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The main gaming site is combining with YouTube gaming after Thursday

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YouTube has decided to close its dedicated gaming portal after a long four year of decision. They declared this thing in the last year, but they missed the original shutdown date which one was in March.  There will be no YouTube gaming after 30th May. All users will be directed to a channel which is created for games. They are also closing the app.

YouTube is sending their visitors to a gaming website which is very comfortable to connect with the gaming fans. They have declared this thing on their Google support page.

The company said:

“We want to continue to build a stronger home for the gaming community that thrives on YouTube, not just the YouTube Gaming app.”

YouTube gaming visitors have viewed and saved different contents on their own online YouTube profile for many years. That is their bad luck. YouTube is saying that it is impossible to transfer all the gaming data to a new platform. So, they suggest their subscribers merge their normal YouTube and gaming YouTube subscriptions.

A well-known gamer named Luke of kwings lets play who features walkthrough has his partnership with YouTube from 2009. According to him, the YouTube gaming community will face a big loss for this kind of shuffle. Most of the minor gamers will be lost.

Luke in a direct message to Engadget wrote:

“The new hub [doesn’t have] a wide variety of games and genres, instead, it focuses on trending videos on Fortnite or your personal watch history. It’s not a place where gamers can search for what games they are interested in and the channels that cover them.”

YouTube gaming was launched in 2015 to compete with live streaming platforms like Twitch. This amazing website has an extremely different look and pattern than YouTube. It is mainly made for console and PC gaming fans. Twitch has always focused on new and rising personalities and it has also experimented with new looks and features.  They have also highlighted a YouTube recommendation algorithm. That has helped grab more viewers’ attention.

As per a report of Newzoo (a game analytics company), most of the time Twitch dominates the live streaming market. At the start of the year, Amazon -the owned platform has 64000 users. They had generated 1.9 million per hour at that time. At that period YouTube has only created 460000 hours of video with the help of 22000 users

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Microsoft finally brings its To-Do application to the Mac operating system

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Microsoft finally brings its To-Do application to the Mac operating system

In the year 2017, Microsoft said that it will be shutting down Wunderlist which was a company acquired by Microsoft in order to forge their to-do application.

After acquiring the company, Microsoft released its to-do app. It has launched the To-Do as the application is called on Windows, Android, and iOS and expanded its feature set. This application will now be available in Mac operating system too.

This morning, Microsoft announced that their To-Do application will now be available in the Mac operating system. All the core features of the application will be working with the application. Some of the handiest features of this application are utilized tags, share list, work offline and manage tasks. The Mac operating system will take advantage of the new platform which offers a handful of shortcuts.

There was a Worldwide Developer Conference this month where the company ended up announcing all their tools and they started calling it Project Catalyst. Under this project, Apple is trying to bring all the applications to release their products for the Mac operating system. The Project Catalyst helps developers build a new application with the help of the existing codebase which will is being used in iOS applications.

Microsoft was not ready to be a part of the Project Catalyst and this is why they went in a very different route. The company wants to ship totally brand new applications for the Mac operating system.

“We’re not currently working on new features for Wunderlist as we’re concentrating on our new app, Microsoft To-Do,” a spokesperson said. “Once we are confident that we have incorporated the best of Wunderlist into Microsoft To-Do, we will retire Wunderlist,” they added.

This is a big step for Microsoft to release a completely new software just for the Mac operating system.

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Google accused of copying lyrics of different songs from Genius for their search results

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Google accused of copying lyrics of different songs from Genius for their search results

In a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, there have been accusations made on Google by Genius Media by saying that Google copies song lyrics from their website to use them in their search results.

If you have ever looked for Google Search, then you have seen that there is a box appearing alongside the general search results. It basically shows the lyrics of the song. Some lyrics websites have taken issues with this because this means that they will receive less traffic from users.

Genius Media is accusing Google of copying all the lyrics directly from their website and using them in Google search results.

Genius made a change to its site back in 2016 where it started:

 “Alternating the lyrics’ apostrophes between straight and curly single-quote marks in exactly the same sequence for every song.”

This effectively acts as a watermark for the copy, and when the apostrophes are translated into Morse code, it spells out “Red Handed.”

Google has been notified by Genius multiple times in the last two years about the stolen lyrics. The company had already explained that all the lyrics were directly licensed from partners. Google also came out with an official statement that they will be looking over and investigating the whole matter. Google is not really at fault right now because past complains from Genius might have triggered an investigation far more sooner but nothing like this has happened yet.

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Amazon Spark, the two-year-old Instagram competitor has finally shut down

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Amazon Spark, the two-year-old Instagram competitor has finally shut down

The two-year-old Amazon Spark, the competitor of Instagram has finally closed its business. With the growing popularity of social media, Amazon has capitalized on the shopping trends and released Amazon Spark so that it can compete with Instagram. The experiment which is popularly known as Amazon Spark has finally come to an end.

The service which has been provided by Amazon Spark is very bland in nature. On Instagram, people can follow their friends, interests, and brands which makes it very engaging. Amazon Spark is much more focused on sale and shopping. The company had tried to mock Instagram previously with different fashion inspirations, but Instagram can win over them because the reach of Instagram is much more widespread.

Amazon, till now, has not commented anything about this and when they were asked about the company shutting down, they did not reveal anything. Amazon has decided that they need to comment on the apparent shutdown of the Spark but all the services which were present on the website are all gone now.

The URL of the site amazon.com/spark now redirects to the new site, #FoudItOnAmazon. The site is like a product discovery tool

There has been a lot of use for the interesting find tab since the year 2016 for people who are looking to make everything easy. This was the perfect way for the platform to let people browse all the different looks in a convenient manner.

The site Interesting Finds has a very clean look and it makes looking for products on the website very convenient. People who know about this option often use it and they are the one who has mentioned about the service being discontinued.

According to all the latest reports, from the company, it is evident that Spark is the one which is shutting down and Interesting Finds will still be available so that it feels convenient for the people.

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