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Mobile is everything, BuzzFeed dominates, and other big trends shaping the Internet today

Mobile is taking over the Internet in Kleiner Perkins analyst Mary Meeker's annual Internet trends report. As traditional forms of media such as TV, advertising, news, and money go mobile how do they change?
Mobile

Study finds that lonely women use Facebook all the time

According to a new study from Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia, women who consider themselves to be lonely or depressed are more willing to disclose information through the social network.
Social Media

Instagram joins Facebook, Twitter, YouTube on Iran’s banned list, no one is surprised

An Iranian court order adds Instagram to a growing list of banned social media apps, which includes Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, due to "privacy issues." However, many high-level leaders continue to use social media for their own…
Music

Dropp.fm aims to become the first social network for music

NYC startup Dropp.fm wants to become the first social network for music. Founder Parker Lieberman thinks Dropp will be the "record collection for a new generation."
Social Media

Feeling hungry? You will soon find restaurant menus on Facebook

Definitely ideal for anyone that's an avid foodie as well as a Facebook user, the social network is now offering restaurant owners the ability to upload full menus that will be linked to the restaurant's Facebook page.
Mobile

Facebook offers ‘Privacy Checkup,’ changes your posts so they aren’t public

Facebook gets serious about user privacy with a change in default posting settings from "Public" to "Friends Only." The social network will also offer a "Privacy Checkup." What's going on here?
Social Media

Facebook adds Shazam-like audio recognition to tag TV shows, music

Incorporating a fairly complex audio recognition tool within the status update interface, Facebook is attempting to make it easier for you to let your friends know about your favorite music and TV shows.
Social Media

Facebook users can now ‘ask’ their friends about their relationship status

Is your crush single or taken? If his or her relationship status is mysteriously unlisted on Facebook, the social network's new "ask" feature will let you step up and ask for yourself.
Mobile

Twitter may make another run at music, considering deal to buy Soundcloud

Twitter, fresh from killing off its own music app, may renew its pursuit of a viable audio streaming service as it looks into buying Soundcloud. The company is looking to purchase recovery by buying the music service.
Mobile

Facebook may launch a Snapchat competitor called ‘Slingshot’

Facebook is reportedly working on a new app called "Slingshot" to challenge ephemeral messaging apps like Snapchat. Slingshot will most likely work as a standalone app and might launch this month.
Photography

Adidas lets sneakerheads customize a pair of shoes using Instagram photos

Want the ultimate pair of customized sneakers that nobody else on the playground will have? Adidas will soon let you create your own kicks by printing your favorite Instagram photo onto a pair of ZX Flux sneakers.
Mobile

Yahoo acquires Snapchat-style messaging app Blink, though it’ll close it in coming weeks

Marissa Mayer's strategy of sweeping up developer talent and technology for Yahoo's push into mobile shows no sign of easing after it emerged Tuesday that the Internet firm has acquired Snapchat-style app Blink.