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Streaming video services are causing drop in TV network subscriptions, says NPD Group

Streaming video services are causing drop in TV network subscriptions, says NPD Group

There are many subscription-based video streaming services available, ranging from the popular staples of Netflix and Amazon Prime to the somewhat less popular offerings like VUDU. These services are often relatively inexpensive, and can be watched on many devices, ranging from smartphones to televisions, making them attractive on many scales. According to an NPD Group report, the popularity of these services can be seen in their effect on subscription television networks: a 6-percent drop in two years.

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Baboom music service pre-launches with Kim Dotcom’s own demo album

Baboom music service pre-launches with Kim Dotcom’s own demo album

Kim Dotcom, the man behind now-defunct Megaupload and its namesake, Mega, revealed late last summer that he apparently had grown bored of his file-sharing website, and that he'd be stepping down as director in order to have more free time for other projects, one of which was said to be a music service he had up his sleeves. No details were dropped at the time, but fast-forward a few months, and now Baboom is here.

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Google reportedly adds security guards to employee bus stops

Google reportedly adds security guards to employee bus stops

Google has been the subject of some protesting ire in San Francisco in recent times, something that resulted in one company bus being vandalized via slashed tires and a rock being thrown through a window. It seems the tech giant has responded to this in the form of bus stop-located security guards, which keep roost at employees' bus stop in San Francisco's Mission District area, and possibly others.

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Coinye digital currency briefly shuts down following Kanye West legal threat

Coinye digital currency briefly shuts down following Kanye West legal threat

One of the more interesting digital currencies to surface in recent times (aside from Dogecoin, that is), Coinye was hit with a legal threat from Kanye West this week, something that apparently lead to the website being briefly taken offline and a message being released stating: "COINYE IS DEAD. You win, Kanye." Only, the website is back up and running again, proudly displaying its Kanye-inspired shades-wearing fish.

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Facebook Trending brings popular topics to light, rolling out now

Facebook Trending brings popular topics to light, rolling out now

Following the inclusion of hashtags, Facebook began testing a Trending box during the late summer last year, showing popular topics in the upper corner of one's account much in the same way the aforementioned microblogging site does. Fast-forward a handful of months, and Facebook has now begun rolling the new feature out in certain (yet unspecified) countries, while mobile users will have to keep waiting as testing is still underway.

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