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Spotify Now Has $US1 Billion To Play With

What could Spotify do with $US1 billion? That’s now a question worth asking, since it’s managed to raise the sum as debt financing to spend on growing the company.


YouTube Reportedly Building Periscope Alternative Called Connect

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. That may be just what YouTube is doing according to a new report from VentureBeat, which suggests the video company is building a Periscope competitor that will be called Connect.


The All-Reality TV Streaming Service Hayu Launches In Australia Next Week And I Can't Wait

Reality TV gets a bit of a bad rap. Reality TV viewers often even more so. Hayu targets a specific fanbase, sure — but that fanbase is big — and it wants what hayu is putting down. Complete box sets of shows, 3000 episodes of mindless guilty pleasures, at the same time as the US, for less than the price of a magazine a month? Sign me up.


Sonos Is Laying Off Staff, Embracing Streaming And Voice Control

Sonos has announced that it’s making some big changes, laying off staff and shifting the focus of its hardware — to concentrate on streaming music and embrace voice control.


Everything You Can Say To Siri On The New Apple TV

Siri is a big part of the next-generation Apple TV. You can use the personal assistant app to choose content, identify movie actors, skip songs and more. If you own one of the latest puck-shaped boxes, then here are just about all the things you can say to Siri — just press and hold the microphone button on the remote and start talking.


Popcorn Time 'Officially' Announces Its Return

Popcorn Time is the revolutionary app that’s been continuously dubbed the Netflix for torrents. But after aggressive legal action by the Motion Picture Association of America, the original site Popcorntime.io, shut down indefinitely. After week of mystery surrounding its sudden reappearance, anonymous developers are declaring that illegal Netflix is back, baby.


You Can Finally Use Apple Music With Sonos

Sonos is billed as being the ultimate in-home music system, promising seamless streaming throughout your entire house. So it must’ve sucked to spend thousands of dollars and not be able to use Apple Music with it, which was the case until today.


You Can Now Stream Torrents From The Pirate Bay In Your Browser

Despite a stormy ride, The Pirate Bay is still alive and well. And now it has an intriguing new feature: you can stream the torrents it indexes right there in your browser.


Use OttoPlay To Watch Netflix Like It's Old-School Cable

Are you a fervent acolyte of the on-demand video streaming revolution and yet still yearn for some of the old-school television charm? OttoPlay is an add-on for Netflix (and YouTube and Hulu) that brings back the old channel surfing feel, letting you skip across “channels.” It may be more rewarding than normal recommendations, at least.


Youtube Said To Be Working To Stream Live 360 Video

There’s no denying that 360 video is wonderful, immersive and, in some cases, almost exhilarating. But YouTube isn’t content: Apparently it’s building capabilities that will allow it to stream 360-degree video live.


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