|I'm Rich Stroffolino and these are the tech headlines for the week that was|
|Amazon launched person-to-person payments in India using Amazon Pay on Android. Payments will utilize India's UPI platform for instant bank-to-bank transfers. Payments can be sent and received by selecting a contract in an address book, entering in a UPI ID, or bank account number. Users can also pay for Amazon deliveries by scanning an Amazon Pay QR code.|
|Some interesting findings in earnings reports this week:|
Spotify announced it grew paid subscribers 32% on the year and now has 100 million Spotify Premium subscribers. Worldwide the company now has 217 million monthly active users. The company expects to have 222 to 228 million users by the end of Q2, identifying smart speakers as a key growth area.
Qualcomm stated it would receive $4.5-$4.7 billion in additional revenue in Q3 as part of the settlement with Apple over intellectual property licensing, below analyst expectations of $5.29 billion. Qualcomm further stated it expects the six-year patent license and a chip supply agreement as part of the settlement to generate $2 per share in additional earnings.
Fitbit's smartwatch business grew 117% on the year, while its dedicated fitness trackers grew at 17%.
Dish disclosed in its Q1 earnings report that it lost 259,000 net subscribers in the quarter, 275% more losses than the same quarter last year. This figure includes Sling TV subscribers, which grew by 7000.
|After two years in beta Creative Commons is officially launching its search engine at search.creativecommons.org. It lets users search for free and public domain content. It has more than 300 million images indexed at launch. It includes images from the Cleveland Museum of Art, Behance, DeviantArt and even a set of CC0 3D designs from Thingiverse and will continue to grow. It also hopes to index more than photos in the future, including CC-licensed text and audio.|
|News from the F8 developer conference: Facebook announced it will redesign its app and website to feature groups and Stories more prominently and give groups more functions. Facebook's Marketplace will let users pay and arrange shipping as well.|
|Facebook Dating will expand from 5 to 19 countries, with the US to come by the end of the year. A new feature called Secret Crush will let users create a list of 9 friends they would like to be matched with if those friends also add them to their secret crush list.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/30/facebook-dating-secret-crush|
|The Messenger app will get smaller and faster and new messenger apps for Windows and macOS will come this autumn. Messenger will eventually become end-to-end encrypted and get cross-platform messaging capability with WhatsApp and Instagram.|
|Facebook also announced two new Oculus VR headsets. The Oculus Quest requires no connection to a PC while offering freedom of movement. It shifts to a view of your surroundings if you wander outside the safe zone. The Oculus Rift S is an. update to the computer-attached headset with higher resolution, and insight tracking meaning no need for exterior sensors. Both headsets are $399 for preorder now shipping May 21.|
|Valve announced its Index VR headset. It has 1440x1600 per eye display, 144 Hz refresh rate and a 130-degree field of view. It comes with two "Knuckles" controllers and can be tracked with SteamVR tracking sensors. The Valve Index complete package sells for $999, pre-orders are open, and it ships June 28.|
|Researchers at Cisco Talos said attackers have been actively exploiting a critical zero-day vulnerability in Oracle's WebLogic server since at least April 21. The exploit can be used to install ransomware with no interaction from end users. It only requires an http connection to a vulnerable server. Oracle released an emergency patch earlier this week.|
|Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill Wednesday to create a “sovereign internet" in the country. As of November 1st, Russian ISPs are required to route traffic through nodes controlled by the comunications and censorship regulator Roscomnadzor and mandates the creation of Russia's own Domain Name System. The TASS news agency reports that ISPs complying with the bill will no longer have to block banned information, as this will be handled centrally by Roscomnadzor.|
|Google said it will roll out a new feature in the coming weeks that will let users choose to automatically delete Location History and Web and App Activity. You'll be able to choose to have the data deleted every 3 months or every 18 months.|
|YouTube announced that it will make some original series and specials available for free with ad-support, with some releases limited to specific windows. Previously YouTube original content required a YouTube Premium subscription to view. According to YouTube, original content had 2.5 billion views across 50 shows last year.||http://variety.com/2019/digital/news/youtube-free-streaming-originals-cobra-kai-liza-on-demand-1203203604/|
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