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Google wants to use AMP to make email more interactive

Google wants to use AMP to make email more interactive

Google’s AMP format has always been about making mobile pages render faster. But Google is now taking it beyond posts, recipes and how-to articles. First, the company launched the new AMP story format earlier today and now it’s also announcing a preview of AMP for Email.
Amazon launches a Polly WordPress plugin that turns blog posts into audio, including podcasts

Amazon launches a Polly WordPress plugin that turns blog posts into audio, including podcasts

Amazon today is launching a new Amazon Polly WordPress plugin that gives your blog a voice by creating audio versions of your posts. The resulting audio can be played from within the blog post itself, or accessed in podcast form using a feature called Amazon Pollycast, the company says.
Facebook confirms test of a downvote button for flagging comments

Facebook confirms test of a downvote button for flagging comments

How can Facebook promote meaningful interaction between users? By letting them downvote inappropriate comments to hide them. Facebook is now testing a downvote button on a limited set of public Page post comment reels, the company confirms to TechCrunch.
NYPD begins deploying iPhone 7 & 7 Plus to officers as it officially moves on from Windows Phone

NYPD begins deploying iPhone 7 & 7 Plus to officers as it officially moves on from Windows Phone

As initially reported last year, The New York Police Department is moving away from Windows Phones after two years with the platform. Replacing some 36,000 Windows phones are iPhones, which are now being rolled out to police officers…
Apple continues to dominate the tablet market as sales decline once again

Apple continues to dominate the tablet market as sales decline once again

Bitcoin and crypto aren’t the only things on the decline, sales of tablet devices once again dropped in 2017, according to new data. Figures from analyst firm IDC show that overall tablet shipments fell by 6.5 percent to 163.5 million units last year. That’s down from 174.9 million in 2016, when the annual decrease was in double digits.
How will Sonos compete against Apple’s HomePod?

How will Sonos compete against Apple’s HomePod?

Over the past 16 years, the wireless speaker company Sonos has had to contend with a parade of naysayers who thought competitors would knock it out. “There were a lot of people, back when we started, saying, ‘There’s no way you could ever compete with Bose and Sony,’ the heavyweights of audio at the time,” Sonos CEO Patrick Spence said on the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask.
YouTube’s live TV service is now available for Apple TV devices

YouTube’s live TV service is now available for Apple TV devices

YouTube’s streaming live TV service is now available on Apple TV devices, the Google-owned video site revealed in a surprise announcement this afternoon. In a tweet telling Apple TV owners to check the App Store, the official YouTube TV account disclosed that its app is now available on tvOS devices. This follows news earlier today that YouTube TV has made its way to compatible Roku devices as well.
Apple's product 'grand slams' won't continue, but that's not all bad, Citi analyst says

Apple's product 'grand slams' won't continue, but that's not all bad, Citi analyst says

Apple won't continue to hit product "grand slams," but that doesn't mean the company won't still do well, Citi analyst Jim Suva said Friday. "It's gone from hitting home runs of products of, 'Wow, we've got to have this,' to, 'Hey, these are very good products, let's keep owning them and upgrading them,'" Suva told CNBC's "Squawk Alley."
Apple finally lists all the ways you can play audio on HomePod, and Bluetooth isn’t one

Apple finally lists all the ways you can play audio on HomePod, and Bluetooth isn’t one

After a degree of confusion over the possible ways to play music on its new HomePod speaker, Apple has cleared things up by posting more information on compatible audio sources. The HomePod does indeed work with iTunes Match and purchased iTunes tracks as well as Apple Music, according to Apple’s website, which also mentions Beats 1,
Apple stock pops despite falling iPhone shipments and weak guidance

Apple stock pops despite falling iPhone shipments and weak guidance

Apple reported quarterly earnings on Thursday that beat expectations, and revenue that also topped estimates, hitting several records within its business. Shares whipsawed before settling up 3 percent after hours as investors digested the good news of an earnings beat and higher average iPhone sales price, mixed with disappointing news around forward guidance.


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