LinkedIn’s front page, LinkedIn Today, has undergone an organizational makeover to make news links and slide shows easier to find. Announced today, LinkedIn’s ‘Channels’ allow members to browse, sort, and follow content by category.
Twitter will open its advertising platform to all users in the United States, the company announced today. Previously, the service was invitation-only while Twitter tested it out and made adjustments based on user feedback.
Data visualization builder infogr.am has relaunched its site to include a professional package that gives paid subscribers the freedom to use the infographics they make offline.
Today Facebook has revealed a new layout for business pages on its mobile application that will help users find businesses while they’re on the go.
Storify is expanding its VIP package to new businesses like a mullet in reverse. While publishers put their curated stories on the front page for their readers, other businesses can create private stories to take back to the office. Launched today, Storify Business includes a lot of the same features available in the VIP package that debuted last month, but this option comes at a fixed price.
Back when “taping it” was a thing, recorded television shows and even rentals from the local video store all came out a little scratchy and green around the edges. To commemorate the 57th anniversary of the first commercial video cassette recorder, YouTube has announced a “VHS mode” for its video player.
It’s hard enough to manage multiple social accounts from a desktop, let alone from beyond the grave. Today, Google announced the launch of its Inactive Account Manager, a new setting that tells Google what to do with Gmail, Google+, Picassa, YouTube, and other Google accounts when users are no longer there to manage them. While most features of the service are voluntary, the Inactive Account Manager could also serve to help Google clear away accounts that are going unused.
Foursquare has just released an updated version of its application for iPhone that puts exploration front and center.
Google has announced an update to Google Play that will show bigger images for books, movies, and album covers. The change will roll out to android smartphones and tablets starting today.
Google has announced a new tool for watching your traffic unfold in real-time in Google Analytics. Events, which show individual actions that affect traffic, like a Facebook referral or pageviews on a mobile phone or tablet versus the web, can now be filtered out and monitored in real time using Google’s Real-Time Events Report. (See below.)