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Meet Instagram's YouTube Clone: IGTV Meet Instagram's YouTube Clone: IGTV

Instagram’s YouTube era apparently starts now. Today it officially announced IGTV, a new home for up to hour-long videos that will live on Instagram’s explore page and in a separate, standalone app.

How Tidal Got So Fucked How Tidal Got So Fucked

“If I gave two fucks - two fucks about streaming numbers, would have put Lemonade up on Spotify,” Beyoncé proclaims on “NICE” from her joint album with Jay-Z which they dropped exclusively on Tidal over the weekend. Unfortunately for those emotionally or monetarily invested in the streaming service, your sudden need…

Apple Maps Was Broken for Hours Today?? Apple Maps Was Broken for Hours Today??

On Friday morning Apple Maps was unusable, apparently.

Google Helpfully Reminds Us How to Turn Off Invasive Personalized Ads Google Helpfully Reminds Us How to Turn Off Invasive Personalized Ads

Google, seemingly aware that people are unnerved by just how much ad networks know about us, today said it’s refining how it lets you control what ads you see. The company has updated its ad personalization settings page, and in the process, has kindly reminded us that it’s easy to turn off personalized ads altogether.

Librarian Wins $600 in Symbolic Lawsuit Against Those Equifax Asshats Librarian Wins $600 in Symbolic Lawsuit Against Those Equifax Asshats

If your personal data gets hacked, then why not file a lawsuit? That’s what Vermont librarian Jessamyn West did by successfully suing Equifax over its 2017 hack, which exposed the personal data over 140 million people.

Google Says Its Translate App Is Now a Lot Smarter When You’re Stuck Offline Google Says Its Translate App Is Now a Lot Smarter When You’re Stuck Offline

Translation apps can be incredibly useful tools when you need quick guidance on translating a phrase or word from one language to another. But tools like Google Translate often fall short when you’re traveling and can’t get online.

Instagram Is Somehow Even Less About Photos of Your Friends Now Instagram Is Somehow Even Less About Photos of Your Friends Now

Like many Instagram users, I often scroll through my feed wondering why I’m not receiving more options to buy shit. Thankfully, Facebook’s constantly growing photo sharing app is looking out for me, the person whose endless appetite for special offers is instantly whetted by shaky cell phone footage. Today, Instagram…

Instagram Reportedly Wants to Be YouTube Now Instagram Reportedly Wants to Be YouTube Now

I’m sorry, but Instagram may start looking a lot more like YouTube in the future.

Here's the Secret Way to Listen to Apple Music in Your Browser Right Now Here's the Secret Way to Listen to Apple Music in Your Browser Right Now

Apple Music has found a home in your web browser—sort of. On Sunday, a Reddit user discovered that if you log into the Apple Music tool for marketers with your Apple ID, the site will play full versions of songs instead of just the previews you might have previously seen on the web. The site also lets you search…

YouTube Music Isn't Even Close to a Spotify Killer YouTube Music Isn't Even Close to a Spotify Killer

After trying and failing to launch a competitive music streaming service for years, Google released YouTube Music last month. You might’ve thought Google’s latest attempt to compete with the likes of Apple Music and Spotify would’ve pushed forward with new ideas. Nope. A quick browse through the app reveals that at…

Spotify Backtracks on Controversial 'Hateful Conduct' Policy Spotify Backtracks on Controversial 'Hateful Conduct' Policy

Spotify doesn’t want to police the content on its platform and the company finally admitted as much in a press release on Friday. The Swedish music service has updated its ‘Hateful Conduct’ rules by effectively walking the entire idea back.

Spotify Says Controversial 'Hate Content' Policy Was 'Rolled Out Wrong' Spotify Says Controversial 'Hate Content' Policy Was 'Rolled Out Wrong'

Mistakes happen. On Wednesday night, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek admitted to a rather big one in regards to the company’s controversial “Hate Content and Hateful Conduct” policy. “We rolled this out wrong and could have done a much better job,” said Ek about Spotify’s decision to remove R Kelly and the rappers XXXTentacion…

Apple’s Smart Speaker Almost Feels Competitive Now Apple’s Smart Speaker Almost Feels Competitive Now

Do you own a HomePod, Apple’s needlessly expensive smart speaker? Have you ever wished you could connect your multiple HomePods, the ones that sit lovingly in your magnificent house, so they could all play the exact same song at the exact same time? Does that kind of technology sound like it should’ve already been…

Record Labels Sensibly Decide to Wind Down Pointless Vevo Service Record Labels Sensibly Decide to Wind Down Pointless Vevo Service

Vevo, the major label-owned music video service, is pulling back from the spotlight. On Thursday, the company announced that it will be shutting down its website and mobile apps over the next few weeks.

Apple Is Going to Let You Download All the Data it Collects About You Apple Is Going to Let You Download All the Data it Collects About You

On Wednesday, Apple announced a new privacy website to help users better navigate just how much of their data is collected by the company, but so far, the feature is only available in Europe.

Even the Obamas Work for Netflix Now Even the Obamas Work for Netflix Now

The Obamas are about enter into your Netflix queue. The New York Times reported on Monday that Netflix has partnered with Higher Ground Productions, a company created by the former president and first lady, to produce content for the streaming service. The content that will be produced remains up in the air, as last…

How YouTube Music Stacks Up Against Spotify and Apple Music How YouTube Music Stacks Up Against Spotify and Apple Music

There’s a new challenger in the music streaming space. On Thursday, Google announced YouTube Music, its latest attempt to get music fans to pay for unlimited streaming. The new service launches on May 22, but how will it compare to Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services, like SoundCloud and Tidal? Here’s…

Is YouTube Music Already Doomed? Is YouTube Music Already Doomed?

Google isn’t giving up on its quest to get you to pay it for music. That’s the main takeaway from Thursday’s announcement of YouTube Music, a re-imagining of how music-listening works on YouTube. The new streaming service will come in two flavors: a free tier called YouTube Music and a $10-per-month tier dubbed…

Tidal Reportedly Late on Payments to Record Labels Tidal Reportedly Late on Payments to Record Labels

Waves of bad news keep crashing down upon Tidal. On Wednesday Dagens Næringsliv, a Norwegian newspaper, reported claims from Norweign record labels that the struggling music service has stopped sending out royalty payments.

Twitter Says It Will Start Hiding Tweets That ‘Negatively Impact’ the Service Twitter Says It Will Start Hiding Tweets That ‘Negatively Impact’ the Service

Twitter in 2018 remains a cesspool of narcissists, scammers, and trolls—I’m not just talking about Kanye West’s mentions—and on Tuesday the service announced its latest attempt to solve that problem. In the coming weeks, Twitter will begin hiding tweets that are “detracting from the conversation.”

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