YouTube to revamp music service, charge more for ad-free shows

YouTube will launch a revamped version of its music service, YouTube Red, which comes with extra features like personalized playlists. (Reuters)
Updated 17 May 2018
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YouTube to revamp music service, charge more for ad-free shows

BENGALURU: Google’s YouTube is launching a new version of its music service and also getting ready to charge more on its original shows like “Cobra Kai,” Recode reported on Wednesday.
YouTube will launch a revamped version of its music service, YouTube Red, which comes with extra features like personalized playlists based on individual’s YouTube history and other usage patterns, Recode said.
The revamped music service, to be renamed as YouTube Premium, supposed to soft-launch on May 22, will cost $10 a month after a trial period, and will eventually also replace Google Play Music, the report added.
The video-streaming company plans to charge $2 more for the other parts of YouTube Red, including original shows like “Cobra Kai,” but will require individuals to also pay for YouTube Music, the report said.
“Cobra Kai” is a comedy series of 10 episodes, and is a sequel to the hit franchise “Karate Kid.”
Alphabet Inc’s Google, which owns YouTube, did not respond to a request for comment outside regular business hours.


With Mo Salah’s World Cup dream in doubt, the Arab World erupts in anger

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With Mo Salah’s World Cup dream in doubt, the Arab World erupts in anger

  • As Egypt’s Mohammad Salah contemplates watching the World Cup from the sidelines, the social media world has erupted with outrage and support for the footballing superstar
  • Salah suffered the agonizing injury during the Champions League final on Saturday, when Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos took down the Liverpool attacker in the 31st minute of the match
DUBAI: As Egypt’s Mohammad Salah contemplates watching the World Cup from the sidelines, the social media world has erupted with outrage and support for the footballing superstar who suffered a dislocated shoulder in a tackle that left armchair pundits around the world asking why the referee did not call a foul.

Salah suffered the agonizing injury during the Champions League final on Saturday, when Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos took down the Liverpool attacker in the 31st minute of the match.

Despite his best efforts to play on, Salah accepted defeat and walked off the pitch, clearly in a lot of pain, crying – while Ramos watched on — Liverpool went on to lose the cup final in a humiliating 3-1 defeat.

Now experts are questioning whether Salah will be able to play in the World Cup, which is just weeks away – sparking tsunami of reaction on social media as fans expressed their anger at Spaniard, Ramos, for what many say was excessive aggression and the referee for not calling a foul.

“Sergio Ramos, deliberately looks to hurt Mo Salah shoulder, you don’t put somebody into a arm lock like that by accident, disgusting,” GeorgeBakhos1 tweeted.







"Curse the ancestry that brought you to life, Ramos you buffalo," Karl Sharro tweeted.


One user even wrote a letter addressed to Ramos on how he “injured not Mo Salah but the hearts of football fans around the world.”



"My blood is burning, Ramos you son of a dog," tweeted IbrahimFayek.


"Your tears are precious to us, God willing it isn't a serious injury and you will raise the trophy. Ramos you son of a dog, I hope you get paralyzed," an angry user tweeted.





Salah’s injury even enlightened Muslims around the world, pushing them to head to the mosque and pray for the Egyptian.


Pictures of the incident went viral, with memes of Ramos flooding twitter and Instagram homepages.








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