VibeDeck’s YouTube Service, Fake Apple Stores, Games On Google+, Post-Riot Social Media Crackdown, Chip Implants

Fast Company’s editors sift breaking news for nuggets of worthwhile innovation. Updated all day.

Artists Can Use VibeDeck to Sell Music on YouTubeVibeDeck has rolled out a service which adds a “buy” button to YouTube videos, and lets users purchase them through PayPal. It’s an addition to VibeDeck’s SoundCloud service, which lets artists sell their music on the Web, without paying extra costs. –NS


China Hosts Many More Fake Apple Stores22 electronics stores in China have been ordered to stop using the Apple logo, after Apple China outed them to China’s Administration for Industry and Commerce. It isn’t yet known if they’re selling the real stuff or Apple knockoffs like this hiPhone 5. This comes weeks after a blogger discovered and posted pictures of a stunningly convincing fake Apple store near Kunming, which seemed so real, even the workers couldn’t tell the difference. –NS

Games on Google+Angry Birds, Bejewelled Blitz and a host of other online game favorites are getting on Google+. Google says a button on the streams tab should lead you to the games page. Once you’ve opted into that, the scores and games activity of people in your Circles should be filtering into your Streams as well. Games are a big part of what makes Facebook, well, Facebook, and the big questions seem to be: will Google+ games be as powerful? And, will Google+ users be too annoyed to care? –NS

–Updated 8 a.m.


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Skinput. A team of engineers have created a chip implant they’re calling the “epidermal electronic system” (EES). It could go a step beyond even the most recent breakthroughs in wearable chips, such as the new “electronic tattoos” for medical patients; EES flexes with users’ skin without losing performance and even records input from users’ body movements. Their discovery, published in this week’s issue of Science, has all sorts of applications for the medical and gaming fields and will surely be the stuff of a billion tinfoil hat conspiracy theories. –T.G.


U.K. Shoots The (BlackBerry) Messenger. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and others are seriously talking about various types of bans or blackout possibities for social media such as Facebook and Twitter during fragile times such as the recent London riots. And the government is discussing access to RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger system, used by some rioters. The three companies are being called to meet with British home secretary Theresa May. Meanwhile, Facebook and Twitter continue to foster post-riot cleanup. –T.G.

–Updated 6:30 a.m.

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Tyler Gray is the former Editorial Director of Fast Company and co-author of the book The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel and Buy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), out in fall 2014. He previously authored The Hit Charade for HarperCollins and has written for The New York Times, SPIN, Blender, Esquire, and others.