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A new way to pay: Dash rolls out more mobile payment tools at restaurants

The iOS app is adding more features as it tries to make settling your check as simple as a Seamless order.

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Facebook focuses on conversation quality with Branch buy

The world’s largest social network wants to improve the content you see in your News Feed, and that includes discussions.

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Corning cleans up its act with germ-fighting Gorilla Glass

The antimicrobial material Corning introduced at CES may find its way to your iPhones and Samsung gear in the near future.

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Vine's new website makes its 6-second videos more time-sucking than ever

Twitter's social video app Vine now offers Web profiles and video feeds for easier access.

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From Twitter to Tinder: Social media's biggest hits and misses of 2013

Just because social media is having a major moment doesn't mean every social startup is a success.

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Snapchat's Replay gives snaps a second viewing

An iOS update to America's favorite disappearing message app added a few new features.

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Happy holidays, Vine users: Get your vanity URLs on Friday

Vine is opening up vanity URL registration, first for verified Twitter users then for the world, starting Dec. 20.

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Facebook’s auto-playing video ads may be a tough sell to users

Scroll and you might miss it: a video ad in your News Feed.

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Promoted Accounts land in mobile Twitter timelines

If you're tweeting on the go, get ready to see more ads. Promoted Accounts are moving from desktop-only to smartphone-ready.

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Blocked! User outrage spurs Twitter to reverse policy change

Twitter on Thursday faced a wave of backlash after it changed its blocking policies. The company quickly backtracked.

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Airbnb hosts take to Twitter to lobby New York lawmakers

A nonprofit group of Airbnb hosts and users is stepping up its awareness campaign about New York’s laws against short-term rentals.

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Take that, Snapchat: Instagram Direct’s private messages stick around

Instagram Direct lets users privately send photos and videos in what is widely considered a shot at trendy messaging app Snapchat.

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Twitter’s app update introduces a trio of swipeable timelines

The social network has retooled its iOS and Android apps, adding a slew of new features.

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Facebook takes a look back at 2013's biggest moments

From Nelson Mandela to the Harlem Shake, Facebook recaps the year's most-discussed topics around the world.

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How and why to use Google+, the surprising champ of photo sharing

Google’s much-maligned social network is leagues above the rest when it comes to photo-sharing tools and privacy controls.

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