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Apple has completed its acquisition of music recognition app Shazam

Back in December of 2017, Apple announced it would purchase the music discovery service Shazam. Now, that acquisition is complete, and it means that the Shazam app experience will soon be ad-free for all users.

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Apple original content tipped to be in trouble already

While its devices are still making it millions, Apple is seen to be shifting to a more services-oriented business model. Like what Amazon does with its Kindle and Fire devices, iPhones, iPads, and Macs are increasingly becoming gateways into Apple’s software and, more importantly, subscription-based services. It may already have music streaming in the bag but as far as video … Continue reading

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Telltale Games lays off most employees as part of “majority closure”

It’s a sad day for Telltale Games, the studio behind many notable video games, including the episodic The Walking Dead series and more. The company revealed in a statement that it laid off the majority of its employees today, the remainder sticking around only to wrap up some business obligations for the board and company partners. Telltale released its statement … Continue reading

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Capcom closes Vancouver studio behind ‘Dead Rising’

Video game publisher Capcom is shutting down its Vancouver studio and around 158 employees will be let go. The company told Variety that operations were suspended Tuesday and a skeleton crew would remain on board until January in order to finalize th...

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Tesla reportedly faces DOJ investigation over Elon Musk tweets

It looks like Tesla is in more hot water over Elon Musk's tweets that the company might go private. Bloomberg reports that, according to two people familiar with the matter, the Department of Justice is investigating Tesla because of the CEO's statem...

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Amazon looks into reports of staff leaking data to merchants

Bribery in tech companies or their supply chains in is nothing new (there are numerous stories of factory workers leaking unannounced products), but Amazon is grappling with some particularly serious concerns. The company has confirmed to the Wall S...

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Netflix Post Technology Alliance helps creators choose the best tools

Netflix has announced a new program that will apply a logo to products that meet the company’s delivery and technical specs. Called the Netflix Post Technology Alliance, the new logo program is intended to help content creators choose the tools that best enable them to create videos for the service

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Facebook hopes to prove AR is more than selfie filters and games

As I sit surrounded by software engineers in a conference room with no natural light, playing augmented reality games on an iPhone, I forget for a second that I'm in Seattle visiting Facebook. Not Amazon or Microsoft.

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Amazon will sell 7ft live Christmas trees in the US this year

Starting in November, Amazon will sell live Christmas trees measuring about 7ft tall with free shipping for Prime customers. The company plans to offer multiple tree varieties, including Douglas fir, Norfolk Island pine, and Fraser fir, giving customers in the United States a way to get a live tree without renting a truck or driving to a farm.

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‘The Last Remnant’ finally comes to PlayStation a decade late

If you've been waiting patiently for a decade to play The Last Remnant on a PlayStation, we finally have good news for you. A remastered version of the Japanese RPG is coming to the PlayStation 4 on December 6th in celebration of the game's 10th anni...

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