Zach Miners

U.S. Correspondent

Zach Miners covers social networking, search, and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

Twitter shuts down apps for deleted tweets, gives politicians new control

Google spotlights, open-sources experimental Android apps

The company wants developers to submit their apps for Android devices, including smartwatches

Google restructures, naming parent company Alphabet

Alphabet will also house Google's advanced X labs, and health sciences projects

Google to decouple Google+ from some of its sites

It's starting with YouTube, where users won't need a Google+ account to upload videos or post comments

Google reports strong earnings, propelling its stock

Growth in the company's revenue, however, has slowed in recent years

How the next Java update could make Yahoo your default search provider

Yahoo has cut a deal with Oracle to promote Yahoo alongside its Java technology

Samsung to plug security hole on Galaxy smartphones

The vulnerability was found in the SwiftKey keyboard, which comes preloaded on the devices

Tweets now appear in Google search results

Actual tweets, including photos contained in them, will appear on mobile devices depending on the search

Reddit's new anti-harassment rules anger some users

Readers fear the changes will curtail free expression on the site, and questioned the company's motives

Bing joins Google in favoring mobile-friendly sites

The changes will prioritize mobile-optimized sites in Bing's search results

Intel increases its hiring among women, minorities

Intel's also investing $5 million in an education program in Oakland, California

Twitter turns to Apple for help distributing its tweets

Tweets might begin appearing in Spotlight searches on Apple devices, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said

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