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EXERCISE bike? Forget about it. This new weight loss boosting beauty treatment means you can quit your gym subscription entirely. It claims to burn between 500 to 800 calories in just 24 hours following the treatment.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: Brian Acton, co-founder of popular messaging app WhatsApp, today called on IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss ways in which the company can contribute to India's vision for digital commerce. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has almost become the default messaging application for people in countries like India and Brazil. In India, it competes with the likes of Hike, Snapchat and Viber. India is also the biggest market for WhatsApp. Of its over one billion users, about 200 million are here. WhatsApp had said it would focus on rolling out commercial messaging this year for businesses as it looks to tap into enterprises for monetising its platform. Last year, WhatsApp had stopped charging USD 1 per year subscription fee to go completely free for its users across the world. While WhatsApp does not intend to introduce any third- party ads for monetisation, it has said the company will test tools that allow users to communicate with businesses and organisations like banks and airlines through its platform.
Techradar
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Microsoft is becoming more serious about making media playback a slicker experience on Windows 10 , adding some smart new features to the Groove Music and Films & TV apps. Lets start with the changes to the music app, which are live now. The major introduction here is the ability to share your playlists with other Groove users directly on social media sites, or via email (note that those who youre sharing with will need to be running the latest version of the software for this functionality to work). Also, those who havent yet committed to a Groove subscription will now be able to sample preview snippets of the millions of songs in Microsofts library, in an effort to tempt them to sign up for the service. Finally, for an extra touch of convenience, youre now able to text yourself a simple link to install the Groove app on your iOS or Android device.
Techradar
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Despite the ubiquity of Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile broadband has grown in popularity fuelled by the rise of remote working and commuting. Tablets, 2-in-1 laptops or even connected portable gaming consoles have made a dedicated mobile broadband subscription a must have for a lot of families and businesses. Free Wi-Fi hotspots may be present almost everywhere where there is heavy footfall but the quality of service combined with security concerns make them a less attractive for some users. On this page, you'll find links to the best mobile broadband deals currently available in the UK; the market is currently very competitive with some surprising names popping up. For the sake of clarity, we will be including tethering as an option. Tethering allows you to use your smartphone as a wireless Wi-Fi hotspot; you could even be looking at having an old or cheap smartphone as a hotspot or even use a dual-SIM smartphone like the OnePlus 3 .
Variety
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First came Spotify, then Netflix. Now, HTC is betting that the time is right for virtual reality (VR) to join the subscription bandwagon. HTC’s Viveport VR subscription service officially opened its doors for developers this week, allowing them to register their games and VR experiences and be part of the services launch later this spring. HTC... Read more »
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RLJ Entertainments Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is now available on fourth-generation Apple TV devices which the company hopes will spur signups for the $6.99 monthly service. UMC had 20,000 subs as the end of 2016, after two years in the market. Thats just a fraction of the 430,000-plus subscribers for Acorn TV, RLJs British-television... Read more »
Techradar
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Once youre up and running, you can pick from over 50 servers with global coverage. There are also some neat additional features which are worth noting like DNS leak prevention and a stealth mode (KeepSolid Wise, which helps avoid being detected and blocked by services trying to sniff out VPN usage). KeepSolid did well in our performance tests with latency, as well as download and upload speeds, being only slightly down compared to our normal rates. However, most of the providers servers dont support torrents, so if thats an important consideration, youll have to look elsewhere. VPN Unlimited is free to download and try for a week. Beyond that, there are three rather affordable subscription plans, one of them being a Lifetime option. Other than the permanent subscription, you can only choose between a monthly and a yearly package, the latter being the best value for money (as ever).
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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Additionally, Ping only allowed users to listen to 90-second previews of songs in its network -- any longer, and they had to buy the song. Since Ping was part of iTunes, it became redundant instead of an enhanced experience. Apple replaced Ping with a better integration with Facebook and Twitter in 2012 that allowed for easy music sharing. 5) Open Diary When Open Diary was founded in 1997 and closed in 2014. What Open Diary was an online blogging and journaling website that laid the groundwork for features we see on modern blogs -- such as blog comments. Writers could add friends and change privacy settings so specific people would see what they were writing, and Open Diary eventually expanded into different topic areas so users could all write about different themes together. Source: Wayback Machine Why it Failed After two major security breaches, falling subscription revenue led the Open Diary team to start offering more expensive paid subscription options to recoup its losses.
