Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:

Yahoo takes on Google Now with a new update to its Aviate Launcher for Android  —  Aviate Launcher Updated To v3.0 With A More Conventional Look And New ‘Smart Stream’ Page  —  Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan.


Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:

Facebook tweaks its logo to be more mobile-friendly, reducing fuzziness and increasing legibility on phones  —  Facebook’s New Logo: Can You Spot the Difference?  —  Blink and you’ll miss the tweak Facebook is making to its logo Tuesday.  —  The letters are thinner.  There’s more white space.


Todd Spangler / Variety:

Facebook to begin sharing revenue with video creators like the NBA, Fox Sports, and Hearst from ads in Suggested Videos section; Facebook takes 45%  —  Facebook Unveils First Way for Video Partners to Earn Ad Revenue  —  Social giant testing ‘suggested videos’ with video ads; partners include NBA …

Janko Roettgers / Variety:

Former Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff Joins Magic Leap As Chief Content Officer  —  Former Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff has a new job: Caraeff announced Wednesday on Twitter that he is joining the secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap as Chief Content Officer: Dana Beach, Florida-based Magic Leap …


Sam Sheffer / The Verge:

Snapchat now lets users view Snaps and Stories without continuously pressing the screen  —  Snapchat is changing the way you watch snaps and add friends  —  Snapchat is changing its own game yet again.  With an update rolling out today for iOS and Android, you are no longer required to hold a finger down to view snaps and Stories.


Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:

iTunes 12.2 update indicates gold iPod nano, new iPod touch + shuffle colors  —  Apple could be preparing to refresh its aging iPod lineup with new colors, according to a new image found inside of yesterday’s iTunes 12.2 update for Apple Music.  With the new update, when a user plugs in an iPod …


Napier Lopez / The Next Web:

YouTube now streams 60fps video on Android and iOS  —  YouTube introduced the ability to play videos in 60fps back in October of last year, but that was limited to the Web.  Now it’s introducing the same functionality on the mobile YouTube apps as well.  —  The new high frame rate support appears …


Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:

HomeHero Locks Down $23M For Its Home Care Marketplace  —  HomeHero, a Santa Monica-based startup that works to connect home care workers with the families that need them, announced today that it has raised $23 million.  The sum includes a $20 million Series A round of capital …


Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:

Setback For European Facebook Privacy Class Action, As Austrian Court Rules Lawsuit Inadmissible  —  An ongoing Facebook class action suit in Europe over alleged privacy violations took a significant step back today.  A regional court in Austria, where the suit was originally filed …


Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:

Famed security researcher Peiter “Mudge” Zatko leaves Google to create a “CyberUL” at behest of U.S. government, an organization to make software more secure  —  Famed Security Researcher Mudge Leaves Google  —  Peiter Zatko, a respected computer security researcher better known …