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Google and Amazon Got in a Fight and Now Users Are Stuck in the Middle

Watching YouTube videos on your Amazon Echo Show is no longer an option. On Tuesday evening, Gizmodo received a tip that Amazon’s personal assistant could no longer play videos from the Google service. And this morning, both companies are confirming that’s the case, but for different reasons. Read More >>

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UK Devs Can Now Add To Alexa’s Flash Briefing

Developers in the UK and Germany can now contribute to the Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing, otherwise known as the little snippets of news you get when you say "Alexa, what's new?" Read More >>

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Google’s Made an API for Identifying Troll Comments

Google's Counter Abuse Technology team and Jigsaw (part of Alphabet) are working on a way to identify and weed out angry manchildren in website comment sections. Read More >>

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Uber Will Help Find You News, Music and Other Content Tailored to Your Trip

Uber knows a lot about you by the time your bum hits the seat of a car. Now, it plans to offer you the option to discover a curated stream of content designed to fit the specifics of your journey. Read More >>

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Over 60 Smartphone Apps Now Use TfL’s Live Bus Data APIs

Transport for London says the live data that powers its 19,500 bus stop displays is now at the core of over 60 separate mobile apps, as the capital's commuters enjoy watching their next buses trundle around the city and arrive all at once, live. Read More >>

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Watson Is Going To Be Open For Public Use on the Cloud

Watson was always going to be more than just a successful game show contestant. Now, the computer is about to take on anything and everything, as it opens itself up to the public on the cloud. Read More >>

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Netflix Just Made It Harder to Find Out When Movies Expire

Want to find out when Netflix will pull Godzilla so you don't miss it? Too bad. Netflix just decided to stop providing that information through its API, so third-party services like InstantWatcher.com's Expiring Soon on Instant are now pretty much useless. Read More >>

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The Pebble SDK Is Out and Apps Aren’t Far Behind

The allure of having a smart watch like the Pebble is more than just having a watch with more display options: it's apps. Now, with the release of the Pebble SDK, the apps can start to flow. Read More >>

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Is Facebook Locking Down Its Social Graph Data?

For all the reasons that Facebook is a massive success, it has one card that trumps the likes of Twitter, Google and LinkedIn: it knows who your real-life friends are. Kindly, Facebook shares that data with third parties apps using its Social Graph API—but it seems that privilege might not be a given for much longer. Read More >>

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Nike Teams Up with Path to Socialise Your Runs

Path seems to have bounced back from last month's privacy kerfuffle quite handily. The app maker announced today that its API will be integrated into Nike's running apps and accessories, allowing your friends to cheer you on virtually. Read More >>