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Amazon cloud set stage for rapid Pinterest growth

The explosive success of the social networking service Pinterest wouldn't have been possible without the easy scalability of the Amazon cloud services, an executive for Pinterest said.

Seven Instagram alternatives for iOS

Does the idea of FaceGram or InstaBook creep you out? These apps are top contenders as Instagram replacements if you’re looking for something new.

Ban.jo hits 1 million users, signaling mainstream interest in social location apps

The mobile app Banjo hit a million users this week, suggesting that a new crop of location-based social apps may become popular with mainstream users despite privacy concerns.

U.S. consumers turn to Facebook, Twitter for healthcare answers

A survey of 1000 U.S. consumers shows that many now use social networks to discover healthcare information.

Facebook to make profile URL usernames and email handles the same

Facebook members who have customized their profile webpage with a unique name will have to use that same name as the handle of their Facebook.com email address, according to the social networking firm.

Ban.jo for iPhone

This social networking app, which aggregates location-based check-ins from Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, and Google+ to let you know if friends are nearby, delivers on what it promises. But some might find the app's ability to follow strangers' check-ins to be a little off-putting.

Weekly Wrap: Flashback malware, ebook litigation, and iPads for kids

The Department of Justice threw the book at Apple. Apple and several others threw their technical resources up against the Flashback virus. And Lex Friedman threw together this very edition of the Weekly Wrap, highlighting our most interesting and important stories from the past week.

Google+ update irks developers

When Google rolled out significant changes to Google+ on Wednesday, it did so without first warning developers on the platform.

What Facebook's purchase means for Instagram

While Facebook plans to develop Instagram separately, don't be surprised if you see some overlapping features -- and privacy guidelines -- across both programs in the near future.

Hands On: Drafts makes quick work of quick notes

Drafts lets you jot down and share short bits of text.