Marketing & Technology News

Coywolf News keeps readers informed about new technologies, product updates, productivity tips, and changes that affect marketers in the digital age. Topics covered include SEO, Social, Paid, Email, Content, Webmaster, and Startups.

Does ads.txt work?

Report says ads.txt usage is up but impact on invalid traffic is minimal

The Pixelate Q3 2019 Advertising Trends Report found that more publishers are including ads.txt on their sites, but it may not be having any effect on reducing invalid traffic.

Descript

Podcast creation app, Descript, adds filler word detection and removal to audio editor

Leveraging its Lyrebird AI technology, Descript has added the ability to find ‘ums’ and ‘uhs’ in podcast transcriptions, and then seamlessly remove them from audio recordings.

Carbonite

Carbonite online backup service gets acquired by OpenText

The cloud-based backup service for consumers and businesses, Carbonite, was bought by OpenText, an enterprise information management company for $1.42 billion.

AmpliFi Teleport for iOS

AmpliFi adds free VPN to its consumer Wi-Fi routers

Ubiquiti Networks updated its AmpliFi consumer Wi-Fi routers to support VPN connections. The new feature is called Teleport and it enables iOS and Android devices to securely connect to home networks.

Drew Strojny

🎙 Episode 10: Drew Strojny discusses creating Memberful and why startups should run lean

Drew Strojny, Founder of Memberful, discusses how his frustration to find a good subscription service led him to create his own software, and how being a lean startup helped him during periods of slow growth.

Fathomo

Fathom Analytics adds single page application (SPA) tracking

The privacy-focused web analytics service, Fathom, added the ability to track page views on sites that use SPA frameworks like Ember, React, and Angular.

Firefox

Firefox 70 shows inactive CSS and how to fix it

The Developer Tools in the latest version of the Firefox browser can now highlight Cascading Stylesheet properties and values that are not properly implemented, and provide details on how to fix them

Vimeo Accessibility

Vimeo updates video player to be more accessible

The popular video service for creators and brands updated its video player to support the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines’ Level AA compliance.

Prefers Color Scheme

Chrome, Firefox, and Safari now support dark mode for websites

Websites can now add support for native dark mode for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android by using the prefers-color-scheme CSS media query.

Backblaze

Backblaze adds ‘forever’ version history to its automated cloud backup service

Backblaze released version 7.0 of its popular online backup app for Windows and Mac. The new version now supports saving version history for up to one year or forever.