Spotify is Bringing Display Ads to Podcasts

In a dubious move, Spotify today issued a “call to action” for podcasters to create interactive displays ads that will appear over ad reads. “What’s the next great frontier in audio?” Spotify asks rhetorically. “We believe it’s interactivity.” What Spotify is talking about is “bringing interactivity to the audio ad…

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Brave Now Has Over 50 Million Users

Brave announced today that its flagship web browser surpassed over 50 million monthly active users by the end of 2021, hitting its publicly stated usage goal. “Passing 50 million users is a tremendous milestone for our company,” Brave CEO and co-founder Brenden Eich said. “It is also a powerful confirmation…

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OnePlus Announces OnePlus Buds Z2 Wireless Earbuds

Today, OnePlus announced its new OnePlus Buds Z2 truly wireless earbuds with active noise cancelation and Dolby Atmos capabilities. “The OnePlus Buds Z2 are an important milestone for OnePlus’s range of portable audio products,” OnePlus founder Pete Lau said. “The Buds Z2 deliver exceptional active noise cancellation technology, a quality…

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Adobe Announces Creative Cloud Express for Web and Mobile

Adobe today announced the immediate availability of Creative Cloud Express, a new web and mobile app for creatives. “Everyone has a story to tell and it’s our mission to empower everyone to express their ideas,” Adobe executive vice president Scott Belsky said. “In this unique time, where millions of people…

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Releases Documentary About the History of Xbox

“Power On: The Story of Xbox,” a free, six-part documentary about the history of Xbox, is now available for viewing worldwide. “This six-part docuseries takes you back to the scrappy beginnings at Microsoft, where a passionate group of renegades with a hungry entrepreneurial spirit kicked off the first generation of…

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Halo Infinite is Finally Here

After a 13-month delay, it’s finally here! Halo Infinite is available across Xbox One and Series X|S, PC, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. “The Banished have defeated UNSC forces and seized the mysterious Zeta Halo, putting the survival of humankind at risk,” Microsoft’s Will Tuttle writes in the…

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Tip: Thinking About Teams Essentials? Don’t!

Microsoft announced Teams Essentials yesterday, and it seems like a great deal at just $4 per month per user. But the firm offers an even better deal. And it makes Teams Essentials, well, non-essential. No, I’m not talking about the free version of Microsoft Teams, though that is also an…

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Microsoft Announces Teams Essentials for Small Businesses

Microsoft will offer a standalone version of Teams for small businesses, called Teams Essentials, for $4 per user per month. “Today we’re excited to introduce Microsoft Teams Essentials,” Microsoft corporate vice president Jared Spataro revealed. “It’s the first standalone offering of Microsoft Teams designed specifically with small businesses in mind.…

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Microsoft Announces First Game Pass Titles for December

Today, Microsoft announced the Xbox Game Pass titles that will be coming to PC, console, and cloud in the first half of December. Yes, it’s December. Here’s what you can expect. Descriptions are Microsoft’s. December 2 (tomorrow) ANVIL (Console and PC) [email protected] Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass:…

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