Spotify boasts 100 million paid subscribers, calculator Google’s got a dark appearance and Israel intends to impose IT giants individual tax: TOP news stories of the day

Spotify хвастается 100 млн платных подписчиков, калькулятор от Google получил темное оформление и Израиль намерен обложить IT-гигантов отдельным налогом: ТОП новостей дня

In our rapidly developing world it is important to follow the news and stay in the middle of it. No matter how much people tried, but something interesting can always slip away.

CI Tech has prepared the TOP technology news of the day that will help you to keep your finger on the pulse of modernity.

SPOTIFY ANNOUNCED 100 MILLION PAID SUBSCRIBERS

Spotify reported about how the company has passed the last quarter. The user base of paid subscribers music streaming service has exceeded 100 million people – a record for the market and Spotify. A year ago the service was used by 75 million people, and in the previous quarter to 96 million people. 40% of paying users, Spotify is the people of Europe, in second place with a share of 30% in North America.

COLLECTED $200 MILLION THE DEVELOPER OF A SMART ROBOT TOYS, ANKI HAS ANNOUNCED THE CLOSURE OF

Robotics startup Anki, which raised $200 million in venture capital, laying off all staff and closed, according to Recode. The CEO of the company Boris sofman announced that Anki is trying to find money for the development after a new failed round of financing. The company has used all opportunities for funding the development of new products and expansion of business, the leadership failed to negotiate with a strategic investor with whom negotiations were at an advanced stage.

CALCULATOR GOOGLE’S GOT DARK SKIN

Google has updated another branded app Calculator, AP reports. Update 7.6 has added in-app dark theme. Add a new mode in the settings. There is also the possibility to choose automatically change color when the battery is low. In the near future, the updated app will be available to all users.

ISRAEL WANTS TO TAX IT GIANTS INDIVIDUAL TAX

The tax authority will introduce a new plan following the Minister of Finance: the income taxation of the Internet giants operating in Israel, including Google and Facebook. It is reported Globes. IT giants are planning to impose a tax of 3-5% of turnover. If the law is approved, then large firms will have to pay hundreds of millions of shekels in taxes.

SKYVISION WILL ALLOW U.S. AIRPORTS TO USE THE UAV OUT OF SIGHT OF THE OPERATOR

Center for unmanned aircraft systems of Ohio will soon begin to experience the SkyVision system. It is reported by GPS World. It will allow unmanned aerial vehicles to safely fly outside line of sight of the operator within the airport area. Testing will be held at the Municipal airport Springfield-Beckley. SkyVision may be accompanied by several air targets simultaneously, and also to divert them from a collision in the air. The system will allow you to control the space area of 518 square kilometres.

Earlier it was reportedthat the cloud database revealed information on 80 million American families. It also became known that Samsung has presented the TV with a vertical screen.

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