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Facebook Updates App and Ads, Dropbox Launches Carousel, and Twitter’s Drastic Redesign

Twitter has begun rolling out a new image-centric profile design that bears a lot of resemblance to Facebook’s profile design. The new profile features a large cover image, has a greater focus on photos, and moves away from the vertical...
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April Fool’s Pranks, A Breakup Letter to Facebook, and Taco Bell’s Ronald McDonald Ads

Depending on how you look at it, April 1 is one of the best (or worst) weeks in tech news. It’s hard to know what to believe, and there were several clever pranks this year. Some, like the Google Maps Pokémon challenge, delighted the...
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Twitter Updates Images, Glass Gets Stylish, and Gmail Promotions Tab Goes Visual

Twitter has announced two new features for image sharing. Users can now tag up to 10 people in photos, without the tags counting toward the 140-character limit. They can also share up to four images in one tweet. The changes are part of an overall...

Android Voice Commands, Vimeo Acquires Cameo, and Twitter’s 8th Birthday

Google announced a voice command feature for the Google Search app on Android. The feature allows users to control the camera using voice commands in order to take videos and pictures. The functionality is limited, but as Dave Altavilla pointed out...

Facebook Redesigns Pages, Top Social Channels for Spending, and Moz Partners with Bitly

The Internet celebrated its 25th anniversary this week. Its founder, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, used the opportunity to encourage everyone to help keep it free and open. In a guest post on Google’s official blog, Berners-Lee pressed “for every...

The Oscars Tweet, Getty Goes Free, and the Audible Future of the Web

Everyone’s talking about the tweet that won the Oscars. With over 3.3 million retweets globally, “that tweet” easily shot to the top as the most retweeted tweet of all time. In fact, with 11.2 million tweets about the Oscars that...

Gmail Adds Easy Unsubscribe, Facebook Creates Ad Sets, and YouTube Tops Facebook Among Teens

Gmail has added an unsubscribe link to the top of branded emails. Prominently featured, the link makes it easier for users to opt-out of promotional emails by eliminating scrolling and design differences. Users who clicks the link will no longer be...

Facebook Acquires WhatsApp, LinkedIn Opens Publishing and Net Neutrality Developments

Facebook cracked open its wallet and forked out a huge $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp. It’s a move that has the industry talking, because financially speaking, it’s just not worth that. But strategically, Facebook needs to grow its...

Goodbye Flappy Bird, a Major Twitter Redesign, and the Olympics Online

Nothing was bigger in digital news this week than the devastating end of Flappy Bird. In a move that caused chaos worldwide, Flappy Birds creator Dong Nguyen pulled the app from the app stores. The move also sparked listings on eBay, where...
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Twitter Growth Slows, The FDA’s New Anti-Smoking Campaign and the Final Super Bowl Ad Wrap-Up

Despite Twitter reporting strong profits, the quarterly report released this week shows a distinct slowing of user growth. And with a dramatic 12 percent drop in stock, the platform could be headed for a troubled year. See the whole story on...

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