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YouTube Music is Google’s latest stab at a Spotify rival

YouTube Music is Google’s latest stab at a Spotify rival

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YouTube is remixing its subscription services, relaunching its Spotify-like YouTube Music as a $10-a-month membership mostly devoid of video and recasting YouTube Red's ad-free, paywalled video tier as YouTube Premium -- with a $2 price bump.  In addition, Google Play Music, the other subscription streaming music service from the same parent company as YouTube, will be going away eventually. In a briefing this week, the company promised it will be closing gaps between the two services over the next month, so Google Play Music members don't lose the features they've grown accustomed to, including a cloud-based MP3 storage locker.  The new YouTube Music will continue
Ecommerce Product Releases: May 16, 2018

Ecommerce Product Releases: May 16, 2018

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Here is a list of product releases for mid-May from companies that offer services to ecommerce merchants. There are updates on analytics, automated campaigns, search, customer communication, and artificial intelligence. Got an ecommerce product release? Email [email protected] Ecommerce Product Releases HubSpot launches integration for Shopify. HubSpot has announced that its Shopify integration is live and available for install by all shared customers at no additional cost. The HubSpot-built integration allows Shopify merchants to share their Shopify sales data with HubSpot and turns it into a sales and marketing signal. Users will see a new orders’ pipeline and have their online customers imported as new contacts
Google rolls back Chrome update breaking web games

Google rolls back Chrome update breaking web games

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Google said Tuesday it's updated its Chrome browser to temporarily remove a recent change that broke the audio on several web-based games.By automatically pausing Web Audio objects when a webpage is launched, the update earlier this month was intended to help silence ads that seemingly begin barking at you when you visit some sites. But the feature reportedly also silenced the audio in web-based games.To correct that, Google said Tuesday it's temporarily removing the autoplay policy for the Web Audio API from Chrome 66. The move was announced in a tweet by Myles Borins, a developer advocate at Google. The autoplay blocking is an example of how browsers are get...
Indonesia Family, With Children in Tow, Carries Out Suicide…

Indonesia Family, With Children in Tow, Carries Out Suicide…

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BANDUNG, Indonesia — One suicide bomber appeared to have been disguised as a churchgoer. Another drove a Toyota minivan with a bomb to one attack site. Still another was seen in footage speeding on a scooter toward a church before an explosion.After the back-to-back bombings that targeted three churches in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, as worshipers gathered between services on Sunday morning, the police said they had been the work of one family: a couple who had led their four children on a terror spree that took their own lives and those of at least seven other people.The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, according to the group’s news agency, Amaq. In an initial bulletin, the group described each of the bombings as a “martyrdom” operation. In a subsequ
North Korea Invites World to Watch the Closing of Nuclear T…

North Korea Invites World to Watch the Closing of Nuclear T…

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Saturday that it will allow journalists from the United States and other countries to witness the shutting down of its underground nuclear test site between May 23 and 25, which will be done by collapsing all its tunnels in a controlled explosion and sealing their entrances.North Korea decided last month to end all nuclear and long-range ballistic missile tests and close its only known nuclear test site, located in Punggye-ri in the northeast of the country. When North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, met with South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, on April 27, he promised to invite outside journalists and experts this month to watch the dismantling of the test site, Mr. Moon’s office said.Mr. Kim promised these confidence-building steps as he has trie