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Facebook embeds movies, TV shows, music, books into status updates

Facebook embeds movies, TV shows, music, books into status updates

Facebook announced a small new feature coming to status updates. Users can now integrate what they're watching, reading, listening to, etc. in status updates. Of course, users have been able to do this freely since the beginning of Facebook, but the social network has added the ability to share what you're watching, complete with the movie's icon and a link to the movie's Facebook page.

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Facebook Home to launch in Canada within weeks after US release

Facebook Home to launch in Canada within weeks after US release

Facebook's newest method to start a social fire is Facebook Home, the company's new home screen app launcher of sorts. It's set to release for free in the Google Play store on April 12. However, only US users will be able to take advantage of the new launcher, leaving international users waiting a bit before it hits their land. However, it's reported that Facebook Home will hit Canada within weeks after the US launch.

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Facebook Home run-down: everything you need to know

Facebook Home run-down: everything you need to know

Facebook announced and showed off its new Facebook Home start screen/home screen feature for Android devices today, and there was a lot of new stuff that the social network went over, including features like Chat Heads, Cover Feed, and of course, the new HTC First smartphone built specifically for Facebook junkies. However, here's everything you need to know about today's announcements.

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Zynga brings real-money gambling to the UK

Zynga brings real-money gambling to the UK

Zynga has joined together with Bwin.party Digital Entertainment in order to launch its own real-money gambling apps. Zynga is keeping true to its promised made last July, when it said that it planned on launching an online gambling service this year. Right now, it's only launching the apps in the United Kingdom, however, it plans on spreading its online gaming apps to more European markets later on this year.

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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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