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- Spotify Drops 5-Play per Song Limit in the UK
Spotify, and most of its competitors, offers a free, ad-supported version of its service. This is to entice new users and to get as many people hooked as possible. Still, running an on-demand music streaming business is expensive, so offering the service for free isn't cheap, for Spotify. It must have a way of enticing or coercing users to start paying for Spotify, so there are limits to how much you can listen. For the first six months, you get pretty much the full...
- Talk to Chrome to Make a Silent Movie
Google added support for the Web Speech API to Chrome recently, making the feature available to all Chrome users in 30 languages. Now, Google is showing off a cool way of testing the technology. "We thought it would be fun to demonstrate this new technology by using an old one: silent film," Google explained. "The Peanut Gallery lets you add intertitles to old black-and-white movie clips just by talking out loud while you watch them," it added. As the nam...
- Google Flight Search Now Available in France, the UK, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands
Google's Flight Search tool has been around for almost a couple of years now, even if it did take it quite a while to acquire ITA Software, the company behind the technology, but it's been US only so far. It did get support for international flights last year, but, again, these were only really useful to Americans. Not anymore, Google Flight Search now works in France, the UK, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. It's not a huge expansion, but it's a solid first step.
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