Samsung Pay is going to reach the UK market on May 16, according to information shared by two employees. Those employees mentioned the release date to a tipster, who then shared the info with SamMobile. We're still waiting on a confirmation from Samsung.
Rather than open up access to Wikipedia, China is working on its own state-controlled online encyclopedia. The government blocked Wikipedia around 13 years ago, grouping it in with other sites censored by the country's "Great Firewall." A 2018 launch is being targeted.
After revealing a 24-hour streaming news deal with Bloomberg News, Twitter announced more than a dozen other streaming deals. It's working with companies like BuzzFeed, Vox, Viacom, and the PGA to include a diverse array of streaming content. Twitters is dedicated to streaming.
Streaming services like Netflix generate far greater watch time among young people than traditional live television. According to a report from Trendera, teens spend 24% of their time on YouTube, 27% on Netflix, and 14% on live TV. Hulu and Amazon were at 4% and 3%.
Hulu's live television offering is going to feature content from NBCUniversal. This agreement covers NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, MSNBC, and others. Hulu is believed to be targeting a $40/month price point for the service. The service arrives in the spring.
Proposed fines from members of the UK government would penalize social networks when they don't quickly get rid of hate speech. A group of MPs in the country have requested the implementation of "meaningful fines." Similar rules are currently being considered in Germany.
Bitcoin's value has reached a new all-time high. The popular cryptocurrency is sitting at a value of $1,411 and that's down a little from its high of around $1,456 on Monday. Bitcoin has been increasing in recent weeks, with one potential trigger being actions from the SEC.
Twitter is partnering with Bloomberg to create a 24/7 news streaming service. It'll build upon Twitter's existing interest in livestreams, which led to 800 hours of live premium video being viewed by 45 million people during Q1 2017. The service should arrive in the fall.
Wikipedia, one of the most popular sources of info on the web, is now being blocked by Turkish authorities. They claim the site was running a "smear campaign" against the government. Wikipedia didn't remove allegations that the government works with militant groups.
The official definition of "sheeple" in Merriam-Webster's dictionary takes a shot at Apple. Two examples of the word are given on the dictionary's site, one of which uses Apple fans as an example. Merriam-Webster just made the term an actual word this past week.
American emails and texts mentioning certain foreign people are no longer going to be collected by the NSA without a warrant. The spy agency has been collecting those messages in cases where US citizens are discussing a foreign individual under surveillance.
Square has acquired a portion of the employees involved with Yik Yak, a once popular anonymous chat app. As some of Yik Yak's engineers join their new employer, the app is shutting down. The service had been live for four years. A blog post confirmed the shutdown.
Like on YouTube, Facebook is going to let video creators make money when their videos are stolen. If someone re-posts content without the creator's permission, the original creator can receive all of the revenue from the content. Facebook has updated its Rights Manager.
An update to Uber's Privacy Settings will, among other things, make it easier for people to delete their account. The changes were announced this week and will be rolling out during the coming weeks. Users are gaining more control over things like location data and notifications.
Google's Classroom service is opening up to anyone who wants to act as a teacher. Beginning today, you can use Classroom to create classes and educate people even if you don't actually work as a teacher in the real world. A G Suite for Education account was previously needed.
Facebook admits its platform has been exploited by governments for the purpose of spreading misinformation. It says it'll respond to that issue by especially cracking down on misinformation campaigns that appear to be sponsored by state actors as well as non-state actors.
Apple is opening up its Apple Music tracklist to Musical.ly, enabling the video social network to partly transition to Apple Music from 7digital, reports Recode. Since Music is available in 113 countries and 7digital is limited to around 80, Musical.ly can expand.
Lyft's Round Up & Donate feature, which was introduced last month, is now going live. Beginning May 1, users will be given the option of rounding up their fare and donating their extra expense to charity. The first beneficiary will be the USO as part of military appreciation.
Apple is said to be in discussions pertaining to a peer-to-peer payment service that'd compete against companies like Venmo. The feature has been discussed before and it'd give iPhone users an easy way to send money to friends and family. It might be called Apple Cash.
Some notable changes will be made to Apple Music as part of iOS 11, claims Bloomberg, and the service may begin offering up to 10 original series by the end of the year. Apple is also working on multiple documentaries, with a confirmed film being about Drake's Cash Money Records.