Google began a slow rollout on Monday of a major update to its YouTube app for Android, with other mobile YouTube app updates coming later. A Google representative told CNET that the slow rollout was intentional and not a leak of the app’s installer file, or APK.
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Facebook To Remove Exploitative Sandy Hook Tribute Pages (AllFacebook)
Not long after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., several people set up tribute pages on Facebook to encourage donations to help affected families. Some did so out of the kindness of their hearts, while some were just trying to cash in. Facebook has agreed to take down Sandy Hook tribute pages that people feel exist solely to exploit the tragedy.
As Instagram Pulls Support for Displaying Photos on Twitter, Pinterest Adds It (SocialTimes)
Pinterest recently deepened its Twitter integration, allowing photos shared on Pinterest to be viewed within the Twitter stream, Pinterest confirmed. The move came just a few days before Instagram’s decision to pull support for in-stream display on Twitter.
Vimeo Shows Off New Paywall Video Option (VentureBeat)
Vimeo rolled out its new pay-to-view option for some of its video partners on Tuesday. The paywall option should be available to all Vimeo video creators in early 2013.
YouTube has jumped to the top of the free Android apps list this week, according to research from Google Play. The app jumps from the No. 5 position last week, knocking Google Maps into the No. 2 slot. The rise could be timed with the presidential debates. YouTube will allow you to stream the presidential debates live tonight.
Below, we’ve listed the top free Android apps of the week. The list links to Google Play’s research about the individual apps, including user reviews.