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Do You Know What Happened In Tech News The Week Of April 25?

iPhone sales slowed, Beyoncé picked her streaming service of choice, and Facebook started broadcasting sports. Take the tech news quiz for the week of April 25.

Posted on April 29, 2016, at 3:01 p.m. ET

  1. 1. Apple Earnings

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    This week, Apple announced a decline in revenue. When was the last time that happened?


    It was 2003.

    This was the first time Apple revenue has dropped in more than a decade. It still had $10.5 billion in profits with $50.6 billion in revenues last quarter.

  2. 2. Dating Apps


    What dating app is considering requiring a payment to use the service?


    It's The League.

    The exclusive "Tinder, but for elites" is considering a membership fee. In an interview with Business Insider, founder Amanda Bradford said that "Ads aren’t feasible for us," and, if no one is willing to pay, The League might have to open itself up to anyone.

  3. 3. Sports on Social Media


    This week, Facebook quietly streamed its first live, professional sports event. The broadcast was just like what you'd expect to see on TV, complete with cuts and graphics, but hosted entirely on a Facebook feed. What sport was the first to be livestreamed?


    It was women's soccer.

    The Orlando Pride's season opener was broadcast live from star Alex Morgan's Facebook page, reaching an estimated 554,000 unique viewers in all.

  4. 4. New Social App

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    This week, ex-Twitter product head Michael Sippey debuted a new app that’s like “texting in public”— you have a conversation that everyone can see, but only people who are invited can join in. What’s it called?


    It's Talkshow.

    We're not quite sure what you do with it yet, but Talkshow is fun and probably worth a try. Especially if you're the kind of person who thinks you should have a podcast.

  5. 5. 'Lemonade'

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    Last weekend, Beyoncé dropped her latest album 'Lemonade' in an event on HBO. The only place to stream it, though, was on Tidal. How long did the exclusive last until the album was available in the iTunes store?


    It was 24 hours.

    It only took a day for anyone willing to pay $17.99 to iTunes to get their hands on 'Lemonade,' but the exclusive period still drove the Tidal streaming app to #2 in the App Store.

  6. 6. YouTube


    YouTube just announced that it's introducing unskippable ads, designed specifically for mobile viewers. How long are the ads you can't skip past going to be?


    They will be 6 seconds.

    YouTube is debuting a new kind of video format, called Bumper ads. They're designed to be a quick hit, rather than a full ad, for those watching on mobile devices.

  7. 7. Self-Driving Cars

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    Google, Uber, and Lyft are all developing self-driving cars. This week, the three teamed up to create a lobbying group designed to make the legislative road to allowing autonomous cars on the road a smooth one. What major car manufacturer did they partner with?


    It's Ford.

    They also partnered with Volvo. The coalition exists to lobby U.S. policy makers and influence the public debate on the future of autonomous transportation.

  8. 8. Twitter

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    After its earnings call this week, Twitter's stock fell about 10%. That was despite a quarter of user growth, something the company has struggled with for years. How many users does Twitter have now?


    It's 310 million.

    Last quarter, Twitter grew from 305 million monthly active users to 310 million, exceeding expectations by a full two million. However, the company missed expectations in revenue growth, and its stock sunk on the news.

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