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Spotify's family plan goes toe-to-toe with Apple and Google

Spotify's family plan now offers six premium memberships for $15 per month, equaling those of Apple Music and Google Play Music.

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5 ways to search Gmail that everyone should know about

Use Gmail's advanced search operators to find anything in your inbox.

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BitTorrent Live app to bring peer-to-peer live video to Apple TV

The new app will debut on Apple TV, then migrate to Android, iOS, OS X, and finally Windows.

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Amazon's new YouTube rival shoves cash at video creators

Amazon Video Direct woos creators away from YouTube with a whole bunch of ways to make money.

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Opera's launched an iOS app to expand its free, unlimited, ad-blocking VPN

After baking the SurfEasy VPN service into the Opera browser beta, the company is going mobile with a free VPN for iPhone and iPad. "We help people to break down the barriers of the web,” said SurfEasy's president.

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Apple Music to offer 50 percent discount to students

If you're headed to university in the fall, you may be able to get Apple Music for $5 a month.

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Pizza Hut turns to algorithms and GPS tracking to increase sales

Yup, it’s the 'Uber-ization' of pizza, as Pizza Hut joins the wave of chain restaurants embracing tech.

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Time Warner’s Turner aims for cinephiles with FilmStruck streaming service

Turner’s FIlmStruck streaming service will offer art house and indie films, and steals the Criterion Collection from Hulu.

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Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to infinity

A new demo shows the company's vision of files that show up on your computer but don't take up space.

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Cloud storage pioneer Bitcasa is killing its cloud storage

Bitcasa's personal cloud storage service is going by the wayside.

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Apple's iCloud problems are reportedly due to office politics

Two engineering groups may be butting heads over how to scale Siri's back-end to Apple's other services.

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Chatbots land on Skype's Mac client and web app

Now you can chat with Skype's bots on more platforms including Macs and the web version.

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5 Gmail hacks that help you master your messages

Make Gmail better by turning emails into to-dos, tuning out distracting conversations, and more.

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Netflix flips the switch on eye-popping HDR video streaming

Netflix adds HDR video for TVs that support it, but the bandwidth requirements are steep.

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Microsoft's Project Madeira turns Outlook into a small-business productivity hub

Call it one-stop shopping. Project Madeira is aimed at all the businesses that can't afford enterprise-class applications, offering scaled-down versions within Outlook.