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. Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and leftwing counter-demonstrators at Saturday’s Charlottesville protest on the same moral plane. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 11:16:34 AM
. Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and leftwing counter-demonstrators at Saturday’s Charlottesville protest on the same moral plane. ...
Ed Sheeran’s Divide puts Warner Music’s streaming income on track to cross £1bn image
....The popularity of Ed Sheeran and his latest album, Divide, helped drive a 58% increase in streaming revenue for Warner Music, putting it on track to make more than $1. 3bn (£1bn) from digital services including Spotify and Apple Music this year. ...
The return of office music: is it better than silence – or much, much worse? image
....PRS for Music, which gathers royalties for the industry, granted 27,000 licences to workplaces to play music last year – 8% more than in 2015. Anecdotal evidence is rife of the widespread streaming of Spotify playlists across desks (doing so without a licence is technically illegal, because it counts as broadcasting). ...
Ed Sheeran fever helps drive rise of more than 10% in UK music sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 03:33:16 PM
....18m. The success of Sheeran’s album – which at one point overwhelmed the official charts with all 16 songs making the Top 20 singles list – helped push music streaming and downloads on services such as Spotify and Apple Music up by 16. ...
Spotify denies filling popular playlists with 'fake artists' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 09:39:31 AM
. Spotify has denied filling its most popular playlists with “fake artists”, after it was accused of creating songs to bulk out its most popular ambient playlists at low cost to itself. ...
Jay-Z's digital-only album goes platinum in under a week image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 08:06:25 AM
....Last year Tidal said it had three million subscribers but some have questioned the accuracy of those numbers. Spotify, which now has more than 140 million active monthly users, remains the market leader but has yet to turn a profit. ...
Celebrity rich list 2017: Taylor Swift falls to 49th place as Diddy takes top spot image
.... Swift’s earnings over the past 12 months, from 1 June 2016 until 1 June 2017, have been estimated by Forbes as $44m. Swift’s new position on the yearly entertainment round-up follows her recent return to streaming giant Spotify after a three-year absence. ...
Shaken it off! Taylor Swift ends Spotify spat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:21:39 PM
. Taylor Swift has made her entire back catalogue available on Spotify, ending a three-year boycott of the streaming service following a row over artist royalties. ...
Spotify hopes going public will cement streaming as music's future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 10:00:25 AM
....The world may love the services they provide, but the new generation of tech companies haven’t found much love on Wall Street recently. Spotify, the leading music streaming service, is hoping to change that with a share sale that could lead another round of “unicorns” to try their luck on the US stock markets. ...
Streaming and Ed Sheeran the right tune for Warner Music image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 05:19:53 PM
.... . The rise of paid subscription services from the likes of Spotify and Apple Music have been behind the rise in digital revenues. ...
TalkTalk hack attack: Friends admit cyber crime charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 05:24:29 PM
....Allsopp admitted supplying a customer's details for fraud and as well as files for hacking. Hanley, of Devonshire Drive, denied other charges of hacking into Nasa, the National Climatic Data Centre and another 23 websites including Spotify, Telstra, the RAC and The Eton Collection which were ordered to lie on file. ...
How streaming saved the music: global industry revenues hit £12bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:55:19 PM
....In its early years, streaming was derided by many musicians and observers as the final nail in the industry’s coffin. However, with 112 million paying subscribers to services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal, which ensured growth in streaming revenue went up by more than 60% last year, it has now been hailed as the saviour of music. ...
Machine learning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:29 PM
....By understanding which users like which films - and what shows you have watched or awarded high ratings - recommender systems can identify your tastes. They are also used to suggest music on streaming services, like Spotify, and articles to read on Facebook. ...
Braced for Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:44:19 PM
....The pound has fallen in value in the wake of last June's referendum outcome. The leading music streaming services, from Sweden's Spotify to US-based Apple Music, are all multinational firms whose pricing policies are decided elsewhere. ...
Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:19:46 PM
....The changes include:. Messenger has also added the ability to include Spotify extensions, allowing music to be shared and played within chats, and said Apple Music would also be supported shortly. ...
Music industry goes to war with YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
....”. However the IFPI, the global recording industry body, claims that with 800 million music users, YouTube is paying little more than $1 per user for the entire year: “This pales in comparison with the revenue generated by other services, from Apple to Deezer to Spotify. ...
