The company, according to TechCrunch, will allow for new ways to dive into News Feed. Members will reportedly be able to scan a photos-only feed of Facebook and Instagram images, or check out the listening habits of friends in a feed dedicated to all things music. Images will be bigger. Ads will be … Read more
News Corp. might be known for its range of news outlets, but the company today has unveiled a tablet as well.
At the SXSWedu event in Austin, Texas, today, Amplify, the recently launched education arm of News Corp., unveiled a new tablet. Appropriately named the Amplify Tablet, the device will run on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and come with a 10-inch display. The device, which is running on the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, is designed for children in grades kindergarten through 12 and comes bundled with all kinds of Amplify software designed to improve the learning experience.
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Facebook will reportedly unveil on Thursday new ways for people to filter their news feeds.
The changes will include a photos feed of users' Facebook and Instagram images, as well as a music feed that will allow people to share what they are listening to, sources tell Tech Crunch. Bigger images are also expected in the Web and mobile versions.
The revamped news feed design will allow users to choose among different content-specific feeds, these sources said. A revamped music feed will include information about what tunes friends are listening to on streaming services such as Spotify and Rdio, as … Read more
Get ready for some changes to your Facebook profile.
The social network is unveiling a new design for its News Feed on Thursday, according to an invite sent to journalists today.
The bare-bones invite tells journalists to "Come see a new look for News Feed," at Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters next week.
Coincidentally, a new look for Timeline was spotted today in New Zealand, a country where Facebook typically tries out new features. The layout had a single-column for all the posts and updates on your Timeline, instead of two columns.
Yahoo has delivered a new home page design for news fanatics.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced the update on her company's blog today, saying the new design delivers a "more modern experience."
The focal point of the design is news. Users can head to the page and customize what's displayed based on their interests. If they prefer sports or entertainment information, for example, they can choose to see only news items related to those topics in the page's feed.
According to Mayer, the new home page's news feed has "infinite scroll, letting you … Read more
CNET's live coverage of Sony's event on Wednesday
Sony's February 20 event in New York City will likely mark the announcement of the PlayStation 4 and simultaneously usher in the next generation of console gaming. (Sorry, Wii U, but you're more last-gen than next-gen.)
Rumors mills are also churning out details confidently declaring that the Xbox 360 successor will also see the light of day before June's big E3 gaming show in Los Angeles.
Perhaps the biggest news? Both consoles could make their debuts -- gasp -- this year. That's a hyperspeed acceleration in … Read more
Thirst for iOS had already been out for a few months, giving us a new way to view Twitter by organizing tweets into categories so you could read them in a sort of digest. But the latest version takes this news aggregator to a whole new level, scouring the entire Web for content, then displaying it in categories that are easy to browse.
What makes Thirst a compelling alternative to other newsreaders like Flipboard is that it doesn't just give you the latest story to hit a particular RSS feed. Instead, it uses a complex algorithm to perform a … Read more
NBC shut down its hyperlocal news site EveryBlock -- a data-driven platform that let users search for news based on where they live -- because the site wasn't doing well as a business.
EveryBlock, once heralded as an innovative approach to media, said its final good-bye to its users in a blog post on the now dark site:
It's no secret that the news industry is in the midst of a massive change. Within the world of neighborhood news there's an exciting pace of innovation yet increasing challenges to building a profitable business. Though EveryBlock has been … Read more
Several U.S. media outlets experienced a massive wave of cyberattacks allegedly coming from the Chinese military over the last few months. While some newspapers have claimed that their networks are now safe, the Wall Street Journal may still be a victim of the online onslaught.
The newspaper's owner Rupert Murdock tweeted today, "Chinese still hacking us, or were over weekend."
Chinese still hacking us, or were over weekend.— Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) February 6, 2013