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Facebook Messenger platform push continues with Spotify integration

Sending Spotify songs to Facebook Messenger friends will soon be just a few taps away.

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Spotify’s new Fresh Finds feature tells you what the cool kids are listening to

Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlists dig through music blogs so you don’t have to.

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Brita’s Wi-Fi water pitcher orders fresh filters on its own

The Brita Infinity water pitcher auto-buys new filters with help from Amazon.

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The FCC wants to blow up the cable box. Here's what its proposal will (and won’t) do

Confused by the FCC’s cable box plan? Here’s what it all means for cable subscribers and cord cutters.

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Mastercard's working on selfie-based security for online payments

Mastercard will soon let you verify your ID with a selfie instead of typing a password.

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Facebook Messenger ads might behave like voluntary text spam

Chatting with businesses on Facebook Messenger could open you up to message-based ads.

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Smartwatches out-shipped Swiss watches last quarter

The Swiss watch sales decline keeps a steady pace as smartwatch shipments break ahead.

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FCC vote could end the set-top box monopoly

The FCC wants to open up pay TV programming to any media streamer.

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ESPN is scheming more streaming services with Dish and others

Sling TV might not be the only streaming service with ESPN, as the sports giant hints at new video packages to come.

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Google lends Apple support over FBI encryption demands

Google CEO Sundar Pichai pipes up in Apple's favor, and says making tech companies to hack customers’ devices “could be a troubling precedent,”

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Spotify deal throws in a free Chromecast with three months of Premium

Spotify’s Chromecast deal saves you $5 on the hardware and provides three months of service to boot.

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Instagram tightens security with 2-factor authentication

Instagram's two-factor authentication will protect precious celebrities--and anyone else who wants it.

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CBS’s Grammy stream failures are another cautionary tale for live online video

Last night's Grammys were the latest in a long line of streaming event failures.

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The cord-cutter’s guide to the 2016 Grammy Awards

2016 Grammys: Live streaming gets easier with All Access on TV devices.

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How Vevo plans to get you hooked on music videos again

Vevo overhauls its Apple TV app to emphasize personalized music video playlists.