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The Sonos web app offers a minimalist new user experience

The New Sonos App is a Dumpster Fire. Of Course It Is (Premium)

I have long supported Sonos as a customer and fan, but I've always been clear…

Amazon Prime Video Ads Pause

Amazon Prime Video Will Soon Show Ads When Users Hit Pause

Amazon is planning to degrade the Prime Video experience with new interactive ad formats, including…


Disney+ and Hulu Profitable as ESPN+ Slide Continues

As part of its latest quarterly earnings report, The Walt Disney Company announced that Disney+…

Amazon Kindle in a library of books

Re-readable (Premium)

In 2003, I was invited to speak about Longhorn Server in Bonn, Germany. This trip…

YouTube app

YouTube Adds AI-Powered ‘Jump Ahead’ Feature for Premium Users

YouTube Premium members can test an AI-powered “Jump Ahead” feature that jumps over the most…

Spotify Lyrics Premium

Spotify is Restricting Lyrics to Premium Members

As Spotify recently introduced free auto-generated transcripts for podcasts, it appears that song lyrics have…

Fallout TV show

Review: Fallout TV Series

Video games are the source of some of the best stories I've ever encountered, and…

Roku home screen

Roku Earnings Were Up 19 Percent in Q1

Roku reported that it posted a net loss of $72 million on revenues of $881.5…

google podcasts

Google Podcasts Will Shut Down in All Regions on June 23

After Google Podcasts shut down earlier this month in the US, Google announced yesterday that…

Spotify Q1 2024 earnings

Spotify Sees Double-Digit Growth Across the Board

Spotify ran the rack with its latest quarterly earnings, with double-digit growth across monthly active…

New Sonos app

New Sonos App is Coming May 7

Sonos announced today that it will issue a major overhaul of its woeful mobile app…

Netflix Now Has 260.8 Million Paid Subscribers

Netflix Revenues Jump 15 Percent as Subscriptions Hit 270 Million

Netflix earned a net income of $2.3 billion on revenues of $9.4 billion in the…


Rewatchable (Premium)

Like any couple, my wife and I have had our disagreements, but it’s notable—and maybe…

Maestro in Amazon Music

Amazon Music Launches an AI Playlist Generator

Following in the footsteps of Spotify, Amazon today announced its own AI playlist generator, Maestro,…

From Photos to Designer

Microsoft is Adding a Designer Button to the Windows 11 Photos App

Microsoft announced today that it is lightly integrating the Windows 11 Photos app with its…

YouTube app

YouTube Starts Cracking Down on Third-Party Ad-Blocking Apps

After YouTube started blocking video playback for desktop users with ad blockers last year, the…

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