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.

Oops -- YouTube's new commenting system actually increased spam

That's unfortunate, since YouTube says it put the new system in place to clean up spam on its website.

on techhive.com

Google Play Music debuts on iOS, with unlimited songs for $10 a month

Google Play Music, a rival option to streaming services like Spotify and Rdio, is now available for iOS, six months after launching on the web and Android-based devices.

BlackBerry Messenger now available for the iPad and iPod

Thursday’s update makes the app available on a wider range of devices and also brings more options for finding friends through the service.

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Twitter now letting marketers target mobile ads by device, OS version, and Wi-Fi

Twitter will give advertisers more controls to serve different ads to users based on which OS version their mobile device uses.

on pcworld.com

Google's iOS search app gets improved reminders, notifications

The new tools announced Tuesday bring more of the features that are already on Google’s Android-based search app to iOS devices.

on techhive.com

Mozilla developing geolocation data service for public use

The privacy-aware geolocation project will use publicly available cell tower and Wi-Fi signals.

on pcworld.com

Direct Twitter messages with links fall prey to technical issues

Twitter's direct messaging feature appears to be experiencing technical difficulties, and the social networking service says an issue with URLs is likely to blame.

on techhive.com

LinkedIn pitches to recruiters on the go with mobile app

LinkedIn Recruiter is a mobile version of the many recruiter tools already available on the LinkedIn website.

on pcworld.com

When 10 seconds don't do -- Snapchat now lets photos stay for a day

Snapchat is giving photos and videos captured with its app some longevity.

on techhive.com

Google buys Flutter, a gesture recognition startup

Flutter makes a desktop app for controlling various programs through hand motions.

Facebook allows edits for typos and botched auto-corrects

Facebook’s website and its Android app now will allow users to make changes to posts after they have been published. iOS users, coming soon for you.

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Facebook tells employees, 'build something' -- with a table saw

Facebook hopes a large wood working shop installed in one of its buildings on the Facebook campus will inspire some of its employees to apply some new thinking to the jobs they were hired to do.

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Older adults warm up to social networking

Sixty percent of people ages 50-64 use social networking this year, up from 6 percent in 2005. Among people ages 30-49, the percentage also increased sharply, according to survey results released Monday by the Pew Research Center.

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Google confirms it's shutting down Google+ Local for iOS

Google is shutting down the Google+ Local places and discovery app for iOS devices and will be transitioning its features over to its Maps app, the company said Friday.