Zach MinersIDG News Service

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service

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Google adds 13 more languages to Gmail

The languages change Gmail's display, not individual messages

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Apple Maps search may get personal, and much better, thanks to Spotsetter

Apple has reportedly acquired Spotsetter, a social search and mapping startup, after the service said that it had closed down.

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Google courts Apple users with photo-heavy G+ mobile update

The app now includes Google's 'Stories' photo playback program

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New Yahoo mail app for iPhone delivers other content as well

The app, designed also for iPod Touch, provides news, weather information and stock prices.

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Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel agree to settle Silicon Valley hiring case

The class-action suit accused companies of entering into secret agreements not to hire workers.

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Where R U now? iPhone texts come to Glass

iPhone users can soon have notifications for texts appear in their Glass displays.

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Was Steve Jobs a jerk? Hiring case questions his character

Plaintiffs say materials such as Walter Isaacson's biography are permissible as evidence. Others call it character assassination.

Twitter kills its music app, which never got much play

The app, which let people follow artists and play songs, will be removed from Apple's app store Friday

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EA Games site hacked to steal Apple IDs

The attackers sought credentials and other personal information through a phishing scheme, researchers said

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Desktop app will help turn your voice into songs

Imitone aims to replace the amateur musician's MIDI keyboard.

on techhive.com

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New York City makes room for Breather: Airbnb for work

Breather's app lets iPhone users unlock private rooms for work and conferencing.

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Slack exits beta with its tool for information overload

Slack aims to take your emails and files, along with content from Twitter, Dropbox, and elsewhere, and plunk that into its own platform to make it more easily searchable.

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Report: Spy agencies collude to gather personal data from mobile apps

The targeted apps have included the mobile versions of Facebook, Yahoo’s Flickr, LinkedIn and Twitter, according to reports in The New York Times, the Guardian and ProPublica.

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Appeals court lets class-action status stand in Silicon Valley collusion case

The suit alleges companies including Google and Apple suppressed wages by agreeing not to hire each other's workers.