The Checkout and Wallet functions are being consolidated, and Wallet is becoming the preferred payment service on Google commerce sites.
Questions have been raised in some quarters about whether the whole affair was an elaborate, if not potentially dangerous, hoax.
YouTube will roll out next month new channels with original programs, as the video site beefs up its selection of professional content.
Microsoft's official YouTube channel was hijacked on Saturday and all videos hosted on it were temporarily removed.
For an outside entity to proclaim what can and cannot be done on free and open social media is like trying to discipline someone else's unruly kid.
The software turns any 2D video uploaded by a users into a 3D film with the click of a button.
A retirement community couple unknowingly records their attempts to use a new laptop's webcam, and their video is the buzz of the social network stratosphere.
Microsoft says it will rely on HTML5, not Flash, for the Metro-style interface of Internet Explorer 10. Will your online video-watching be affected?