Redbox has struck a deal with Universal that will allow it to offer the studio’s movie discs the same day they go on sale in retail stores. The deal eliminates an annoying delay that forced Redbox customers to search for the movie elsewhere or wait nearly a month until it arrived in the rental kiosks.
Earlier this year, Google introduced Google Podcasts, a new app designed to compete with the vast number of existing podcast apps. The app is free but was heavily criticized for its lackluster features…it fell far below the standards offered by popular alternatives Stitcher and Pocket Casts, for example. Now the company is doing something about it.