This is the first of our new News Roundup episodes, which will usually appear on Fridays and discuss several of the week’s top tech news stories. This week, we cover:
- Advertisers in the UK and now the US boycotting YouTube and to some extent Google more broadly over ads appearing next to undesirable content
- Samsung’s pre-announcement of its Bixby virtual assistant, which will ship with the Galaxy S8 smartphone it’s expected to announce next week
- Twitter testing a paid subscription service for power users, apparently built around Tweetdeck and costing $20 per month
- Apple releasing a new, cheaper, 9.7″ iPad and a video creation and editing app called Clips, and its acquisition of Workflow.
As always, you’ll find links to these stories and other things we discussed underneath the SoundCloud player embedded below.
Here are some useful links relating to this week’s episode:
- News stories we covered (Tech Narratives links):
- Other items:
- Jan’s Techpinions piece on Google/YouTube and advertisers
- Tech Narratives narrative on Advertising Sustainability including the narrative video Jan mentioned
- David Pogue’s recent piece on accessibility and the iPhone.
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