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Bing Rolls Out New Maps Interface Bing Rolls Out New Maps Interface
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After months of testing, Bing has now made available its new interface for Bing Maps. Changes include adjustments to the task and navigation controls. Bing says it’s now easier to find the most common actions to complete your tasks. “We’ve …

YouTube Tests Cosmic Panda, A Brand New Design YouTube Tests Cosmic Panda, A Brand New Design

The latest YouTube TestTube experiment is called Cosmic Panda, and it brings a great new look to the YouTube experience. The new design, available to test out at youtube.com/cosmicpanda, changes the way playlists, channels and even standalone videos are presented. …

Google Talks Design Tweaks, and More to Come Google Talks Design Tweaks, and More to Come
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Google has of course announced the Google+ Project, the company’s new approach at a social network. You may have noticed that there are some subtle design changes to Google properties as well – most noticeably a black bar going across …

Netflix User Woes Continue to Pile Up Netflix User Woes Continue to Pile Up
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The good times just keep rolling for Netflix users. The company recently launched a major redesign of its site, which has been met with an incredible amount of hostility from users, many of which have found little if any improvement, …

Netflix: The “Vast, Vast Majority” of People Like the Redesign. We’re “Absolutely” Keeping It Netflix: The “Vast, Vast Majority” of People Like the Redesign. We’re “Absolutely” Keeping It
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If you’re a Netflix user, you’ve probably noticed that the site has been redesigned. There’s also a good chance, judging from the comments we’ve received (and the nearly 5,000 on Netflix’s own announcement), that you don’t like it. It would …

Gawker Redesign a Success? Gawker Redesign a Success?
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As you may recall, Gawker Media recently redesigned a number of its web properties in an interesting way that keeps users on the front page. For example, if you go to Gizmodo, and click on one of the headlines in …

Google Replaces URLs with Site Names on SERPs (In Test) Google Replaces URLs with Site Names on SERPs (In Test)
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Google is testing a feature in its search results pages that replaces the URL in a result’s snippet with the name of the site on which it appears. So, for example, a WebProNews article titled “Netflix Redesign Rubs Many Users …

Netflix Redesign Rubs Many Users the Wrong Way Netflix Redesign Rubs Many Users the Wrong Way
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Popular movie service Netflix has undergone a redesign, and it while it’s certainly not unanimous, the overwhelming majority of users (at least on Twitter and in Netflix’s blog comments) do not like it. What do you think of the Netflix …

Facebook Tests Home Page Redesign Facebook Tests Home Page Redesign
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Facebook is testing a new home page feature called “Happening Now,” which shows current status updates, likes and other FB activity from friends as they happen – a real-time feed, if you will, kind of like the Twitter timeline. The …

Google News Changes Launched, Blog Filtering Enabled Google News Changes Launched, Blog Filtering Enabled
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Google launched some new features for Google News today. The most obvious change is that on the front page, after the top section, you will no longer immediately see story clusters, but rather a single article from a single source, …

Gawker Traffic Reportedly Down 25% Following Design Changes
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A lot of sites have been experiencing major crises in traffic over the last week or so since Google’s recent algorithm update aimed at low quality content. Gawker has been hit with a similar problem, but for an entirely different reason.

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton revealed today that the company’s traffic is down by nearly a quarter as a result of the recent widely publicized redesign. 

Facebook Pages Get Profile-Like Redesign Treatment

Facebook announced some new changes to Facebook Pages today that effectively make the Page design more like the recently re-designed profiles. 

For one, you can now navigate and interact with other areas of Facebook. "This means you can choose to receive notifications about fan activity, Like and comment on other Pages as your Page, and get your own News Feed where you can engage with the latest and most important news from other Pages you like," the company explains

Everybody Gets the New Facebook Profile
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Facebook announced today that it is now rolling out the new profile design to all users. The design debuted last month, when CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared in an interview for 60 Minutes on CBS, and the company made the option available for users to switch. 

FeedBurner Re-Design Could Use More Features

The FeedBurner re-design has been in beta testing for a few months now, but does it make the service better?

I’m a big fan of FeedBurner and I really like the new look and feel as it’s much cleaner and matches other Google products, however since it’s so familiar, it feels a little lacking.

YouTube Gives Users a New Homepage To Try Out
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YouTube has been testing a new homepage, and is now letting users try it out if they’d like to do so. They’ve added a button on the current homepage that you can click on if you want to give it a shot. 

YouTube lists the following features of the new homepage:

Facebook Redesigns the Profile Page
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Facebook announced a redesign of user profile pages. Some changes include a new introduction at the top of the page that tells viewers where you’re from, where you went to school, and where you work. 

MySpace Gets Reborn, With Emphasis on Entertainment
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MySpace announced its new redesign along with a new suite of products today. These, the company tells us, will "redefine the company as a social entertainment destination for Gen Y." We’ll see. 

Google Testing a Feature with Major Implications for Clickthroughs
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Google is apparently testing a feature in its search results pages that allows users to see full-page previews of sites before they click through to them. 

Bonanzle Buys 1000 Markets, Becomes Bonanza
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E-Commerce site Bonanzle, which is often touted as an alternative to eBay, has acquired artisan merchandise site 1000 Markets, and changed its name to Bonanza. The combined company, which will take aim at sites like Etsy, is located at Bonanza.com, with a new design. 

Why the New Twitter May Benefit Businesses and Marketers Greatly
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This week, Twitter introduced a new redesign of Twitter.com with a two-pane format aimed at providing a richer user experience, and you can easily tell by looking at it that it does just that. 

Yahoo Aims to Appeal to Gmail, Hotmail Users
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Yahoo really wants to make sure it keeps people using its email service. It particularly wants to make sure it doesn’t lose too many people to Google or Microsoft.