Google Chrome for Android Now Auto-Downloads Articles for Offline Reading

Google Chrome for Android Now Auto-Downloads Articles for Offline Reading


  • Google Chrome for Android has now received an offline-focused feature
  • It enables the browser to automatically download relevant articles
  • The feature is available in India and more than 100 other countries

Google Chrome for Android has received the ability to start making content offline for you. The browser essentially downloads relevant articles automatically when connected to an umetered Wi-Fi network, based on the popularity of any particular content in your location or your browsing history. Once downloaded, the content is available for access even if you don’t have a connection. The new offline-specific feature is available in the latest version of Chrome for Android. Early this month, Googlereleased Chrome 67 for Android with a horizontal tab switcher. The update also brought new augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) APIs, including WebXR Device API and Generic Sensor API, to bring Web-based AR and VR experiences to mobile devices.

The new feature, which has been launched for Chrome for Android users in India and more than 100 other countries including Nigeria, Indonesia, and Brazil, offers a way to surf the Web even when you’re not connected to a constant Internet connection. “When you’re connected to free, unmetered Wi-Fi, Chrome will automatically download relevant articles, based on what content is most popular in your location,” writes Amanda Boss, Product Manager, Offline Chrome for Android, in a press statement.

If you’re signed into Chrome, the new feature will push articles that are based on your history. The downloaded content is available for access alongside all your downloaded content through the Downloads section. You can visit the section by tapping the three-dot button from the top-right segment and then selecting the Downloads option.

Back in December 2016, Chrome for Android received the feature to let users download content for viewing offline. The browser at that time added the ability to download music, videos, and full webpages. But in May 2017, Chrome received a dedicated ‘Download Page Later’ option that made it more convenient to download and view webpages for offline use. That update also brought a ‘Download Link’ option that made downloading of content easier than its original version.

Having said that, the latest feature takes Chrome to next levels by automatically downloading relevant articles on the basis of their popularity in your location or using your browsing history logs. There isn’t any workaround to enable the new experience. However, you need to have the latest Chrome version on your Android device to start receiving articles for offline read. The app is available for download via Google Play.


What I’m Reading: ‘Shared Leadership in Higher Education’

As a political scientist and academic administrator, I’ve long been interested in shared governance. But a new report on the value of shared leadership in higher education, prepared for the American Council on Education by Adrianna J. Kezar and Elizabeth M. Holcombe, has challenged my thinking. I see now how models of shared governance can focus more on distributing power than on collaborating meaningfully.

The authors differentiate shared leadership — the empowerment of multiple people and cross-functional teams — from the delegating of responsibilities to the faculty (versus administrative bodies) under shared governance.

As appealing as shared leadership is because of its emphasis on flexible, inclusive networks, the concept is less convincing when we make the leap from theory to implementation. How do we share leadership effectively when in reality people have different degrees of power? And how do we hold each other accountable, so that sharing leadership doesn’t devolve into inaction or chaos?

The report is a stark reminder to not let jargon, semantics, or the latest model get in the way. The issue is not about leadership versus governance, which as a political scientist I know isn’t a tenable choice.

It’s the shared part of both leadership and governance that matters. What are the purposes and principles we share, and how can we best collaborate around concrete issues? Figuring that out will always be difficult, but it also seems more authentically liberating and potentially a more effective way of fostering change.


B2B Tech CMOs: what’s On Their Minds, What Are They reading And Who affects Them?

B2B CMO Hashtags

there’s a listing that ranks those individuals who most have an impact on CMOs through Twitter. And alisting of the most influential CMOs. however, to date, we haven’t had a lot perception into particularsubgroups of CMOs. as an example, the subjects that B2B as opposed to B2C CMOs are interested incan be different. And the pursuits of tech CMOs is likely distinctive than expert services CMOs.

To generate deeper perception into this kind of subgroups, B2B Tech CMOs, I turned to Leadtail, one of the most prominent vendors of insights regarding CMOs. Leadtail analyzed 42,946 tweets from 281 B2B Tech CMOs that have been posted on Twitter at some point of Q1 2016. The effects provide a glimpse into the topics, influencers, and area of these B2B Tech CMOs and is broken into the following regions: 1) what topics matter most, 2) the top 20 influencers of B2B Tech CMOs, 3) the source of content materialshared most, and four) wherein are the B2B Tech CMOs placed?

What matters To B2B Tech CMOs

To apprehend what B2B Tech CMOs are speaking about, Leadtail looked at the most commonly used hashtags. fairly, B2B Tech CMOs are centered on generationassociated and generation-enabledadvertising and marketing topics. but, Karri Carlson, Leadtail’s vice president of Social Insights notes: “though we see that B2B entrepreneurs are pretty technology focused, i’ve to say I’m amazed to look a shift in what B2B Tech CMOs are most interested by. For the beyond yr, it’s tended to be #mobile, #cloud, #contentmarketing and #virtual. those topics at the moment are being pushed down the listing by means of #bigdata, #tech and #IoT.” Carlson expects a shift throughout the yr as “Account based totallyadvertising, that is currently inside the 55th slot as #ABM, becomes greater vital. I’d anticipate to peerthat climb the ranks over the subsequent sector or as the practice picks up momentum inside theB2B/corporation marketing community.”

The pinnacle ten most used are: 1) #advertising and marketing, 2) #CMO, three) #BigData, 4) #Tech,five) #IoT, 6) #cellular, 7) #cloud, 8) #contentmarketing, nine) #data, 10) #virtual.

however, as you study the subsequent ten most popular hashtags, the subjects start to cross pasttech-centric problems to include extra standard topics (e.g., sales / innovation / leadership) andoccasions (e.g., SXSW): eleven) #CX, 12) #sales, 13) #analytics, 14) #SXSW, 15) #Innovation, sixteen) #startup, 17) #saas, 18) #martech, 19) #management, 20) #SB50.