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Facebook Tests Messenger-Like Chat Bubbles on Desktop Facebook Tests Messenger-Like Chat Bubbles on Desktop
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Facebook is currently testing a new look to chat on desktop – one that looks nearly identical to the way chat appears on the Facebook Messenger app. The new design has blue and white chat bubbles, instead of the simple …

Will Google’s Navigation Interface Look Like This Soon? Will Google’s Navigation Interface Look Like This Soon?
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Google is testing yet another redesign of its navigation interface. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that Google launched the current navigation interface, but that doesn’t mean they’re not exploring other options. Alex Chitu at Google Operating System was …

Facebook Suggests You Give a Gift When a Friend Posts a Celebratory Status Facebook Suggests You Give a Gift When a Friend Posts a Celebratory Status

Facebook is looking to further promote their new Gifts feature by giving it a more prominent placement – in the news feed. Some users have spotted a “Give a Gift” button attached to certain posts by friends – mainly when …

Facebook Tests ‘Buy Tickets’ Option for Events [UPDATED] Facebook Tests ‘Buy Tickets’ Option for Events [UPDATED]
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It appears that Facebook may be dipping its toes into the tickets game – just ever so slightly. Israeli social media firm Blink first spotted a new “Buy Tickets” option appearing on some events. The button links users to a …

Facebook Tests Action-Based Statuses with Emoticons for ‘Feeling,’ ‘Drinking,’ ‘Watching,’ and More Facebook Tests Action-Based Statuses with Emoticons for ‘Feeling,’ ‘Drinking,’ ‘Watching,’ and More
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Facebook is testing a new layer to the status update that allows users to express what they’re doing with an emoticon or icon. The small test (only showing up for a minuscule percentage of users) adds a “What are you …

Facebook Pushes Suggested Guests Upon RSVPing Facebook Pushes Suggested Guests Upon RSVPing

Facebook is taking a step to better promote events and to help users make events more successful. Some users have seen Facebook make an automatic suggestion for users to invite more friends to events, as soon as they RSVP to …

Pinterest Tests New Design with Better Navigation, More Informative Pins Pinterest Tests New Design with Better Navigation, More Informative Pins
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Pinterest, which hasn’t seen a significant redesign in quite some time, has announced that they will be testing a fresh look in the coming weeks. Pinterest says that the changes stem from user feedback. First up, Pinterest wants to makes …

Facebook Tests Another (Flipped) Timeline Layout Facebook Tests Another (Flipped) Timeline Layout
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Your Timeline is most likely getting a fairly significant redesign – but it’s still unclear exactly when it will launch globally and exactly what it will look like. Facebook has been pretty busy testing new Timeline designs as of late. …

BlackBerry 10 Browser Speeds Ahead Of Competition BlackBerry 10 Browser Speeds Ahead Of Competition
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BlackBerry 10 officially launches at the end of this month. As such, more details about RIM’s hardware and software are starting to leak out. We already got a good look at the Z10 on Tuesday, and now the phone’s browser …

Facebook Expands Test of New Streamlined Timeline Facebook Expands Test of New Streamlined Timeline
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Facebook is continuing (and expanding) a test that revamps users’ Timelines by creating a single, more prominent column for statuses and posts, as well as redesigns the section headers by doing away with the clunky image boxes we’ve seen since …

Facebook Tests Paid Messages That Are Guaranteed to Reach Users’ Inboxes Facebook Tests Paid Messages That Are Guaranteed to Reach Users’ Inboxes
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Facebook has been doing a lot as of late to improve their Messages product and to encourage more people to use it. Back in August, Facebook totally redesigned the look of Messages on desktop, giving it a new side-by-side view …

NASA Tests Liquid Hydrogen/Oxygen Engine For Upcoming Heavy Rocket NASA Tests Liquid Hydrogen/Oxygen Engine For Upcoming Heavy Rocket

NASA on Thursday tested the powerpack assembly for the J-2X engine, an important component of NASA’s next-generation heavy-lift rocket. The J-2X powerpack assembly was test-fired at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The engine will power the upper stage of …

Facebook Tests New Event Suggestions in the News Feed Facebook Tests New Event Suggestions in the News Feed
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Facebook may be looking to increase the reach of events across the site, as they’re reportedly testing a new feature inside users’ news feeds that suggests events that users may or may not have been invited too (or have ties …

Facebook Tests Photo Sync for iOS, Allowing Some Users to Auto-Upload Their Photos Facebook Tests Photo Sync for iOS, Allowing Some Users to Auto-Upload Their Photos
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Facebook is expanding a test that they began a couple of months ago with the Android app. The company is currently testing Photo Sync for iOS, which allows users to have their smartphone photos instantly uploaded to a private Facebook …

Facebook May Finally Let You Share Posts on Mobile Facebook May Finally Let You Share Posts on Mobile

Your long-running nightmare of being unable to share your friends’ witty status updates while on the go may be coming to a close. Facebook is currently testing a “share” button on posts on their mobile site. The share button is …

Facebook Tests New Comment Threads and Ranking for Page Posts Facebook Tests New Comment Threads and Ranking for Page Posts

Yo dawg, I heard you like comments… Facebook is currently testing a redesign of its commenting system for Page posts that will allow users to reply to specific comments and will also sort them based on an algorithm. Some pages …

Facebook Has a Link That Lets Users See “All” Friend Activity in Their News Feed Facebook Has a Link That Lets Users See “All” Friend Activity in Their News Feed
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If you feel that there’s a lot of content that you’re missing and you want to receive more stories on your news feed, there’s a location for that. Facebook is now allowing users to browse a jam-packed news feed. If …

Facebook May Beep at You When You Get a Notification Facebook May Beep at You When You Get a Notification
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“Da-do!” Someone just liked your status! Facebook thinks that the visual cue of that little red number at the top left corner may not be enough, so they’re testing a new feature that would guarantee you never miss another notification. …

New Facebook Features Make It Easier for Users to Receive More Content from Pages They Like New Facebook Features Make It Easier for Users to Receive More Content from Pages They Like
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In the past month, Facebook has been accused of slightly altering their EdgeRank algorithm – the one that determines what posts show up in your news feed. There has been widespread criticism from many page owners, who claim that their …

Check-in on Facebook, Get Free Wi-Fi? Check-in on Facebook, Get Free Wi-Fi?
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Small and medium-sized businesses have now had a few years to incentivize the “check-in.” Between Foursquare, Facebook, and other networks that offer location broadcasting, businesses have found that check-ins can lead to social buzz. And because check-ins get their business’ …

Facebook Simplifies Your Stream with New Timeline Layout Test Facebook Simplifies Your Stream with New Timeline Layout Test
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If you think that the Facebook Timeline is too busy, and focuses too much on open graph apps instead of posts, Facebook is testing a new layout that might make you happy. The new Timeline test removes the visible dividing …