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Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Nintendo's Switch subscription service for online play to launch in 2018, will cost $19.99 per year or $3.99 per month   —  Nintendo has shed more light on the paid online subscription service it's planning to offer for its Switch console, confirming US pricing, and stating that it will launch in full at some point in 2018.
Jun 1, 2017, 10:30 PMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Microsoft announces a new event on May 23 in Shanghai, confirms new hardware is coming; in a tweet Panos Panay hints at Surface update   —  Microsoft is holding an event this month, the company announced tonight, at which it says it will “show the world what's next.”
May 5, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Baidu opens up self-driving vehicle platform Apollo, encompassing both hardware and software, which aims to offer fully autonomous driving by 2020   —  Project Apollo aims to offer fully autonomous driving by 2020  —  Chinese tech giant Baidu has announced a new autonomous vehicle platform …
Apr 19, 2017, 12:50 AMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Redesigned Google Earth brings interactive guided tours and 3D maps view to Chrome browsers and Android devices, coming to iOS and other browsers later   —  Just in time for Earth Day, Google has redesigned Google Earth for web and Android.  The new version adds new features that let users …
Apr 18, 2017, 11:40 AMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Several hours passed before Facebook removed a video of a murder shared on the social network   —  Facebook took posts down hours later  —  A Cleveland man is at large after reportedly killing someone and uploading the footage to Facebook.  The video appears to show a man identified by police …
Apr 16, 2017, 11:10 PMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Amazon drops its case concerning First Amendment rights extending to Alexa commands and audio capture after defendant in murder trial agrees to hand over data   —  Amazon has abandoned its legal battle to protect its Alexa assistant with First Amendment rights — for now at least.
Mar 7, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Twitter partners with ESL and Dreamhack to broadcast tournaments and e-sports events live starting March 4, will also broadcast 30-minute weekly e-sports show   —  After making a move into streaming traditional sports, Twitter will now start streaming e-sports.
Mar 2, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Twitch will start selling games worldwide this spring; partnered streamers get 5% of each sale originating on their channel while game creators get 70%   —  It already dominates video game streaming, but Twitch is now getting into a new market: video game selling.
Feb 27, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Nvidia announces GeForce Now, a cloud-based game streaming service coming to Macs and PCs in March priced from $25 for 20 hours of play   —  Nvidia's GeForce Now video game streaming service, previously exclusive to its own Android-based Shield devices, is coming to PC and Mac.
Jan 4, 2017, 10:41 PMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Facebook stops collecting WhatsApp user data in Europe after government pressure, but says it may only be a temporary suspension while the laws are debated   —  Facebook has stopped collecting WhatsApp user data across Europe, the Financial Times reports, bowing to pressure from privacy watchdogs across the continent.
Nov 17, 2016, 4:15 AMIn context

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