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Alibaba buys China’s ‘YouTube’ for $3.6 billion


Alibaba is getting serious about its video ambitions. The online shopping giant is buying China’s YouTube-like service Youku Tudou (YOKU) in an all-cash deal that values the company at $4.4 billion. Alibaba(BABA, Tech30) first invested in the site in 2014, paying $30.50 per share for just over 18% of the …

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Look out for pepper-spraying drones in India

Protesting in India? Pay special mind to pepper-showering drones. Rowdy forces in the Indian city of Lucknow would be advised to watch out – pepper-splashing drones are headed. Lucknow police chied Yashasvi Yadav said for this present week that a group of cops has recently completed flight tests of five …

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10 Serious Things That Happened on April 1

The list of crazy April Fools’ Day stunts has been well-covered across the Internet, so I thought today we’d flip it a little. Here’s a list of things that actually happened on April 1, but that some people assumed were part of the day’s mischievous festivities. 1. When Marvin Gaye …

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Twitch: Loads of personal data at risk

Popular video game streaming service Twitch on Monday issued a notice on its blog stating that there may have recently been unauthorized access to some user account information. The company has reset all passwords and stream keys in addition to disconnecting accounts from Twitter and YouTube. Because of this, all …

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YouTube now supports 360-degree videos

It may be a tad later than originally anticipated, but YouTube has just added support for 360-degree videos, making the massive video sharing site more useful to owners of VR headsets. Google said it would have the feature ready in “the coming weeks” back in January, and now it’s here …

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