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Jack Shafer / Politico:
Facebook could have limited the reach of Alex Jones and other “dangerous” figures without outright bans, which erode the US' strong free speech traditions   —  Jack Shafer is Politico's senior media writer.  —  Free speech took a whacking Thursday as Facebook cited its policies against …
May 4, 2019, 10:15 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Overcast introduces a new clip-sharing feature, allowing users to share audio or video clips, up to a minute each, from any public podcast   —  Sharing podcasts has never been easy, but I've always tried to lead the way with Overcast, with publicly shareable episode links and optional recommendations …
Apr 27, 2019, 4:00 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
After Luminary admits using links that hide some podcast listener data, popular creators like Ben Thompson, Owen Williams, Federico Viticci pull their podcasts   —  It hid listener data from creators, which they need to make their shows  —  Major creators are continuing to remove their shows from Luminary …
Apr 25, 2019, 3:07 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Luminary, the subscription-based podcast app backed by $100M in venture capital, debuts Tuesday without The New York Times' The Daily or shows from Gimlet Media   —  It took less than a day for Luminary to become enemy number one of the podcast industry.  Last month, on the same day that it unveiled …
Apr 22, 2019, 2:05 PMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Security researcher takes over a subdomain that Windows 8 and Windows 10 use to deliver RSS-based news and updates to Live Tiles   —  Subdomain currently in the possession of a German security researcher, preventing any abuse.  —  Microsoft has lost control over a crucial subdomain …
Apr 17, 2019, 10:35 PMIn context
The Verge:
As the World Wide Web turns 30, a list of some memorable and impactful highlights, from big sites like eBay and Pornhub, to @dril, to one-off games like QWOP   —  It began by asking how future scientists would keep track of their increasingly large projects.  “This proposal provides an answer to such questions,” he wrote.
Mar 12, 2019, 3:55 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Amazon now lets users create and submit custom Alexa skills for certification and publication in the US Skills Store   —  Anyone can create a trivia game and share it on the Alexa store  —  Amazon is now letting anyone create and publish Alexa skills into the Alexa skills store.
Feb 13, 2019, 9:25 AMIn context
Owen Williams / Charged:
Google's policies about inclusion of small publishers in Google News, one of the biggest news platforms on the internet, are opaque and applied at random   —  There's been a lot of discussion about the future of publishing over the last few years, particularly as Facebook traffic began cratering …
Feb 9, 2019, 12:45 AMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
For Spotify to succeed as a podcast app, it needs to clearly separate podcasts from music, help users discover podcasts better, and allow creators to monetize   —  Some suggestions for improvement  —  Spotify announced today that the company plans to spend up to $500 million on podcast-related acquisitions.
Feb 6, 2019, 9:40 PMIn context
Sinclair Target / Motherboard:
A look back at the evolution of RSS and why it lost out to centralized information silos on the web controlled by corporations, despite being an open format   —  Before the internet was consolidated into centralized information silos, RSS imagined a better way to let users control their online personas.
Jan 12, 2019, 1:55 AMIn context

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