The European Union has a new code of conduct covering online hate speech. In an announcement this morning, the EU indicates Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft have all agreed to adopt that code of conduct and to step up their efforts to review and take down hate speech within 24 hours of it being reported. Read more
Several people who subscribed to Google’s YouTube Red service are getting emails offering a free gift.
It was just last year when Google introduced its Google Photos service for backing up one’s images and videos to the cloud. At Google I/O, the tech giant gave us a quick stat on how far it has come in just one year.
Google is preparing to roll out version 1.21 of Google Photos, which may be a big update for some according to sources.
Skype has released an update to their Android client taking it to version 7.0. The primary change in this update is better support for tablet devices to take advantage of the additional screen real estate. Users will also benefit from improvements to the processes used for adding contacts to Skype. Read more
Google announced that Chromebooks would finally be getting full-fledged Android app support, but not all Chromebooks are making the cut. Fortunately, Google has released a list of Chromebooks that should be able to take advantage of the new feature, but unfortunately, they’ve left many older Chromebooks off the list. Read more
For a service that isn’t expected to even be profitable for another two years, Verizon bet big on Go90. And while the carrier claims that performance of the Net Neutrality-skirting video streaming app is “satisfactory,” they also know that it got a little bit overhyped and caught a bit of flak for what it is. Read more
Twitter has announced some new changes coming to its 140 character limit, and it means that you’re probably going to start to see some longer tweets on your timeline. These changes affect things like attachments and mentions, so certain pieces of content in your tweets won’t count towards that low ceiling of 140 characters. Read more
Spotify saw some impressive numbers for 2015: the company’s revenue was up by 80% during the year because of adding on more subscribers. On the other hand, the operating loss was quite big, largely to spending a lot on product development and international expansion.
With Memorial Day Weekend fast approaching, Netflix has announced a range of blockbuster and classic movies to keep you entertained both over this weekend and throughout the summer ahead. Besides the glut of Disney (Marvel, LucasFilm, and Pixar) movies that will show exclusively on Netflix from September onwards, the summer line-up also includes blockbuster films such as Jurassic Park, The Fast & The Furious, and The Wedding Planner. Read more