld.com

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TweetDeck patches XSS vulnerability after rampant pop-up spam

Sign out of TweetDeck and clear your cache to apply the fix.

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Ride-sharing app Carma tries to crack the commute with prize program

Convincing commuters to ditch their cars and travel to work together is a daunting task, so Carma is enlisting outsiders to help.