Today: LinkedIn launches a Facebook-like redesign, Microsoft explains this week's Surface firmware updates a bit better, Nokia's comeback phone "sells out", more.
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This week, Google updated its Google+ social networking service three useful new features. Yes, Google+ is still a thing.
In 2016, Microsoft took decisive steps away from its traditional roots and embraced a more open future in the cloud.
Instagram announced today that it is adding live videos and disappearing photos to its photo-sharing service.
Twitter announced that it is cracking down on the abuse, bullying, and harassment that routinely ruins the experience of using its service.
While Instagram came to Windows 10 Mobile back in May---it was previously available on older Windows phones, too--this week marks its first-ever availability on Windows 10 for PCs and tablets. It's exactly what it sounds like.
In a major push into the living room, Twitter announced today that it is launching apps on Xbox One, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. These apps will feature live streaming video, naturally, including NFL Thursday Night Football games, and other Twitter content.
Tech tidbits from around the web: I'm in Paris, Microsoft is changing how it reports Windows 10 users, Richard Irving leaves Xbox, Microsoft Press finally figures out paper is dead, a new Gears of War 4 gameplay trailer, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Spotify now has over 100 million active users, HP voluntarily recalls some laptop batteries, Fitbit improves its sleep tracking functionality, and Google is improving symptom search.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft buys Wand Labs, Xbox One Backwards Compatibility list swells to 200 Xbox 360 games, Microsoft gets high, new Insider update for Office Mobile, more.
The official Twitter app for Windows 10 was recently updated with support for polls and the ability to disable video autoplay. Twitter is this week's top-rated AppRaisin app pick of the week.
Microsoft announced this morning that it will purchase the LinkedIn social network for $26.2 billion in a move that allegedly aligns with the software giant's productivity focus. But Microsoft is proving that for all the changes at the company, it is not learning the lessons of the past.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Cyanogen 13.1 adds Microsoft features to OnePlus One phones, NFC Tap to Pay is coming to Windows 10 Mobile, Motorola is apparently keeping the Moto X available for sale, much more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft Planner is now available to Office 365 commercial customers, first ever Office Insider Fast update for Mac Insiders is now available, whether we are stuck with two smart phone platforms, six more Xbox 360 games hit Xbox One Backwards compatibility, more.
Twitter announced a pragmatic solution to a pressing issue for the social networking service today: It will no longer count @names, attachments, and other items against the 140 character count.