Googles News Initiative heads to APAC with grants of up to $300K for media orgs

Google is expanding its efforts to support media to Asia-Pacific after the search giant brought its Google News Initiative to the region. Known as GNI, the program is designed to “help quality journalism thrive in the digital age” by providing grants (i.e. cash without equity) to media organizations that are…

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Interest rates and fears of a mounting trade war send tech stocks lower

Shares of technology companies were battered in today’s trading as fears of an increasing trade war between the U.S. and China and rising interest rates convinced worried investors to sell. The Nasdaq Composite Index, which is where many of the country’s largest technology companies trade their shares, was down 219.4…

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Google apparently wants the Red Sox to win the World Series

Google is apparently rooting for the Red Sox.Image: Justin Heiman/Getty Images It’s Game 3 of the World Series tonight, but the Boston Red Sox have already beat the Los Angeles Dodgers for the championship — that is, if you trust Google to give you the right answer. Google Search today…

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Google’s Project Stream is testing out streaming games through Chrome

Project Stream could change the game.Image: JUSTIN SULLIVAN / Getty Images Google announced Project Stream today, which allows Google Chrome users to stream video games. Project Stream is a new video game streaming service that Google is testing, and you can test yourself if you’re lucky. To be clear: this…

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Spotify is falling behind on lyrics and voice

Spotify’s lack of full lyrics support and its minimal attention to voice are beginning to become problems for the streaming service. The company has been so focused on the development of its personalization technology and programming its playlists, it has overlooked key features that its competitors – including Apple, Google,…

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