Every YouTube creator with more than 10,000 subscribers is gaining access to mobile live streaming. The feature launched last year for an even smaller group of people, but now access is expanding. YouTube says everyone else will gain the feature shortly.
Google, Facebook, and news organizations in France are working together to combat fake news in the country. They'll collaborate through a project called CrossCheck that aims to ascertain the legitimacy of articles, specifically those about the 2017 French presidential election.
The US House of Representatives easily passed a bill that requires law enforcement to receive a warrant before emails can be searched. This is the second time the Email Privacy Act has passed in the House. It failed to get through the Senate last year.
A version of the BBC's Planet Earth II is headed to Snapchat. Six mini-episodes from the documentary series will premiere on the network beginning February 17, a day before the series' BBC America launch. The episodes are exclusive to users in the US.
Airbnb will leverage its global network to provide short-term housing to 100,000 displaced people over the next five years. It announced the plan in a blog post called "#weaccept." This move follows President Trump's immigration order, which was opposed by Airbnb.
If you have been searching for a new movie, IMDb is, without doubt, the best site to find quality content. The Internet Movie Database is one of the largest online databases for TV and film, with more than 4.1 million titles and 7.7 million personalities from across the globe.
Ad-blockers are on the rise around the globe. PageFair has released a report stating 11% of global internet users used ad-blockers to block at least some forms of digital advertising last year. That's about 600 million devices. Use of ad-blockers was up 30%.
A judge in Philadelphia has ordered Google to provide the FBI with emails stored on a foreign server. That decision breaks from precedent that was set in a case involving Microsoft's services. Microsoft successfully argued that foreign data is beyond the reach of US authorities.
YouTube is rolling out a new feature on iOS and Android that makes it a little easier to browse around videos on mobile devices. The feature adds a double-tap control for fast forwarding or going back 10-seconds. You'll tap on the right for the former and left for the latter.
After declaring advertising-supported publishing a "broken system," Medium CEO Ev Williams has announced the company will introduce a consumer subscription product this quarter. It'll make improvements to the platform with the support of direct funding from users.
Google's experimental Hands Free app is shutting down. The app was released for iOS and Android in March 2016, enabling people to make payments by saying "I'll pay with Google" to a cashier. Hands Free will no longer be available for users on February 8.
Snapchat's user count increased to 158 million last year, up from 130 million in the first quarter of the year. Reports suggest the company's growth slowed during the second half of 2016. Snapchat could have a hard time with continued growth due to increased competition.
If you have ever used your phone in roaming, then you probably know how costly it is, especially if you don't have any roaming plan. The good news is that the representatives of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission, agreed to end roaming charges when travelling
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed during an earnings call that 400 million people are now using Messenger daily for audio and video calls. That figure is up from 300 million in September 2016. The introduction of multi-screen group video chats in December likely helped.
Google Fiber service in Raleigh, North Carolina was activated on Wednesday. Depending on if you only want internet or also want to receive other services, Fiber is available for $70 to $130 per month. The internet service offers upload and download speeds up to 1 gigabit.
Eric Schneiderman, attorney general of New York, has filed a lawsuit against Charter for not meeting promises in the area of internet speeds. Charter's Spectrum division is accused of misleading customers about speeds and not fixing issues that negatively affected service.
Facebook's WhatsApp is facing a lawsuit in Germany from a watchdog group that claims the messaging app is violating user privacy and trust. The lawsuit deals with the app's practice of collecting data and sharing it with Facebook, which was announced in August 2016.
Facebook is said to be working on an application for streaming television content. A report from The Wall Street Journal says the app is being built for set-top streaming devices. It'll specifically feature video content rather than just giving a new way to access the News Feed.
Snapchat is updating its mobile apps with support for QR codes that can be used to send people to websites. This means you can create "Snapcodes" for websites in addition to codes for your profile. It'll be possible to share an article or other interesting pages with other users.
Streaming media app Plex will add streaming news content to its platform through an acquisition of Watchup. The Watchup app began in 2012 when it was founded by Adriano Farano, a former journalist. The app pulls in content from 170 news sources, including major ones.