Spotify has begun a test for select users in Australia, allowing free tier listeners to skip „any“ audio and video ads that they come across „as often as they want,“ according to a new report by Ad Age. Currently, users who don’t pay for a Spotify Premium subscription ($9.99/month) have to listen to ads and can’t skip them.
Spotify’s head of partner solutions, Danielle Lee, explained that unlimited ad skipping is something the company is interested in because it will allow users to hear or watch only the ads they are interested in. As such, Spotify will know which ads each user lets play to the end, „informing Spotify [...]
If you’ve been waiting for eBay’s next sitewide coupon, the retailer today launched a 15 percent off code that lets you save on everything across eBay until 10:00 p.m. PT tonight. Of course, exclusions to „everything“ include warranties and protection plans, coins and paper money, gift cards and coupons, and real estate.
Otherwise, once you shop around on eBay and find a few eligible items worth $25 or more, you can check out and enter the promo code PRONTO15 to receive 15 percent off your order. Note that the coupon code will be capped at a maximum value of $100 and must be used within a single transaction, applying to the purchase price and [...]
Microsoft last month announced plans to shut down Skype 7, aka Skype Classic, on PCs and Macs in September, with the company encouraging customers to instead upgrade to the latest version of Skype, Skype 8.
Skype 8, first introduced last year, features a total design overhaul that has not been popular with some customers, which led some Skype users to be unhappy with Microsoft’s announcement.
As of today, as pointed out by Windows blog Thurrott, Microsoft has changed its mind following user feedback. In a forum post, the Skype team says that support for Skype 7 will not end in September, with the end of life date extended to an unknown time.
Earlier in the summer, Facebook and Instagram each promised that users would soon be able to access a suite of digital health tools to help them manage their time on the social networks and promote healthier habits. Today, the companies revealed these tools in a press release and confirmed they will be rolling out to all mobile app users „soon.“
The tools will be found within the settings page on both iOS apps — on Instagram it’ll be called „Your Activity“ and on Facebook it’ll be called „Your Time on Facebook.“ At the top of the page, the activity dashboard will highlight your daily average time for each app on the [...]