YouTube has shown a new logo with a two-tone red and white design that comprises of a flattened play icon with thin lettering below. YouTube says the main logo is not going away, but the new play button is being used for apps and icons.
SimilarWeb’s analysis of web traffic in July has shown that Google has beaten Yahoo for visits globally, with 21.4 billion vs Yahoo’s 6.8 billion. Their data shows Google had 9.4 billion visits just in the U.S. vs Yahoo’s 2.4 billion.
Problems at one of Amazon’s data centres knocked out many Amazon-reliant services, including Instagram, Netflix, Vine and Airbnb, for several hours beginning 16:00 ET (21:00 GMT).
Facebook is to end sales of physical Gifts and will now move to focus on suggesting its own gift card as well as digital gift codes, such as for iTunes.
Analytics firm GoSquared has estimated that the outage of all Google services, albeit for between 1 and 5 minutes, caused a 40% drop in global internet traffic.
Studies over the years have shown that the percentage of English websites has been dropping, with some research estimating a fall from 80% in 1996 to 45% in 2005. Many web users have begun creating, rather than consuming content in their own language.
Facebook is adding the ability to post an image into a thread’s comments with a new camera button. It is a simple feature, but has not been available on the social network to date.
Evernote introduced 3 new security features for accounts. 2-step verification requires users to enter a code sent via SMS along with username and password. New access logs allow users to check login history, and new access controls allow users to manage 3rd party applications.