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1. Live graduation
YouTube is joining other social networks offering graduation to the 2020 generation as a consolation as ceremonies around the world have been canceled or put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 6, Barack Obama and Lady Gaga will appear among the stars.
2. Google Podcasts gets analytics
Google Podcasts gets key analytics for broadcasters using the Google Podcasts Manager tool. Show owners will need to go through a verification process (similar to those for iTunes and Spotify) before gaining access to these metrics.
3. SoundCloud organizes music shows on Twitch
From May 6, the music platform will broadcast four shows that will help viewers discover new music, connect with experts and experience live performances.
4. Google shuts down another social network
Google is canceling Shoelace, a hyperlocal social networking application launched last July to help people find others nearby and join them in activities like sports and watching shows. The company announced that it would close Shoelace servers on May 12.
5. Tinder introduces video calls
Tinder has announced that later this year it will release a major upgrade for its popular app, and it will be video calls. In this way it joined other applications that improve their ways of communication with friends.