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Twitter launches Periscope, a Meerkat-like live video streaming app

iPhone users got another app on Thursday to help them share live video streams after Meerkat launched several weeks ago. This time Twitter is getting into the game with Periscope.

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Facebook's Video API lets brands push more and more video into your News Feed

Brands can post just to their Pages but not to News Feed, and target their videos to users based on gender, age, and location—but only if they use Facebook's newly updated Video API.

Twitter partners with Foursquare to add precise locations to tweets

You can already add your general location to your tweets, but soon you'll be able to let everyone know if you're in Central Park or Central Perk.

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What documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney learned about Steve Jobs

The documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine pulls no punches, but the director says he didn't set out to make a negative film.

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Why Meerkat, the breakout app of SXSW, is more than a flash in the pan

If Meerkat can continue to evolve quickly, it might survive Twitter's own live-streaming launch. (Despite its terrible videos.)

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Rand Paul sweet talks crowd at SXSW, tries to woo techies and millennials

Paul talked Snapchat, privacy, and net neutrality during his tech-centric interview, that was definitely not part of a pre-election ramp up (wink wink).

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Four takeaways from 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine'

The film isn’t about letting us in on Jobs’s secrets. It’s about perspective.

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St. Bernards and free French fries prove that shameless brand stunts draw crowds at SXSW

McDonald's, Windex, and Dove have nothing to do with tech startups, but that didn't stop them from showing up at South by Southwest Interactive this year in hopes that the tech festival's patina of cool would rub off on them.

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Al Gore challenges SXSW to focus online activism on climate change

Gore urged the tech-minded folks who attend South by Southwest Interactive to wage an Internet campaign for climate change, just like they did for net neutrality and SOPA.

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FriendFeed will finally shut down on April 9

Wait, FriendFeed was still running? Yeah, we were surprised too.

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Lawmakers ask Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar to check driver fingerprints

The eight members of Congress say measures taken so far to screen drivers do not take advantage of all the available tools

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FireChat's hashtags help festival-goers find the hottest spots at SXSW

The off-the-grid messaging app takes on Twitter to be South by Southwest's communication platform of choice.

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Ekko hopes you're willing to pay for a better social media experience

This premium, ad-free service adds an extra layer of privacy to Twitter, Facebook, and your email.

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California DMV changes course, reverses registration policy change for rideshare drivers

California ditches a newly instated policy that required rideshare drivers to register their cars as commercial vehicles.

Twitter partners with Bing for language translation

Users can easily see tweets translated into their selected language on Twitter.