Google unveils Snapchat-style format for its AMP stories

14 February, 2018, 19:21 | Author: Rolando Keller
  • Google brings AMP Stories to Google Search to deliver visually rich content

While the Gmail version of Stories has yet to debut, you can try out the search results version of its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Stories for yourself today. In a sense, it's exactly like Google Search, but the underlying pages are mobile-optimized, really fast and use a fraction of the data and bandwidth that normal web pages would. Smart replies is already seen in Google's Allo and many other apps but Google's Reply is different as it brings smart replies directly into the notification panel. Perhaps it's time for that meme to make a resurgence, because stories are headed to a new, rather high-profile place: Google's mobile search results.

Ads are not yet available on the new format, but plans for them are in the works, says a spokesperson for Google, adding that additional details regarding advertising in AMP Stories should arrive in the coming weeks. "And, as with all content in the AMP ecosystem, discovery platforms can employ techniques like pre-renderable pages, optimized video loading and caching to optimize delivery to the end user". Other email clients may adopt AMP for Email as well.

Developers who are interested in taking a look at AMP for Email can check out the spec on GitHub. You can browse, interact with content, do RSVP, fill out forms, and much more-all without leaving your Gmail. The idea is to make email content more dynamic and actionable, Aakash Sahney, a product manager at Gmail, said in a blog post. It's another way to consume content and catch up on the latest news from publishers right on your smartphone. This will let users get more done inside Gmail.

Flying leadership transfer inside Germany's SPD meets with resistance
Schulz said last week he would quit to allow the party to regroup and he recommended Nahles as leader. That would leave only an unprecedented minority government under Merkel or a new election as options.

Obama Portraits Revealed to Have Cost $500000 as Criticism of Paintings Grows
The idea is to underscore the fact that during the 19th century, African Americans were rarely the subject of formal portraits. Sherald is a charismatic figure, and I expect that are many people who will be happy to discover her work.

UFC 221: Romero stuns Rockhold with crushing KO despite suspected 'broken leg'
After Rockhold had gathered some of his scattered bearings, Romero tried to console him, something that made for a hard watch. At this point, someone should probably offer a college course on understanding the UFC's middleweight division.

Eventually, AMP for Email could allow content creators to continue updating information in previously sent emails for messages that "never get stale and the content is accurate when [ever] a user looks at it", Sahney added.

Though Google is also an author of/contributor to the AMP plugin, when I asked specifically about support for the AMP Story format, Google referred me to Automattic/WordPress. It confirmed that Pinterest and are among the first companies to test AMP for Email.


  • Kuwait-based fund pledges 1.5 billion to Iraq

    Kuwait-based fund pledges 1.5 billion to Iraq

    However, the US has offered an over $3 billion package for Iraq from the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attended the meeting, but skipped a group photograph held before.
    Apple Has Four New HomePod Commercials: Equalizer, Distortion, Bass, and Beat

    Apple Has Four New HomePod Commercials: Equalizer, Distortion, Bass, and Beat

    You might, for example, ask Siri to play classical musical in the basement at the same time you play the blues in the kitchen. Commands such as "Hey Siri, what's the weather like in New York City?" and "Hey Siri, play Kanye West" work without a hitch.
    Many in his party are angry he wanted the foreign minister position

    Many in his party are angry he wanted the foreign minister position

    And in Berlin they demanded that Germany return to the European Union leadership position. Social Democrat won't take the job after coming under pressure over coalition deal.
  • Virginia looks like top seed in NCAA committee's eyes

    Virginia looks like top seed in NCAA committee's eyes

    The No. 4 seeds are: Tennessee (18-6), Ohio State (22-5), Arizona (20-6) and Oklahoma (16-8). The No. 3 seeds would be Clemson, Texas Tech, Michigan State and UNC.
    Yum! It's National Pizza Day!

    Yum! It's National Pizza Day!

