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The portable PlayStations were Sony at its most ambitious

As we mark 25 years of PlayStation this week, Sony’s grip on the home console market has rarely been stronger. The PS4 recently outsold the original PlayStation to become the second bestselling version yet behind the PS2, which will likely never be matched. It augurs well for the upcoming launch …

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Google’s third era

Yesterday’s news that Sundar Pichai is taking on the new role of CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet was not exactly a “knock you over with a feather” kind of announcement. In a strictly technical, definitional sense, this is an “era-changing” moment because there’s a new CEO for Alphabet. Larry …

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Jay-Z's music is back on Spotify after two years away

In 2017, Tidal owner Jay-Z removed his music from several competing streaming services. While much of his catalog returned to some of them, like Apple Music, pretty quickly, it hasn’t been on the largest one ever since. Until now. Spotify announced at midnight ET that on the rapper’s 50th birthday, …

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Jay Z returns to Spotify

Today is the birthday of Sean Corey Carter. To celebrate his 50h, the artist better known as Jay Z has returned his entire music catalog to Spotify where he’s sure to cash in on this gift to subscribers. Z’s solo work disappeared from both Apple and Spotify in April 2017, …

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Amazon launches new battery-powered Echo exclusively for India

Amazon has launched a new Echo smart speaker exclusively for the Indian market. The Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker Edition is a compact speaker with 360-degree sound and, unusually for the Echo line, a built-in rechargeable battery. Amazon says the 4,800mAh capacity should be good for 10 hours of music …

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