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Chinese social media in brief

While visiting China's three largest cities over the past two weeks -- Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou -- it has been easy to see that many Chinese people quietly use Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, to evade government censorship and tap into websites and social...

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Media Salad has teamed with prominent journalists throughout India to build an online news hub aimed initially at helping Indian youth develop the skills and confidence they need to share their stories. is still a work in progress, but it's ready to...

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Viber combines video chat, social media

“Free calls, text and picture sharing with anyone, anywhere!” Viber, the fast-growing mobile messaging application, especially means the “anyone, anywhere” part of its sales pitch. The increasingly popular communication platform, bought earlier this year for about...

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Nation not going to pot yet

Tuesday was a mixed bag for marijuana -- and today showed approval of the drug's legalization has plummeted 12 percent in the last year. Earlier this week, voters in Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia approved recreational use of the drug, while voters in...

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