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How to Save Money With Pinterest

Most people don't realize how they can save money using Pinterest. Check out how some enthusiasts use the virtual pin board to save big on home projects.

7 Reasons Not to Move in Retirement

It might seem fun to move to a new place in retirement, but there are also many drawbacks of moving away from your friends, family and support system.

Facebook Mobile Gains Spur Revenue Growth

Facebook posted a 32 percent jump in third-quarter revenue to $1.26 billion, as the company reignited advertising growth with the help of larger-than-expected gains in mobile. The company's shares leapt 9 percent to $21.22 in after-hours trading on Tuesday.

App Makes Money Between Friends Issues Less Painful, More Social

When money and friendship mix, the results can get awkward: You front a friend some cash, and then what? Venmo, an app that helps you exchange money through mobile devices, is designed to remove that awkwardness and replace it with something social, and even fun.

The Three Key Ways LinkedIn Makes Money

Trefis currently has a $30 price estimate for LinkedIn stock -- about a third of the market price. Why the disparity? Take a look at the prospects for the three businesses that bring in the vast majority of LinkedIn's revenue, and the answer becomes clear.

Why is Everyone Obsessed with the LinkedIn IPO?

LinkedIn made its initial public offering Thursday, and soared immediately to more than twice its target price as Wall Street swooned over the stock. But IPOs are happening fairly regularly again after a recessionary lull: Why is there so much fuss over one not-so-major social networking site?

Meet Broadcastr: Storytelling Goes Social, Local and Viral

Here's a new foundation for a social network app: Storytelling. The just-debuted application called Broadcastr lets people record audio stories tagged to geographical locations. If all goes as planned, its contributors will both create compelling tales and imbue places with new meanings through the voices of strangers.

Twitter Raises Another $200 Million

Don't expect Twitter to be tweeting about an initial public offering any time soon. The popular online communications service has raised another $200 million so it can keep growing without Wall Street's help.

Can Gowalla 3 Put Foursquare in Check?

Check-in service Gowalla was always prettier than mobile social network leader FourSquare, but it still could never catch up with its rival. Its new version, Gowalla 3, could change that: It allows users to easily check in on multiple social networks and track friends across them. Goodbye, check-in fatigue; hello competition.

Photo-Sharing Site Path Is For Real Friends Only

Path is different from other photo-sharing sites not because of what it can do, but because of what it won't allow you to do -- namely, share photos with more than 50 people. Path lets users be themselves, share photos freely, and never worry about the images being seen by the wrong people.

Is Mark Zuckerberg's $100 Million Gift a PR Stunt?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million donation to Newark's public schools has drawn praise, but also questions about its timing: He'll announce the gift on Oprah tomorrow, the same day as the premiere of a new film that portrays the young billionaire in a negative light.