Zach MinersU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Zach Miners covers social networking, search, and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Tweets now appear in Google search results

Actual tweets will appear on mobile devices, depending on the search.

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Facebook could cash in from Messenger games

Facebook is reportedly working with game developers to offer their apps in Messenger.

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New app can unearth video gems on Periscope

With Stream, users can watch popular videos on Periscope.

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Anonymous social app Secret shuts down

The app let users post comments to a feed without their names attached

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Apple devices may soon shine a Spotlight on tweets

Tweets might appear in Spotlight searches on Apple devices, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said.

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Facebook adds free video calling to Messenger

The feature works over Wi-Fi and LTE, taking aim at other video solutions like Google Hangouts.

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Mobile ads now generate almost 75 percent of Facebook's revenue

Total sales for the first quarter grew by more than 40 percent

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Live streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope pose legal risks for users

Apps like Meerkat and Periscope can lead users astray of privacy and copyright laws

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Instagram clarifies rules to ban revenge porn

The site also expressly forbids posts with sexual content involving minors.

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Does your wrist itch for an Apple Watch? Go to eBay, but it'll cost you

Marked up Apple Watch models are already available on the e-marketplace, with April and May delivery dates.

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Facebook's still the king of social media among teens

But Instagram and Snapchat don't fall too far behind

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YouTube confirms plans for ad-free subscription service

The price of the service hasn't been revealed, although the plan was disclosed in a YouTube letter to its content partners.

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Facebook releases a standalone Messenger web app

It has many of Messenger's mobile app features, just in a handy Web app format.

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Snapchat's first transparency report reveals hundreds of government data requests

Snapchat said it received 375 requests for user data from U.S. authorities between November and February.

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How Messenger chats factor into what you see in Facebook's News Feed

Engineers shed light on Facebook's ranking algorithm during a talk at F8.