In a bid to support the news publishing industry that's seemingly in constant financial crisis, Google has stepped up its commitment to the new News Showcase carousels with new placements and incentives to get readers engaged, including a way to swerve around paywalls.
Google Photos is one of Android's most popular apps, but it was only a matter of time before Google started looking for ways to turn the storage hog into a money-making machine. A new teardown of Photos 5.18 reveals that Google is thinking about limiting certain editing features to Google One members, making a paid membership the only way to access them.
We've heard whispers that the powers that be have been working on a bulk subscription service for magazines. Now, they're finally delivering it. Next Issue offers users a very Netflix-like subscription service that includes unlimited access to current and some older issues of a selection of magazines for $10 a month. Or, for $15 a month you can get a slightly bigger selection of magazines. Yes, it's tiered.
At the moment, the selection is particularly small, though it does offer quite a few big name magazines. In that way it's sort of the opposite of Netflix, which tends to have a wide selection of movies and TV shows you've never heard of.