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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. GigaOM With the update, users can easily switch among up to five accounts within the app. It’s also now employing autocomplete, in both the search function and with contact names. Wired The reboot brings push delivery and improved notifications, and the ability to see pictures in messages, attach multiple files to an email and scroll infinitely though your mailboxes. And animations throughout the app run much more smoothly. PC Magazine Also, users can now RSVP to Google Calendar invites, as well as +1 and comment on Google+ posts directly from the app. The iOS app is available now for free in the iTunes App Store. CNET Nearly three months after its debut on the iPhone and iPod Touch, Google has updated its standalone YouTube app for the first time, adding compatibility for the iPad and iPhone 5. As part of an update Tuesday, the app is now universal and works on the three screen sizes.
Facebook Simplifies Process for Creating Repeat Events (Inside Facebook)
Facebook introduced a new feature for events this week that allows users to quickly create a similar event as one they previously hosted or attended. When a user clicks “create repeat event” from a drop-down menu on most event pages, Facebook will automatically populate a new event dialog with details from the last event, including the invite list. Mashable Facebook Tuesday introduced a feature for its Messenger Android app that lets users log on with a name and phone number, rather than having to enter their account info. In practice, that means that you don’t have to have a Facebook account to use Messenger. AllFacebook The class-action lawsuit against Facebook over the use of users’ images in sponsored stories moved one step closer to resolution Monday, as U.S. District Court Judge Richard Seeborg ruled that Facebook’s proposed settlement meets the requirements for preliminary approval. The San Jose Mercury News reported that Seeborg said in his order that the settlement offer by the social network “has no obvious deficiencies” and “appears to be the product of serious” negotiations between lawyers for Facebook and the group of users who filed suit.
Overused Resume Buzzwords, by Country (SocialTimes)
LinkedIn released data Tuesday on which resume buzzwords are most overused in which country. Can you match these popular buzzwords to their country of origin?
Microsoft Unlocks Socl, a Puzzling Social Network That Looks a Lot Like Pinterest (VentureBeat)
Microsoft’s fledgling social network is a bit of a puzzler. Pronounced “social,” Socl debuted to the public Tuesday with a fresh coat of paint, new features and no clear purpose.
Nielsen Study: Mobile Driving Big-Time Growth in Social Media and Social TV Behavior (LostRemote)
Nielsen’s just-released “Social Media Report” for 2012 drills deep on mobile, illustrating the inexorable relationship between social and mobile devices. “Time spent on mobile apps and the mobile web account for 63% of the year-over-year growth in overall time spent using social media,” the report said.
Yahoo Buys Video Chat Startup OnTheAir (USA Today)
Yahoo has snapped up video-chat startup OnTheAir, with Google+ Hangouts and other similar services in its sights. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Pandora Stock Takes a Beating After Forecast for a Bleak Winter (BetaBeat)
Pandora stock plummeted 18 percent in trading after markets closed Tuesday, as the digital music service projected increased losses for the current fiscal year. Shares fell despite a strong fiscal third quarter for the company, in which revenue increased 60 percent to $120 million from the same period of 2011, and total listening hours grew by 67 percent.
Twitter Follower Suit Settled; Highlights Need for Clear Account Ownership Guidelines (AllTwitter)
Last November we told you about a tech news site suing a former employee for $340,000 to compensate them for the 17,000 followers he took with him after leaving his post. Well, it appears the the tech company did not prevail, so businesses really need to create social media guidelines detailing who owns what – and they need to do this now.
Cory Booker is Off and Running with Food Stamp Challenge (NJ.com)
Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s food stamp challenge is officially under way. The challenge began after a back-and-forth conversation on Twitter, between Booker and a woman who goes by the name TwitWit and uses the handle @MWadeNC.