Sling TV introduces standalone service with Spanish-language channels


Sling TV, the television streaming service operated by Dish Network, has a new standalone service targeted at a very specific demographic. The appropriately named Sling Latino targets people that speak Spanish bilingually or solely. Sling Latino has multiple packages to choose from, prices range between $7-$12 per month with a few add-on options.

The Paquete Total package, which is the most expensive at $12 per month, has everything there is to offer in the form of twenty-two channels. For $7 per month, the Paquete Esencial package offers sixteen channels. Consumers from Colombia and España may want to take a look at packages that offer channels straight from their native countries. That, too, is $7 per month.

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Facebook Lite for emerging markets now official, begins rolling out


Facebook’s solution for mobile users in emerging markets, “Facebook Lite,” is now rolling out in select regions.

The app is designed to work efficiently on slow networks with minimal bandwidth capacity. The download is only a 1MB file, so you could imagine there are quick install and load times. Features in the app include core Facebook functions, including status updates, News Feed, photos, notifications, etc.

Asia’s first on the list to receive the app — next up is Latin America, Africa and Europe.

Source: Facebook Newsroom

Star Wars: Uprising game coming to Android devices soon

Star Wars: Uprising Poster

Kabam RPG Studio has teamed up with Lucas Films and the Walt Disney Company to create “Star Wars: Uprising,” an upcoming game on mobile devices.

The game will “introduce a new chapter of the Star Wars™ universe that will illuminate dramatic events in the Anoat Sector, inclusive of Hoth and Cloud City, following the Battle of Endor and the death of the Emperor,” according to a release.

The RPG will immerse players in the Star Wars universe during a unique time following the fall of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.

Although there is no set date for the app’s official release, users can pre-register to receive a beta rollout in the coming weeks.

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