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Google added Snapseed photo editing to its Google+ apps on Android and iOS back in March, and now it’s bringing them to the desktop. The new tools include Auto Enhance, selective adjust editing, and filters, all powered by the Chrome browser’s Native Client tech. Not familiar with how that works? Google brought Native Client to Chrome back in 2011, and it allows developers to port code written in languages like C and C++ so it runs in the browser. Vic Gundotra said on Google+ that this is the Snapseed app built for Chrome, so we’ll see if more mobile apps and features follow it over.

If you’re not using Chrome you’ll have to live with basic crop and rotate editing tools on Google+, but even those have been shifted around to make them easier to find. Once the new options are available on your account (as usual, they’re rolling out slowly over the next few weeks) all you’ll need to do is select one of your photos in Chrome and hit “edit” to see them. Until then, check out the video demo embedded after the break.

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Source: Josh Haftel (Google+)


Yahoo gets 12,000 resumes each week, the same number of people it currently employs, company CEO Marissa Mayer said on Wednesday.

“For every job we have, we get a resume each week,” Mayer said during TechCrunch Disrupt, a technology conference in San Francisco

Yahoo is hiring new employees all the time, she added

The company has surpassed 800 million daily active users — not including Tumblr, which it acquired earlier this year — representing a 20% increase in traffic since Mayer took the post in July 2012

She described Yahoo as one big startup: “Our attitude is to be really scrappy.” Read more…

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ZPJey0l45ofy-uekrp4a4Lodiz3TfDxcywulDfmKG1M"I think the government blew it," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bluntly said about the NSA scandal today at TechCrunch Disrupt. "We take our role very seriously," he said. "It’s our job to protect everyone who uses Facebook. It’s our government’s job to protect all of us, our freedom and the economy. They did a bad job at balancing this."

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A new chapter in the story of Storify is starting today. We’re thrilled to let you know we’re joining forces with Livefyre in what will be the world’s leading social curation company.

Livefyre currently powers real-time conversation and social curation for more than 400 of the world’s largest media properties and brands, many of whom already use Storify to tell stories online using social content. As we expanded Storify to provide additional value for the largest publishers and media companies in the world, we saw an incredible opportunity to join Livefyre. Livefyre’s strong financial backing and market presence will help Storify scale to meet top-tier customer demands, without changing the free product you’ve grown to know and love.

What does this mean for you and the rest of the Storify community? Our free profiles will continue to receive the same service they enjoy today, with no changes to features and functionality. Over the next few months, we plan to turn our VIP service into an enterprise offering with brand new features such as single sign-on to create stories, centralized story and editor management, Storify galleries, user participation tools and engagement analytics.

Starting today, the entire Storify team is joining Livefyre to continue to lead development and growth of the Storify product and community. Livefyre is an amazing company, and we can’t wait to begin working out of their San Francisco headquarters right away.

Want to read more about today’s news? You’ll find excellent coverage on AdWeek, Mashable, CNET as well as our official announcement on Storify.

We’re incredibly grateful that you’ve been a part of Storify during our first three years. The entire team is excited to begin the next chapter in our story, and as always we thank you for using Storify to tell yours.


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