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Tweet and learn: Comedians share what it takes to be funny in 140 characters

Some of the best minds and mouths behind Twitter comedy had some wit and wisdom to share with audiences at New York Social Media Week.
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Media mafiosos: Is Adblock Plus shaking down websites for cash to let ads through?

Adblock Plus, the world's most popular ad-blocking browser extension, has been accused of using its 200+ million members to shake down big websites for cash
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How does the chaos of Craigslist love endure in an eHarmony world?

In an Internet increasingly full of sophisticated platforms for finding romance online, the world's least user intuitive network continues to thrive.

Hold that hashtag: Twitter did not just launch its own payment feature

Twitter and Amex have partnered to enable an e-commerce feature - and that's just what it is, a feature, not a platform.
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The 5 scene stealers from Stanford accelerator StartX’s Demo Day

The Stanford-based StartX accelerator introduced us to a handful of startups during its 2013 Demo Day event.

Vine steals some of Instagram’s spotlight at New York Fashion Week

Instagram was once the darling of Fashion Week, but the new GIF-like Vine is falling in with the stylish event.

The cream of the 500 Startups Demo Day crop

The fifth 500 Startups accelerator batch took to the stage during yesterday's Demo Day.

Stublisher, a platform for collecting and reliving your social life, opens to the public

Stublisher has exited private beta and launched to the public, complete with a new design.
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BangWithFriends is tacky, tawdry, and gross … but does it work?

BangWithFriends took the Internet by storm last week and has left us all wondering - is this thing for real?

Instagram is officially mobile-only no more as it introduces feed for Web

Instagram, the darling of smartphone apps, has transitioned into a Web client by bringing its photo feed to the desktop.
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Our favorite, funniest tweets from Super Bowl XLVII

Check out some of the funniest, finest reactions to the Super Bowl Twitter had to offer.
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Super Bowl blackout generated 231,500 tweets per minute, and other social media numbers

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250,000 user accounts attacked in Twitter security breach

Twitter says it was attacked this week and that 250,000 user passwords were stolen.
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Extortion or honesty? ReviewerCard is a gut check for the online review ecosystem

A new product called ReviewerCard lets you use your online clout to get better treatment by businesses.
Instagram's growing pains: The spambots are here

You want likes? We got likes! Getting dirty in Instagram’s seedy spambot underbelly

It was a matter of time: Turns out, Twitter and Facebook aren't the only ones with a spambot problem - Instagram has joined their ranks.
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Facebook just introduced a sound that will haunt your dreams – here’s how to turn it off

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How social networks are ruining social networks

One day old app Vine has lost Facebook privileges, and it's only the latest bout of social network unfriendliness that's making it hard to share content.
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Facebook’s News Feed isn’t just broken, it’s getting worse

Facebook's News Feed is our jumping off point into the site - but does it even work anymore?
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Is Facebook still flunking on phones? Our mobile report card

Facebook has proclaimed mobile its priority - so how is that plan panning out?
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Your Internet girlfriend doesn’t exist: Here’s how to avoid getting ‘Catfished’ like Te’o

Manti Te'o and his fake online girlfriend have surfaced the fears of those trying to find love online. Learn from his mistakes with these tips and tricks.
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Myspace has crawled back to relevancy; now here’s what it needs to stay

There are a few things the platform needs to get right to win back our patronage and define itself as a different kind of Myspace.

When Kinko’s and Apple’s Genius Bar collide, you get Polaroid’s Fotobars

Check out our hands-on with the new Polaroid Fotobar, a retail experience to inject a little real-life into saving, edting, and printing your photos.
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Facebook Messenger brings free calling feature to U.S. iPhones

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Why Facebook Graph Search is the best thing you never knew you always wanted

Facebook is rolling out a new product called Graph Search, the tool that will finally make sense of all the data you've been giving to the network.
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5 things Facebook could be pulling the curtain off this morning

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Who won CES – according to Twitter buzz

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Meet the poor (like, broke) man’s Google Glass: the Vuzix M100

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The revolution will be 3D printed: Makerbot brings its latest machine, the Replicator 2X, to CES

Makerbot is the face of the emerging 3D printing market, and they introduced us to their latest machine, the Replicator X2.

Mauz transforms your smartphone into a lean, mean – and versatile – gesture control machine

Mauz brings gesture control technology to the mobile arena with its app and dongle accessory.
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Prototype no more, Instaprint is hitting the event circuit and makes an appearance at CES

Instaprint is making a name for itself as the darling of the media event circuit.
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What has the tech press chattering at CES? Twitter stats show what’s trending around the watercooler

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Sony at CES: The Wi-Fi friendly Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 is the only thing worth getting excited about (maybe)

A mild effort for Sony with digital cameras this year, as the manufacturer revealed a handful of entry-to-mid level point-and-shoots.

Windows Phone ‘coming soon’ to Sprint – it’s about damn time

Sprint will - finally - join the other three major U.S. carriers and offer Windows Phone devices.
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These startups are set to become household names in 2013

What technology will shape consumer electronics and digital products in 2013? We've got a few ideas.