Remains of the Day: Google+ Mobile App Updates Bring Photo Editing and Communities
Google+ gets a big update for its mobile apps, Facebook Pages get threaded comments, the F.A.A. is reconsidering its ban on electronics during takeoff and landing, and Spotify may be looking into streaming video.
- Google+: New apps for iPhone and Android Today Google launched new versions of their Google+ app for iPhone and Android. Now you can use some of Snapseed's basic photo edits and filters from within Google+. display your current location on your profile, and manage Communities on your phone. The update is now available in both the App and Play Stores. [Google+]
- Improving Conversations on Facebook with Replies Facebook has introduced threaded comments to Pages users, allowing those who follow and moderate popular pages to reply to specific comments in an indented hierarchy. [Facebook]
- Disruptions: F.A.A. May Loosen Curbs on Fliers' Use of Electronics A New York Times report states that sources in the F.A.A. claim that the Administration hopes to relax restrictions on the use of electronics during takeoff and landing by the end of the year. The relaxed rules would only cover reading devices like tablets, not cell phones. [NYTimes]
- Spotify Plans To Take On Netflix And HBO With Streaming Video Service Rumor states that on-demand music service Spotify may be looking to add video its stream. However, Spotify's streaming video plans may include original content, as the company is rumored to be looking for partners that can help fund or create original content. [Business Insider]