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Tech Goes Purple: How Google, Snapchat and co. honoured Prince

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In the 24 hours since news of legendary musician Prince’s death, the tech world has inundated fans with a host of touching tributes. Here are some of the most poignant.

Messaging app Snapchat honoured the late star with a Purple Rain filter, adding droplets to photos taken using the app.

Meanwhile, Google changed the colour of its logo, complete with purple-hued raindrops. Those clicking the Google logo were transported directly to news of his passing and a catalogue of his top hits.

Google Play Music also altered its colour scheme to pay tribute to the eccentric artist.

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Apple, although unable to showcase Prince’s music on its flagship streaming service Apple Music, more than made up for it on the Beats 1 radio station.

CEO Tim Cook also paid tribute to Prince’s influence in a tweet on Thursday evening.

The one streaming service with access to the Raspberry Beret singer’s catalogue is Tidal. The Jay-Z-owned company chose a touching tweet and a subtle link to his music, rather than a less tasteful advertisement for its service.

Twitter itself used its Moments platform to collate a host of tributes from notable personalities around the world.

Meanwhile, the folks at NASA posted this rather delightful snap of a purple nebular.

If there are any we’ve missed, let us know in the comments section below

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