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CNET Update: Facebook is changing the News Feed

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CNET Update: Facebook is changing the News Feed

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Facebook and Google test new site designs, Groupon gets a two-for-one CEO deal, and Windows Phone users face app injustice.

Brace yourselves. Facebook changes are coming. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. Facebook will change the look of the main newsfeed. The social network is having an event on Thursday, March 7th to show off some sort of new layout. You might also here about a change to your profile because users in New Zealand have seen their profiles changed and Facebook always seems to test these things first in New Zealand. I don't have any New Zealand friends but the tech blog, the Next Web, has a writer over there who share this screen shot. It shows new timeline headers and some column switch ups but there's something more. When a link to a story is posted, now Facebook is throwing in a button for you to like the page, the link came from. So, if I put a link to a CNET story, it'll say, hey, you should like the CNET page, pushy pushy Facebook. We'll find out in a few days if these changes are coming everywhere. And Facebook isn't the only one done a new spring designs. Google is testing a new element on its main search page. A little grid icon that will link to Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and other products instead of using the black navigation bar on top which has been around since 2011. In other news, Groupon's founder and CEO Andrew Mason has been fired because well, the company has not been performing well financially. The stock has dropped greatly since a peak in 2011 and as the captain, he takes responsibility for the ship. But be sure to read his farewell memo to a staff. There's his geeky wit and charm about it. For example, he makes a Battletoads reference and if your kids never play Battletoads, take it from me, it was a crazy hard game. You know, maybe Groupon would sell more deals if they made more Battletoads references. Well, in the meantime, Groupon gets a two for one CEO deal to replace Mason. The executive chairman and the vice chairman will be intern co-CEOs until a replacement is named. The Amazon Prime Video Library continues to grow with a new to show Food Network and travel channel shows. So, subscribers, you now can get your film of Guy Fieri. And we got a few apps to end this show. Adobe has finally released a Photoshop Touch app for smartphones. And it's got all the features of the tablet version. So, if you gotta do a little touch up on that photo before you Instagram, now you can. It costs $5 and is available for iOS and Android but no support for Windows phone. Now, Windows phone users still have to put up with being behind on apps. The Twitter app for Windows phone just got an upgrade and it's gonna give it the navigation features everyone else had for a while now but it still doesn't have tools for editing photos or managing list. That's your Tech News Update. For more details on these stories, you can find them at the blog cnet.com/update. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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