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Twitch takes on YouTube with new Video Producer tools

• Twitch is debuting a new set of tools for content creators called Video Producer.<br>• Streamers can now debut new, pre-made videos to their audiences at set times.<br>• Streamers can also set up reruns so new subscribers can see older content.<p>Twitch announced in a blog post today that it’s debuting new tools …

WhatsApp launches standalone Android app for businesses

WhatsApp has been increasingly wooing businesses of late, recently announcing it was to start verifying business accounts, while last year it announced it was working on a new business-focused app.<p>And today, the company officially launched the WhatsApp Business app for small businesses on Android, …

Spotify launches ‘Spotlight,’ a new podcast format with visual elements

Spotify has been working on building out its podcast business, and now offers a large catalog of shows (including our own Original Content, which you should definitely check out). Today, it’s debuting a new “multimedia format” that adds visual elements to podcasts (as well as audiobooks, news …

Podcasting

Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown: CEO

(Reuters) - Apple Inc will release a software update that will allow users to turn off a feature that slows down iPhones when batteries are low on charge, Chief Executive Tim Cook told ABC News.<p>Apple will release a test version of its iOS software next month that shows users the health of their …

Snap is reportedly laying off around 2 dozen employees

Snap is reportedly laying off around 2 dozen employees, according to reports from Cheddar and The Information on Thursday.<p>Many of the layoffs are said to come from Snap's team of human editors on its content team, though Cheddar reports some Snap employees based out of its New York and London …

Apple and Samsung are both under investigation by the Italian government over planned obsolescence

Italy’s antitrust organization wants to know if the two companies are intentionally slowing down their phones<p>Italy’s antitrust organization has launched two separate investigations against Apple and Samsung over accusations of planned obsolescence.<p>The Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del …

Tim Cook

WhatsApp officially launches its app for businesses in select markets

WhatsApp today officially launched its new WhatsApp Business app in select markets, including Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S., ahead of its planned worldwide rollout. The addition of business profiles and new messaging tools aimed at business customers is part of the company’s …

Apps

Jon Rahm shoots 10-under 62 to take the lead at CareerBuilder Challenge

Jon Rahm's rise to No. 3 in the World Ranking was a swift one thanks to his stellar 2017 season internationally, one that included his first PGA Tour victory and his first two European Tour wins. He could have added a second to his PGA Tour resume just two weeks ago if not for Dustin Johnson's …