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Weekly Mashup: Facebook Tests Snapchat-like Messages, Google Launches 'YouTube Music' & More

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Pinterest has officially gotten more dangerous. On Monday, users will be able to choose a specific item featured in a pinned photo and search for visually similar results on the image-bookmarking site.

All you have to do is click the search button and use an adjustable box to zoom on an item in the photo. You will also be able to to add keywords to search queries. Anyone else ready to sign up for another credit card?

Snapchat is quickly gaining on Facebook. With nearly 6 billion video views a day, the ephemeral app serves only 2 million fewer daily videos than Facebook.

But Facebook doesn’t seem to be scared. The social network’s is testing its own version of self-destructing messages in its Messenger app. Maybe it’s payback for Snapchat jettisoning Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition offer in 2013. The trial, which is currently being conducted in France, gives users access to a message for an hour.

Facebook is taking its facial recognition software to the next level with Photo Magic. The new feature uses facial recognition to help people share photos with friends right after they snap them. It’s much like the Moments app.

Here’s how it works: Let’s say you take a photo of your friend. Facebook will detect the face of your friend with recent photos on your camera roll. Messenger will then send you a push notification urging you to share the photo with your friend in the photo.

Say hello to Google’s latest page, About Me, which allows users to manage several of their Google services, such as Gmail, Drive, Google+ and Photos, on one page. Changes you make to information on your About Me page will appear across all profiles. For example, if you update your job title on your About Me page, it will automatically update on your Google=+ page. Go to https://aboutme.google.com to check your page out.

LinkedIn got in big trouble, like a $13 million class action lawsuit trouble, for its excessive emails. As a result, the company has built a new tool, Air Traffic Controller (ATC), which will send users more relevant emails. LinkedIn has chopped its email communications in half since July.

It looks like the beat doesn't go on... Start saying your goodbyes to Beats Music because Apple is shutting down the music service Nov. 30.

Subscriptions will automatically be canceled on that day. Remaining users will be switched to Apple Music.

Also in music news, Google is launching YouTube Music, new standalone app to you discover new tunes, artists and videos.

It is available for iOS and Android. Subscriptions start is $9.99 a month.

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