Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Google’s Short-form Video Carousel, YouTube’s Topic Filters, Amazon’s Expansion of Computer Science Program & more…

By Logicserve News Desk

  • December 31, 2020,

1.Google Adds Short-Form Video Carousel in Selected Search Results

Google has begun testing a new carousel of short-form video results for selected queries, providing direct links to relevant TikTok and Instagram Reels video clips. [Source: Social Media Today]

2. YouTube’s Desktop Site Now Has Topics Filters for Recommended Videos

YouTube has introduced Topic Filters to help users navigate more content on its platform. It is currently only accessible to a limited number of signed-in users via the desktop site. [Source: Digital Information World]

3. Amazon eyes launching its computer science education program in India

Amazon is planning to extend its computer science program Future Engineer to India, demonstrating its growing interest in the education space in the world’s second-largest internet market. [Source: TechCrunch]

4. Google Store adds ‘Subscriptions’ page to advertise paid YouTube services, Stadia Pro, more

The Google Store is now prominently advertising its offerings with a dedicated “Subscriptions” landing page. [Source: 9to5 Google]

5. Microsoft roadmap reveals new features coming to Chromium Edge

Microsoft is testing new features that can improve your web experience without ruining the browser’s stripped-down style. [Source: Windows Latest]

6. Larger Cache Size to Increase Performance of the Partitioned Cached Feature, says Google Chrome Team

Google is trying to experiment with increasing the storage size for the browser cache after introducing the partitioned cached feature a while back. [Source: Digital Information World]

7. Amazon Agrees to Acquire Wondery in Deeper Push Into Podcasting

Amazon.com Inc. agreed to acquire podcasting company Wondery, as the dominant audiobook purveyor moves to strengthen in another sound-based medium. [Source: Bloomberg]

8. Google Chrome To Reduce RAM Consumption With New Technique

Google developers have tried again and again to limit consumption. Now Google has come up with a new way to reduce occupancy. [Source: Research Snipers]

9. Apple’s App Store Small Business Program goes live for some developers

Apple began to roll out a new App Store commission structure through its Small Business Program, lowering fees to 15% for developers who earn less than $1 million a year. [Source: Apple Insider]

10. Google is Working on ‘Chrome Cart’ Shopping Module for Chrome

A new experimental flag was found in the Chromium code which is called “NTP Chrome Cart Module.” [Source: Chrome Story]

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