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Spotify launches ‘Spotlight,’ a new podcast format with visual elements

Spotify has been working on building out its podcast business, and now offers a large catalog of shows (including our own Original Content, which you should definitely check out). Today, it’s debuting a new “multimedia format” that adds visual elements to podcasts (as well as audiobooks, news bites, and other audio, but for the sake of simplicity, let’s just call ...

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Amazon launches autoscaling service on AWS

One of the primary advantages of cloud computing has always been the ability to scale up to meet short-term needs and scale back when that need has been met. In other words, you don’t have to pay for infrastructure that you don’t need to hedge against heavy usage. That has mostly meant server capacity, but over time it has been ...

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#ICYMI launches with a look at London’s new US Embassy that Donald Trump just hates (VIDEO)

Donald Trump has decided he just doesn’t like the newly built US Embassy in London very much. He’s canceled a planned trip to Britain in February, during which he was expected to officially open the huge cube-shaped building. Of course, the decision to axe the visit has nothing to do with the hundreds of thousands of people who were expected ...

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Israel launches secret squad to challenge negative image & boycott campaign

Israel has created a secretive body made up of ex-generals and a former UN ambassador to engage in an online propaganda campaign against the state’s opponents internationally. The Strategic Affairs Ministry created the corporation to carry out “mass awareness activities” to counteract what it describes as “the delegitimization campaign” against Israel internationally, Haaretz reports. The group, named Kella Shlomo, received ...

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Google launches a new directory to help you discover Assistant actions

Google says you can now perform more than a million actions with the Google Assistant. Those range from looking up photos with Google Photos to starting a meditation session from Headspace. But one problem with voice assistants is that it’s very hard to discover which actions you actually can perform. For many users, that means they use their Google Home ...

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Heavy-weed champion of the world? Mike Tyson launches California cannabis farm

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 20:50 Mike Tyson has landed a blow for cannabis enthusiasts by breaking ground on a 40-acre marijuana farm in California. The move by the former world heavyweight boxing champion comes hot on the heels of the state’s decision to legalize the drug for recreational use. READ MORE: ‘Happy New Year blunts!’ 2018 brings marijuana legalization ...

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Turkey launches probe into ‘veiling party’ at secondary school

Published time: 31 Dec, 2017 22:25 An inquiry has been launched against the management of a school in Turkey after revelations that a local teacher made girls wear headscarves. Photos of pupils attending ‘parties’ that promoted veiling emerged on social media. Turkey’s education directorate in the south eastern Sanliurfa province launched the investigation into a local secondary school after it ...

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‘Nuclear alien UFO from N. Korea!’ 5 times rocket launches triggered UFO frenzy (VIDEOS)

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 22:16 Edited time: 23 Dec, 2017 22:33 Space X’s rocket launch caused a social media frenzy Friday night as it left an unusually shaped plume in its wake, sparking claims of UFO sightings – a feverish reaction that has become commonplace in the space age. As the stunning sight lit up the sky and social ...

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Instagram launches an alpha testing program on iOS and Android

Are you an early adopter? Okay, but are you a really early adopter who likes to test new, experimental things even if it means you’ll experience crashes and bugs? Then you may be interested to know that Instagram has launched Alpha testing programs on iOS and Android aimed at those who want to test pre-release versions of its popular photo-sharing ...

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Twitter launches a new enterprise API to power customer service and chatbots

Twitter’s big news this week is its announcement that it’s now enforcing its new policies around hateful content and abuse, but today the company is rolling out something new for developers, as well: an enterprise-level API providing access to real-time activities like tweets, retweets, likes and follows. The addition of the API is part of Twitter’s broader plan to revamp ...

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