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Youtube Gets Sued For Alleged LGBTQ Rights Infringement

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Youtube Gets Sued For LGBTQ Rights Infringement

A group of LGBTQ rights defenders in the US recently arraigned Google and YouTube in federal court. This band, including a handful of LGBTQ social media celebrities such as Chase Ross, Bria Kam, Chrissy Chambers, Brett Somers as well as the executives of GlitterbombTV.com, Alleges that YouTube’s ‘ad-friendly’ policies were actually not friendly to them in all ramifications.

The litigation brought before the US district court in California accuses YouTube of such activities as limiting video contents tied to famous LGBTQ identities.

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The Emerging Rights War

Following the recent developments, a lawsuit was filed on Tuesday against YouTube and its parent company – Google. These LGBTQ users leveraged upon the company’s purported ideology of “creating a platform of self-expression for all” and making a shit-load of money while at it. This perception of ‘freedom of expression’ and ‘freedom of information’ was however received differently by LGBTQ users, once they sensed a pre-planned discrimination towards the contents they upload on YouTube. 

Accordingly, the court order highlights that YouTube engaged in;

“unlawful content regulation, distribution, and monetization practices that stigmatize, restrict, block, demonetize, and financially harm the LGBTQ+ Plaintiffs and the greater LGBTQ+ Community.”

The Plaintiff acknowledged that Google/YouTube supervises over 95% of all the digitally distributed video-based contents on a global scale. And as such, YouTube is registered as the largest for-profit channel dedicated to free speech and expression in the history of the world.

Furthermore, the Prosecuting party maintains that the Defendants generated an excess of $25 billion on an annual basis. Claiming that such profits are derived from regulating, distributing, and monetizing the free speech and expression of the 2.3 billion YouTubers worldwide. 

Google Apology

Still, Google upholds that it has always been a silent propagator of LGBTQ rights in the past. Demonstrating this, Google asserts to have advocated for gay rights around the world and officially sponsoring the San Francisco Pride parade. Nonetheless, this is not the first time Google/YouTube would be charged with such malfeasance. 

The social media giant took to Twitter during the 2018 ‘Pride Month’ to relay an apology with regards its biased ads sharing policies. But this time, the LGBTQ community does not seem to care about Google’s apology but rather a call for the restructuring of Google’s business model.

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Samsung Releases Its PlayGalaxy Game Streaming App For Note 10

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Samsung Releases Its PlayGalaxy Game Streaming App For Note 10

At the eve of numerous companies debuting their latest products in the gaming sphere such as Google Stadia, Apple Arcade, Sony RemotePlay as well as the soon to be launched Google Play Pass. And Following a deal with Epic Games to make Fortnite exclusively available for download on some select few Samsung devices as – Galaxy S9/S9+, Note 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Tab S3 and Tab S4.

Samsung recently enlists a new software on the Galaxy App Store that enables PC game lovers to stream the games they love to play right onto their Samsung Note10 series with the best streaming experience. This Gaming Trajectory App termed the ‘PlayGalaxy’ is at present available for download on Android and Windows PC. 

PlayGalaxy System Requirement

Although similar to the Sony – RemotePlay that casts everything from a Playstation 4 console onto any screen provided (either an Android, PC or Mac). However, the PlayGalaxy app expects more advanced resources because establishing a connection between the Note 10 device and a PC requires a steady Internet connection as well as a sturdy PC architecture.

Designed by developers from the New-York based Technology firm – Parsec, the PlayGalaxy App begs for more advanced system features before a successful connection terminal can be initiated.

Such as a processor requirement of Intel core i5 and above, a Windows 10 OS or later, an updated graphics driver along with a graphic card of Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 550 built or better, an 8G DDR4 RAM and a Gigabit router Access point. On the other hand, the PlayGalaxy app on Note 10 can be powered over WiFi or a 4th and 5th Generation (4G & 5G) mobile network. 

The Samsung Glap Controller.

Another notable discrepancy resides around the smartphone gaming handling. Traditionally this defaults to on-screen controls, nonetheless another alternative is by means of a Bluetooth wireless controller like the Samsung Glap. The Glap device is a handy gaming tool well fitted for the Samsung Galaxy Note series with a battery life of 10 hours per single charge.

Similarly, Samsung suggests that a Bluetooth mouse and Keyboard could suffice for the PlayGalaxy App in the event of the absence of an option. Evidently, Samsung has been carving a niche in the mobile gaming sector since the launch of Fortnite for Android particularly on Samsung devices.

And by porting these PC games to next-generation Samsung Galaxy devices, this becomes a major advancement in both the Smartphone and Gaming industry by the Seoul head-quartered conglomerate. Even though the PlayGalaxy link is only currently made available in the US and South Korea, future plans are underway towards making this app available in more countries.

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Google Shopping: The All-New Google ‘Express’ and ‘Shopping Search’ App

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Google Shopping: The All-New Google ‘Express’ and ‘Shopping Search’ App

Google recently disclosed its plan to coalesce its ‘Shopping Search’ and ‘Express’ Apps together to give rise to the ‘Google Shopping’ App. Google Shopping is originally designed to find these merchandise in addition to outsourcing from the best markets with affordable prices and incentives.

Also, the Google Express App – where Google oversees all purchase related issues, along with its many features would be incorporated into this new Google Shopping App.

Whereas the Google Shopping and Google Product Ads collectively referred to as the Google Merchant Center aids Third-party Website administrators to boost the traffic to their website by linking to Google through the Google Shopping App.

Just as the previous Shopping Search App searches for products from a number of retailers on the World Wide Web. By means of the former Google Express, this latter Google Shopping App would maintain additional attributes that allow for the option to place an order for such products directly from Google. Evidently Google enjoys a wide network of Internet and Social media platforms and as such it utilizes this chain of sites to its advantages with regards to its online shopping procedure. 

Although not basically capitalizing on its popularity, however the Internet and Advertising Technology Company aims to achieve an increased interoperability between all services sustained by the Google parent company.

Already, Google Shopping embodies other services and products provisioned by the Technology Company such as links to its Google Images, Google Shopping Feed, and YouTube Apps. Hence the Shopping App furnishes Users with a more personalized shopping experience along with an opportunity to explore more products from multiple vendors in juxtaposition.

This recent development centers around Google’s idea towards a competitive approach to stay ahead of all possible means through which customers shop for items online. Whether by searching for an image on Google Images or via an external source such as Pinterest.

The Google Shopping App grants Users a much wider scope such that they can log in to their Google accounts to access this Shopping App and as well watch videos with more details on the products they are willing to purchase right on YouTube. 

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