Instagram to show ads on IGTV for the first time, share revenue with creators

Instagram launched its IGTV platform back in 2018 as its way of “re-envisioning mobile video” via longer-form content. Now for the first time, IGTV will gain ads and the company will share a cut of the revenue with creators. Additionally “Badges” arrive as a way for fans to donate to creators in Instagram Live videos.

Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro is $100 off in today’s best deals, plus iPhones from $40, more

Today’s best deals include Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro at $100 off, plus previous-generation iPhones are on sale, and Logitech’s Slim Folio for iPad Pro gets a discount. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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Build-to-order Macs (BTO) are finally available in India through Apple Authorized Resellers. Previously, customers in the world’s second-most populous country could only buy the base model Mac, or one of a limited number of preconfigured upgrade options.

The introduction of the BTO option means that customers in India now have the same options as those buying direct from Apple in other countries …

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Pokémon GO Fest 2020 set for July as a global virtual event

Pokémon GO go has been holding in-person events around the world for the last few years that have proved to be very popular. The biggest event of the year is the annual Pokémon GO Fest and now dates have been announced for this July but as a global virtual event in light of the pandemic.

YouTube Kids app makes its debut on Apple TV

YouTube Kids is the child-friendly version of YouTube that adds pretty strong parental controls to help keep kids on specific types of content. Starting today, YouTube Kids is finally available for download on Apple TV.

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