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Disney to launch new 'Disney Play' to compete with Netflix

On August 27, Disney announced that it is setting up a new service, "Disney Play," in order to compete with the rival streaming service Netflix.

YouTube to pay its top creators to promote its new features

To keep up in ever-changing times, YouTube is paying some of its biggest creators up to six figures to help them promote features.

Netflix is testing a new 'Ultra' tier, slightly pricier service

The streaming service Netflix is testing a new "Ultra" tier, which may mean bad news for its premium users. In Europe, this may cost up to 20 euros a month.

Gareth Emery opens up about blockchain streaming service Choon Special

World renowned DJ and producer Gareth Emery chatted with Digital Journal about his blockchain streaming service Choon, which is taking the music industry by storm.

Op-Ed: Top five reasons Spotify is bound for a profitable year in 2018

Spotify, under the leadership of founder and CEO Daniel Ek, is going public next week. Here are the top five reasons it is headed for commercial success.

Macron sticks by plan for compulsory national service

Paris - Two decades after it scrapped its compulsory military service France will introduce a mandatory "national service" for all young people, the government said Tuesday, confirming a campaign pledge by President Emmanuel Macron.

Slain British MP hailed as modern day good samaritan

Birstall - British MP Jo Cox was on Sunday remembered as a "21st century Good Samaritan" at a service of thanksgiving in the village where she was murdered.

Britain's remaining milkmen keeping tradition afloat

Saint Albans - Once a daily sight on every British street, a dwindling but resilient band of milkmen still go out at the crack of dawn to deliver bottles of fresh milk to the nation's doorsteps.

Google to join the livestreaming space with YouTube-branded app

Google is reportedly building its own livestreaming app for iOS and Android devices. The service will be branded as YouTube Connect and is designed to rival services including Twitter's Periscope and Facebook Live as livestreaming gains in popularity.

Microsoft releases major Outlook.com update with new features

Microsoft has released a substantial update to its Outlook.com online email client. The web app now has a redesigned interface and a similar level of functionality to the business version included with Office 365.

Apple has made 2.5m corrections to Maps in the past four years

Apple's own mapping service, Apple Maps, arrived famously broken at its launch with some serious errors that led to authorities branding it unsafe for use. Since then it has evolved dramatically, helped by 2.5 million corrections.

Cisco finds most companies now use over 1,000 cloud services

Cisco has found that the average company now uses over 1,000 services based in the cloud across all of its various operations and employees. Cisco has now launched a new tool to help IT administrators manage all these outside connections.

Amazon claims it's building a Prime Video app for Apple TV

Amazon is reportedly working to create a Prime Video app for the Apple TV despite removing all references to the device from its store last month. The move could give Prime Video more users but may lead to less Amazon hardware sales.

Rdio is shutting down and selling itself to Pandora

On-demand music provider Rdio has confirmed it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy. Several of its "key assets" will be sold to streaming provider Pandora, making it the third music service to die in the past week.

Google launches YouTube Music to mixed reviews

Google has officially launched YouTube Music in the U.S. The service is designed to take on rival streaming apps including Spotify and Apple Music. Users can listen for free or enjoy an "amplified experience" for a $9.99 per month subscription.

Apple shutting down Beats Music at the end of this month

Apple has announced it will be shutting down the Beats Music streaming service it now owns at the end of this month. The move has been widely expected since the launch of Apple Music earlier this year.

UK to make fast broadband a 'fundamental right' by 2020

UK PM David Cameron has pledged to introduce a "universal service obligation" for broadband Internet that will see it obtain a similar status to water and electricity and force providers to offer fast connections to every home and business by 2020.

Google unveils ad-free subscription YouTube for $10 a month

Google has today taken the wraps off its long-rumoured YouTube subscription service. For $9.99 a month, members will get ad-free access to every video on the service as well as exclusive benefits including offline download and background playback.

6.5 million people are now paying for Apple Music

Apple CEO Tim Cook has ended the speculation surrounding how many users Apple Music has managed to retain by saying the service now has over 6.5 million paying subscribers. The number still falls significantly short of industry leader Spotify.

Not just 10: Microsoft caught spying on Windows 7 and 8 users too

Microsoft has been caught installing updates onto Windows 7 and 8 computers that effectively introduce the same diagnostic telemetry technology used in Windows 10. It indiscriminately uploads data to Microsoft's servers, a major privacy concern for many.

Facebook announces 'M' — a human-powered virtual assistant

Facebook has announced its own virtual assistant to rival Siri, Cortana and Google Now. 'M' will live inside Messenger and is supervised and enhanced by real people, giving it a unique advantage over its all-digital competitors.

Spotify to users: 'We have heard your concerns loud and clear'

Spotify's updated privacy policy has had a lot of people up in arms this week owing to its requests to track nearly everything that a user does on their phone. Now, the company has apologised and explained - after debating with Minecraft maker Notch.

Spotify set to end 'free' streaming next year

Music streaming service Spotify is looking to move towards a premium-only model next year, according to reports this weekend. Listening for free with adverts will no longer be an option as the music industry pushes for greater revenue from streaming.

John Legere says T-Mobile is 'saying yes to FM' on new phones

Following in the footsteps of AT&T's announcement last month, T-Mobile has said its users will be able to enjoy FM radio on Android smartphones bought from next year. The news comes amid a resurgence of support for analogue FM and local radio.

Apple is preparing its all-new Apple TV for launch next month

It is looking increasingly likely that Apple will unveil a redesigned Apple TV media streaming device next month. It will be receiving a substantial overhaul for the first time since 2012, introducing new features and controls.

Spotify will now make you a new playlist to try every Monday

Spotify is launching a new way of discovering music to listen to. The streaming service will be adding a feature that will automatically generate users personalised playlists of tracks that they may like, refreshing the list with new entries each week.

TV streaming should be treated like cable operators: U.S. judge

In a landmark ruling for the world of TV broadcasting and streaming, a U.S. judge has ruled that one streaming company could be entitled to a license that would let it transmit the copyrighted content of other broadcasters over the Internet.

Report: Apple wants to launch a TV streaming service this fall

A new report has claimed Apple may be intending to follow up on Apple Music with a new TV streaming service that could be ready to launch as early as this fall. The company is currently negotiating with cable networks and affiliate feeds in the U.S.

Facebook working on a shopping assistant dubbed 'Moneypenny'

Facebook is apparently working on creating its own digital assistant. Unlike Siri, Cortana or anything else, "Moneypenny" will not be focused on productivity but rather something else entirely: shopping.

Report: 999 needs to adapt to the modern world of smartphones

A report has called for Britain's 999 hotline to allow people to report emergencies by texting or using an app. It says this is more applicable to the modern world and could help in cases where sound isn't viable, such as a break-in.
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