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Spotify’s challenge is to prove it’s a real business, not a fantasy

Three months after quietly filing to become a public company, Spotify finally made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday. It was a big day for the Swedish music-streaming giant, to say the least, and it ended up exceeding expectations from...

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A tweet sent Fleetwood Mac back to the Billboard charts

Fleetwood Mac's songs are not boring, and it's very easy to dance to them. That's what Twitter user @bottledfleet showed us all when responding to criticism from an unnamed source that "Fleetwood Mac's music is so boring, you can't even dance to it."...

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Read Mark Zuckerberg's media Q&A on data security

Yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a call with the media in which he spoke about the Cambridge Analytica situation and how Facebook is working to protect its users' data going forward. The transcript of that call, including the Q&A th...

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Sony will make almost $1 billion on Spotify's IPO

Spotify finally realized its IPO, after going the road less travelled and listing directly. Shares have already increased in value from $132 initially to settle around $140 for now. For those that already owned some Spotify stock, it was a good day....

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'Alex's Sci-Fi World' is a beautiful piece of VR animation

Hand-painted VR animation isn't new. Oculus developed Quill, a 3D painting package for the Rift, back in 2015 for its now defunct Story Studio. It was released to the public in Dec. 2016 and updated with a slew of filmmaking features three months ago...

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Avast claims its secure browser is 30 percent faster than yours

Avast has updated its browser to give users greater control over their online privacy. According to the company, its renamed Avast Secure Browser (formerly SafeZone) is designed to plug the security gaps that result from users' misplaced protection e...

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The next 'Overwatch' event is a Blackwatch mission in Venice

After a week of teases, Blizzard has finally revealed what's in store for the Overwatch Mission Archives, the new title for the events following last year's Uprising. During the Overwatch League competition, Jeff Kaplan unveiled this year's event, Re...

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Microsoft vows to let partner companies keep their patents

Microsoft has launched a new policy that means its tech customers will keep hold of any patent rights that come out of its partnerships. In a blog post, Microsoft president Brad Smith explained that the Shared Innovation Initiative is designed to rea...

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The Morning After: Facebook's long day

Hopefully your day isn't as busy as yesterday was for Facebook. We'll explain what the social network is up to now, plus take a look at the first of many powerful-and-light gaming laptops on the way.

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Deluxe projector maker JVC launches a 'budget' $2,500 DLP model

In the past, you'd have to be prepared to pay at least $4,000 to get a JVC 4K projector, which could cost you as much as $35,000. While they're some of the best you can get and are probably worth the price for aficionados, they might still be a bit t...

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