Shoelace, Google’s experimental social app meant to bring people together in-real-life, has suspended operations indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to notice sent to users on Wednesday. Google’s in-house incubator, Area 120, launched the social networking app last July as an invite-only test in New York City. Shoelace allowed users to organize in-person events and helped...
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Streaming Services Should Beware Becoming Like Cable Companies
About a month ago, I finally reached my breaking point with YouTube TV, the streaming service I had subscribed to years earlier as a replacement for cable TV. I didn’t think twice about paying $40 a month for it in 2018, but after years of price increases—YouTube TV now costs $73 a month—I realized my family wasn’t watching it nearly enough to justify the money. So I ditched it. More...
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