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Facebook and Universal Music Ink Multi-Year Agreement

Universal Music

In what is considered an unprecedented music deal, Facebook and Universal Music Group (UMG) have signed a global multi-year agreement. Under the agreement, UMG would “license its recorded music and publishing catalogs for video and other social experiences across Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus.” In other words, Facebook users can upload …

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Instagram Direct Message Now Supports Live Video Sharing

Instagram Live Video

Instagram users would be delighted to know that they can now share a live video as a direct message. The photo and video-sharing site announced the rollout of the new function in a blog post on Thursday. How It Works When a user goes live, he or she just taps …

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Walmart Goes All-Out Against Amazon With Personal Shopping Service

Walmart

Walmart’s subsidiary called Code Eight set up by startup incubator Store No. 8 is testing a personal shopping service that targets ”high net worth urban consumers,” according to a Recode report that cited “multiple sources.” (Read: Walmart Unveils ‘Store No. 8’ Tech Incubator) With the service, those types of customers …

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Ex-Orbitz Chief Exec Is the New COO of Uber

Uber COO

Uber has appointed Barney Harford, former chief executive of online travel site Orbitz, as the ride-hailing company’s chief operating officer (COO). In an announcement, Uber said Harford would “oversee Uber’s global operations, marketing and customer support teams for our ridesharing and delivery businesses,” said Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Search Mashable …

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Amazon to Launch Streaming Service to Rival YouTube

Streaming Service

Amazon is planning to compete with YouTube by offering a similar service or platform. The online retail giant has filed trademark papers with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) for “AmazonTube” on December 5. (Read: Amazon May Be Planning a YouTube Rival) Separate Petition TV Answer Man, on the …

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This Microsoft Excel Bundle Can Teach You to Do a Lot of Things

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel can be an intimidating program to use, especially for a first-timer. The program, however, is easy to use and there are a lot of ways to use the program aside from putting in data, calculating or analyzing data, and even building games with it. (Read: Improve Your Spreadsheet …

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Reddit Introduces New Apps in Mobile Version

Reddit

Reddit has rolled out an update that brings many of the website’s features to the mobile version launched last year. (Read: Reddit Launches Its First Official Apps for iOS and Android) In a post, the platform said the update has a “new set of features and mod tools.” The site …

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