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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon will stop accepting apps to “Underground Actually Free” program, which offered paid Android apps for free, on May 31, shut it down at the end of 2019   —  Late on Friday, Amazon announced it will be shutting down its “Underground Actually Free” program …
Apr 29, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Government requests for Facebook user account data up 9% in second half of 2016, but content restrictions declined   —  Facebook today released its latest report on global government requests for the second half of 2016, noting there has been a 9 percent increase in requests for user account data compared …
Apr 28, 2017, 4:15 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Subscribe with Amazon, a marketplace for digital subscriptions, which has been in development since last year   —  Amazon has made headway in the subscription business with its Subscribe & Save feature for consumers, which offers discounted pricing on products if you agree to buy on a recurring basis.
Apr 24, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitch launching an invite-only affiliate program allowing non-partnered channels to earn revenue, starting with chat-based “Cheering with Bits” tipping feature   —  On the heels of yesterday's news about expanded subscription options for partners, video streaming site Twitch today …
Apr 23, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube says 12M videos, including those with LGBTQ+ topics, are now available in Restricted Mode after fix, adds way to report videos wrongly excluded   —  YouTube today claims to have fixed an issue with its service that was causing it to incorrectly filter content in “Restricted Mode” …
Apr 21, 2017, 7:00 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Samsung and Google partner to make Google Play Music the default music service on new Samsung phones and tablets worldwide, starting with Galaxy S8 and S8+   —  Samsung and Google today announced a new partnership that will make Google Play Music the default music player and music service including …
Apr 21, 2017, 10:05 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitch expands viewer subscriptions with $9.99/month and $24.99/month tiers, will launch new options as opt-in beta programs “very soon”   —  Confirming an earlier leak, the Amazon-owned live streaming service Twitch is today announcing an expanded lineup of subscription offerings …
Apr 19, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify brings its half-price student tier to 33 new countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Japan, and New Zealand   —  Hot on the heels of Pandora's public launch of its on-demand streaming service, Pandora Premium, rival Spotify is looking to make its service more appealing …
Apr 19, 2017, 1:10 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify's artist dashboard exits beta, offering streaming insights, profile management, and more   —  In the battle to lure artists to its platform, Spotify has used exclusives, free advertising, the promise ofmore listeners, and open access to data artists care about, like number of fans and listens.
Apr 18, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr launches Cabana, a new app for watching videos while video chatting with friends   —  Tumblr today is launching a new app, called Cabana, which allows a group of friends to video chat and watch videos together, in real time.  The app is being introduced under the Tumblr brand …
Apr 18, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context

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