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Apple announces Apple TV app revamp and subscription service

Aside from some unexpected announcements today, Apple’s event showcased exactly what we were expecting- a complete revamp of the Apple TV app and a streaming subscription service. The new Apple TV app will house ‘channel’ subscriptions from big networks like Showtime and HBO, while an Apple TV+ subscription will get …

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Facebook testing paid subscriptions for private groups

Yesterday we learned that Facebook is planning to further monetise Messenger with auto-playing video ads. Now, we have more details on the social networks future monetisation plans, with Groups set to get subscription fees. Facebook made the announcement in a press release today, with the company claiming that it often …

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Microsoft is launching Minecraft: Education Edition

Ever since Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion we have wondered what the company planned on doing with it and now, part of its plan has been revealed. Today, Microsoft announced Minecraft Education Edition, a subscription-based version of the game intended for schools. The education edition will launch this Summer …

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WhatsApp is dropping its subscription and will be ad-free

It has almost been two years since Facebook purchased WhatsApp for a massive $19 billion but since then, the company hasn’t really done anything with it or changed the way it operates at all. However, one big change is finally happening- WhatsApp is dropping its annual subscription entirely. WhatsApp’s subscription …

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NBC executive not concerned about Netflix, Amazon, Youtube

If you look back to the late ’90s, early ’00s, there were a lot of people claiming that the internet wasn’t a threat to their business and wouldn’t change the way we do things. That’s why it feels like deja vu when head of NBC’s research and media development, Alan Wurtzel, claims …

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EA Access is expanding from Xbox One to PC

EA Access is finally branching out from the Xbox One and will launch on the PC soon though under the slightly different name ‘Origin Access’. There will be 15 games in ‘The Vault’ at launch for subscribers with more to be added over time. Origin Access is a subscription service …

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Google launches YouTube Red paid subscription service

We have been hearing about it for many months but now it has finally happened, Google has officially launched YouTube Red, the paid, ad-free subscription service for the world’s most popular video on demand platform. YouTube Red will offer everything on the site right now with no adverts, the subscription …

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Apple halves its iCloud storage prices

Apple had a big day yesterday, launching the new Apple TV, iPad Pro, iPad Mini and the iPhone 6S. There were so many announcements last night that this one may have slipped under the radar. Yesterday, Apple went ahead and halved the prices for its iCloud storage. As a standard, …

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WildStar free to play closed beta launches

Earlier this year, it was announced that WildStar would be ditching the subscription model in favour of going free to play, in hopes that this would bring a surge of new players and keep the game alive. The switch to free to play is due to happen ‘this fall’ but …

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Google pushing ahead with plans for paid service

It seems that Google is pushing ahead with its plans to launch a paid YouTube service some time this year. So far, the company has signed up partners that make up around 90 percent of YouTube views, though apparently Google’s efforts on getting TV networks involved are falling a bit …

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YouTube has a paid subscription service on the way

News broke earlier this week that YouTube’s long rumored paid subscription service is finally on the way. The new service will let monthly subscribers watch videos without ads and a cut of that revenue will be split between YouTube and content creators. The idea is to boost revenue for everybody, …

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Amazon now offers unlimited cloud storage

Amazon has announced its new subscription tiers for its online storage service, ‘Cloud Drive’, with one of the options offering up unlimited storage. Those with Amazon Prime or owners of an Amazon Fire device will already have access to unlimited photo storage, but now two extra tiers are available to …

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