1. Google+ for Android updated with ability to cast photos, videos and links: If you’re still using Google+ and you have a Chromecast, there’s an update to the Android app that you’ll want to snap up. Now you can cast a slideshow of videos, photos and links shared to your stream. Read more here.

2. Kevin Rose launches Tiiny, a fun iPhone app for sharing temporary photos and videos: After teasing the app earlier this week, Digg co-founder Kevin Rose has released Tiiny, the first app from North Technologies, his new mobile startup. Read more here.

3. Square raises $100 million at $6 billion valuation: Payments company Square has raised $100 million in new funding at a valuation of nearly $6 billion, according to a Delaware filing obtained by VCExperts.com and shared with Fortune. Read more here.

4. Facebook Tries to Muscle In on YouTube: In what may be another signal that Facebook Inc. wants to take on YouTube, the company has reached out to some of the Google Inc. -owned video site’s biggest content producers and encouraged them to test distributing their videos on the social network, say people familiar with the matter. Read more here.

5. Alliance Data Systems Picks Up Conversant for $2.3 Billion: Alliance Data Systems Corp. agreed to buy Conversant Inc. for $2.3 billion, gaining technology to distribute advertising across the Internet and measure the effectiveness of marketing campaigns. Read more here.

6. Owens-Illinois Ramps Up Social Content to Raise Awareness of Glass: Owens-Illinois, which makes glass containers for food, beverage, pharmaceuticals and other industries, is using a b-to-c-to-b strategy to raise awareness of glass as a packaging material. Read more here.

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