STATE pension payments will be something you receive if you've reached a certain age in later life. The state pension is different to your workplace or a private pension , and when you can start receiving the pay-out depends on when you were born. In May 2014, the government changed how the state pension system works , with the goal of making it simpler. In order to get a state pension you need to pay National Insurance contributions (NICs), and have built up a minimum number of years' worth. How much is the state pension? Men born on or after April 6, 1951, or women born on or after April 6, 1953, will be able to claim the new state pension. For those who reached the state pension age before April 6, 2016, you’ll be getting the old state pension, known as the basic state pension. The full new state pension is £175.60 per week, but the actual money you get will depend on your National Insurance record. If you've accrued NICs under both the old and new … [Read more...] about How can I check my state pension and what age can I claim it?
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . podcast platform parity Apple can't afford to lose podcast ground to Android listeners. Jeramy Johnson 6 May 2021 1 Source: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central A few weeks ago, Apple made a bit of a splash with its announcements about its new AirTags trackers as well as updates to the iPad Pro and iMac, but it also announced significant changes to one of its more popular "services" — podcasts. Apple doesn't own podcasting per se , but it does deserve a ton of credit for the way it has nurtured and popularized the platform for millions of users around the world over the past decade and a half. At the Spring Loaded event, Apple unveiled a new design for its Podcasts app to go along with its new Apple Podcast Subscriptions service. Apple Podcast Subscriptions are rolling out to Apple customers across iOS and macOS this month, and no one is quite sure how creators or consumers … [Read more...] about Apple needs to bring its Podcast app and subscription model to Android
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . It's acquisition time Amazon may have to spend over $300 million to buy the podcast network. Babu Mohan 3 Dec 2020 0 Source: Wondery What you need to know Amazon is said to be in exclusive talks to buy podcast startup Wondery. Wondery is known for its true-crime podcasts like Doctor Death, Dirty John, and Over My Dead Body. Amazon Music launched podcasts for users in September this year, with over 70,000 titles. Amazon Music finally added podcast streaming to its platform in September, including original podcasts from radio host DJ Khaled and actor Will Smith. To better compete against rivals such as Spotify , Amazon is reportedly in talks to acquire podcast startup Wondery. While Wondery was valued at $100 million during its last funding round in June last year, The Wall Street Journal reports that the talks value the startup at over $300 million. … [Read more...] about Amazon may soon acquire podcast startup Wondery to compete with Spotify
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Are you hearing this? The "everything store" is trying too hard to make the everything app. Jeramy Johnson 23 Sep 2020 2 Source: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central After months of rumors and speculation, last week Amazon rolled out a new feature incorporating podcasts into its Amazon Music service and apps. This followed an announcement just a week or so prior that the company was featuring Twitch live streams in the music app as well. Greater choice and more options are generally seen as good things for the consumer, but upon hearing this I had to wonder: is this an example of giving customers everything but the kitchen sink, or is it more like throwing everything against the wall to see what sticks? If you've never used the service before, Amazon Music is somewhat of an umbrella term, encompassing several distinct services and tiers of streaming music available from Amazon. … [Read more...] about Like Spotify before it, podcasts in Amazon Music feel horribly unnecessary
A fake COVID-19 vaccine website stealing visitors' data has been shut down by the Justice Department , according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. latest developments Coronavirus: Business and technology in a pandemic From cancelled conferences to disrupted supply chains, not a corner of the global economy is immune to the spread of COVID-19. Read More The people behind "freevaccinecovax.org" made the website look like it for a biotechnology company working on the vaccine for COVID-19, but it actually was being used by cybercriminals for "fraud, phishing attacks, and/or deployment of malware." The site now has a large banner saying it has been seized by the federal government. "This is the ninth fraudulent website seeking to illegally profit from the COVID-19 pandemic that we have seized," Acting U.S. Attorney Jonathan Lenzner said in a statement. Lenzner noted that the website is one of thousands that have popped up since … [Read more...] about Justice Department seizes fake COVID-19 vaccine website stealing info from visitors