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Here’s the top headlines in Social Media this week:

Facebook

Evidence of a Facebook Music Service Surfaces – References to a product called “Vibes” have been found in Facebook’s code, and it could be related to the company’s rumoured music service.

5 changes to Facebook Pages and Places to help global brands – On 13th July Facebook will be launching new Pages and Places functionality to enhance the existing parent-child Page structure.

Twitter

Following brands on Twitter? Prepare for more ads – Despite the fact that Twitter has been slowly building up its advertising offerings, and is making money from them, advertising on the popular microblogging service is still far more difficult to come by than, say, Facebook.

One-Million Apps Strong, Twitter Unveils New Developer Portal – Twitter has just published a blog post reporting that the platform is currently supporting one million registered third-party apps, built by more than 750,000 developers around the world.

Two Tiny Things for Android Twitter Make It Ten Times Better: Push Notifications and Multiple Accounts – Big news for Android tweeters: Twitter is now adding push notifications and multiple accounts to their Android app.

WordPress

WordPress Now Powers More Than 50 Million Sites – Open source blogging platform WordPress has reached an important milestone: It powers more than 50 million websites, about half of which are hosted on WordPress.com.

5 Things to Know About WordPress 3.2 – We’ve spent some time with WordPress 3.2, both in its various betas and in the final version, and put together this guide to what’s new, improved and enhanced.

WordPress.com Gains Support For OAuth2, Dedicated Developer Portal – In a blog post on the WordPress.com blog, Automattic‘s Justin Shreve this morning acknowledged his employer’s aspirations to turn WordPress.com into more of a platform than a mere Web-based blogging software service.

Google

Google Staffing Up On Patent Lawyers And Experts – It’s no secret Google is searching for more patents to add to its portfolio.

Google+ Users’ Genders Are Set To Become Private – Starting this week, Google will no longer require users to state whether they are male or female.

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Written by Fuelled by Social Alchemy

13/07/2011 at 9:00 am

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