Chrome knows no boundaries and they are reaching new territory today. Pushbullet and Snapchat are also being updated, for better or worse.
Cuba is one of those markets where trade and internet legalities can get a bit complicated. For the first time since 2008, Chrome has returned to Cuba. The popular browser is now available for download in the island, and any of our fellow Cuban Chromies can get it at google.com.cu/chrome/browser.
Details are not explained in depth, but Google states they have been trying hard to make its services available in sanctioned countries. The Chromebrowser was also released in Iran and Syria recently, showing substantial success in this effort.
Opinion: It’s interesting to see the internet keeping so many limitations. After all, the web is the true land of the free… right?
Those who haven’t used Pushbullet really need to head over and download the available apps. This services allows you to share notifications and other information across devices, merging platforms and devices like never before.
Today’s Pushbullet update makes the application even more awesome. Users can now copy/paste across multiple computers and mobile gadgets. It currently only supports Android and Windows computer, but that does cover most users.
Opinion: This update is much more exciting than it may seem. I happen to use multiple apps that are mobile exclusive, like WhatsApp. Copy/pasting text from my computer to WhatsApp on my phone is now a breeze.
Snapchat is ready to start raking in the cash by adding advertising to its popular picture messaging application, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.
The company is said to be in talks with media companies and advertisers about this. Snapchat seems to be planning a new service called Snapchat Discover, which would be the channel that houses advertising. No official comments or announcements are yet made, but this could be the reason why they rejected Facebook’s $3 billion offer.
Opinion: Ads are a necessary annoyance, so they should be done in a careful way in order to keep them unobtrusive. Creating a whole other section may be a smart idea, but let’s see how this all concludes (if it does).