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Tablet-Optimized Twitter Android App Now Available, Limited at First to Samsung Devices

Today, Twitter launched a new version of its mobile app optimized specifically for Android tablets. Twitter for Android Tablets now takes full advantage of a tablet’s larger screen to display tweets, conversations and more in full landscape view. The app will only be available for Samsung devices at first, specifically the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Support for other Samsung tablets will come soon, and the app will be available to other Android tablets by the end of the year.

Fortune’s Most Powerful Women List Has Lots of Tech Stars, With She-Can-Do-Anything Spotlight on Facebook’s Sandberg

I say we scramble all the private jets in Silicon Valley and get the “Lean In” book star to D.C. to lean on some pols to open the government again, tout de suite!

LinkedIn Calls Email Hacking Charges False

No, we do not pretend to be you, the company says.

Path Adds Private Sharing, Premium Version, and Strikes a Deal With Deutsche Telekom

The social network, which prides itself on helping users connect to a narrower group of friends than its rivals, is adding ways to share with an even more select group.

Creating and Sharing Videos That Are Not Too Long and Not Too Short

If you want more than Vine or Instagram offer, with less work than a full video-editing app, try the apps from Magisto and Animoto.

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Yahoo Joins Roster of Sponsors for 49er’s New Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers and Yahoo said today they had signed a 10-year agreement that will make Yahoo “the exclusive online sports content, social networking, and photo and video sharing partner” for the team and its new Levi’s Stadium, set to open in 2014 in Santa Clara, Calif. The deal will, among other things, provide the purple portal a prime spot for a Fantasy Football Lounge and viewing area, and will encourage fans to upload photos to Flickr with the chance that they may show up on the stadium’s big screens during the game.

Average American Spends an Hour a Day of Quality Time With Their Smartphone

For iPhone owners, it’s more like an hour and 15 minutes, while Android owners spend about 50 minutes per day using their phones.

Facebook’s General Counsel Ullyot to Depart the Company

The man who stopped the Winklevii leaves the building.

Won’t You Be in My Nextdoor Network?

Though it sounds counterintuitive, you might get to know your next-door neighbors better by joining a free social network called Nextdoor.