Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode so you can watch two shows at once

Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode so you can watch two shows at once

Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode that will allow users to stream two shows at the same time, TechCrunch has confirmed. The feature’s forthcoming launch was first reported by Apple news site 9to5Mac earlier today, following today’s release of new beta software for all of Apple’s operating systems, including tvOS. After installing tvOS beta Read more about Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode so you can watch two shows at once[…]

Amazon Spark, the retailer’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, has shut down

Amazon Spark, the retailer’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, has shut down

Amazon’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, Amazon Spark, is no more. Hoping to capitalize on the social shopping trend and tap into the power of online influencers, Amazon in 2017 launched its own take on Instagram with a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime members. The experiment known as Amazon Spark has now come Read more about Amazon Spark, the retailer’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, has shut down[…]

Amazon says over 10 million items are now available for one-day shipping

Amazon says over 10 million items are now available for one-day shipping

Amazon on its latest earnings call announced it was working towards making one-day shipping the new standard for Prime members. This morning, the retailer touted a milestone related to those efforts with news that now over 10 million items are now available for one-day shipping to Prime members. The news was largely a shot at Read more about Amazon says over 10 million items are now available for one-day shipping[…]

Spotify launches voice-enabled ads on mobile devices in a limited U.S. test

Spotify launches voice-enabled ads on mobile devices in a limited U.S. test

Spotify is increasing its investment in voice technology, as hinted at earlier this week on the company’s earnings call with investors. The streaming service today is announcing the launch of voice-enabled advertisements, which will encourage the listener to say a verbal command in order to take action on the ad’s content. Initially, the audio ads Read more about Spotify launches voice-enabled ads on mobile devices in a limited U.S. test[…]

MLB to exclusively stream 13 live games to YouTube & YouTube TV

MLB to exclusively stream 13 live games to YouTube & YouTube TV

YouTube today announced a new partnership with the MLB which will allow the site to exclusively live stream 13 MLB games to both YouTube and YouTube TV during the second half of the regular baseball season. While YouTube TV had previously partnered with MLB — it’s currently serving as the presenting partner for the World Read more about MLB to exclusively stream 13 live games to YouTube & YouTube TV[…]

SiriusXM’s new streaming-only ‘Essential’ plan targets smart speaker owners

SiriusXM’s new streaming-only ‘Essential’ plan targets smart speaker owners

Last week, Amazon and Google rolled out free music streaming services to cater to the growing base of smart speaker owners. Now, SiriusXM is going after this market, too. The company has launched a new plan called SiriusXM Essential which targets those who listen in-home and on mobile devices, but not in cars. The streaming-only Read more about SiriusXM’s new streaming-only ‘Essential’ plan targets smart speaker owners[…]

Walmart partners with subscription-based children’s clothing startup, Kidbox

Walmart partners with subscription-based children’s clothing startup, Kidbox

Walmart is getting into subscription-based fashion with today’s announcement of a partnership with Kidbox — a sort of “StitchFix for kids” where parents receive a personalized, curated box of children’s clothing on a seasonal basis. The deal will see Kidbox offered to Walmart.com’s online shoppers, where they can fill out a short style quiz, then Read more about Walmart partners with subscription-based children’s clothing startup, Kidbox[…]

Match Group restructures exec team with focus on Asia

Match Group restructures exec team with focus on Asia

Tinder parent company Match Group, also the owner of a suite of dating apps including OKCupid, Meetic, Match, PlentyofFish and others, announced this morning plans to restructure its leadership team in order to better focus on the market opportunities for dating apps in Asia. Specifically, the company has appointed three new General Managers in Asia Read more about Match Group restructures exec team with focus on Asia[…]

Apple’s iOS will now confirm you meant to subscribe to that app

Apple’s iOS will now confirm you meant to subscribe to that app

Apple has added another step to prevent users from accidentally signing up for an iOS app’s subscription – or, from being tricked into it by a scammy app not playing by the rules. The company recently rolled out a subscription confirmation dialog box that pops up as one final step to ensure you meant to Read more about Apple’s iOS will now confirm you meant to subscribe to that app[…]

Cashierless Amazon Go stores are planning to accept cash

Cashierless Amazon Go stores are planning to accept cash

Amazon Go convenience stores will begin to accept cash, according to a report this morning from CNBC, which Amazon confirmed. The retailer didn’t say when cash would be added to existing stores as a payment option, however, only that it was planned. The issue with the cashierless, automated Amazon Go stores is that they require Read more about Cashierless Amazon Go stores are planning to accept cash[…]