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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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Facebook pushes news to the top -- literally

So long, Lil Bub: A Monday News Feed update will feature news articles more prominently than memes.

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Fancred braves the crowded social sports field with redesigned iOS app

Do sports fans need another social network? Fancred combines the best of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in one sports-centric app.

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Twitter's new search tools make the 'town square' more personal

A Tuesday update for Twitter's iOS and Android apps let you search for and find just about anything on the social network.

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Sidecar and Lyft switch from donations to minimum fares in California

Sidecar says it's introducing minimum fares and rival service Lyft is reportedly making the move away from donation-based fares, too.

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Wanna hang out? Nextt is the 'anti-social' network for real-life plans

Nextt is equal parts calendar, messaging app, and social network to push real friends away from the screen.

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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.

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The perfect Instagram photo: textured, bright, and blue

Instagram likes are hard to come by, but now you can win hearts with the help of image analytics.

Clockwise Podcast: Trouble with the curve

The institution of email, the utter pointlessness of curved phones, who should compete with YouTube, and Twitter's new custom timelines. Dan Moren welcomes guests Philip Michaels, Jason Cross, and Serenity Caldwell.

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Twitter's 'fail whale' artist follows up with 'IPO hippo'

YiYing Lu, the artist whose design became known as the Twitter "fail whale," creates an illustration to describe the Twitter IPO.

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Hula hopes to make hookup apps more responsible -- and the STD talk a little more fun

You can swipe to the right to pick a partner on one app and unzip their STD results on another. Welcome to dating in the 21st century.

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Facebook's phone-first strategy is paying off -- to the tune of $2 billion

Facebook makes almost half of its ad revenue from the ads you see on your phone.

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Twitter puts photos "front and center" on mobile

An update for iOS, Android, and Twitter's mobile site makes tweets more visual, and cuts down the number of taps needed to reply and retweet.

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Google+ wants you and your photos to never, ever leave

Google showed off 18 new features to its slow-growing social network in an effort to convince photographers of its awesomeness.

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