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Google lets you look for tweets in mobile searches

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Your tweets just got a lot more searchable

Google and Twitter are teaming up to allow the search engine to surface tweets directly in search results, the two companies announced Tuesday. To start, the update will appear in mobile searches — both on browsers and in Google's iOS and Android apps

An update on Google's regular web search will follow.

This means you no longer need to go directly to Twitter to look up specific Twitter accounts, hashtags or tweets concerning given topics. If you want to search for a particular handle, for example, you can simply search "NASA Twitter" to view the handle and account's most recent tweets. Searching for specific hashtags or other topics that may be trending will also turn up Twitter results, Google says Read more...

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Google+ introduces themed Collections, becomes more like Pinterest

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Google+ is getting a Pinterest-style facelift.

Google's social network is adding Pinterest-like collections to its platform, the company announced Monday. Collections allow Google+ users to group similar posts into topic-based sections, which appear in the new "collections" tab on Google+ profiles.

"Every collection is a focused set of posts on a particular topic, providing an easy way for you to organize all the things you’re into," Google's Dmitry Shapiro wrote in a post on Google+. "Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people." Read more...

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Meerkat now lets you watch some live streams without Twitter

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It looks like Meerkat is finally addressing its troubles with Twitter, which has worked to limit the live streaming app's access to its users since the launch of rival Periscope, which is owned by Twitter.

Meerkat added Facebook support to its iOS app over the weekend, along with other features that minimize the app's reliance on Twitter, in its latest update.

The biggest change is that live streams can now be viewed from Facebook; the app no longer requires a Twitter account in order to watch all broadcasts. Those who manage a Facebook page for a brand or business can connect their Meerkat account with their Facebook page so live streams can be viewed from within Facebook. Read more...

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