Technology

Apple’s Beats 1 radio station launches

BBC News : Apple’s Beats 1 radio station has launched with Zane Lowe presenting the first show from Los Angeles. Lowe premiered Pharrell’s track Freedom and played City by Manchester band Spring King as his first song. It is Apple’s first venture into radio and is seen as a way for the company to market its Apple Music subscription service. ...

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OneWeb satellite operator eyes huge rocket campaign

By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent The biggest commercial rocket campaign in history has been announced by OneWeb. The British Channel Islands-registered company has acquired more than 60 launchers to help put up its proposed satellite broadband network. OneWeb envisages placing 648 spacecraft in orbit to take affordable internet connectivity to every part of the globe. The firm used a London ...

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Facebook’s photo app will not be available in Europe

BBC News : Facebook’s photo-sharing app Moments will not be made available in Europe due to concerns about its use of facial recognition, it has been revealed. The app, which allows users to share mobile-phone photos with friends without posting them publicly, was launched in the US this week. The Irish data regulator said that users must be given a ...

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YouTube to launch dedicated video gaming site and apps

By Dave Lee Technology reporter, BBC News YouTube is to launch a dedicated site and app for gaming in an attempt to take on Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch. Twitch allows gaming fans to watch and interact with live broadcasts of others playing games. Google – which owns YouTube – is understood to have made a bid for Twitch last year, only ...

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Twitter’s Dick Costolo steps down as chief executive

BBC News : Dick Costolo is stepping down as chief executive of Twitter, the company has announced. The social messaging service’s co-founder Jack Dorsey will take over as interim chief on 1 July and stay until a replacement can be found. Mr Costolo had been under pressure from investors unhappy with the firm’s user growth. In a statement, he said ...

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