Google Adds Neighborhood Feed to Maps
Google has added a new blog-like "community feed" feature to Google Maps, which highlights "what’s happening in your area" and "makes it easier to discover things to do and places to go". It includes user-submitted photos, reviews, and posts from local experts, posts and updates from local businesses, and articles related to the area from major publishers. The feature is available in the Explore tab of the Google Maps app.
Feb 6, 2020
Google has updated its Maps app for iOS and Android with a new tab bar. The standard default view is now the "Explore" tab.
Feb 13, 2018
Google today announced a preview of AMP stories, a new tool for creators to bring content to the mobile web in a new and engaging way. AMP stories were inspired by the likes of Snapchat and Instagram, which both offer people the ability to tell on-going, ephemeral stories that others swipe through.
Apr 3, 2018
Facebook today said it is broadening the availability of a feature that provides users with more background information about publishers and articles to everyone in the U.S. The idea is to help people understand the context of the publisher of articles so they can assess how trustworthy the news source is.
Mar 25, 2020
Google has redesigned its Podcasts app, and made a version available in Apple's App Store for iPhone users. Google Podcasts now stays fully synced between all platforms, including Android, web, and iOS, so you can pause a podcast on your phone and automatically pick up where you left off on the web.
Jun 13, 2018
Twitter today announced a number of changes to the way it arranges tweets, trends, and topics in order to help people find and read about the things that interest them. For example, breaking news will now be added to the Happening Now tool that appears at the top of users' feeds.