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'Gut' feeling: Taylor Swift puts '1989' on Apple MusicThe artist says she decided to put her hit album on Apple's streaming service because it 'felt right.' Meanwhile, we get a peek at what it took to make the wallpaper for Windows 10.
The queen of the internet now approves of Apple Music. I'm Bridget Carey. This is your Cnet update. [MUSIC] Her musical majesty, Taylor Swift, has shown great mercy to Apple, and will allow her album 1989 to be streamed on the Apple music service. Just when you think they were never getting back together, Swift tweeted the good news to her legion of followers on Thursday. Earlier this week Miss. Swift caused quite a stir when she publicly criticized Apple in a blog post. Saying, "She would not put her album on the up coming streaming service because Apple's policy was to not pay artists for any songs streamed.". During the three month free trial period. Well hours later Apple announced it would change it's policy and pay artists for every stream. Because Apple knows you don't want bad blood with Taylor Swift. The coolest person that everyone wishes was their best friend. Well, Swift is one of many artists that complains streaming services do not compensate artists fairly. Apple Music launches next week on Tuesday. It costs $10 a month to let you listen to any song you want on demand. Swift has not allowed competing services Spotify or Tidal to have her latest album. She tweeted that this isn't an Exclusive deal with Apple, but rather, she's going with Apple because it just felt right in the gut. Maybe it's like that feeling you get when you have one of those Activia pro-biotic yogurts. Now, just before Apple music launched Google is hoping to take a bite out of their business, by adding a free radio service. Google Play Music is similar to Apple Music and it costs ten dollars a month. But the free version has ads and you cannot pick the songs that play. But you can pick the stations, which are sorted by different activities or moods. It's just like Songza, because it was created by the team at Songza. If you didn't already get the memo, Google bought Songza a year ago. Also interesting news at Facebook. You no longer need to have a Facebook account to use the Facebook messager chat. Service. The messenger app on IOS and Android let's you sign up with just the name, phone number and photo. It's Facebook's way of trying to grow its chat service to people who are reluctant to join Facebook. And, moving to Microsoft, you remember that iconic Windows XP Desktop background? Well, Microsoft has revealed the main wallpaper for Windows. 10. And there was a bit of a process to create it. Artists were using projectors, lasers, smoke machines and crystal dust to create what looks like a portal to another world. Personally, I kinda like it. It has that Quantum Leap accelerator vibe going for it. After all, with Windows 10, Microsoft is trying to put right what once went wrong with Windows 8. That's it for this tech news roundup, but there's always more at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]