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How your in-store shopping affects the ads you see on Facebook

Tracking offline sales will play a big role in Facebook's advertising moving forward.

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Instagram celebrates 300 million users with verified badges for VIPs

Facebook's photo-filtering app is now more popular than Twitter.

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Facebook brings Graph Search to iOS so you can sift through past posts

Now you can search for old posts in Facebook's iOS app and on your desktop browser.


Facebook gives Slingshot a second try with some familiar features

The latest version of Facebook’s ephemeral photo-messaging app gets a reboot, but it still needs work.

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5 privacy fixes your Facebook News Feed needs by New Year’s

Facebook's privacy settings are a labyrinth of information. Here's what you need to know.


Wickr brings its self-destructing messages to Windows, Mac and Linux

Just like the mobile version, Wickr's new desktop apps sends messages that vanish without a trace. But there's one thing it can't do on the new platforms that's pretty important.

Twitter takes small steps to finally deal with its harassment problem

The platform is working to make itself a safer space by streamlining abuse reporting and blocking.

Twitter starts peeking at the other apps on your phone

Use Uber? Snapchat? Google Maps? Now Twitter knows.

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How to make the best cover images for your social media accounts

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and even LinkedIn let you express your personality with a cover image as well as your profile pic. Lesa Snider explains how to make yours great.

Twitter Offers drops digital coupons into your feed

But the tool requires you to store payment information with Twitter.

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Podcast: Thanks, Apple

Chris Breen and Susie Ochs give thanks for Apple's philanthropy, helpful user comments, and a whole lot of great apps.

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Re/code kills comments: I have something to say

Chris Breen has been in the commenting game forever and, despite it all, believes they're worthwhile.

Twitter’s tweet-sharing is first small step in larger messaging revamp

The network promised a lot of great changes are coming to direct messages in the next year. The first is here.

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NightOwl goes back to bar basics to scoop up fed-up Foursquare users

Does local search still need to be solved? This iOS app aims to make finding a watering hole even easier.

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Hands-on with Facebook Groups, a spin-off app you’ll actually want to use

Facebook’s roster of experimental apps has been hit-or-miss, but Groups is a must-use for fans of old-school Facebook.