PubChem Blog: Integration of WIPO’s PATENTSCOPE data with PubChem

PubChem Blog: Integration of WIPO’s PATENTSCOPE data with PubChem. “The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization that aims to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world. WIPO provided PubChem with more than 16 million chemical structures searchable in its patent database called PATENTSCOPE.”

TechCrunch: Mozilla expands its partnership with ad-free subscription service Scroll

TechCrunch: Mozilla expands its partnership with ad-free subscription service Scroll. “Last year, Firefox turned on something called Enhanced Tracking Protection for all its users by default, blocking third-party cookies and crypto-mining. Scroll, meanwhile, is a startup that recently launched a subscription service allowing you to read sites like BuzzFeed News, Business Insider, Salon, Slate and Vox without ads, with the revenue split among the publishers that you’re actually visiting.”

Vulture: I Can’t Wait to Bully My Friends With Instagram’s New Group Video Chat Feature

Sometimes I really wonder about these headlines. Vulture: I Can’t Wait to Bully My Friends With Instagram’s New Group Video Chat Feature. “In an attempt to entertain people who are bored or anxious or sad at home, Instagram announced several new features this week. (To those of you who are bored or anxious or sad at home because you are in a position to be able to stay home … thank you for doing so.)”

Hindustan Times: Google cancels its April Fools’ pranks this year due to the pandemic

Hindustan Times: Google cancels its April Fools’ pranks this year due to the pandemic. “Google hasn’t officially announced it is cancelling this year’s April Fool’s joke. Business Insider (via The Verge) obtained an internal email which details the company’s decision to cancel the event.”

MakeUseOf: Anchor Makes It Easier to Record Podcasts With Friends

MakeUseOf: Anchor Makes It Easier to Record Podcasts With Friends. “There has never been a better time to start a podcast. With many countries in lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19, recording a podcast is a more productive use of your time than watching Netflix 24/7. And Anchor wants to help you get started podcasting. Everyone either already has a podcast, or has ambitions to start one. However, talking into a microphone by yourself isn’t as much fun as chatting with friends. Which is where Anchor’s Record With Friends 2.0 comes in, making remote podcasting a breeze.”

TechJaJa: How is Uganda’s Social Media Tax impacting Citizens Two years later?

TechJaJa: How is Uganda’s Social Media Tax impacting Citizens Two years later?. “As of 23rd March 2020, Uganda has only confirmed one case of the novel coronavirus. The President of Uganda recently issued directives which saw all schools in Uganda closed effective March 20, all gatherings banned, the border’s closed, international flights banned, citizens urged to stay home and many others in order to curb the spread of the virus. But some of the measures for curbing this virus such as having people work remotely, students study at home and an increased reliance on digital transactions, are all hindered by Uganda’s social media and the mobile tax that was introduced in the country in July 2018. “

Neowin: Mixer adds a new ‘Education’ category to its website for online learning

Neowin: Mixer adds a new ‘Education’ category to its website for online learning. “It looks like Microsoft-owned streaming service, Mixer, typically focused on gaming, is also trying to educational institutions and knowledge providers by launching an Education section on Mixer. The service announced the addition of the category on Twitter (spotted by OnMSFT). The category is currently blank with no streams yet, but that is to be expected owing to how new the section is.”