Twitter promotes Katie Stanton to vice president of global media. Facebook is testing an “events for you” section. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Gmail 2.0 for iOS Brings New Look, Support for Multiple Accounts (AllThingsD)
Google has unveiled an updated version of its Gmail app for the iPhone and iPad, promising a “faster, sleeker and easier” email experience on iOS devices. One of the biggest features of Gmail 2.0 is added support of multiple accounts.
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Facebook Rolls Out Redesigned Events; Users Can Choose Calendar Or List Format (AllFacebook)
Facebook’s overhaul of its events feature took a big step forward Wednesday, enabling users to view their events in either a calendar or list format, with the changes originating from one of the social network’s hackathon events. Wednesday’s introduction of the calendar and list formats followed Facebook’s moves in June to allow users to export events to users’ calendars and introduction of a revamped gear menu, as well as a test by the social network, also in June, of notifications alerting event organizers when their invites were declined. VentureBeat The new and improved Facebook Events with calendar and list view comes with a few niceties. Facebook members can respond to invites and leave birthday messages without leaving the Events page. Posts, photos, and videos are a part of the experience as well. Mashable Calendar view is gradually rolling out to all Facebook users. You can check it out by going to your Events page on Facebook and then clicking the “Calendar” tab on the top left side of the screen. TechCrunch Facebook Wednesday announced a brand-new version of its Facebook SDK for iOS, offering a ton of new features and perhaps most notably, support for iOS 6. The company is also introducing another major resource for its developer community: the launch of a new iOS Dev Center, where it’s centralizing access to developer tools and resources. WebProNews Facebook has announced an update to Facebook Groups that displays exactly who has seen each post or comment on a post – complete with their name and the time at which they saw it. Good idea or creepy? Reuters A judge recused herself from overseeing a privacy lawsuit against Facebook over the social networking service’s “Sponsored Stories” feature, one day before she was set to hold a hearing on a proposed settlement. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, Calif., federal court did not provide a reason for the recusal in a brief order on Wednesday. Read more
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