Spotify’s Premium Subscriber Count Hits 182 Million in Q1 2022, Beats Estimates

Spotify Technology reported quarterly revenue on Wednesday that beat analysts’ estimates on higher advertising income and as more people subscribed to its premium service, sending the audio streaming platform’s shares up about 5 percent in trading before the bell. The company has bet big on podcasts, investing over a billion dollars in acquiring shows such … Read more

Google Chrome Tries to Help Users Find Quality, Safe Extensions With Featured and Established Publisher Badges

Google Chrome is one of the widely used browsers, and one of the reasons for its adoption may be due to the availability of extensions, which can be accessed on the Chrome Web Store. However, as there are around 140,000 extensions available in the pool, users often face the issue of finding good and safe … Read more

Russia Fines Google for Failing to Take Down YouTube Videos Showing Military Operation in Ukraine

A Russian court on Thursday slapped a series of small fines on Google for failing to take down contentious YouTube videos about the Kremlin’s military operation in Ukraine. The Moscow court ordered the US tech behemoth to pay a total of $135,000 (roughly Rs. 1 crore) for ignoring the state media regulator’s orders to remove … Read more

Meta to Charge Creators 47.6 Percent On Digital Asset Sales Made in Horizon Worlds

Facebook parent Meta Platforms will charge creators around 47.5 percent on sales of digital assets and experiences made inside the company’s virtual reality platform Horizon Worlds. The overall charge comprises of 30 percent hardware platform fee for sales made through Meta Quest Store, where it sells apps and games meant for its virtual reality headsets, … Read more

Tata Play Binge Starter Pack Launched to Offer OTT Content Access at an Affordable Price

Tata Play (formerly known as Tata Sky) has launched the Binge Starter pack as its most affordable offering for accessing over-the-top (OTT) content on mobile devices. The new pack provides access to four distinct OTT platforms, namely Eros Now, Hungama, ShemarooMe, and Zee5. Once activated, the Tata Play Binge Starter pack offers OTT content access … Read more

Google’s Switch to Android App for iPhone Spotted on App Store; Lets Users Transfer Contacts, Calendar, Media

Google has silently released a new Switch to Android app for iOS users who want to switch over from an iPhone to an Android smartphone. It is currently unlisted on the App Store, which means users cannot simply search and download the app. The Switch to Android app will allow users to transfer important information … Read more

WhatsApp Multi-Device Support Starts Rolling Out to All Users: How to Link

WhatsApp has started rolling out the much-awaited multi-device support for all users. With the latest functionality, both Android and iOS users can use their WhatsApp accounts on different devices simultaneously to send and receive messages on the app, even when their phones don’t have active Internet access. The feature has been in beta for quite … Read more

Jio Platforms Invests $200 Million in InMobi’s Lock Screen Content Company Glance

India’s Reliance Industries is investing $200 million (roughly Rs. 1,510 crore) in Glance, a lock screen content company backed by Alphabet and owned by ad-tech firm InMobi, to bring the service to new Jio smartphones this year, the companies said on Monday. The investment, made through Reliance’s Jio Platforms unit, values Glance at $1.7 billion … Read more