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To Help Content Creators, YouTube Will Up Video Visibility on the Homepage

YouTube, who has turned its attention to content creators and channels over the past year, is looking to reward them by giving them more real estate on users’ homepages. Starting next week, logged-in users will see a new look to the homepage. It’ll put more videos from individual channel above the fold, replacing the one-video-per-line current format with one that …

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LinkedIn Updates Mobile Experience, Its Fastest Growing Area

LinkedIn says that their mobile platform is the “fastest growing” aspect of their service. On average, 27% of their unique visitors comes through their mobile apps – up from 15% a year ago. In a year, their mobile pageviews have increased 250%. And with the added focus on mobile comes the need to improve upon its mobile apps. Today, LinkedIn …

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Google Now Automatically Mutes Loud Typers Inside Hangouts

Google has just taken steps to eliminate a small, but annoying aspect of Google+ Hangouts: keyboard sounds. In an update launched today, Google will now mute your mic when you’re typing. Google’s Tim Haloun explains it as such: Does anyone actually like the sound of typing in a Hangout? click click clack clack click clack clack! If you’ve done Hangouts, …

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Facebook for iOS Gets Chat Heads, News Feed Updates

Later today, Facebook will unveil an update for their iOS app that brings chat heads, stickers, and news feed improvements. First up, iOS users will be able to use chat heads – one of the main features of Facebook Home for Android. Of course, these chat heads won’t work on your iOS home screen, only when you’re using the Facebook …

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YouTube for iOS Finally Gets Live Streaming

YouTube has just released version 1.3 of their iOS app, and it finally brings live streaming to the mix. Along with live streaming users can now enjoy their “My Subscriptions” feed on the Guide, which gives them access to the latest videos from all of the channels they follow. Back in February, YouTube updated its iOS app, adding the “Send …

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Twitter Adds Trends to 160+ New Countries and Cities

Twitter trends let users know which topics and hashtags are the most popular at any given time. Although they can often be manipulated to boost the popularity of a Twitter-heavy contingent (looking at you, Justin Bieber fans), trends usually give a pretty good gauge of what people are talking about – you know, what’s important. Trends can be broken down …

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Facebook Rolling Out Action-Based Status Option That Links to Pages

After testing the new feature back in January, Facebook has officially launched their new action-based statuses that let you share how you’re feeling or what you’re doing with a fun little emoticon. And and automatic link to the relevant Facebook page, which is the key aspect of this new feature. Starting today, Facebook is rolling out the new sharing option …

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Foursquare 6.0 Launches As a True Local Search and Recommendation App

Foursquare has been improving their service in the hopes of “moving beyond the check-in” for some time now. Today, they’ve released the all new Foursquare version 6.0 for both iOS and Android. With this update, search and recommendations (what Foursquare calls “Explore”) is now a bigger part of the experience than ever. Here’s how Foursquare describes all the changes they’ve …

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Gmail Rolls Out Past Search Autocomplete, Contact Thumbnails

Google is shipping an update to Gmail that should make it easier to locate that email that you just searched for the other day. Starting today, Google begins the global rollout of new autocomplete predictions for your past Gmail searches. “If you’ve searched your email for ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ or other lengthy phrases, it just got easier to find what you’re looking …

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Foursquare Adds Interactive Maps to Android App

Foursquare has just released an update to their Android app that brings better maps to the explore feature and lets users redefine the parameters of their location searching by zooming in on a specific portion of the map. “We’ve updated the app to give you a better map experience. Now when you’re on the home screen looking at friends and …

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Firefox 20 Adds New Download Manager, Per-Window Private Browsing

Firefox 19, which launched in the middle of February, shipped with a built-in PDF viewer. Its successor, Firefox 20, comes with something even better – an update to the browser’s outdated download manager. Firefox 20 launched today, and the updated browser comes with a new download manager that makes Firefox much more visually appealing. If you used any previous version …

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Gmail’s New Compose Box Is Rolling Out to Everyone

Google has just announced that they are ready to give all Gmail users the new compose box that they’ve been testing since October. With the new compose enabled, Gmail no longer takes you to a different screen to write a message. When you click “compose,” a small message box pops up in the bottom-right-hand corner of the page. From there, …

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