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Audio social platform Clubhouse launches payments function

The popular and fast-growing audio social app Clubhouse says in an official blog that a payment function will be added to the platform. This function marks a crucial step for the social app to keep its current influencers and to »

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Spotify acquires Betty Labs, entering Live Audio and facing up to ClubHouse

Spotify, the music streaming giant from Sweden, never overlooks any possibilities related to sound and audio. On March 30, Spotify announced it had purchased live audio studio Betty Labs. The best known audio product from Betty Labs is the live »

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Medium gives up publishing dream, reverts to supporting independent writers

The crisis of the publishing industry seems never to fade away. No matter the traditional paper media or so-called new (digital) media, it’s undeniable there is a lack of break-through on the road of exploring a modern model for the »

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Watching YouTube videos inside tweets? Twitter is testing the function

Twitter is testing a new method to enable users to watch YouTube videos directly within timelines. This news was announced by Twitter’s official information channel, TwitterSupport on its own platform. Usually, while including a YouTube video inside tweets, the only »

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Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative program is renewed to fund community news

This Tuesday, News Media Canada, the newspapers’ alliance of Canada, announced that it had reached an agreement with the Minister of Canadian Heritage and it will continue to administer the Local Journalism Initiative program, a funding to support the local »

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Trump’s suspended channel on YouTube will be restored, YouTube’s CEO said

After two months’ suspension on YouTube, the account of Donald Trump, the former president of the U.S., will be reopened. In an online forum of Atlantic Council, YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki said YouTube will lift the suspension of Trump’s channel »

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Twitter’s new ‘Super Follow’ allows journalists to charge for their tweets

During its “Analyst event” on Friday Twitter announced several new features, including “Super Follow” and “Community.” “Super Follow” is a feature used to monetize content, mostly the tweets published on the platform. As an industry heavily addicted to Twitter, news »

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Report: audio social App Clubhouse has exceeded 8 million downloads worldwide

According to new data from the mobile data and analytics company App Annie, the global downloads of the audio-chat social app Clubhouse have topped 8 million, despite it being still in the phase of pre-launch and invitation-only. Starting from February, »

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Clubhouse going mainstream but banned in China

On Monday, Feb. 08, after several months of unusually unrestricted downloads, the Chinese users of audio-only social media application Clubhouse suddenly found they couldn’t access it anymore. Clubhouse, which has been gaining popularity in China, has finally joined the list »

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Google is testing third-party cookie alternatives, crucial to its ad business

Google is experimenting with a new advertising technology called FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts) to replace controversial third-party cookies. Third-party cookies have always been the backbone technology for collecting user data and pinpoint advertising in Google’s ad business. If you »