Google has long fielded complaints of sign-in requirements associated with Google Play Games. The Google+ requirement and multiple sign-ins required for multiple games has been a hotbed of frustration. Google announced the end of both requirements as part of a Google Play Games API model change.
Google uses a manifest method to test new features, phase others in, and others out. For the Chrome Extension platform, Google has published Manifest v3. The Manifest is open for public view, but subject to change. Major changes affect background processes, web-accessible resources, and APIs
Messaging service Kik launched a cryptocurrency called Kin through a near-$100 million initial coin offering (ICO) last September, and now its Kin Ecosystem Foundation will give as many as 25 developers up to $3 million in Kin to bolster the cryptocurrency's ecosystem as part of a new program.