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NewsPoster Apr 10, 2013 07:03 AM
Briefly: Google Play Music expands, Facebook emotions
Google has expanded its free digital music locker to another five countries, according to a Google+ <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/283013==https://plus.google.com/+GooglePlay/posts/4qLBkWJ1onW" rel='nofollow'>update</a>. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, and Portugal can now use <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/283014==music.google.com" rel='nofollow'>Google Play Music</a>, which allows users to store up to 20,000 tracks on Google's servers for later retrieval and playback on Android devices and through the web app. The service has already been <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/283015==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/11/16/music.locker.capable.of.holding.20000.songs.at.no. charge/" rel='nofollow'>available</a> to users in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain since November, and in the US for over a year. <br><br />
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<strong>Facebook adds emotion selection to status updates</strong><br />
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<a href="http://macnn.com/rd/283016==http://www.facebook.com/" rel='nofollow'>Facebook</a> is introducing the option to add emotions to status updates. The new addition adds a drop-down box with a list of emotions to choose from, such as "Happy," "Sad," or "Tired," which can be added to the post, <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/283017==http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/09/facebook-mood/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">writes</a> <em>TechCrunch</em>. Options to add content being consumed in various ways are also available, with items being added to the user's About page automatically. The system is currently being rolled out to Facebook users based in the US.
 
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