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Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel Agree to Settle Silicon Valley Hiring Case

The class-action suit accused companies of entering into secret agreements not to hire workers Full Story »

Vic Gundotra, Who Led the Creation of Google+, Leaves Google

Gundotra worked at the company for nearly eight years, also serving key roles in mobile and Google I/O


Google Plus Now Minus Chief Vic Gundotra

Prominent Google exec says farewell with post to social network he helped create.


Facebook Enters Fitness Tracking with Acquisition of 'Moves' App Maker

Moves, which gathers data about people's movements, will remain a standalone app


Facebook Tries to Break the News with FB Newswire

The new tool will verify and surface news-related content on Facebook in real time


Is There Any Digital Marketing Value in New Breed of Social Apps?

The road to revenue for ephemeral and anonymous apps like Snapchat, Secret and Whisper is uncharted. How these social apps will ever achieve a level of revenue that would justify their sky-high valuations is foggy at best.


Facebook Buys Moves to See Your Fitness Activity

The world's largest social network could be jumping on the wearables bandwagon.

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How the Collaborative Economy Will Change the Way You Do Business

The Internet puts the goods, services and expertise you need at your fingertips. Some call it a 'collaborative economy' focused less on transactions and more on trades. Others see a throwback to the early days of economic exchange. Either way, it's quickly changing the way we do business.


Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Gives Up Day-to-day Duties

Zynga's founder will remain the chairman and largest shareholder


Facebook Sales Leap, Amid a Growing Mobile Ad Business

Mobile ad sales comprised nearly 60 percent of the company's total ad sales


WhatsApp is Well on its Way to 1 Billion Users

Facebook bought WhatsApp because Mark Zuckerberg dreams of the day when his messaging app has a billion users. WhatsApp is well on its way with 500 million active users, 50 million more than when Zuck acquired the startup two months ago. Not too shabby.


Reddit Demotes Technology Subthread After Posts Were Deleted

Posts containing Bitcoin, Obama and other terms were censored by moderators, Reddit says


Google Will Push Mobile App Installs in Search and Youtube

The company's program works similarly to others offered by Facebook and Twitter


Where R U Now? Iphone Texts Come to Glass

iPhone users can soon have notifications for texts appear in their Glass displays


Twitter Readies Design Changes As It Unveils New Ad Offerings

Twitter has taken a slow approach in the rollout of new ad products and changes to the user interface, but that's beginning to change. Following its deeper integration with MoPub, Twitter is expected to reveal a series of new ad products alongside a refined and more feature-rich user experience.