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PlayStation Vue FAQ: Everything to know about Sony's cable TV alternative

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For about a year, Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming service was barely worth paying attention to. At launch, the cable-TV alternative only worked on PlayStation game consoles, and although Sony expanded availability late last year, Vue was still only available in a handful of U.S. markets. It didn't help that Vue lacked channels from the Disney media empire, including ESPN. Everything changed earlier this month, when PlayStation Vue launched nationwide and added ESPN and other Disney-owned channels to its lineup. We'll have a full review of PlayStation Vue--and a detailed comparison to rival Sling TV--in the coming weeks.


Microsoft's new service is like YouTube for the enterprise

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It's called Stream, and it's supposed to let people easily work together with one another on videos, and then share that content both inside and outside their company. In the realm of consumer web services, video is ascending. Facebook has been emphasizing video posts on its popular social network, while YouTube is still going strong. Microsoft is trying to take some of that mojo and bring it to the business world with the launch of an open beta for Stream on Monday. Stream allows users to log in to a video portal that lets them see all of the videos that are shared with them, and do things like subscribe to channels, search for subject matter they want to explore, and follow co-workers whose videos they want to see.


Google levels up its cloud machine learning with new services

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There's an arms race among public cloud providers to provide businesses with the best machine learning capabilities. Enterprises are increasingly interested in creating intelligent applications, and companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Google are rushing to help meet their needs. Google fired its latest salvo on Tuesday, announcing a set of enhancements to its existing suite of cloud machine-learning capabilities. The first was a new Jobs API aimed at helping match job applicants with the right openings. In addition, the company is slashing the prices on its Cloud Vision API and launching an enhanced version of its translation API.


Google levels up its cloud machine learning with new services

PCWorld

There's an arms race among public cloud providers to provide businesses with the best machine learning capabilities. Enterprises are increasingly interested in creating intelligent applications, and companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Google are rushing to help meet their needs. Google fired its latest salvo on Tuesday, announcing a set of enhancements to its existing suite of cloud machine-learning capabilities. The first was a new Jobs API aimed at helping match job applicants with the right openings. In addition, the company is slashing the prices on its Cloud Vision API and launching an enhanced version of its translation API.


Google News battles era of spin with fact check label

PCWorld

Google is making it easier to cut through Internet nonsense with a new Google News tag purpose-built for our era of discontent, fake news stories on social media, and flat-out lies. The search giant says you will soon see a "Fact Check" tag next to appropriate news stories in the expanded story box on Google News. The new tag is rolling out to the U.S. and U.K. editions of the Google News website, as well as the Google News & Weather apps for Android and iOS. The new Google News tags are just like the others you already see on the site, such as "Highly Cited," "In Depth," and the more recent "Local Source," which rolled out in May. For sites to be considered for the "Fact Check" slot they need to be using schema.org's