Snapchat plans to launch a new augmented reality art platform featuring pop artist Jeff Koons and others. It will allow art to be pinned to specific locations in augmented reality so users can see it when they hold up their phones in the right spot. Snapchat will solicit sign-ups from artists who want their art added to the platform. Snapchat plans to roll out the feature with Koons’s… Read More
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a conservative maverick who helped kill the latest Republican effort to overturn Obamacare, took issue with President Donald Trump’s tax plan on Monday, asking in a tweet if it was really Republican.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A top Myanmar official appealed on Monday for democracy in the country to be given “a chance to survive” amid international anger over a military campaign against Rohingya Muslims that the United Nations has described as ethnic cleansing.
Microsoft announced today that it’s getting out of the online music business. Music purchases in the Windows Store will cease, and the Groove Music Pass subscription service is also ending.
The company says that it will continue to develop the Groove Music app (formerly known as Xbox Music) for playing local and owned music (including files stored on OneDrive), but the music subscription capabilities will be removed from the app.
Existing Music Pass subscribers will be able to migrate their playlists and collections to Spotify in app updates that are going to become broadly available on October 9. Users will have until January 31, 2018 to migrate. Owned music bought from the store will also have to be downloaded (and backed up!) by that date.
Bond funds have attraced $1 billion a day in 2017, making the 2010s bond bubble is bigger than the 90s equity bubble
U.S. households bought $8.9 trillion worth of bonds since 2008, against just $5.4 trillion in equity during the internet bubble.