Uber's food delivery option, UberEATS, is headed to India. The company has confirmed it'll launch the service in the country. Uber is currently speaking with restaurants and delivery partners in India. The service's launch allegedly can "change the food industry."
Snapchat is working to turn itself into a better place for news and part of that effort involves reducing clickbait and fake news in the app. The network's parent company, Snap, has implemented new guidelines that'll result in a crackdown on misleading images and headlines.
Google Voice has received its first real update in five years. The update includes new apps for the web, Android, and iOS. Those apps come with new features like group messaging, photo messaging, Spanish voicemail transcription, and an updated layout.
VPNs that are not specifically authorized by the Chinese government are now considered illegal. In a move to expand the country's "Great Firewall," China has launched a 14-month campaign to "clean up" the country's internet connections. Part of the campaign is focused on VPNs.
Canada's Competition Bureau has reached an agreement with Apple and three eBook publishers that'll end allegedly anticompetitive practices. Companies like Amazon will now be able to offer discounts on eBooks from Hachette, Macmillian, and Simon & Schuster.
DuckDuckGo's growth in the search engine market isn't slowing down. The privacy-centric engine has reported a new milestone of 14 million searches in a single day. It also passed a total of over 10 billion searches, with 4 billion occurring just last year.
Lavabit, a secure email service once used by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, has relaunched. Owner Ladar Levison decided to close the service in 2013 rather than comply with a government request for its SSL encryption keys. The government wanted to spy on Snowden.
Vine officially closed its doors on January 17 as a part of restructuring effort of Twitter. The 6-second video platform continues to live as "Vine Camera" that lets you record videos in the classic Vine format. Twitter has also launched searchable online archive for Vine
You can now view all of YouTube's 360-degree videos on the PlayStation VR. Sony has added support for the content to the virtual reality headset. Partial support was added for some users in December, but the feature capped videos at 1080p and had other limitations.
Despite experiencing some glitches right from its launch, AT&T's DirecTV Now streaming service reached 200,000 subscribers in its first month. That figure was revealed in an SEC filing for the last quarter, which ended December 31.That number is just for paying customers.
FCC commissioner Ajit Pai is reportedly going to have his position at the agency elevated to chairman. He'll replace Tom Wheeler and will bring anti-net neutrality views to the head of the FCC. Pai was appointed by former President Barack Obama to fill a republican seat.
LinkedIn has released a significant update for its website, turning the site into something more akin to Facebook. Included in the update are new messaging features, an updated search function, a new feed, and other design changes meant to simplify the service.
The Nintendo Switch won't initially be a useful device for streaming fans. In response to questions from Kotaku, Nintendo confirmed there will be no streaming apps like Netflix or Hulu available when the system launches. Nintendo's efforts have been focused on gaming.
Slack, the go-to communication service for many teams, now has threaded messaging. Your threaded messages will appear in the side panel, allowing the main message section to be less cluttered with different conversations. Threads can start from any message.
Music streaming service Tidal has introduced a feature called "Track Edit" that lets users edit any song in the service's library. Your editing options are limited, but the mobile app lets you adjust the tempo up to 16% and fade the song in or out by 10 seconds.
Netflix has reported record performance for the fourth quarter of 2016. The streaming service added 7.04 million subscribers over a period of just three months, breaking the previous record of 5.59 million. Its total revenue was also up at $2.48 billion, an increase of 36%.
An in-app messaging feature is being trialed in YouTube. It's currently being tested on Android and iOS, and it lets users share clips, text content, and links without leaving the app. For now, the feature is only available in Canada. This may not turn into an official feature.
Hulu is going to add the ability to download movies and TV series in the coming months. Mike Hopkins, Hulu's CEO, confirmed to AdWeek that subscribers will be able to download content for offline viewing. It's a feature the company is focused on and is developing.
Chelsea Manning's sentence commutation by the Obama Administration might not be sufficient to get WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to turn himself in. Assange said earlier in January that if Obama were to grant Manning clemency that he would give himself over to the United States.
Using Google on an Android device when you don't have a reliable internet connection has become a little easier. Google is releasing an update for its Android app that allows offline searches to be saved and processed automatically when a phone reconnects.