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‘Genius’ accuses Google of scraping Song Lyrics content from them

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Genius accuses Google of stealing content

There have been instances when scraping content is used by various companies to extract data out of websites or other sources. However, Content Scraping has to be done for a purpose otherwise it is illegal. Now, it is known that Genius.com which is a Song Lyrics website has accused Google of Scraping content from their website.

Genius says that their content has been stolen via Google with the help of scraping techniques which is then found inside Google Search Results. We know that Google has started showing music lyrics inside Search Results but the company has not partnered with Genius for doing so.

However, it is also revealed that this is not a new issue. The complaints from Genius against Google are continuing from several years back and the search engine giant was first notified about this in 2017. In that notifications, Genius told Google that their transcriptions were copied and have appeared in search results.

Again, Genius has sent a letter to Google for the same reason as they were in 2017. However, Genius has approached Wall Street Journal this time around. This is because Genius now wants the world to know about this issue as well. Genius sent details to Wall Street Journal about how Google was caught “red-handed”

Here is the explanation from Genius about this issue:

“Starting around 2016, Genius said, the company made a subtle change to some of the songs on its website, alternating the lyrics’ apostrophes between straight and curly single-quote marks in exactly the same sequence for every song.

When the two types of apostrophes were converted to the dots and dashes used in Morse code, they spelt out the words “Red Handed.”

On this issue and claims by Genius, Wall Street Journal said that they were able to verify the song lyrics site’s claim:

“The Journal randomly chose three of the more than 100 examples Genius says it found of songs on Google containing these watermarks and verified the pattern of apostrophes was the same.”

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Metro card recharge is no more a hassle

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Metro card recharge is an essential duty that metro commuters need to do so that they are able to able to travel comfortably. If, as a metro traveler you do not recharge your metro card, you will have to purchase up and down metro tickets. This means, queuing up in front of the ticket counter every day. During rush hours these counters are typically crowded and the queue moves at very slow speed. Since the tickets are purchased through a combination of manual and automated processes, it is too slow that can result in your reaching the destination late. Not to forget that during office hours, the trains get start to get over-crowed with every passing minute. In case you think that metro card recharge can be done easily from the recharge counters at the station; then you need to consider that during the morning and evening rush, do you really want to waste your invaluable time waiting for the counter to open and then get the recharge done?

Isn’t the option of online metro card recharge much better that can be easily carried out from your smartphone within an instant? Not only is the process fast, the fact that you can use your smartphone to carry out the recharge process at any point in time, and from anywhere on the planet, makes you feel more empowered and mobile and of course it makes your everyday travel easier and more convenient.

How do I recharge my metro card online?

The first step in the process is to identify a reliable payment aggregator that facilities the metro card recharge of your city or region. Some of the popular online aggregators today that offer wide-ranging services to the public are Paytm, MobiKwik and PhonePe.

The next step is to install the App of the particular reseller on your smartphone. Register with the reseller. Now whenever you wish to recharge the metro card, simply open the App. Choose your facility and your city of residence. Now, choose the smart card recharge option. Now, enter the card number and the amount for which you want to recharge your card. Once all details are filled in, check and verify the card number. Now in the last step choose the payment method. Once done submit the truncation and within minutes your smart card will be updated with the new balance.

The benefit of using the reseller platform is that you pay less than the amount you enter. This is because there are many discounts and cash-back offers that online resellers keep promoting on their site and apps. You need to choose an appropriate promo code when you are selecting the payment option for the metro card recharge.

While certain benefits are obvious, digitization is shortly going to become the way of our lives. It has helped improve the lifestyles and living conditions of many people all over the globe. Digital methods are efficient, effective and extremely safe as compared to manual processes. Additionally, there is a record of every transaction being maintained on the server. This makes the process secure and authenticated with proper back-up.

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Trump Was Having A Dinner Date With Apple CEO Tim Cook

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Donald Trump, the US president, said that he was having dinner on Friday with the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook. Lately, the criticism spread all over the world about the company not producing enough of its products in the USA market. But Donald Trump saw some good fortune on his dinner date on Friday.

The US president tweeted on his working vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, “Having dinner tonight with Tim Cook of Apple. They will be spending vast sums of money in the US Great!” However, the White House did not immediately respond to whatever dinner he was referring to when Trump talked about the vast amount of money they would be spending on Manufacturing products in the USA. And neither did Apple immediately responded to the request.

Trump only desired his expression that he wants Apple to move its production from China and other countries to the United States. “We’re doing this for the Christmas season, just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on US customers,” he said on Tuesday after his Twitter message.

Another round of US tariffs on Chinese imports was about to take effect on September 1; however, the White House administration delayed the taxes of some products until this December 15. Moreover, Levies on Apple’s MacBooks and iPhones also delayed until December and tariffs on the AirPods, Apple Watch and HomePod will be effective from the next month.

China and the United States is currently having a trade war which started when the US demanded that China change its policies on intellectual property protection, technology transfers, industrial subsidies, and other trade barriers. Trump also said that the Chinese negotiators were holding the “productive” talks still and you can expect them to meet in September.

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Socratic by Google App for Students Is Available on the iOS Platform and Will Soon Be Available on Android Platform

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Google was talking about the revamped Socratic app last year, and finally, it decided to introduce it to the users. Socratic, powered by Google AI, has tons of new features and resources that will help school students with their studies. And if you are an Apple iPhone user, you can find it on your App Store. And Google also stated that you could expect this app on your Android smartphone this fall. Students can solve severe math problems, physics problems and will also offer you a variety of study materials and guides for interested candidates.

You can take a picture of your question and find the answer on the web via relevant and credible resources. Also, there is a voice command feature that will help you ask solutions for your problems, and you will get answers via the web. Also, it will help you understand harsh contents related to your textbook content or handouts, and you can take a picture of the page and search for alternative explanations of the same thing on the internet.

The app has a unique built-in complex algorithm system that will look into your problem and will automatically identify the possible underlying concepts. In the Socratic Google app, you will find videos, explanations of concepts, online resources that will help you understand the concept and learn lessons quickly.

In building educational resources for teachers and students, we’ve spent a lot of time talking to them about the challenges they face and how we can help. We’ve heard that students often get ‘stuck’ while studying. When they have questions in the classroom, a teacher can quickly clarify—but it’s frustrating for students who spend hours trying to find answers while studying on their own.“- Google Engineering Manager, Socratic, Sheyans Bhansali said in a blog post.

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