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Boomplay, a Spotify-style music and video streaming service for African music and Africa, raises $20M
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While Spotify dukes it out with Apple and other big tech names to target high-end users in mostly developed markets, a startup out of China has raised some money to expand its music streaming business in the massive but still nascent market of Africa. Boomplay, a service founded by Transsnet — a joint venture between […]

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Inside look at BioWare explains exactly how fake E3 2017’s Anthem demo was
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Enlarge / This “javelin” suit could have starred in a game titled Beyond, but at the last minute, its name was swapped to Anthem. Find out about this story, and many more, in today’s lengthy Kotaku report. (credit: EA / BioWare) In what has become a regular occurrence in recent years, a major story about […]

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I did the math, and Apple News Plus is actually a pretty good deal     – CNET
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Commentary: Like magazines? Apple’s subscription service can be a solid value — but don’t overlook the free alternatives.

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Apple to shut down Texture on May 28th now that News+ exists
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You knew Texture wasn't long for this world once Apple News+ arrived — and sure enough, the end is in sight. Texture has warned subscribers that its all-you-can-read magazine service will end on May 28th, 2019. You'll have a month-long free News+…

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mcafee.com/activate
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www.mcafee.com/activate – Steps by steps for downloading, installing and activating your McAfee activate antivirus by redeeming the valid license keycode from McAfee.com/Activate.

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Microsoft Memo Bans April Fools' Day Pranks
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Everyone hates April Fools’ Day, and Microsoft is taking a stand against its own corporate pranks. From a report: Microsoft’s marketing chief Chris Capossela has warned all employees to not participate in the process of annoying hoaxes on Monday. In an internal memo, Capossela explains that “data tells us these stunts have limited positive impact […]

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Microsoft exec bans company from pulling any dumb April Fools’ pranks
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Enlarge April 1 has long been a spectacularly annoying day to be alive, with brands falling over themselves to be “funny” and usually revealing themselves to be anything but. This was almost tolerable in the days when we were talking simply fake advertisements in print media, but it has taken on a new dimension online, […]

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Apple Presents Its Spin on Entertainment and News
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Apple announced a raft of new services, including original TV programming and news and magazine offerings, at an event held at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. The Apple TV+ service, which will launch in the fall, already has a number of high-profile shows in its lineup, including Amazing Stories, a science fiction anthology […]

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TikTok parent Bytedance is getting serious about games
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A turbulent 2018 for China’s gaming market hasn’t held back newcomers. Bytedance, the world’s most valuable startup behind a collection of rising new media apps including TikTok and Jinri Toutiao, is making a further push into video games after it took control of a mobile game developer through a roundabout deal. According to a business registration […]

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