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Tencent could play a role redesigning Snapchat following $2B investment
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 Tencent, the Chinese internet giant valued at $470 billion, may have a hand in rebooting the Snapchat app to make it more competitive with Instagram and Facebook. Off the back of some very poor financials announced thi [...]
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Amazon introduces a way for teens to independently shop its site, following parents’ approval
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 Amazon today announced a new way for teens to shop its site independently of their parents’ accounts and place their own orders, which parents can choose to review before allowing the purchase. Teens can also be a [...]
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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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Google Play seems to be following Apple to $20 4k movies
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 As part of its iPhone unveil earlier this month, Apple also announced a new 4K Apple TV and topped it all off with $20 price tags for 4K HDR titles. In fact, Apple promised to automatically upgrade previously purchased [...]
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The first ad network for Alexa Skills shuts down following Amazon’s policy changes
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 A series of policy changes at Amazon that detail how advertising will be supported within Alexa’s voice-enabled apps, called “Skills,” have now had their first casualty: VoiceLabs. The startup was the [...]
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Amazon modifies its Kindle ebook contracts following EU investigation
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 Amazon has accepted new contract terms with book publishers in the European Union after Commissioner Margrethe Vestager led an investigation into Amazon’s practices. After today’s decision, Amazon will no lo [...]
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China summons Apple for talks following concern around live-streaming apps
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 Apple is coming under pressure from authorities in China after internet regulators asked the company to tighten standards for iOS apps in the country. A report from state news agency Xinhua said Apple had been summone [...]
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Audible’s iTunes exclusivity ends following antitrust pushback in Europe
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 Since 2003, Amazon-owned Audible has been the sole proprietor of audiobook on iTunes, a deal that has ruffled plenty of publishing feathers and raised some antitrust red flags around the world. According to The European [...]
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Withings products disappear from Apple stores following Nokia patent kerfuffle
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 As much of the rest of us were gearing up for a relatively quiet holiday season, Apple and Nokia were getting ready to go to battle, reigniting a war that had seemingly gone cold in 2011 with a reported $720 million set [...]
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