Web update roundup: Box.net, MySpace, PreFound, Netvibes

Several sites got a face-lift or some new features today; we break them down.

    • Box.net gets new design. Box.net has gotten a face-lift that shows more files and menu choices in the same amount of space. They've also completely gotten rid of the sidebar (which once housed navigation options), and added some neat previews for any photos that have been stored. There's also the option to send any file that's on there to one of your Box.net widgets without having to leave the page. Previous Box.net coverage here.
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    • MySpace partners with Bodog. Online sports gambling, TV, and music service Bodog has partnered with MySpace to tweak the user song count on MySpace's music player to five songs (up from four.) All users need to do is add Bodog to their friends list and they'll instantly get the limit increased. This move is aimed at bands who want to promote an extra song, but for users who want an alternate way to get more songs on a profile, check out the eSnips music widget, which we checked out earlier this month. [via Mashable]

    • PreFound, the community-powered search engine has been re-resigned with a new look and a results page that includes Google and Wikipedia results along with PreFound user suggestions. You can now set PreFound to filter your results based on location, with help from Google Local. PreFound also has added some social bookmarking features with a bookmarklet for easy adding of content to their user groups, which combine search results with group discussion.

    • Netvibes launched its Coriander release last night. The new version of the site upgrades the look and feel of media-rich RSS feeds and improves sharing options for your favorite feeds or page layouts. There also are some really neat new modules, such as the one for Google maps and a March Madness one that displays scores, video, news, and blog posts about NCAA games. Also added is the ability to change the width of each column of modules, which makes each page even more customizable.
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Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.

 

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