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Technobyte: YouTube launches live TV

On Technobyte this week YouTube launches a live TV service, Twitter Lite is launched for people who are data conscious and Google’s Fact Check tackles fake news

YouTube officially launched its new live TV streaming service, YouTube TV, on Wednesday.

The $35-per-month service is available in New York, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and Philadelphia to start with. The company says it will be adding more cities soon. The service is targeted at those who don't want to pay for traditional cable packages.

YouTube says its service is less than half the cost of an average cable subscription and can be canceled at any time. You can watch YouTube TV on your TV, phone, tablet or computer. It also has a cloud DVR with no storage limits and six accounts are included with the service.

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Every day, millions of people around the world use Twitter to see what’s happening right now. However, there are several barriers to using Twitter, including slow mobile networks, expensive data plans, or lack of storage on mobile devices.

While smartphone adoption grew to 3.8 billion connections by the end of 2016, 45% of mobile connections are still on slower 2G networks, according to GSMA.

Today, we are rolling out Twitter Lite, a new mobile web experience which minimizes data usage, loads quickly on slower connections, is resilient on unreliable mobile networks, and takes up less than 1MB on your device.

We also optimized it for speed, with up to 30% faster launch times as well as quicker navigation throughout Twitter. Twitter Lite provides the key features of Twitter—your timeline, Tweets, Direct Messages, trends, profiles, media uploads, notifications, and more.

With Twitter Lite, we are making Twitter more accessible to millions of people—all you need is a smartphone or tablet with a browser.

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Google was built to help people find useful information by surfacing the great content that publishers and sites create.

This access to high-quality information is what drives people to use the web and for contributors to continue to engage and invest in it.

However, with thousands of new articles published online every minute of every day, the amount of content confronting people online can be overwhelming. And unfortunately, not all of it is factual or true, making it hard for people to distinguish fact from fiction.

After assessing feedback from both users and publishers, we’re making the Fact Check label in Google News available everywhere and expanding it into Search globally in all languages.

For the first time, when you conduct a search on Google that returns an authoritative result containing fact checks for one or more public claims, you will see that information clearly on the search results page.

The snippet will display information on the claim, who made the claim, and the fact check of that particular claim.

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