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Facebook quietly drops Microsoft Bing from Graph Search

Facebook is no longer showing search results from Microsoft’s Bing search engine on its on-site Graph Search product, as Reuters reports. The move apparently happened four days ago, alongside an update that improved Graph Search so that it could return specific posts when you search instead of just people. In a statement to Venture Beat, a spokesperson said “We’re not currently showing web search results in Facebook Search because we’re focused on helping people find what’s been shared with them on Facebook.” Microsoft also chimed in, saying “we continue to partner with Facebook in many different areas.”

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Google is quietly testing a service for registering website domains

Google has quietly launched its own internet domain registration service. And like many Google projects, Google Domains is starting off in beta; you’ll need an invite to get in and purchase your own URL. But the company’s latest effort could present GoDaddy — the world’s leading domain registrar — with some fresh competition. With Google Domains, you can set up a custom domain of your choosing, but Google won’t actually be hosting your website. It’s only handling the domain registration aspect; for everything else, the company has partnered with Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, and Shopify — businesses that specialize in helping consumers build complete websites in mere minutes.

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Milan Design Week 2014: The Quietly Colorful Home: Nacreous and matte takes on the pastel color palette found in a variety of furnishings

Milan Design Week 2014: The Quietly Colorful Home


From fashion to photography to furniture, recent years have seen a shift in the creative world’s overarching palette from highly saturated primary colors to a soft range of light corals, sea foams, baby blues, pale yellows and pinks. Some tones lean toward a more shimmery, nacreous vibe that melds well…

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Apple quietly shreds its iOS Cards app

Apple has quietly discontinued its iOS Cards app that allowed users to customize, order, and automatically mail out letters. The app was introduced nearly two years ago alongside the iPhone 4S, but it was never included on a device by default. Though the app wasn’t Apple’s first foray into printing — it had done that for years in iPhoto — it was billed as a fun and simple way to get just a little more tactile at a time when most cards are going digital. Apple says that all cards ordered before 4PM ET yesterday, shortly after its press conference, will be delivered, but suggests that interested parties should head back over to iPhoto for future letter customizations, where a similar tool continues to function.

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Hulu Plus quietly comes to Apple TV