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Twitter's Vine Kids app is amusing for grownups too

Vine's new kid-oriented app likely has bigger plans.

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Facebook edges into Foursquare territory with place tips on iOS

The social network will use a combination of Wi-Fi, GPS, and new Bluetooth beacons to show you location-based info.

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Facebook and Twitter battle to be your Super Bowl second screen

The social networks need your attention to serve up more ads.

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It's no Twitter, but Plague is an infectious social network

With no followers or friend lists, Plague spreads content among anyone nearby—talk about going viral.

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How Facebook is using autoplaying videos and ad tech to make billions

Now a $10 billion+ business, Facebook looks to the next decade.

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Twitter launches two much-needed new tools for video shoots and group chats

Forget timeline curation. Twitter's new features make the platform more appealing for both power users and newcomers.

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Twitter timeline tweak helps you catch up on missed tweets

The new feature floats important stories to the top of your timeline in a Facebook-esque move.

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Facebook cracks down on News Feed hoaxes

Maybe now your friends and family will stop spreading that classic fake story about Facebook charging membership fees.

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How this 16-year-old turned an Instagram feed into a $15K-a-month social media empire

How to win followers and influence teenage girls...with the help of some star-making companies and their algorithms, of course.

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Wakie for iOS wants you to ditch the alarm clock and wake up with strangers

An app that has a stranger wake you up anonymously with a phone call? Yeah, no thanks.

App Invasion: Wakie for iOS is the most awkward alarm clock ever

Wakie wants you to ditch the alarm clock and wake up to a phone call from a stranger.

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Facebook at Work wants to get all up in your business

A version of Facebook for inter-office communication holds promise, but it's still in testing and there's no business model yet.

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Facebook pushes Amber Alerts to News Feed to help recover missing children

Amber Alerts on Facebook could go viral and help law enforcement agencies find kids faster.

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Instagram fixes flaw that let people see your private photos

Web links to once-public Instagram images lived on, even when you made your account private.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Tools for budgeting, social media, podcasts, entertainment, and more

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps comes with a great selection of everything you need to start the new year the right way, from helping you stick with your resolutions, to keeping track of what’s happening in your social media circles—with a little entertainment thrown in for good measure.

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Cue the outrage: How our favorite social networks failed us in 2014

From Facebook's psychological experiments to Foursquare's check-in drama, social media made us furious this year.