YouTube Gaming announced by Google

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YouTube on Friday said it is creating an online arena devoted to video game play, jumping onto a hot “e-sports” trend and challenging Amazon-owned Twitch. YouTube Gaming will debut in Britain and the United States in the coming months, according to product manager Alan Joyce. “YouTube Gaming is built to …

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Facebook Messenger Tops a Billion Downloads on Google Play

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Facebook crowed Tuesday that an Android version of its Messenger app has been downloaded more than a billion times from the Google Play store. “Happy to make it to the very exclusive Android 1 billion+ downloads club,” the head of the Messenger team David Marcus said in an online post. …

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Windows 10 PC squeezed inside Quanta’s Compute Plug

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A Taiwanese company has created a plug-like computer capable of running Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 10 operating system. Quanta’s Compute Plug is designed to be pushed directly into a power socket, has an HDMI port for TV connections and two USB sockets. It is not the first such device. US chipmaker …

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Facebook gives priority to Friends

Facebook said Tuesday it was re configuring its News Feed, in a move aimed at giving people more information about what is happening to “the friends you care about.” The world’s biggest social network unveiled changes which decrease reliance on “referral” traffic or the sharing of news articles or other …

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