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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says a bug led to the “Protect your Tweets” setting being disabled for some Android users for almost five years, making their tweets public   —  Twitter accidentally revealed some users' “protected” (aka, private) tweets, the company disclosed this afternoon.
Jan 17, 2019, 2:55 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Nielsen: US homes receiving over-the-air broadcast channels without a traditional cable or satellite TV subscription increased 48% to 16M over the past 8 years   —  The number of U.S. households without a traditional cable or satellite TV subscription that instead receive broadcast stations using …
Jan 15, 2019, 7:45 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku explains why it allowed Infowars on its platform   —  Roku has just made a bad decision with regard to its growing advertising business by associating its brand with the toxic conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones.  As Digiday first reported this morning, Roku has chosen to add …
Jan 15, 2019, 2:07 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Pandora launches a personalized voice assistant on iOS and Android that will deliver personalized search results and allow users to control music playback   —  Pandora today announced the launch of its own, in-app voice assistant which you can call up at any time by saying “Hey Pandora,” …
Jan 15, 2019, 10:50 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
A deeper look at Twitter's upcoming beta app with conversational features like color-coded and algorithmically sorted responses, hidden engagement icons, more   —  Twitter has made a name for itself, at its most basic level, as a platform that gives everyone who uses it a voice.
Jan 13, 2019, 7:17 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Plex is in talks to offer ad-supported movies and more premium subscriptions as soon as this year, taking on Roku Channel and Amazon Prime Video Channels   —  Media software maker Plex is preparing to take on The Roku Channel and Amazon Prime Video Channels, possibly as soon as this year.
Jan 13, 2019, 12:55 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify outlines its strategy for podcasts that includes bringing talent in-house or exclusively licensing content and selling ads within its podcasts   —  Having established itself as a top streaming service with now over 200 million users, Spotify this year is preparing to focus more of its attention on podcasts.
Jan 11, 2019, 11:35 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hulu to start testing a new home screen to replace the “confusing” Lineup feature with two different options called “Hulu Picks” and “Unwatched in My Stuff”   —  Hulu is preparing to update its streaming app in order to make its simpler to navigate to and discover content you want to watch.
Jan 9, 2019, 11:30 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku discloses preliminary Q4 2018 data, saying there are now over 27M active accounts and streaming hours are up about 68% YoY to ~7.3B hours; stock jumps 24%+   —  Ahead of its announcements of new TV partnerships at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Roku today shared …
Jan 7, 2019, 3:23 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
TikTok now offers lite versions of its app in ~21 countries; Sensor Tower: apps had 12M downloads since August, more than half of which came in the last month   —  Short-form video app TikTok has been growing in popularity across international markets, including in the U.S. where a merger …
Jan 4, 2019, 5:50 PMIn context

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