Katie Couric Deal to Become Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday

It looks like the deal that AllThingsD wrote about in August is finally happening.
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The Twitter Redesign That Wasn’t

Do a lot of tiny experiments an app redesign make?
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Can Twitter Fix Its Product Problem?

The product division at the microblogging service is rife with problems. Will it ever change?
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Yahoo’s Mayer Now Chit-Chatting With Ryan Seacrest About Content Ideas

Maybe a singing competition? Nope, he’s been there. Maybe a radio show? Yipes, he’s done that. Perhaps a New Year’s broadcast from New York’s Times Square. Does this guy get any sleep?
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With Search-Heavy Redesign, Groupon Starts Acting Like a Deals Marketplace

Another move away from a reliance on daily-email marketing.
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Fab Overhauls Its Design, Highlights Personalized Recommendations and Exclusive Merchandise

E-commerce shop Fab unveiled a redesign of its website today, with a simplified homepage that features giant product images, an area dedicated to product recommendations personalized to each shopper, and a new navigation tab that highlights merchandise exclusive to the company. The company’s mobile apps for iOS and Android phones are expected to hit their respective app stores within a few days, Fab said.

Meet the New Mobile LinkedIn: The Professional Network Disguised as a Consumer Site

The business-focused network is looking a lot less stuffy these days.
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Twitter Plans to Revamp Its Private Messaging Product

Apparently, even the “global town square” needs a good, private place for people to communicate.
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Facebook for iOS 7 — Now With More Tabs

Facebook updated its mobile app for Apple’s iOS 7 release on Wednesday, adding a row of tabs to the bottom of the screen, among other iOS 7-centric design flourishes. (Which in itself is somewhat funny, considering competitor Twitter plans to do away with tabs in a forthcoming update.) The addition of tabs, said product manager Michael Sharon, is for improving user navigability through the app, which is already loaded with many features. The update goes live at noon PT, and is also compatible with iOS 6 and iOS 5 software.

Twitter’s Third Act: A New Design to Court the Mainstream

The company plans a massive overhaul of its mobile applications, an effort to attract new users while keeping the existing ones happy.
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Google+ Gets a Bit More Pinteresting

Myspace Plans a Reboot — Again