Google has launched a music streaming service in Japan, becoming the latest tech giant to push into the world's number two music market, despite mixed results among earlier arrivals. The launch, announced Thursday, came after similar services debuted in Japan this year by Apple, popular messaging app Line, and a joint venture by IT firm CyberAgent and Japanese music giant Avex Group. Japan is the world's second largest music market, estimated to be worth $2.6 billion in 2014, after the $4.8 billion US market, according to the Recording Industry Association of Japan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after questioning a former top aide to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton behind closed doors, the House committee investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks expects to question another member of Clinton's inner circle in closed session.
History-chasing Serena Williams tries to recover from a poor serving performance and reach the US Open fourth round Friday while Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal also seek last-16 berths. Three-time defending champion Williams has won her past 30 Grand Slam matches, completing a "Serena Slam" by taking four major titles in a row, and could add to her legend even more in the Flushing Meadows fortnight. The 33-year-old American, who faces compatriot Bethanie Mattek-Sands in a third-round night match at Arthur Ashe Stadium, could complete the first calendar Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988.