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«Ростелеком» купил бесприбыльную ИТ-компанию после того как «задолжал» ей 430 миллионов

Входящая в «Ростелеком» уфимская «Башинформсвязь» купила столичную
ИТ-компанию «Старт2ком», финансовые результаты которой за последнее время
выглядят более чем скромными. Примечательно, что с мая 2018 г. «Старт2ком»
пытается взыскать с «Ростелекома» через суд 430 млн руб. — сумму, в разы превышающую выручку истца.
«Ростелеком» купил бесприбыльную ИТ-компанию после того как «задолжал» ей 430 миллионов

YouTube Music turns its Top Charts into playlists

Earlier this year, Apple Music launched some of its top charts as playlist series. Today, YouTube is doing something similar. The company announced it’s making its YouTube Charts available as playlists in YouTube Music to users across the 29 markets where the music service is live. Each market will receive five of these “charts playlists” — three specific to their country, and two global lists, the company says.
The Top 100 Songs and the Top 100 Music Videos will be offered both as local and global playlists, while the Top 20 Trending Songs will be offered as a local playlist.
This latter playlist is updated several times per day in order to offer a real-time view into current music trends in a specific country. It’s also the first “dedicated external signal of the country’s most-viewed new music on the YouTube platform,” Google explained in a blog post this afternoon.
The other Top 100 Songs and Music Video charts are calculated differently and updated less often. The Top Songs is based on the overall performance of a song on YouTube by view count, which includes counting all the official versions of a song — meaning, the official music video, the user-generated content that uses the official song and lyric videos.
The Top Songs chart is updated weekly, according to YouTube’s documentation on how the charts are calculated.
The Top 100 Music Videos ranks the official music videos by view count in the previous week. It’s also updated weekly.
By comparison, YouTube Music’s Top Songs and Music Videos charts seem to have the potential to be more stale than those on rival services. For example, when Apple announced its Top 100 Songs chart would be available both as global and local playlists, it said it would update them daily at 12 AM PT based on Apple Music streams. Spotify’s top charts are also available both as daily and weekly charts.
“The charts, currently topped globally by Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next,‘ are the most accurate reflection of what’s happening in music culture and based purely on the number of views from more than 1 billion global music fans on YouTube each month,” noted the post, which does speak to YouTube Music’s strength.
Apple Music and Spotify are both fighting to break into the triple-digit millions in terms of paying customers, while Spotify is nearing 200 million total actives. But YouTube has a billion-plus users from which to generate its data. That’s not insignificant.
The new charts-turned-playlists are now available in the YouTube Music app. The playlists will appear on users’ home screens and be surfaced through search, says YouTube.

YouTube Music turns its Top Charts into playlists

Экс-акционер «Мегафона» бросил Beeline в одиночку сражаться с госмонополистом

Шведская Telia продала «Казахтелекому» свою долю в казахстанском сотовом операторе Kcell за $445 млн. Цена сделки в полтора раза ниже рыночной стоимости данного пакета. Теперь единственным конкурентом структур «Казахтелекома» на сотовом рынке республики остается местная «дочка» группы Veon.
Экс-акционер «Мегафона» бросил Beeline в одиночку сражаться с госмонополистом

Android users can now donate to charities through the Google Play Store

The Google Play Store is receiving an update today that will allow customers to make charitable donations to nonprofits from their Android device. While it may seem odd to be rallying for support for charities within the same marketplace where users download apps and games, it’s not uncommon — Apple for years has collected donations for the American Red Cross in the wake of natural disasters like the California wildfires and hurricanes, for example.
Google’s implementation, however, isn’t a launch tied to a single event. And it’s rolling out support for several charities, not just the Red Cross.
Users in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Taiwan and Indonesia will soon see the option to make a donation to a number of organizations, including also charity:water, Doctors Without Borders USA, Girls Who code, International Rescue Committee, Room to Red, Save the Children, UNICEF, World Food Program USA and World Wildlife Fund US, in addition to the American Red Cross.
To access the feature Android users can head to play.google.com/donate to read about the organizations or to make a donation using the payment card they have on file for the Play Store.
To be clear, this is about the Play Store itself collecting charitable donations, not allowing Android app developers to do so. Google Play is covering all the transaction and disbursement costs, so the organizations receive 100 percent of users’ donations.
The feature’s launch has been timed with the holiday season, which often inspires charitable giving. It’s also a sort of belated nod to Giving Week 2018, the movement that encourages people to volunteer, fundraise and donate to worthy causes. (Giving Week this year wrapped on December 5).
The donations feature may offer a different selection of nonprofits in the future, we understand, though Google is not announcing any planned additions at this time.
Google says the feature will begin to roll out to Android users in the supported markets over the next few days.

Android users can now donate to charities through the Google Play Store

Vivo Nex Dual Screen: 3 камеры и 2 AMOLED экрана

Цена, характеристики и фото необычного «топового» смартфона от китайского производителя, анонсированного сегодня широкой публике. Очередная модель в премиум-линейке Vivo Nex стала первым телефоном производителя с двумя дисплеями, созданными по технологии