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Kik Messenger App Scrutinized Following 13-Year-Old's Death

PERSONAL TECH | By Ron Harris | Feb 8
Kik Messenger, a smartphone app popular among younger teens, is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man.

Chinese Using Carpooling Apps to Get Ride Home for Holidays

PERSONAL TECH | By Paul Traynor and Didi Tang | Feb 7
The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese.

Last Minute Holiday Shopper? There's an App for That

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Dec 24
Procrastinators, rejoice. This year there are more apps and services than ever before to help last-minute shoppers.

How Nextdoor App Hopes to Bring Communities Together

PERSONAL TECH | Dec 23
Nearly a third of Americans have no interaction with their neighbors, partly due to lower levels of trust, according to a report.

The Coolest High-Tech Gadgets for Work

PERSONAL TECH | By Mike Halterman | Dec 13
Now it's possible to work from nearly anywhere, and a lot of tech companies have made note of that. Here are seven products that will make you "ooh" and "aah."

Girl Scouts Pins Hopes on Tech Initiatives

PERSONAL TECH | By David Crary | Dec 12
As the Girl Scouts' membership continues a sharp decline, its leaders are betting on technology to reverse the trend, including a major expansion of its year-old program enabling Girl Scout cookies to be sold via mobile apps.

Fairygodboss.com Lets Female Employees Review Workplaces

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 26
The site is being called the Yelp for maternity leave benefits.

New Apps Help Palestinians Navigate Israeli Checkpoints

PERSONAL TECH | By Areej Hazboun | Nov 22
A pair of new mobile apps hopes to help Palestinians navigate their way around snarled traffic at Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank, offering a high-tech response to an intractable problem.

Gay App Hornet Erects Billboard Outside GOP Debate

NATIONAL | By Rhuaridh Marr | Nov 14
While the Republican presidential debate was (perhaps thankfully) devoid of any LGBT issues, outside the Milwaukee Theatre it was a different story.

The Dating App/Cazwell Crossover

MUSIC | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 4
Sean Howell, a polymathic Phileas Fogg of the internet age, travels the world advocating for LGBT rights and net neutrality while promoting his business, the gay social app, Hornet.

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