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Apple to confirm Shazam acquisition today; Snap and Spotify also expressed interest
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 After we broke the story last week that Apple was acquiring London-based music and image recognition service Shazam, Apple will be confirming the news today, we have heard. It is purchasing the startup — one of ea [...]
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Your Google Home speaker is now also an intercom
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 One of the niftiest features of Google Home is now available for owners of the smart speaker after support for ‘Broadcast’ rolled out. The new addition allows you to push messages or reminders across a netwo [...]
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Google is surfacing Texas shooter misinformation in search results — thanks also to Twitter
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 Google has once again been called out for algorithmically encouraging the spread of dubious, politically charged speculation and misinformation around a topical news event. Read More [...]
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Following AWS, Google Compute Engine also moves to per-second billing
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 A week ago, AWS announced that it would soon move to per-second billing for users of its EC2 service. It doesn’t come as a huge surprise, then, that Google today announced a very similar move. Google Compute Engin [...]
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Apple vows to use only recycled materials, but Greenpeace says iPhones should also last longer
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 Apple has set a lofty goal for itself: use only renewable materials in its products to protect the environment and avoid “blood minerals.” In its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report, released today ahea [...]
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Alphabet to sell Terra Bella satellite unit to Planet, also talked with Climate Corp.
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 Sources tell TechCrunch that Google parent company Alphabet is in advanced discussions to sell its Terra Bella satellite business — originally acquired as Skybox Imaging in 2014 — to Planet Labs. Alphabet [...]
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Russia-backed RT unblocked on Facebook, claims Dataminr also revoked access
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 Russian state-funded media company RT (previously Russia Today) was temporarily banned from posting content to Facebook — a move that would have prevented the organization form posting articles, photos or video [...]
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Apple could also be in talks to acquire Lit Motors
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 Apple is rumored to be in talks to acquire McLaren, but that’s not all. While the New York Times was digging on the McLaren story, they also found out that Apple is also talking with Lit Motors for a potential acq [...]
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Apple also doubles storage on old iPads and makes high-end iPad Pro models cheaper
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 Apple hasn’t mentioned the iPad during its press conference, but it doesn’t mean that the company has no news for the device. The iPhone 7 finally starts with 32GB of storage, and the iPad is also receiving [...]
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