Information Age
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Mashable
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Congratulations, iPhone users: you spent a ton of money on apps last year. Right after the holiday season, Apple touted huge App Store sales. But now analysts at SensorTower have broken down the numbers at the user level to give us a better look at what people were spending their money on. SEE ALSO: So the App Store is basically Yelp now The standout stat: The average iPhone user coughed up $40 on premium apps and in-app purchases throughout the year, up from $35 in 2015. But the spending growth didn't necessarily come from new downloads, as iPhone owners actually downloaded fewer apps in 2016 than the year before (33 per device last year compared to 35 in 2015). Read more... More about Purchase , Subscription Service , App Store , Iphone , and Apple
France 24
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New Zealand's competition watchdog rejected a multi-billion dollar merger between Vodafone NZ and pay-TV operator Sky on Thursday, saying the combined entity would have too much market power. Sky Network Television and Vodafone unveiled the planned tie-up between New Zealand's largest subscription television service and its second biggest telecoms provider last June, estimating it was worth NZ$3.44 billion ($2.47 billion). It was widely seen as a means for Sky -- which has no connection with the European broadcaster of the same name -- to fight the rise of streaming services such as Netflix. But the New Zealand Commerce Commission said it was concerned Vodafone would have an unfair advantage if it had access to Sky's exclusive sporting content, which includes All Blacks' Tests and the Olympics. "Given the merged entity?s ability to leverage its premium live sports content, we cannot rule out the real chance that demand for its offers would attract a large number of non-Vodafone customers," it said.
Variety
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Scunthorpe Telegraph
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Kodi sales have skyrocketed in the UK, with people using the devices to watch TV channels, live sports and films without forking out for expensive subscription packages. But with the news this week that five people have been arrested for selling fully loaded Kodi boxes, many people are asking whether they could get in trouble for owning a Kodi box. MORE: Man sentenced after being found with cannabis, amphetamine, machete Samurai sword It's a thorny issue, as while Kodi...
Deadline
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Deadline
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Starz 's hit pirate drama series Black Sails is heading to Hulu . As part of its deal with Lionsgate , Hulu has acquired subscription streaming rights to Seasons 1-3 of the original series starting today, as well as the fourth and final season following the finale. Black Sails takes place 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island , and follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). The 10-episode fourth season, which...
The Points Guy
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Entrepreneur and Inc. Magazine Subscriptions ($105) As an entrepreneur, I find yearly subscriptions to two of the most influential business magazines to be a huge plus. My subscription for Entrepreneur Magazine just ran out a couple months ago, and while I’ve never read Inc ., I now can look forward to reading both without any additional out-of-pocket costs. This card is geared for those who are running their own ventures, so on top of the magazines, FoundersCard also throws in several networking events every year for its members. I havent been to one yet, but imagine I’ll have the opportunity to meet some influential and inspirational people there. Looking now on Entrepreneur and Inc .'s sites, subscriptions are $100 and $63 annually, although they both frequently run promotions where you can get 75%+ off so I'll split the difference and say the benefit is worth about $65 and $40 respectively.
Mashable
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If you don't have a Hulu subscription yet, get with the times (or make more worthwhile friends). Better yet, treat yo self to the ad-free version or be content to be brainwashed by branding. Beyond the latest episodes of most network TV shows, Hulu has a sprawling selection of movies and older TV classics. Here's what's joining the streaming service in March. SEE ALSO: Check out Hulu's timely Super Bowl spot for 'The Handmaid's Tale' Top pick: Charlie Bartlett One of the most shocking losses of 2016 had to be Anton Yelchin, who died in an accident with his jeep outside his home at age 27. In this 2007 twisted teen comedy that weaves together psychiatry and sex, Charlie (Yelchin) charms everyone at his new school from the bullies to the beautiful, sarcastic girl (Kat Dennings). Robert Downey Jr. plays his antagonistic principal (they share a shuddering altercation by his swimming pool) as he shares the screen with a young talent taken far too soon.
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