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Reddit Launching Video Platform For AMA (Ask Me Anything) Sessions

Reddit will soon be competing with YouTube as it launches its own video content. Reddit Video will convert the AMA (Ask Me Anything) interviews into video format in an attempt to monetize the site's huge user base.

Apps/Software May 6, 2015

Apple Reveals Details Of Web Crawler Bot. Is This The Start Of Apple Search?

Apple has confirmed the existence of the Applebot, a web crawler used to index pages on the Internet. The news has helped fuel rumors of a possible Apple search engine in the works.

Internet May 6, 2015

Grooveshark Is Back From The Dead - Still Defying The Law

A new version of Grooveshark was launched just days after the illegal music-sharing site closed its doors.

Apps/Software May 5, 2015

Google Launches Ads For Smaller Screens As Mobile Search Overtakes Desktop In US, Japan And 8 Other Countries

Google has announced a new suite of ads specially designed for the smartphone screen. The ads for cars, hotels and mortgages are released as mobile searches, which the company notes now outnumber desktop queries in 10 countries.

Internet May 5, 2015

JetBlue Offering Free Amazon Prime Streaming Video

JetBlue passengers will soon be able to stream movies and TV shows in-flight using Amazon Prime. Customers will only pay the regular fees for Amazon content.

Internet May 5, 2015

Apple Watch Power Problems Could Be Solved With Battery Strap Accessory

Apple Watch accessory maker Reserve Strap has discovered in designing its strap that can charge the timepiece on the go that the device can actually be charged more quickly than first thought. It plans to use a retractable connector to connect to a 6-pin port.

Wearable Tech May 4, 2015

Google Launches Collections To Rival Pinterest

Collections is a new feature for Google+ that allows users to share photos, videos or any content around a particular interest or topic. Users of Google’s social network should see the new ‘Collections’ tab with Pinterest-like functionality from May 4.

Apps/Software May 4, 2015

Spotify Raises $350M At $8B Valuation As Music Streaming Rival Grooveshark Shuts Down

Spotify has raised $350 million in funding, which now values the music streaming company at $8 billion dollars. In contrast, former rival Grooveshark has finally closed its doors following a lengthy legal battle with record companies.

Apps/Software May 1, 2015

Britney Spears Launching Mobile Game

Britney Spears is the latest celebrity to enter the mobile gaming market. The singer has signed a five-year deal with Glu Mobile, the creator of the successful 'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood' game.

Apps/Software May 1, 2015

Microsoft Won't Launch Windows 10 On Phones This Summer

Windows 10 has taken center stage at Microsoft’s Build developer conference this week. But while the new operating system will launch on PCs in the summer, Windows phone owners will have to wait longer.

Apps/Software May 1, 2015

Goldman Sachs Backs Bitcoin With $50M Investment In Wallet Startup Circle

Bitcoin startup Circle has received $50 million in funding from Goldman Sachs and Chinese firm IDG Capital Partners. Circle is an online wallet that allows you to to hold, send, and receive U.S. dollars as well as bitcoin.

Deals April 30, 2015

Apple Hires Top BBC Radio Producers For Its Upcoming Music Service

Apple is ramping up for the release of its streaming music service by recruiting top producers from BBC Radio. The new service is expected to launch later this summer, following Apple’s acquisition of Dr. Dre’s Beats last year.

Deals April 30, 2015

Instagram Launches Music Channel @music

@music, the company's new, internally operated Instagram account, will be used to promote popular and emerging artists from around the globe.

Apps/Software April 29, 2015

Project Fi App Live In Google's Play Store

Project Fi, Google’s mobile phone carrier service, has officially gone live. There is now an app for the service available in Google Play.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 29, 2015

Are Android Apps Coming To Your Windows 10 Devices?

Microsoft could be on the verge of announcing Android apps for its new operating system. Windows 10 looks set to dominate the Microsoft Build annual developer conference.

Apps/Software April 29, 2015

Facebook Threatens Reduced Features In Europe If Regulators Don’t Back Off

Facebook users in Europe may have to wait for or miss out on certain product updates because the social network is getting sick of dealing with EU regulators.

Legal April 29, 2015

8 Great Apps For Distracting Your Toddler

Nothing calms a screaming kid like a touch screen device — well, aside from ice cream. Tech Times has taken a look at some of the best smartphone apps aimed at toddlers.

Apps/Software April 28, 2015

Apple Watch Sport Has A Better Display Than Pricier Models

Early reports suggest that the entry-level Apple Watch Sport has a better display than the more expensive models. The Sapphire in the higher-end models reflects more light, which washes out the picture in bright conditions.

Wearable Tech April 28, 2015

Virtual Reality App Project Elysium Bringing People Back From The Dead Using Oculus Rift

Project Elysium is aiming to reunite mourners with their deceased relatives through the world of virtual reality using Facebook’s Oculus Rift glasses. It is created by Australia’s Paranormal Games for the Oculus VR Jam 2015.

April 28, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Tales: Read The Best Stories Of The Year

The Pulitzer Prize awards for the best journalism of the year were named last week. If you get most of your news online, chances are you missed a lot of it, so Tech Times has put together links to all the winning stories here.

Society April 27, 2015

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