Each week we publish a roundup of the top social news.
- China will be lifting the ban on Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times within the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone.
- Facebook updated the image specs for links shared in status updates. The images are 4x larger on mobile and 8x larger on desktop.
- Facebook will be bringing real-time status updates to FOX Sports channels and shows.
- The US Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled that the Facebook Like button is protected under the First Amendment.
- A new class-action lawsuit alleges that LinkedIn hacks into the email accounts of users and solicits their email contacts to join the service. LinkedIn says the claims are false.
- Pinterest announced new article pins. The pins from media sites will feature the headline, author and story description right on the pin.
- Pinterest will also be testing promoted pins among a small number of business partners.
- A new study showed that Google+ shares had no impact on search ranking.
- Gmail reported an email slowdown yesterday that affected close to half of all Gmail users.
- Blackberry has agreed to be purchased by their largest shareholder, Fairfax Trading Group.
- iOS7 rolled out to all Apple mobile devices.