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The parent-kid pot talk from inside the industry

...School officials said no way, despite support from dad, a regular weed user and chief executive of a dating app and social network for fellow enthusiasts."They didn't want to touch it. They weren't ready to touch it," said Mitchem, who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2015-07-31/parent-kid-pot-talk-inside-i
Tough week for social media stocks - no one is spared

...a month. That's nearly a fifth of the world's population. Twitter, meanwhile, remains in many ways a niche social network, popular with celebrities, journalists and young people. Its biggest task is convincing the rest of us that we...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-31/tough-week-social-media-st
Devices using voice-recognition technology bring more privacy concerns

...teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.But Aanya's care-free attitude dissolved into paranoia a few months ago shortly after her mother...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-31/devices-using-voice-recogn
Business news

...Facebook is attracting advertising dollars to where its users are ? on mobile devices.The world's largest online social network surpassed expectations on all fronts in the second quarter. It grew not just profit and revenue, but also its already-massive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-29/business-news
New phone apps cover Microsoft Office and voting for mayors

...for its Messenger app even if they don't have a Facebook account. It's another way the world's biggest online social network is spreading its tentacles over your phone. This option is available in the U.S., Canada, Peru and Venezuela...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-07-04/new-phone-apps-cover-microsoft-offi
New Disney toys combine high-tech gadgets, old-school play

...band, a young-adult-focused wearable meant to have modular add-on elements that link wearers with games and social networks."The surface is just being scratched for wearables," he said.Silver said the price of the initial package...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-02/new-disney-toys-combine-hi
Inspiring college basketball player Lauren Hill dies at 19

...touched around the world by sharing her story," Emmert said.News of Hill's death sparked quick reactions all over social networks. It was a worldwide trending topic on Twitter, where Cavaliers superstar LeBron James wrote a short letter to Hill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-04-10/inspiring-college-basketb
Business news

...improved benefits for the janitors, cooks and other workers who support its employees.The world's largest online social network is implementing a set of new standards for its U.S.-based contractors who do a "substantial amount of work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-13/business-news
Police investigating shooting of eight fan club members

...official Facebook page. Former president of the team and current federal congressman, Andres Sanchez, said on the social network he was "deeply saddened to learn of what had happened at Pavilhao 9, with which I had a strong bond since I was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-04-19/police-investigatin-shooting-eigh
Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5

...Pinterest is a tool for unlocking people's creativity," she says.Pinterest often gets lumped in with popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but there are plenty of ways that it stands apart. Hwang sees it as more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-02/search-social-shopping-pin