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Skype Ending Its 'WiFi' Service Next Month

Skype WiFi is going to shut down on March 31, with the company opting to focus on its "core" features instead. WiFi allowed users to purchase wireless access at public hotspots for an amount that was generally less than the typical fee. Users have been notified.

YouTube Will Be On Comcast X1 Box This Year

The Comcast X1 set-top box will receive a YouTube application sometime later this year. Through a deal between Comcast and Google, the video site is going to be available and voice commands will be supported. The box already includes Netflix, one of the top streaming services.

Google Closing Its Experimental 'Spaces' App

Google is shutting down Spaces, an app that let small groups of people message each other about specific topics. Spaces let users establish a topic and then invite other people to their group. You could easily add Google searches, images, and YouTube videos.

Google's Allo Will Be On Desktop

Google's Allo messaging app is not going to be exclusive to mobile devices. Although a desktop version still isn't available, Google's VP of communications Nick Fox shared a screenshot of Allo for the web on Twitter. The app appears to be only for Chrome.

Spotify Adds Three Original Podcasts

Spotify is increasing its original content by introducing three podcasts to the music streaming service. The podcasts are focused on the music industry and they're coming out of partnerships with Panoply Studios, Gimlet Media, and Loudspeaker Network.