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Molly writes about tech, business, and culture. Previously she was a writer and editor for Wired and The Daily Dot. She’s on Twitter @iammollymchugh and Instagram @mollygrams.

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Who Will Save Vertical Video?

Now that Instagram allows horizontal filming on IGTV, the much-maligned vertical orientation could be on the way out—and yet the format’s charming intimacy endures

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Let It Grow: The Appification of Plants Is Helping Owners Keep Them Alive

As the houseplant trend rises, tech startups are providing everything from delivery to watering reminders to analysis of your home’s lighting conditions—all so your greenery doesn’t die

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The White House Social Media Survey Is Asking for More Than Just Your Answers

By accepting a broad user agreement, respondents to the Trump Administration’s online questionnaire are allowing the government to use their responses any which way it chooses

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Scooter Season Is Here Again—but Will It Be Less of a Menace This Time?

Cluttered sidewalks, careless riders, and avoidable accidents marred the introduction of e-scooters on city streets last summer. In order to keep the convenience and lose the chagrin, cities and scooter companies need to reach common ground.

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What’s Beef? Breaking Down the Many Feuds of the ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Universe.

From warring castmates to loud quarrels with Brandi Glanville, 50 Cent, and Jennifer Lawrence(!), the ‘VPR’ crew seemingly can’t avoid conflict

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The Opposition to Facebook Now Extends to Mark Zuckerberg’s Cofounders and Friends

Chris Hughes’s scathing op-ed isn’t the first time one of Zuck’s former colleagues has spoken out against the company’s practices, but it may be the strongest statement yet

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The Google Pixel 3a Is a Budget Smartphone With Premium Features

Who says a new phone should require a down payment? At $400, Google’s new Android offering packs enough AI to keep its price tag down.

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Who Should Buy Tumblr?

With Verizon looking to unload the beloved microblogging platform, here are some potential buyers for the last vestige of the social web’s good days

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At Facebook F8, Mark Zuckerberg Takes a Few Steps Forward and a Few Steps Back

The much-maligned CEO’s new focus on privacy figured prominently in his keynote address, if not in all of the social platform’s new tools

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The Instagram Obsession With Flowers Is Killing Them

Super blooms across the country are drawing legions of people searching for that perfect photo backdrop—but often at the expense of the plants themselves