By Melony Roy
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YouTube Launches New Service
YouTube hopes to expand its role in new media journalism. The video-sharing site has launched a service called YouTube Newswire in partnership with social news agency Storyful which will produce a verified feed of the day’s most newsworthy events be published to YouTube.
YouTube Newswire will feature regional and global feeds and will be available online, on Twitter, and as an email newsletter.
Storyful has a similar partnership with Facebook. Last year the social giant launched FB Newswire to vet and curate user-generated content across the network.
Pinterest Adds Verified Accounted
Pinterest has announced public figures, celebrities, and brands will soon be able to get their accounts verified like they can on Facebook and Twitter. Pinterest is currently working with a select group of notable names so if you want a little red check mark you’ll have to wait for them to come to you.
LinkedIn Revamps Pulse App
LinkedIn has launched a new standalone version of its news reading app Pulse aimed at giving users a better tailored reading experience.
The app is also integrated with LinkedIn’s other acquisition Newsle to recommend articles that include mentions of a user’s company and to power alert for articles that include users’ connections.
The new version of Pulse is available for Apple and Android now.