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Chorus.im brings mobile messaging to your browser

Chorus.im brings mobile messaging to your browser

There's a newcomer to the world of mobile messaging apps, and one with a standout feature that sets it apart from services like Whatsapp, or Kik Messenger. The newcomer is called Chorus.im and it allows mobile users to access its service directly from their mobile web browsers without needing to download their app. The messaging service features a uniform design throughout its stand-alone app, desktop browser version, and mobile browser version.

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After 8 years, YouTube is finally shutting down

After 8 years, YouTube is finally shutting down

No, not really. In celebration of April Fool's Day, YouTube went all out with their (highly unbelievable) prank. Now some of you may be saying, "You're one day early YouTube, it's March 31st", but you have to keep in mind that its April 1st in some countries already, like Japan. In its April Fool's Day prank, YouTube stated that after 8 years, the contest that is YouTube, will finally come to an end come midnight, April 1st.

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LivingSocial co-founder leaves the company

LivingSocial co-founder leaves the company

LivingSocial's co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Aaron Batalion, has decided to leave the company behind in pursuit of something new. Batalion had been with LivingSocial since its creation back in 2007. Back then, LivingSocial was comprised of only 4 members, a number that grew to about 4,000 today. Batalion doesn't have any idea of what he wants to do next, but that he has an "urge to create".

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Facebook says paying gamers surge by 24%

Facebook says paying gamers surge by 24%

When it comes social networking on the Internet, Facebook is the site most people go to. Facebook has been trying all sorts of ways to generate more revenue from the approximately 1,000,000,000 members it has all around the world. One of the ways that Facebook is trying to squeeze money out of these members is with video games that users can pay to play.

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Tumblr now has 100 million blogs

Tumblr now has 100 million blogs

Tumblr has reached another huge milestone today. There are over 100 million blogs hosted across its network, all of which have accumulated a total of 44.6 billion posts. Just last April, Tumblr hit its 50 million blogs milestone, and in one year, it managed to double that amount, showing that the social blogging network has no intentions of slowing down anytime soon.

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Facebook game developers made $2.8B in 2012

Facebook game developers made $2.8B in 2012

Executives from Facebook have revealed that game developers generated around $2.8 billion in revenue last year. Sean Ryan, Facebook's Director of Game Partnerships, spoke at the Game Developers Conference trying to entice more developers to join Facebook's gaming platform. Ryan stated, "Anywhere in the games business we are investing heavily." Ryan rolled out a bunch of impressive statistics to get more developers on board.

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Verizon Wireless to preload Games Portal onto its Android phones

Verizon Wireless to preload Games Portal onto its Android phones

Verizon Wireless is teaming up with PlayPhone, a social gaming network, to preload all of its future Android smartphones with Games Portal. Games Portal (like PlayPhone's current iOS/Android app) will be a social gaming platform that allows you to easily connect to your online friends in order to play mobile games together. There will also be many social aspects such as leaderboards, message boards, and achievements included with the service.

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Facebook Events now show weather forecasts

Facebook Events now show weather forecasts

Facebook has updated its Events feature to include weather forecasts. The weather forecasts only begin to appear when the event is happening within the next 10 days, however, but its a nifty little feature that should aid when planning a get-together. When you're creating a Facebook event, the weather forecast should appear right below the "When" section.

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Zynga distances itself from Facebook

Zynga distances itself from Facebook

Zynga has announced that it will no longer be requiring people to log into their Facebook accounts when entering its site. Zynga wants to distance itself from Facebook in order to become a more independent game developer. You are now able to access your favorite games, like Farmville, Chefville, Draw Sometihng, and more via a stand-alone Zynga account.

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