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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google is buying part of HTC's smartphone team for $1.1 billion   —  About 2,000 HTC staffers to join Google  —  Google is making another big buy into smartphone hardware — or at least the people responsible for creating it.  The company has just confirmed that it plans to acquire part of HTC's mobile division team for $1.1 billion.
Sep 21, 2017, 2:20 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple Music for Android updated with user profiles, voice command support, Beats 1 app shortcut, recently played widget   —  Apple is updating its Apple Music app for Android with new features that are also debuting on iOS 11 today.  Social profiles are perhaps the biggest addition across Android …
Sep 19, 2017, 7:35 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple announces Apple TV 4K, with 4K HDR video, powered by A10X Fusion chip; preorders open Sept. 15 starting at $179, ships Sept. 22   —  Apple's streaming box is now a better match for the latest and greatest TVs  —  Apple has just unveiled a long anticipated upgrade to its Apple TV set-top box …
Sep 12, 2017, 1:58 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google to sunset Drive app for desktop, with support ending December 11 and full shutdown on March 12, 2018, to be replaced by newer apps   —  Google will end support on December 11th  —  The aging Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google announced in a blog post.
Sep 7, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
T-Mobile's unlimited data family plans with two or more lines now include free Netflix, following AT&T bundling free HBO with its Unlimited Plus plan   —  If you've got an unlimited data family plan at T-Mobile, you'll soon be getting free Netflix to go along with it.
Sep 6, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Verizon to start throttling video on smartphones on all unlimited data plans to 720p, with the cheapest “Go Unlimited” plan limiting video to 480p   —  Cheapest plan limits video to 480p, and there's no way to watch 1080p on a phone anymore  —  Well, now we know why Verizon Wireless was …
Aug 22, 2017, 9:45 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google to roll out voice calling feature to Google Home users in US and Canada soon, but it will lack caller ID except for Google Voice or Project Fi users   —  Google is rolling out a long-awaited feature for its Google Home smart speaker today: voice calling.
Aug 16, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sling TV now lets you watch with Chrome on Windows and Mac, with Cloud DVR support for Chrome coming later   —  Sling TV is today rolling out desktop streaming of its live TV service.  Subscribers can now watch using Google's Chrome browser on Windows and macOS without any extra plugins, extensions, or add-ons.
Aug 15, 2017, 8:45 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube collaborates with Jigsaw to launch Redirect Method, responding to certain keyword searches with videos that discredit extremist recruiting narratives   —  YouTube is taking its next step in countering extremism and terrorist content on its platform.  Today the company announced …
Jul 20, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Snap is now selling its Spectacles on Amazon, at the same $129.99 price   —  Remember when people waited in long lines for them?  —  After introducing them to the world with buzzy, pop-up vending machine drops and then eventually expanding to direct web orders, Snap has begun selling its Spectacles camera glasses through Amazon.
Jul 18, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context

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