    If you tag a picture using the hashtag #Qdobaforakiss, they'll donate $1 to fight child hunger. Cheese: Buy a large pizza and get a free large thin and crispy pepperoni pizza.
    Canada's mixed doubles curlers win 4th straight at Pyeongchang Games

    Canada's mixed doubles curlers win 4th straight at Pyeongchang Games

    Canada has made the mixed doubles podium just twice at the world championships, grabbing a silver in 2017 and a bronze in 2009. With two rocks on the red zone of the target to start the ninth end, Finland was in prime position to get a much-needed win.
  • Qualcomm's X24 Modem Pushes 4G LTE to 2Gbps

    Qualcomm's X24 Modem Pushes 4G LTE to 2Gbps

    The Snapdragon X20 is claimed to deliver download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps and is built on the commonly found 10nm process. In the uplink, the X24 supports Category 20 upload speeds, 3x20MHz CA and up to 256 QAM encoding.
    New Horizons' Recently Captured Image Breaks Voyager 1's 27-Year Record

    New Horizons' Recently Captured Image Breaks Voyager 1's 27-Year Record

    However, in December of 2017, the New Horizons team began conducting a routine calibration test of the LORRI instrument. At the time of shooting the space station was at a distance of 6.12 billion kilometers from Earth.
    Man says his Apple airpods exploded into flames

    Man says his Apple airpods exploded into flames

    Apple's iPhones have been in the news for exploding every now and then around the world - a lot of them have faulty batteries. An Apple spokeswoman told WFLA the company is investigating the incident and that it intends to reach out to Colon.
  • How to Watch Olympic Men's Hockey Online

    How to Watch Olympic Men's Hockey Online

    Pyeongchang - The Men's Olympic tournament is now underway and the 1st day of it has proved why it's totally worth it watching. Slovenia took just three shots in the first period but continued to create more chances for itself as the game progressed.
    Egypt reports major success in Sinai Peninsula terrorism crackdown

    Egypt reports major success in Sinai Peninsula terrorism crackdown

    The New York Times says Israeli warplanes have carried out covert air strikes in Egypt with the Egyptian president's approval. Security forces also uncovered and destroyed six farms used to grow banned narcotics, the statement said.
    UAE- Burj Khalifa lights up with Indian national flag

    UAE- Burj Khalifa lights up with Indian national flag

    Almost a dozen agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) are expected to be signed between the two countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays wreath at Mausoleum of Late President Yasser Arafat in Ramallah .


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro officially unveiled in India
The main advantage of Mi TV 4 is the integration of PatchWall interface, which is exclusively customized for the Indian market. Xiaomi's new Redmi Note 5 smartphone will be exclusively available on Flipkart , India's most popular e-Commerce platform.

NYC bomber Ahmed Rahimi sentenced to life in prison
In recent court papers, prosecutors painted Rahimi as a remorseless terrorist who was basking in his newfound infamy. The other bomb, four blocks north, was discovered and rendered safe before it could explode.

Reply wants to add Smart Replies to all your messaging apps
The photo above shows Reply in action when used with Hangouts and Messages. " What if replying was literally one tap away? ". For example, if a message like "We're waiting for you!" comes in, Reply can get your attention and ask you to respond.

Prince Harry Narrowly Avoids A Bite From An Unruly Scottish Pony
George's Chapel at Windsor Castle , about 22 miles outside of London, Kensington Palace officials said in a statement Sunday. They're also due to visit the Social Bite sandwich shop, which helps provide food for the city's homeless population.

Philippines president orders cancelation of $233mn helicopter deal with Canada
Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana tried to reassure officials that the helicopters wouldn't be used to attack rebels. Bell and the Philippine government had signed a deal last month to buy 16 Bell 412 helicopters for $233 million.

Olympics Luge Men's Final medal results, highlights and more
It's a huge jump in performance for Mazdzer though, who finished 13th at the 2010 Vancouver Games and the 2014 Sochi Games . After the first two runs of the Winter Olympics , Mazdzer sat in fourth place and had a shot at contending for a medal.

Asma Jehangir, prominent Pakistani rights activist, dies
Subsequently, Jahangir went on to become the first woman to serve as president of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan . She received several awards, both national and global , for her incalculable efforts for human rights everywhere.

Manchester City vs. Leicester: Premier League highlights and recap
Aguero unleashed a rocket of a shot from just outside the box in the 90th minute to score his fourth goal of the second half. Talismanic Belgium pass master, Kevin De Bruyne, located Sterling with his trademark passes for the opener of the game.

Winter Olympics: Drone display in opening ceremony was pre-recorded
Each of Intel's foam and plastic drones is equipped with LED lights that can create more than 4 billion color combos. NBC aired a light show, but it was from Intel's launching of more than 1,200 drones in December in Pyeongchang.

Auto Expo 2018: Tata Tiago, Tigor JTP revealed
This is the World Premiere of the 2nd Generation Honda Amaze and the auto is scheduled to be launched in India in FY 18-19. Start-ups, electronic vehicle players and the firms entering India were at the forefront at the biennial Auto Expo 2018 .