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Philadelphia High School Students Take Part in Speed-Texting Competition

The fastest texter won a scholarship to court reporting school.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

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No Surprise Here: Too Much Time On Facebook Can Lead To Feeling Depressed

Researchers noted, however, that the findings do not indicate that Facebook actually causes depression.

04/08/2015

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Woman Gets Permission To Serve Divorce Papers Via Facebook

The woman’s lawyer says she hasn’t been able to serve the papers the good old fashioned way because the man has no fixed address or place of employment.

04/07/2015

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Phila. Fire Department Warns of Data Breach Affecting EMS Transport Patients

The fire department says a rogue employee sold patient information to a theft ring in 2012, but the theft did not come to light until February of this year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/03/2015

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Phila. Mayoral Candidates Warned About Fundraising E-Mails To City Workers

Mayor Nutter’s chief integrity officer singled out one candidate — Nelson Diaz — for having done so.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/03/2015

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Online Campaign Aims to Bolster Support for Embattled US Sen. Menendez

Following yesterday’s indictment of Menendez on corruption charges, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee created a Twitter account and a hashtag: #IStandWithBob.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

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New Facebook App Allows Users To Add To Friends’ Shared Video Clips

With Facebook’s latest video-sharing app, called “Riff,” users can add their own video onto the original.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

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Live Streaming App Popularity Could Be Game Changer For Social Networks, Users

Live streaming apps Meerkat and Twitter-owned Periscope are the most talked about apps right now on social media.

04/02/2015

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Facebook Introduces ‘Scrapbooks’ Photo Feature

Facebook is once again taking something old-school and trying to make it easier.

04/01/2015

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 18: Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The much-anticipated device is available for pre-order today and is available exclusively with AT&T service.

Online Mega-retailer Aims To Offer One-click Shopping With New ‘Dash’ Button

Amazon Prime members can now access a free shopping feature called “Dash.”

04/01/2015

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Google Maps Turns Into Pac-Man’s Chomping Grounds

The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac Man’s chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools’ Day.

03/31/2015

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Report Says Facebook Meeting With News Companies About Hosting Their Content On The Social Network

Facebook is trying to partner with media outlets to place their pages inside the social network’s app but is it a win/win for both sides?

03/28/2015

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Philadelphia Joins Boston, Montreal In Hosting Baseball Hack Day This Saturday

KYW tech editor Ian Bush reports baseball fans are invited to geek out on Saturday in Center City.

03/26/2015

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New Ford System Reads Road Signs, Helping Driver Avoid Speed Traps

A new car offers relief from speeding tickets by paying attention to speed limit signs when the driver might not be.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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Police: Some Pictured On Penn State Frat’s Secret Site Have Come Forward

State College police Lt. Keith Robb says those people are being interviewed, and police are asking people to “be patient so we can do our job.”

03/26/2015