Microsoft Start is a unified brand for Microsoft's news service and a rebrand for MSN News and Microsoft News. The new name applies to all platforms, including the News apps on mobile.
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Chrome 92 will be rolling out later today. It contains a bunch of exciting features including enhancements to PWAs, Bluetooth device filtering, and deprecation of a problematic payment handler config.
Google has been fined a whopping €500 million ($592 million) in France for failing to reach an agreement with news agencies about how they will be compensated for their content being displayed.
Google has announced the launch of News Showcase in India. By partnering with over 30 Indian publishers, the company hopes to increase audience reach with adequate financial compensation.
Google Chrome 89 is now live, and the company has started warning developers to offer offline experiences for installable PWAs. This will become mandatory with Chrome 93 later this year.
Twitter has updated its progressive web app (PWA) with support for the new Birdwatch feature, DM request improvements, and more. The retweet button experience has also changed to its default.
Facebook News will launch in the U.K. in January 2021. The aim of the program is allow publishers to reach a wider audience coupled with a wide variety of advertisement and subscription offers.
The Mountain View firm has added a dedicated carousel for Web Stories to its Discover app on both Android and iOS. The feature is presently available in the U.S., Brazil, and India.
Google has unveiled new features meant to make it easier to explore local news through Assistant and listen to a mix of personalized news articles based on the users' interests via a Nest speaker.
Facebook is testing allowing users who have subscribed to its partner publishers to link their accounts to their subscriptions with those organizations, making it quicker to access paywalled content.
In an open letter, Google has slammed Australia for its proposed News Media Bargaining Code, claiming that it hurts free services and that it also places the search data of users at risk.
Facebook is rolling out a new notification screen that pops up before you can share a news article that's more than three months old. It will also explore other uses of notification screens.
With this program, the local newsrooms will be provided emergency funding to help cover the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A donation of $1 million was also announced for two organizations.
Google has replaced the Twitter and Youtube TV Android apps in the Play Store with Progressive Web Apps for Chrome OS users. The Play Store now installs the PWA version by default.
Opera has launched Opera News Lite for those on data- and storage-restrictive plans and devices. It comes in at just 1MB and uses less data to retrieve news stories resulting in a faster experience.
A listing for a Netflix Hosted Web App (HWA) has been spotted in the Microsoft Store. The description of the app states that it is a test app. It will likely replace the current native Windows 10 app.
Apple has launched a new section in its news app to help people find verified information about the Covid-19 disease. It also includes the latest case figures and tips to help you fight the disease.
The firm is rolling out its new Google Assistant "Read It" feature to Android users. Once invoked, it will be able to read aloud web pages with an option to translate over 42 languages.
An app called Project Newsbar has surfaced onto the Microsoft Store, though you can't actually obtain it via regular means. As the name implies, it's a sidebar that displays a variety of news items.
Google Drive is now available as a Progressive Web App, meaning you can start using the service as a native app on Windows 10 PCs and Chromebooks. The PWA experience isn't complete just yet, though.
The privacy-oriented search engine, Startpage, has announced a News tab in search results. As with its other products, Startpage news results will not be personalised to individual users.
Google is rolling out a new feature for the Google Assistant, allowing it to read a set of tailored news based on your interests. The feature is initially only available to users in the U.S.
News is Facebook's move to sustain quality journalism, provide a variety of news, and strengthen democracy. It has been built with help from journalists, publishers, and news organizations.
The BBC is launching the international version of its website on the dark web in a bid to fight censorship and spread news in areas where it has faced blockages. The website can be accessed via Tor.
Facebook and News Corp. have reached an agreement to feature headlines from the latter's publications in Facebook's upcoming news tab. Facebook will pay an undisclosed licensing fee for the content.
The firm has released the next iteration in its staged release of GPT-2. Alongside it, a paper has also been posted that studies the release strategies and social impacts of the same.
Twitter has been working on its Progressive Web App for some time now, serving it to mobile users and Windows 10 users through the Store app. Now, it's rolling out the experience to everyone.
Twitter has been making some improvements to its Progressive Web app for the past few weeks, and today the company detailed some of the changes that have been rolled out to users recently.
Twitter's PWA for Windows 10 has received a major redesign that transfers the main navigation menu to the left side. However, the changes appear to be available only to selected regions for now.
A new report from Symantec has revealed that Microsoft unknowingly hosted malicious applications in its Microsoft Store, that used up the device's resources in order to mine cryptocurrencies.
Twitter has updated its Progressive Web App, which is also its official app for Windows 10 devices, with a new emoji picker for Direct Messages, as well as improved image cropping, and more.
A review into the news landscape in the UK has provided its findings to the public. It suggests several points to strengthen local new publishers and also recommends a new regulator be set up.
Apple today released the first developer beta builds for iOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4 Mojave, watchOS 5.2, and tvOS 12.2. The new updates will finally bring support for Apple News to Canada.
Google is considering ending its news service in Europe in response to the controversial European Union's Copyright Directive. The law would require platforms to pay publishers for use of excerpts.
Hulu is updating its Windows 10 app to become a Progressive Web App, bringing along a new look and features. The update is rolling out gradually but should be fully available in the next few weeks.
Google has partnered with the company behind WordPress.com to launch Newspack, an initiative to provide local news publications with the necessary tools to make their content available.
Facebook has announced that it's expanding local news delivery via "Today In" to 400 more U.S. cities and some Australian localities. It's also working to deliver emergency information quickly.
With the latest version of Google's Chrome browser, users can now install desktop progressive web apps on Windows 10. The update also brings support for public key credentials and more.
Microsoft has launched Bing Spotlight in the UK. The new feature provides news stories on the Bing home page and inserts relevant and objective content into search results to help inform users.
Microsoft has announced that it's working on a Progressive Web App for Windows Insiders which will allow them to stay up to date with everything that's happening inside the program.