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YouTube Go is shutting down in August

YouTube Go is shutting down beginning this August, Google has announced this week. The lightweight Android app first launched in 2016 and features offline viewing and nearby sharing. Like other apps d

Instagram test makes it easier to get product and service quotes from businesses

Instagram is testing a new “Get Quote” button with select businesses on its app, Meta announced on Wednesday. The new button allows users to set up custom questions to ask customers prior

Xbox mobile app rolls out new stories feature for sharing game clips, screenshots and more

Microsoft is updating its Xbox app to allow players to create, share and view Snapchat-like stories, the company announced this week. Players can share their favorite gaming moments including game cli

Substack rolls out a new podcast player, additional moderation tools and more

Substack is rolling out a new podcast player, additional moderation tools, leaderboard categories and more, the company announced this week. The new upgraded podcast player has launched in the Substac

DoorDash extends gas rewards program for delivery people on its platform through August

DoorDash announced today that it’s expanding its gas rewards program for delivery people on its platform. The program enables delivery people using their DasherDirect card to receive 10% cash ba

Amazon stock plunges to two-year low following first-quarter loss

Amazon stock plunged to a two-year low as shares slid as much as 12% on Friday morning after the company reported its first-quarter results yesterday. The company reported a loss of $3.84 billion, or

Elon Musk has reportedly lined up a new Twitter CEO, shared ideas for monetizing tweets

Elon Musk has lined up a new CEO for Twitter and told banks that agreed to help fund his $44 billion acquisition offer about his plans to monetize tweets, according to a new report from Reuters. A sou

Google’s new user controls let you limit ads about weight loss, parenting and more

Google is introducing new users controls to allow people to limit the number of ads they see about pregnancy, parenting, dating and weight loss. The company first announced ad controls for YouTube in

Snap partners with Live Nation to launch AR experiences at select concerts and festivals

Snap is partnering with Live Nation to enhance the experience of going to concerts and festivals via its AR technology. The company says the multiyear partnership with Live Nation will “elevate

Snapchat adds new assistive devices for Bitmoji avatars, including hearing aids and more

Snapchat is adding new assistive devices for Bitmoji avatars to expand its representation options for users. Now, users can add a hearing aid in a variety of colors and choose to have them in one ear

Google now lets you request the removal of personal contact information from search results

Google announced this week that it’s expanding the types of personal information that users can request to be removed from search results. Under the new policy expansion, people can request the

Camera IQ launches support for AR effects within TikTok’s Effect House platform

Camera IQ announced today that it has launched support for AR effects within TikTok’s AR development platform Effect House, which allows creators to build AR effects for use in its app. Camera I

Meta says Reels now makes up over 20% of the time users spend on Instagram

Meta announced during its Q1 2022 earnings call that Reels, its short-form video feature and TikTok rival, now makes up more than 20% of the time that people spend on Instagram. The company also noted

Twitter confirms fluctuations in follower counts after Musk deal was announced were organic

Twitter says that fluctuations in follower counts that occurred on its platform after it announced that it had agreed to be acquired by Elon Musk were organic in nature. Once the news was announced, n

Jack Dorsey set to pocket $978M if Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition closes

Twitter’s co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey is poised to receive a significant payday if Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of the social media giant closes, as his Twitter shares wou

YouTube expands its Super Thanks monetization tool to all eligible creators

YouTube is expanding its Super Thanks feature to all eligible creators in the YouTube Partner Program, the company announced on Tuesday. The feature lets viewers tip creators for individual uploaded v

Instagram is testing a feature that lets you pin posts to your profile

Instagram is exploring a new feature that lets users pin specific posts to their profile above their photo grid, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The new feature is currently in the testing phase

Trump says he won’t return to Twitter if his account is reinstated

Former President Donald Trump said on Monday that he will not be returning to Twitter if his account is reinstated, according to a statement he provided to Fox News. Trump’s comments about Twitt

Reddit officially launches its Community Funds program with a $1 million investment

Reddit is investing $1 million in its Community Funds program, the company announced on Monday. The company has been experimenting with its Community Funds program for the past six months and provided

Apple confirms the App Store and Apple Music are experiencing issues

Apple has confirmed that the App Store and Apple Music are currently experiencing some issues. The company’s system status page indicates that “users may be experiencing a problem” w
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