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Twitter Unveils New #Music App For iPhone And Web

Twitter has officially the launched the much anticipated 'Twitter #Music,' its new music discovery and streaming app.  This new service pulls trending data from both your followers and the wider community to make tailored music recommendations to you.  Currently available on iOS or through the browser at music.twitter.com, it is currently not available for Android.

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Infographic: A Break Down Of The Internet In A Day

The internet is vast.  It is a constantly changing landscape of GIFs and cats, which will make our future generations severely question our levels of productivity (blame Reddit).  But what exactly happens in a single day on the web?  How much content is created and shared in this enormous virtual space?  The team at internetserviceproviders.org investigated and produced this rather nifty infographic about it.

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Editorial: Smart TV is not a smart move

So a great deal of the buzz at CES this year has surrounded the idea of 'Smart TV,' as every company fell over themselves to try and create the competition to a product that we don't even know for sure of it's existence, the real Apple TV.

The vision behind this year's movement is that of convergence.  Some have gone the Google TV route, whereas others have gone for a proprietary interface (LG's gone for a Wii-style control system), all options implementing instances of the internet, the participatory nature of web 2.0, and technologies more computer-esque.  Of course, if Vizio's CTO Matt McRae is to be taken at his word, the prediction is that we'll see an internet TV service provide 50-100 channels in 18 months time (interviewed by The Verge), making the 'web connected' part of my argument completely pointless.

But the idea of a TV is not due for a further 'smart' revolution, because as consumers, we (well...I) don't want it to be.

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Youtube planning to launch new vision for TV on the web

So over the next six months Youtube is planning to launch a new TV service, to change the somewhat grim idea of internet TV thus far.  Plans are for it to comprise of over 100 channels, and contain it's own producers, publishers and programmers.

This is to be part of a feature in next week's New Yorker where John Seabrook will be taking a look at the history of YouTube and it's strategy for the future.  Seabrooks also writes about VP of content at Google and Head of content at Youtube Robert Kyncl, who is spearheading what is described as the biggest change in television since the cable company led upheaval in the 80s broadcast industry, describing him as "architect of the single largest cultural transformation in YouTube's history."

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