Google+ Vanity URLs for Verified Profiles and Pages; YouTube App for PlayStation 3 Launches

YouTube app for PlayStation 3--for North American users is now available for free download from the PlayStation Store. The new app comes with a completely new experience, designed for the big screen and PS3 controls. Here's what you'll find:"Search: Finding the videos you want is easier than ever, with search suggestions and instant video results […]

YouTube app for PlayStation 3--for North American users is now available for free download from the PlayStation Store. The new app comes with a completely new experience, designed for the big screen and PS3 controls.

Here's what you'll find:

  • "Search: Finding the videos you want is easier than ever, with search suggestions and instant video results while you type.
  • Your subscribed channels: Sign in to find the latest videos from your YouTube subscriptions, which now also includes official music videos.
  • Your phone as a remote: With a quick pairing process, you can control YouTube on PS3 with a smartphone. Find a video on your phone and with a button it'll play on the big screen. While the video is playing you can control it from the phone, or keep browsing YouTube for the next one," informs Google.

You can the new YouTube PlayStation 3 app in the PlayStation Store under My Channels.

YouTube app for PlayStation 3 in PlayStation Store

Google rolling out Vanity URLs to a select few Google+ profiles and pages on it social networking service. A custom URL is a short, easy to remember web address that links directly to your profile or page on Google+.

The feature is live for quite some time, but company made it public today, will now allow some big brands and personalities with verified profiles to replace strings of more than 20 random numerical digits with an easy to remember URL.

For example, Google+ can now use the vanity URL of http://plus.google.com/+googleplus/ instead of asking users to remember http://plus.google.com/u/0/101560853443212199687/.

"We've started rolling out custom URLs to a limited set of verified profiles and pages on Google+. (In fact, now you can find us at google.com/+googleplus). While we're not quite ready for everyone to start claiming their own custom URLs, we plan to expand the availability over time, so stay tuned!.

Custom URLs will also be available to people and pages worldwide, so brands like Globo can point readers to google.com/+epoca, or any of their other Brazilian publications.

At first, we're introducing custom URLs to a limited number of verified profiles and pages. But over time we plan to offer custom URLs to many more brands and individuals, so please stay tuned!," Google announced in post.