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Google Search now translates foreign words automatically

venturebeat.com — As Google Translate celebrates ten years in existence, Google has now integrated the immensely useful tool more deeply into its search engine. While Google Search already translated words for users if they included the word "translate" in their keywords, e.g.

SoundCloud's music subscription goes international; first stop the U.K. and Ireland

venturebeat.com — One month after launching its subscription streaming service in the U.S., SoundCloud is kicking off its big international expansion today with a launch in the U.K. and Ireland. Priced at £9.99 / €9.99 per month after a 30-day trial, the new ad-free service offers 125 million tracks from 12 million artists.

Vimeo acquires white-label video subscription platform VHX to help creators build their own Netflix

venturebeat.com — Vimeo has acquired fellow New York company VHX, a platform that lets creators set up their own video distribution networks online. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2010, VHX offers a number of services aimed at helping people to launch their own subscription-based service and to sell or rent videos individually.

Bitcoin creator unmasked: Australian computer scientist Craig Wright says he is Satoshi Nakamoto

Bitcoin creator unmasked: Australian computer scientist Craig Wright says he is Satoshi Nakamoto
venturebeat.com — After years of speculation, the search for the elusive creator behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency now seems to have reached a conclusion. Revealing his identity to the BBC, among a handful of other publications, Australian entrepreneur Dr. Craig Wright today confirmed rumors that first surfaced in December, that he is in fact Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous individual that introduced Bitcoin to the world way back in 2009.

Rovi acquires TiVo in $1.1 billion deal, 'TiVo' will be the new company name

Rovi acquires TiVo in $1.1 billion deal, 'TiVo' will be the new company name
venturebeat.com — The rumors were true: Rovi today confirmed it intends to acquire DVR pioneer and set-top box maker TiVo, in a $1.1 billion deal. Rovi, formerly known as Macrovision, specializes on-screen TV guide listings, and as result of this deal it will create what it calls a "$3 Billion entertainment technology leader."

HP announces ultra-thin Chromebook 13, the first with an Intel Core M processor, starting at $499

HP announces ultra-thin Chromebook 13, the first with an Intel Core M processor, starting at $499
venturebeat.com — HP today unveiled its all-new Chromebook at an event in New York. The new HP Chromebook 13 sports a 13.3-inch screen and comes replete with a QHD+ (3200 x 1800) resolution display, which is among the highest resolutions yet for a Chrome OS-based machine.

Judge finds Amazon liable for in-app charges racked up by kids

Judge finds Amazon liable for in-app charges racked up by kids
venturebeat.com — A federal court has ruled that Amazon is responsible for charges billed to parents by their kids through in-app purchases. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) first lodged the case against Amazon back in July 2014, after the government agency had already reached settlements with both Apple and Google over the exact same issue.

Shopify launches cash-advance service for merchants

Shopify launches cash-advance service for merchants
venturebeat.com — E-commerce platform Shopify is getting into the money-lending business today with the launch of Shopify Capital, a service that gives merchants cash advances to invest back in their companies. Founded out of Ottawa, Canada, in 2004, Shopify offers a cloud-based commerce platform designed to make it easier for companies to set up shop online, though it also caters for in-store transactions with a point-of-sale system to accept card payments.

Uber's new board member: Huffington Post cofounder Arianna Huffington

Uber's new board member: Huffington Post cofounder Arianna Huffington
venturebeat.com — Here's a surprising little curve-call for you today: Huffington Post cofounder Arianna Huffington is now a member of Uber's board. Founded in 2005 alongside Kenneth Lerer and Jonah Peretti, who would later go on to create BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post has emerged as one of the most visited online news sites, guided by Arianna herself who serves as editor-in-chief.

Inside Gogo's airborne lab for testing in-flight Wi-Fi

Inside Gogo's airborne lab for testing in-flight Wi-Fi
venturebeat.com — Just as customers walk away from a $50,000 car deal because the cupholder is too small, in-flight Wi-Fi may play a disproportionately pivotal part in flyers' decision-making. A Honeywell survey from 2014 suggested that two-thirds of passengers choose their airlines and routes based on the availability of Wi-Fi on planes, and almost a quarter of respondents indicated they had paid more for a flight to ensure they had Wi-Fi on board.
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@m4tt Spurs will go down to 10 men, should make it easier...

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Cheeky 3 quid on Chelsea to steal a 2-2.

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@piersmorgan People seem to think you must share their nationality to have an opinion on stuff that happen in their country. They're wrong.

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