Facebook has announced two big changes regarding the way music can be used on the platform. Users will now be able to include music within personal videos and choose from a variety of songs for a new feature called Lip Sync Live. The company is testing out options to let people include music from these catalogs (which includes millions of titles) within their personal videos. It plans on rolling out this capacity on a global level, although no exact time frame has been given.
It appears that Sony is gearing up for the PS5, stating that the PS4 is reaching the end of its life. During the company's investor relations day or Sony IR Day as it's known, PlayStation boss John Kodera said according to The Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki's, that the "PS4 is entering final phase of its life cycle, which would have negative impact to the unit, but recurring revenue via membership services etc should cushion some of that".
Facebook Inc said on Friday it will pull the plug on the ‘Trending’ topics feature that compiles popular news from its social network, as it seeks to ensure users see news from trustworthy and quality sources. The move, effective next week, comes at a time when the world’s largest social network is combating the spread of fake news on its platform, which has in some places become central to the distribution of news.
Opera Software, owners of the popular Opera Mini and web browser are making moves to expand their recently announced mobile payment service, the Opera Pay, to Nigeria. It was revealed that to achieve the Nigeria expansion, the company is at the concluding stages of talks to acquire a majority stake in Paycom, a mobile payment platform owned by Nigeria’s Telnet Group.
LG Group chairman Koo Bon-moo has died at 73 after fighting brain disease since 2017. He helped transform South Korea’s fourth-largest conglomerate into a global brand passed on on Sunday after a battle with brain disease. As is common among giant South Korean corporations, his son (LG Electronics' info display leader Koo Kwang-mo) is expected to take the reins.