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Pinterest adds Twitter Cards support

Pinterest adds Twitter Cards support

Pinterest has quietly thrown in with Twitter Cards, enabling previews of posts from the content-collecting service embedded in tweets, and countering the high-profile departure of Instagram. The new functionality sees any Pinterest links embedded in tweets converted into thumbnail previews, the same thing that so frustrated Instagram and drove it to cut ties with the contentious Cards system.

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Facebook crushes social network top 10 in 2012 Nielsen report

Facebook crushes social network top 10 in 2012 Nielsen report

This week the folks at Nielsen have reported that their most recent findings in studying the web's usage of social networks has yielded one thing clearer than all else: Facebook takes the cake. They've made it clear that in addition to Facebook continuing to bash up the charts by a significant margin, we've spent 37% more time this year in the month of July on social networks than we did last year at the same time. In just one year, we've tacked on nearly 40% more minutes in a month with Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, and the like.

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Myspace shows off incoming redesign in new video

Myspace shows off incoming redesign in new video

We don't hear much from Myspace these days, what with Facebook and Twitter being the go-to social platforms for most of the world. The folks behind Myspace are looking to change that with an upcoming redesign. Of course, Myspace has gone through multiple redesigns in the past, but this new one is particularly eye-catching, and you can get your first look at it in a preview video posted after the jump.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 15, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 15, 2012

The week is halfway over folks - just two more work days to go and the weekend is here again. Today brought a wealth of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 stories, with the company officially unveiling it for the US today. We were right there with a review of it, and we also compared Samsung's new flagship tablet to the 3rd generation iPad, just in case you were curious as to how the Galaxy Note 10.1 stands up. A little bit later in the day, Samsung announced the price of Galaxy Note 10.1 and also revealed some accessories, so if you're planning to pick one up, be sure to check that out.

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Pinterest for iPad Review

Pinterest for iPad Review

This week the folks at Pinterest have finally released both iPad and Android versions of their mobile app, previously only available for the iPhone. Today we're having a peek at the iPad version in just a few steps - it's a simple app and it simply does what you need it to do. It's also quite nice to look at, as it should be, and also has a built-in web browser so you're not stuck in the browsing of other people's Pins - full involvement on the way!

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Pinterest unveils new apps for Android and iOS

Pinterest unveils new apps for Android and iOS

If you're a big fan of Pinterest and have wished that there were mobile apps available to allow you to use the service on the go, prepare to be happy. As of yesterday, Pinterest officially announced the launch of new apps for Android, iPad, and the iPhone. Oddly, Pinterest says in its blog post about the new apps that its goal was never to keep people online, but to inspire them to go off-line and do things they like.

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Apple courts The Fancy CEO: Pinterest challenge imminent

Apple courts The Fancy CEO: Pinterest challenge imminent

When you pick up a next-generation iPhone this Autumn, you may very well be working with a brand new integrated system for online sales of all things fancy - and not just digital media. It's been tipped to Business Insider writer Owen Thomas that Apple's meeting between their own CEO Tim Cook and startup The Fancy CEO Joe Einhorn earlier this year started something beautiful between the two companies. Now we're to understand that The Fancy is at a point in its development - 20 employees strong, earning $10,000 USD a day in sales from products promoted on their network - that Apple will be prepared to pick them up. Acquire them, in other words.

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Facebook reaches new satisfaction low while stock dips

Facebook reaches new satisfaction low while stock dips

This week is not a fabulous one for Facebook as its stock price dipped to nearly the lowest price its been since the company's IPO and a customer satisfaction analysis placed it amongst the 5 lowest major social networks on the web. As the ACSI notes, this year's study collected information from users of Internet Social Media outlets such as Wikipedia, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook showed the recently public web-based network to be at the bottom of the list for customer satisfaction. Satisfaction was recorded at 61 percent for Facebook, this 2 points below the next lowest score, 63 percent for LinkedIn.

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