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eBay to launch new personalized homepage tomorrow

eBay to launch new personalized homepage tomorrow

eBay will be revamping its homepage tomorrow to give it more of a Pinterest-esque feel. This new design, while it looks very nice, will also spell trouble for your wallet. The new homepage will allow you to create a custom feed filled with your favorite interests, brands, and trends. Everytime you visit the eBay home page, new items will pop up that match your customized feed, leading to more temptation to buy things. The feed will also continuously update while you're shopping around on eBay.

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Pew Research shows Pinterest is larger than many think

Pew Research shows Pinterest is larger than many think

When it comes to social networking, most people know that Facebook is by far the largest social network around. Pew Research Center released a survey recently looking at late 2012 for the social networking landscape. As expected, Facebook was in the lead with 67% of Internet users in the United States using the social network.

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Pinterest updates Android app, improves group boards

Pinterest updates Android app, improves group boards

On Friday, Pinterest announced that it would be updating its Android app to version 1.3.2, adding better group board support. As of today, that update is now live and available from both the Google Play Store and the Kindle app store. Those who use Pinterest frequently from their Android mobile will be happy with the changes, which improve the overall experience while adding some handy functionality that was previously lacking.

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Pinterest shows off new site design, invites users to test it out

Pinterest shows off new site design, invites users to test it out

Pinterest has announced that it's got a new site design in the works, and it's looking for a select group of users to test it out. As detailed on the Pinterest Blog, this isn't a massive site redesign, but the developers are rolling out a few changes in the hope of making the overall experience smoother for users. These include changes to navigation and pins themselves, so while Pinterest isn't shaking too much up, the features it's implementing are pretty significant.

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Pinterest sued by man who claims the website stole his ideas

Pinterest sued by man who claims the website stole his ideas

Theodore F. Schroeder of New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against Pinterest, claiming that the website was originally his idea. The lawsuit is also against one of Pinterest's early investors, Brian Cohen, who Schroeder worked with on a project. Says Schroeder, after having a falling out, Cohen gave Schroeder's ideas away, and they were later implemented in Pinterest.

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OneWed wedding inspiration photos app heads to iPad

OneWed wedding inspiration photos app heads to iPad

There's a brand new wedding inspiration app in town by the name of OneWed and it's about to take the iPad by storm. Not because it's the most amazing app ever written, not because it does anything one function better than apps like Pinterest or Tumblr, but because it's a non-stop one-stop-shop for wedding-related photos. And that's it.

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Google lists best Android apps of 2012

Google lists best Android apps of 2012

With Apple recently releasing a list of what it considers to be the best iOS apps of 2012, we've been waiting with bated breath for Google to reveal its own list. The wait is over, as today Google named the best apps to land on the Google Play Store in 2012. The apps range to ones that probably everyone has installed on their Android device to ones that will be relatively unknown to the mainstream crowd, so you could potentially use Google's list to discover your new favorite app.

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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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Pinterest launches Secret Boards for private pinning

Pinterest launches Secret Boards for private pinning

Pinterest, the online board where users can pin images for other users to see and share, has finally added private boards. Secret Boards, as the new feature is called, allows users to set up private, user-restricted boards where images can rest safely knowing they're not open to public scrutiny. The feature is being "gradually rolled out."

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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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