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Facebook testing local news and events section in its app

The new section called "Today In" is being tested right now in six US cities.<p>Facebook is trying to help users learn more about what's going on in their own communities.<p>The social network said Wednesday it's testing a new section of its app dedicated to events and news stories from local publishers …

YouTube wants to make it easier for marketers to make thousands of different ads

The company is on a mission to convince advertisers that more relevant ads — tailor made for a certain viewer's profile — will have a much bigger impact on consumers.<p>It sounds pretty logical, but many big advertisers still only repurpose TV ads for the web. They don't have the ability, wherewithal, …