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Google announces YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

Google is breaking up its premium YouTube Red service into two new offerings: a YouTube Music streaming service, available either for free with ads or for $9.99 per month, and a YouTube Premium for original video content, costing $11.99 per month.

Google worker rebellion against military project grows

An internal petition calling for Google to stay out of “the business of war” was gaining support Tuesday, with some workers reportedly quitting to protest a collaboration with the US military.

Dropbox beats estimates in first results since going public

File sharing and storage company Dropbox beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly results and topped estimates for paying subscribers in its first financial report as a publicly traded company.

Spotify introduces hate content policy following R. Kelly controversy

Spotify has announced a new hate content and hateful conduct policy as it looks to distance itself from controversial music artists that are available through its streaming platform.

Human-sounding Google Assistant sparks ethics questions

The unveiling of the natural-sounding robo-assistant by the technology giant this week wowed some observers, but left others fretting over the ethics of how the human-seeming software might be used.

Google relaunches service to fight fake news

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced that the company is relaunching its news service facilitating the search of information from credible sources for its users as part of the fight against fake news distribution, local media reported on Wednesday.

Snapchat joins EU code of conduct to fight hate speech

The messaging app Snapchat is joining the EU code of conduct against online hate speech, the European Commission said on Monday.

Advert drought kills UAE’s newspapers

Newspapers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been caught in financial crisis because advertisers have turned to new media such as Facebook and Google, UAE’s biggest newspaper Gulf News said Sunday.

Google honours Georges Méliès, French filmmaker who revolutionised cinema

Google on Thursday changed its logo to celebrate Georges Méliès’ most outstanding work, A Trip to the Moon, which was released 116 years ago, precisely on May 3rd, 1902.

Russia takes further steps to restrict access to Telegram

Russia has taken further steps to limit access to popular messaging app Telegram, blocking 50 internet anonymizers and VPN services, as reported by Meduza. However, Roskomnadzor, the country’s federal executive body responsible for censorship, won’t disclose which services have been blocked.

France’s Emmanuel Macron digital tax plan faces EU rebuff

French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious plans for an EU digital tax targeting US tech giants such as Google or Facebook faced strong headwinds on Saturday, provoking anger from Paris.

#BBNaija: I’m shocked by what people are saying about me – Cee-C

While the Big Brother Naija reality TV show lasted, Cynthia Nwadiora, better known as Cee-C, was famous for her heated altercations with fellow housemates.

#BBNaija: Cee-C seeks anger management therapy

Big Brother Naija “Double Wahala” 2018 first runner-up, Cynthia Nwadiora a.k.a CeeC, has revealed that she will be going for therapy in anger management.

Google restructures Gmail to lure subscribers

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company said was an expensive overhaul.

Google parent Alphabet profit leaps on ad growth

Google parent Alphabet reported a surge in quarterly profits Monday, lifted by strong growth in the digital advertising segment it dominates along with Facebook.

EU probes Apple’s plan to buy music app Shazam

The EU on Monday launched an in-depth probe of tech giant Apple’s plan to buy leading song-recognition app Shazam because of fears the deal may reduce choice for consumers.

Britain mulls bans on Facebook, others to save young ones

Britain’s health minister Jeremy Hunt threatened to impose new regulations on Facebook and other social media firms unless they did more to protect young people using their services.

Google releases new app to beat slow internet speeds in Africa

Google is releasing an app in Africa that will help internet users overcome obstacles such as the lack of high-speed connectivity and the cost of data on the continent.

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