YouTube – No More Home To Music Videos?

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YouTube has, over the years, become a free music service for thousands of people all across the globe. According to sources, three major record labels are considering their options to take off music videos from YouTube due to lack of revenue from Google and its slow paced efforts to add paid tiers and better monetize the service. With the labels having very little say in context to the platform’s grip on its ad policy, sales channel and monetization, the platform also pays the lowest royalty rate amongst its competitors with a split of 45% to YouTube and 55% to the respective label. Read More

Google Maps Get A New Update For Android

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Google Maps for Android is getting an interesting update in its version 9.1, which will allow the users to share My Maps. With My Maps, users could create custom maps which they can now share, owing to the update. There is, however, a provision to hide the elements in the interface as the unnecessary items like the search bar will be taken away from the full-screen mode. So while the search bar and quick-launch for directions are not necessarily the things one would want to share, they can be simply removed with a single tap on screen. Now, in order to get the text entry field and the buttons back, the user needs to tap on the screen once again. However, the turn by turn navigation mode will not work for the features. Read More

Microsoft Bing Replaces Google In AOL Partnership

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According to the announcement made by Microsoft, the company will be handing over a part of its display advertising business to AOL. AOL, which is owned by Verizon, will have Bing as its default search engine and not Google. The switch is scheduled to take place in January 2016. Just last year, Google lost a partnership with Mozilla to Yahoo, causing its largest drop since 2009 in search market share. So, this is pretty big news for Google. Read More

Nexus 5, Android M Releasing Together? Plus Nexus 6 Update

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If rumors are to be believed, then Google Nexus 5, which is scheduled to be released at the end of this year, will have Android M pre-installed in it. While Nexus 5 will hopefully release in September or October, Google also plans on releasing the brand-new Nexus 6 sometime soon. Both the Nexus 5 and 6 will feature Android M. There are two separate codenames for the devices as they are being manufactured by LG and Huawei. Nexus 5 is called “LG Angler”, while Nexus 6 is called “Huawei Bullhead”. Read More