Category Archives: Services

Square adds payment installment plans to its merchant tools

It its latest move into the banking industry's turf, Square is now letting its sellers offer payment installment plans. The company says it's easy for a seller to sign up for the feature and customers will be given the option of paying their total ov…

Tidal will now stream to your Samsung TV

Just weeks after it announced a partnership with Spotify, Samsung is now bringing Tidal to its TVs. Music Business Worldwide reports that the Samsung TV Tidal app is "just the beginning of the partnership," according to Tidal, and that the app will p…

Alexa skills can now collaborate with each other

Amazon is working on a way to connect various Alexa skills so that the assistant can perform multiple related tasks without the user having to repeat themselves. The company is calling the feature skill connections, and Amazon is previewing it with d…

Bird will deliver scooters to users who want them all day

Bird is making it even easier to use its e-scooters, offering delivery to users who want access to one all day long. With its new service Bird Delivery, a customer can request a scooter to be delivered to them at their home or their place of work. It…

Twitch turns cheers into charity during ‘Thursday Night Football’

Twitch has announced a couple of new features that aim to make Thursday Night Football an even more exciting — and worthy — watch. First up is the TNF Live Extension, where you can make your armchair coaching heard. Predict how drives will end, who…

Uber launches its first electric scooter service in Santa Monica

Uber is ready to fulfill its promise of launching its own electric scooter service. As of October 3rd, commuters in Santa Monica can use the Uber app to reserve Jump scooters for quick jaunts across town. Like some of the competition, you unlock your…

Amazon plans TV series based on Robert Jordan’s ‘Wheel of Time’ novels

Amazon's fantasy TV ambitions aren't just confined to The Lord of the Rings. The company has ordered an hour-per-episode series based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time novels — yes, after years of canceled plans and legal hurdles, it's finally ha…

VW and Microsoft team up on cloud services for connected cars

VW's strategy for smarter cars extends beyond creating a single OS for its cars. It wants unified internet services, too. To that end, it's teaming up with Microsoft to build the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud and provide internet features that are cons…

Twitter explains dehumanizing speech so you maggots will understand

Twitter is still taking your responses and suggestions on its incoming policy against "content that dehumanizes others based on their membership in an identifiable group, even when the material does not include a direct target." Apparently, a lot of…

Spotify event series offers aspiring artists music industry tips

Spotify appears to be on a mission to aid emerging artists as much as possible, with efforts including allowing them to upload music directly to the streaming service and offering some of them advances for licensing their work. The latest plan to hel…