Google Here shut down amidst privacy, interest concerns

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Google appears to have been working on a secret project called Google Here that would have added some new features to their Google Maps product, but Alphabet CEO Larry Page decided to kill it off. Google Here would have combined Google Maps with location detection triggered by wireless beacons installed by retailers to launch “app-less” apps on a user’s smartphone. Read more

Vine gets musical upgrade

Social network Vine has announced some upgrades to their service that focus on the music. The new features will impact how content creators as well as consumers experience the service. Vine is adding a new “Snap to Beat” option for users who want to add some music their video clips and some new features for users to discover popular music on the network. Read more