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Instagram introduces Live video and disappearing messages

After Instagram copied Snapchat and then differentiated itself by adding Boomerangs, mentions, and URLs, now the company is at it again. Live Video on Instagram Stories Starting today, the company is rolling out ephemeral Live video and messages. The first is arguably the most interesting addition and brings one of Facebook’s big features to the photo sharing app. When you’re creating a story, you’ll soon be able to swipe over to a new ‘Live’ button, offering a way for users to hop into a live stream. When someone starts streaming,…

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Twitter brings its live video app to Android TV

Twitter has been making the big push into video this year, striking deals with broadcasters for live content, including sports and the US elections. Now Twitter is bringing live video to Android TV. The company already launched live video apps for Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV, and the Xbox One, but apparently Android TV was just deemed important enough as well. It’s NFL deal for streaming Thursday night games is likely the most notable bit of live content on right now, but as Android Police points out, the league is…

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Microsoft starts powering its Wyoming datacentre entirely with Wind Energy

Microsoft said its Cheyenne datacentre in Wyoming will now be powered entirely by 237 megawatts of wind energy. “Our commitment extends beyond greening our own operations because these projects help create a greener, more reliable grid in the communities in which we operate,” Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, said in a Microsoft blog post on Monday. “That’s why we are announcing our largest wind energy purchases yet – 237 megawatts of wind energy – that will allow our datacenter in Cheyenne, Wyoming to be powered entirely by wind…

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Lenovo is ditching its own brand name to make way for ‘Moto’

Campaign Asia reports that gadget maker Lenovo will stop marketing smartphones with its own brand name and adopt the Moto label from here on out. The company acquired Motorola from Google for $2.91 billion in 2014. It previously announced plans to phase out the ‘Motorola’ name for handsets at the beginning of this year; the new change comes along with a shake-up of the company’s leadership. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out for the Moto brand. As Android Police noted, there’s a risk of diluting the sensible…

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