Spotify Opens the Gates to Video Podcasts

Spotify is now allowing more content creators to publish video podcasts on the platform. The streaming service has been experimenting with video podcasts since last fall, but starting today, all creators in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the U.K can upload their video content to Spotify through Anchor.…

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DuckDuckGo Blocks Google AMP Too

It’s not just Brave: DuckDuckGo announced today that it too is blocking Google AMP in its mobile apps and browser extensions. “AMP technology is bad for privacy because it enables Google to track users even more (which is already a ton),” a DuckDuckGo representative told me. “Google also uses AMP…

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Xbox Game Pass Will Soon Get More Ubisoft Games

Microsoft has just revealed the second wave of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in April, which includes the former PlayStation console exclusive Bugsnax and the zombie survival game 7 Days to Die. The company also announced that more Ubisoft games are coming soon to Xbox Game Pass, including a…

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Brave Protects Users from Google AMP

Brave announced today that it is rolling out a new feature called De-AMP that lets users bypass Google-hosted AMP pages and navigate directly to the content’s publisher. “AMP harms users’ privacy, security and internet experience, and just as bad, AMP helps Google further monopolize and control the direction of the…

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Amazon Launches its First Original Mobile Games for Kids

Amazon announced today that it has released its first original and ad-free mobile games for kids. Despite the Amazon Kids+ branding, they’re free for everyone. “Amazon Kids+ focuses on providing millions of kids with a variety of content that entertains, educates, and delights—from games to animated and live-action series, books,…

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DuckDuckGo Comes to the Mac in Beta

DuckDuckGo announced this morning that its privacy-protecting web browser is now available on the Mac in beta. A version for Windows is coming soon. “Privacy isn’t something you only need in certain situations or in partial amounts, and it’s a myth that you can’t have the same Internet you like…

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YouTube Channels Add Sorting Options for Shorts and Live VODs

YouTube is adding new filtering options on mobile to make it easier to find Live VODs and YouTube Shorts on a channel. Currently, the YouTube mobile apps only let users sort videos by popularity or date of publication, making it difficult to access the different types of videos available on…

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Microsoft Edge Becomes the Second Most Popular Web Browser

Microsoft Edge has now beaten Safari as the second most popular desktop web browser, according to Statcounter. In March, Microsoft Edge had 9.65% desktop marker share, up from 9.61% in February, while Apple’s Safari went from 9.77% to 9.56% in the same time frame. Obviously, Microsoft Edge was poised to…

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Report: YouTube is Working on Podcasts Pages and New Creator Tools

YouTube could have big plans for podcasts creators this year, including the launch of a dedicated podcast homepage on the platform. The company could give podcast creators a more established presence on YouTube with dedicated pages for their shows and new podcasts cards in search results. The information comes from…

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