Scribd expands its subscription catalog with over 1,000 magazines

Scribd has been pioneering its “all you can read” publication subscription service for some years now. Back in 2016 it added New York and Time magazine to its line-up, followed by a host of major newspaper titles in 2017. Now it’s expanding its magaz...

Facebook tests easier sharing for its Pinterest-like Collections feature

Facebook is trying to make Collections, a feature you’ve probably forgotten about, more useful. The Pinterest-like tool lets you save and organize content like posts, photos and videos. Until recently, you could share Collections with specific friend...

Amazon Fire TV interface makes it easier to find free content

Amazon wants to make it easier for Fire TV users to find free streaming content, so today, it is rolling out a new “Free” tab to customers in the US. Inside the tab, a top row will feature some of the most popular free, ad-supported streaming apps. B...

YouTube Originals launches a star-studded slate of COVID-19 content

YouTube’s Originals division is working on a slate of COVID-19-related shows. They’ll range from educational content to dance performances and a social media mystery series, and the lineup includes stars like Karlie Kloss, Ken Jeong, Yungblud and Jos...

Facebook removes posts promoting anti-quarantine protests

Facebook has been consulting with governors about anti-quarantine protests that could break states' social distancing rules. The platform has already removed posts promoting anti-quarantine protests in California, New Jersey and Nebraska, CNN reporte...

Amazon #AtHome brings free content to Fire TV and Fire Tablet devices

To help keep users entertained while they stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon is bringing curated content from over 100 partners to a new #AtHome section on its Fire TV and Fire Tablet devices in the US. Fire users will have access to free...

Netflix signs John Boyega’s production studio to expand African content

Netflix is continuing its push to get more African content on its platform by partnering with Star Wars actor John Boyega and his company UpperRoom Productions. The indie production house will be responsible for developing non-English language films...

Google might finally pay news outlets for their content

Google is considering paying news publishers for their content, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company is reportedly in talks with publishers about licensing fees. The details are still sparse, but it sounds like Google could be working on a ne...

Disney+ announces two adventure competition shows for teens

While Quibi is remaking the once-popular Nickelodeon show Legends of the Hidden Temple, Disney+ is planning two of its own mazes-based, puzzle-solving shows that could be Legends of the Hidden Temple-esque with a reality TV spin. Today, the streaming...