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Twitter.com Is Now Useful to Those Who Don’t Use Twitter

If you don’t “use” Twitter (and by that I mean tweet, retweet, favorite, and follow people) or had no intention of signing up, visiting Twitter.com served no purpose. Until now. Twitter.com is now useful for people who don’t really want to jump headfirst into the whole Twitter experience. Of course, Twitter hopes that its homepage redesign will lure new users …

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Report: Yahoo To Launch New Homepage Next Month

As you may know, Yahoo has been toying around with homepage redesigns again. It really hasn’t been all that long since the company launched a new look, but it apparently feels it’s time to start anew yet again. As reported earlier this month, users were seeing different versions floating around. Michael Bonnett Jr. tweeted this one out at the time: …

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Yahoo Tests Out Another Homepage Redesign

Yahoo is tinkering around with its homepage again. It wasn’t all that long ago (last year in fact) that Yahoo rolled out a major redesign of its flagship property, but the company is apparently testing new looks yet again. Some users are seeing very different version of the homepage than the one users have gotten accustomed to. Some haver been …

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iGoogle Is Now Officially Dead (Redirecting To Regular Homepage)

We’ve known for about a year and a half that iGoogle was going to be shut down, but the day has finally come. If you try to access it, you’ll now be redirected to the Google homepage. Google announced the news in July of 2012 as one of a handful of services that would be going away. The list also …

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iGoogle Will Officially Be Dead In 3 More Days

Google announced in July of last year that it would be shutting down iGoogle, its personalized homepage product. The announcement came in one of the company’s semi-regular “spring cleaning” announcements, despite being in the summer. Google is able to shut down some products with little outcry. Other times, Google upsets users by taking away services that they love. The biggest …

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Foursquare Launches New Homepage

Foursquare is rolling out a new version of Foursquare.com to bring some more features to the browser. The new site shows suggestions for what’s nearby based on the time of day. “Our new homepage is smart enough to know that what you’re looking for on Saturday night (dinner and nightlife spots) might be different than what you’re searching for on …

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iGoogle Is About To Shut Down. Will You Miss It?

Back in 2005, Google launched iGoogle, a personalized homepage for people who wanted an alternative to the simple Google homepage. It enabled users to add all kinds of “gadgets” to make their homepages more useful. You could add productivity widgets, play games, see news headlines, etc. right from the homepage. A lot of people loved it. Are you an iGoogle …

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Saul Bass Gets The Google Doodle Treatment

Google is running a doodle celebrating the birthday of graphic designer and typographer Saul Bass in parts of the world where the date has changed to May 8th. Also a filmmaker, Bass is best known for his work on movie title sequences, posters and corporate logos. How many films can you pick out from Google’s animation? Saul Bass did title …

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Bing Zings Google With ‘Bing Basic’ [Zing]

The SEO tags aren’t the only April Fools’ joke from Bing this year. You didn’t think they’d get through the day without taking a shot at Google, did you? They introduced Bing Basic. There’s no mention of Google in the announcement, but it’s not hard to guess what the “telltale query” referred to is. “Every day on the Bing homepage, …

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Has Yahoo Improved Its Homepage? Many Think Not.

Yahoo has been testing various redesigns of its homepage for months, but now it has announced the “new Yahoo experience”. Note: We’ve updated this article from its original form, and since it was first posted, the negative comments have flooded in. While you will typically see this with any redesign of a major property, we’re not seeing a whole lot …

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Google Homepage Images No More, But Google Really Wants To Be Your Homepage

Google really wants you to set Google.com as your homepage. You would think they would not keep taking away Google homepage features that users love, like iGoogle and the ability to set your background image, then, but they have done so on both counts. We’re starting to wonder if Google has some major homepage-related plans. When Google told users their …

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Bing To Users: We’re More Than Just A Pretty Picture

Been to Bing lately? If so, you may have seen a little tour of Bing’s homepage. A bar appears at the top, which says “Bing is more than just a pretty picture. See why.” You’re then presented with buttons for “Show me” and “No thanks”. If you click the former, you’re walked through the following path:

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