Discover cards can now work with Samsung Pay, just two years after Samsung initially said support would be added to its mobile payment system. Discover has confirmed its users can now add their cards to the app for transactions. Its arrival has been significantly delayed.
Google has collected enough information in recent years that it no longer intends to scan Gmail inboxes for ad personalization. Gmail data has been utilized in advertising efforts since the service launched in 2004, but that practice is coming to an end this year.
The FCC has granted OneWeb approval to use its satellites to offer internet service in the United States. With this approval, which lets the company operate on certain frequencies, American consumers will end up having access to a new, experimental source of internet access.
Google launched its new streaming service called YouTube TV back in April, but at first, it was limited to 4 major markets. To further improve the service, the company has now announced its biggest expansion of YouTube TV, which is now coming to 10 new markets.
Lawmakers in Germany are working to institute large fines against social media companies that fail to quickly remove hate speech. Those fines would be issued against Facebook and others that don't quite comply with the country's standard. The fines could top $55 million.
Not everyone wants to watch the 360-degree videos as the technology has yet to mature. Because of that, YouTube is working on a new virtual reality format for creating content in 180-degrees called 'VR180.' YouTube also said that the format would allow creators to make VR
Facebook is trying out new tools that can protect against the theft of profile pictures, which are often used by spam accounts in their campaigns. Beginning today, a pilot version of the tools is available in India. Facebook is planing on a wide rollout after the initial testing.
A new Spotify feature has arrived on Facebook Messenger, enabling friends to create shared playlists for the music streaming service. The feature comes as an expansion of Spotify's original Messenger bot, which arrived earlier in 2017. That bot initially let people share clips.
Netflix has debuted a special interactive form of content targeted at children. The streaming service's new "choose your own adventure" stories let kids navigate a story in unique ways. While the format is initially meant for kids, it could potentially expand at some point.
PayPal users with supported Visa and Mastercard debit cards will soon be able to transfer money from their account immediately to a bank. The feature lets people receive money in their bank account in just a few minutes, though it can take up to 30 minutes for the funds to move.
The world's most popular ridehailing service, Uber, has added tipping to its app. Users can now give their drivers extra money using the payment method attached to their account, similar to Lyft. For years, passengers have either avoided tipping or been forced to give cash.
Instagram is integrating old Live videos into the Stories section of its mobile app. It's now possible for users to share their broadcasts with viewers for a 24-hour period, enabling followers to watch a stream even if they missed it during the initial broadcast.
SpaceX intends to carry out two Falcon 9 missions during a 48-hour period this weekend. CEO Elon Musk and SpaceX announced on Twitter that as long as the schedule remains possible, a "weekend doubleheader" will occur. One launch is taking place at Vandenberg.
Google has begun rolling out its AI-powered jobs search engine, which pulls and compiles listings from a range of popular sources. You can use the tool to quickly find listings from LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, Facebook, Monster, and others. The tool integrates Glassdoor ratings.
After receiving backlash from the LGBTQ community a few months ago, YouTube began working on ways to improve its Restricted Mode policies. Now, an update to those policies has arrived. The company worked with LGBTQ content creators and others to fix some issues.
Apple Music has a new subscription option that's less expensive for those who can afford a large upfront cost. The streaming service can be purchased on an annual basis for $99, which brings down Apple Music's yearly cost by $20. This option is only showing for current users.
Spotify is trying out a new revenue source in the form of sponsored tracks for playlists. The new Sponsored Songs feature is only present for non-paying users and people can opt-out from it using the desktop or mobile app. If it's turned on, Spotify will add sponsored songs.
Google has outlined a four-part strategy meant to further tackle the problem of extremist content on YouTube. Its strategy is largely centered around increasing and improving its use of AI and reviewing systems, which can find extremist videos among the millions on the site.
VR content is still in its early days, but with every passing day, more contents are posted online. Because of that, YouTube wants to help you to create better 360-degree and virtual reality videos by introducing new analytic tools, allowing creators
There are more people in the US with a Netflix subscription than a cable TV subscription, the streaming company has confirmed in a recent report. In its quarterly earnings report, Netflix revealed it has 50.85 million members in the US. That's higher than the cable TV industry.