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* First impressions of Windows 8, from that Windows Phone-inspired "Metro" user interface to integration of Xbox Live. In one word: "disjointed." (Engadget)
* Video game publisher Blizzard Entertainment is laying off 600 employees -- 90% of whom are not directly involved in game development -- as part of restructuring efforts. (The Verge)
* Facebook unveiled new features for marketers and brands, including business pages with the recently-introduced Timeline format. (The Next Web and Facebook)
* How the quiet content discovery startup StumbleUpon saved itself. (Fortune)
* Popular social magazine Flipboard rolled out a major update to the iPad app, which includes "Cover Stories," a hub that serves up several items based on a user's social connections. (Flipboard)
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It doesn't have Facebook's huge user base or Pinterest's deafening buzz, but some people use this quiet social media service just as much, and advertisers may actually prefer putting their ad dollars in it.
FORTUNE -- StumbleUpon, the ten-year-old social site, has managed something few Silicon Valley companies have: a comeback. It may not have the buzz -- or billions -- of Facebook, but StumbleUpon has managed to right itself after a brush MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 29, 2012 12:56 PM ET
We've been inputting data into the social graph for years now. Personalized news curation may be the latest happy output, but it's been a long time coming.
FORTUNE -- Even the most casual social network user will admit that the Facebook or Twitter experience can be overwhelming -- that merciless stream of status updates and shared content, which sometimes feels less like a stream and more like a deluge, waits for MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 26, 2011 1:10 PM ET
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