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CrowdFlik rides Waze's crowdsourcing wave with new mobile video app

CrowdFlik adds crowdsourcing angle to smartphone shots as tech companies bet big on social video.

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In defense of Facebook: Instagram video is necessary (and awesome)

Facebook critics are claiming Instagram video is a sign that the social network is unoriginal, but if the product is good, does it really matter who was first?

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Hands-on with Instagram video, Vine’s new nemesis

Instagram and Vine are competing for social video space, but Instagram offers more artistic control.

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Instagram's 15-second videos threaten to choke Vine

Facebook is upping the ante in its quest for social domination with a new Instagram video product that takes aim at Vine.

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Nextdoor, your neighborhood social network, buddies up with New York City

Social networking site Nextdoor recently launched an iOS app and is partnering with city governments to share neighborhood alerts.

Facebook finally adds hashtags #holla

Facebook is joining the league of social networks that use hashtags to index conversations about major events.

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Make GIFs and jam to free radio with Myspace's new iOS app

New Myspace is getting rid of its old iOS app. On Wednesday the OG of social networks debuted a new app that emphasizes content creation and music.

Google wins over Waze, says the maps app will remain independent—for now

After weeks of speculation, Google on Tuesday confirmed that it has acquired Waze, the Israeli mapping app for iOS and Android.

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Obama addresses Prism surveillance, says government isn't listening to your calls

In an effort to quell outrage over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, President Obama says the government is striking a balance between security and privacy.

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Matchmaking app Tinder is tech's answer to 'How I Met Your Mother'

Tinder started as a dating app, but the startup’s founders have plans for social network domination.

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LinkedIn finally joins two-factor authentication club

The foremost social site for professional networking Friday rolled out two-step verification to help users prevent hacking attempts.

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Prevent a hack attack with Twitter’s new two-factor authentication

Twitter on Wednesday rolled out two-factor authentication to step up account security in the wake of several high-profile hackings.

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Google+ becomes an attractive network still without a niche

Google added a slew of new features to its fledgling social network, Google+, but can any new network compete with the power of Facebook?

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Hands on with Hangouts, Google’s swipe at Facebook

Google revamped its social network, Google+, and launched its popular video chatting service, Hangouts, as an iOS, Android, and Web app.

Google knocks Facebook down a peg with Google+ overhaul

Google on Wednesday showed off a redesigned Google+ and new Hangouts app to overtake Facebook as the world’s top social network.

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