Record company revenues hit new high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:18:29 PM
....However, more revenues could be generated by platforms such as Youtube, the BPI said. Revenue from physical formats dipped below £300m last year, but remained just above the £274m generated by streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer. ...
Spotify may bypass IPO and list directly on stock market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 01:55:50 AM
. Spotify is reportedly considering an unconventional direct listing on a stock market that stops short of a full-blown initial public offering. ...
Spotify signs long-term deal with Universal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 03:29:33 PM
. Music streaming business Spotify has signed a new, long-term, deal with Universal Music Group, one of the world's biggest record companies. ...
Why the sound of Ed Sheeran helps sell fries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 04:00:05 PM
....It’s elevator music, 21st-century style: not Herb Alpert, piped tinnily into your local department store, but carefully curated playlists generated by algorithms and used by major restaurants, supermarkets and retailers all over the world to entice us to spend more cash. In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Swedish Retail Institute – in collaboration with Spotify-backed startup Soundtrack Your Brand – found that specially selected songs increased customers’ spending by 9. ...
Five ways the singles chart can be fixed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:55:40 AM
....The main reason for his success is streaming. Tracks from his album were played 110 million times last week on Spotify, Apple Music and their competitors, sending all 16 tracks from Divide into the chart. ...
Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production image
....”. Last year, 45bn audio streams were served in the UK by players such as Spotify, Apple, Deezer and Tidal, an increase of 68% year-on-year, according to music industry body the BPI. ...
Spotify hits 50 million subscribers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:42:36 PM
. Spotify has become the first music streaming service to pass 50 million paying customers. ...
The smaller the better? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:08:53 AM
....Founder Aaron Levie says the product - which doesn't require users to install or download any software - was " inadvertently very disruptive to the traditional technology companies". "Whether [you're] Uber, Airbnb, Spotify or Netflix - those same lessons apply. ...
Christian Candy 'was hellbent on destroying' former friend's family image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:32:23 PM
.... Last summer, he bought the startup out of administration for £675,000 in cash. Crowdmix, which would allow members to create playlists using their accounts with music streaming services such as Spotify, had widespread backing from investors in the City, music industry professionals and media executives. ...
Pokémon Go and no sign of stopping: Apple’s App Store sales boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 03:59:04 PM
....99 after a few levels. Spotify also drew criticism for charging $3 more for a subscription through the App Store in order to account for Apple taking its cut. ...
Spotify offers Barack Obama a job as 'President of Playlists' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 10:29:13 AM
. President Barack Obama recently joked that he was hoping for a job at Spotify when he leaves the White House. ...
Film and TV ​streaming and downloads overtake DVD sales for first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
....”. The digital onslaught is also continuing in the music market, with subscription revenues increasing by 65% to £418m, driven by services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Deezer. ...
Music streaming hailed as industry's saviour as labels enjoy profit surge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 02:09:43 PM
....Yet 2016 has seen a reversal of fortune – and the industry’s saviour is not what many predicted. Profits from music streaming, first championed by Spotify and now offered by Apple and Amazon, have given some labels their largest surge in revenue in more than a decade. ...
Will Spotify kill the music download? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 08:00:37 AM
. The digital download, ushered in to the mass market more than a decade ago by Apple’s iTunes music store, is in rapid decline as people shift to streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. ...
Chart company changes formula to reflect rise in streaming image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 09:04:26 AM
....That's why Drake's One Dance spent 15 weeks at number one earlier this year. It only outsold the competition for the first three weeks of that period, but fans continued to stream it on services like Spotify and Apple Music. ...
Apple Music attracts 20 million subscribers in 18 months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 06:25:14 AM
....The tech company said 60% of its users had not downloaded a song from the iTunes store over the last 12 months, suggesting they were a "whole new audience". Launched in June 2015, Apple Music has swiftly become the second biggest player in the market - behind Spotify, which now boasts 40 million subscribers. ...
TalkTalk and Post Office routers hit by cyber-attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 03:33:59 PM
....It involves the use of a modified form of the Mirai worm - a type of malware that is spread via hijacked computers, which causes damage to equipment powered by Linux-based operating systems. Mirai was also involved in an earlier attack that caused several of the world's leading websites to become inaccessible, including Spotify, Twitter and Reddit. ...
Sainsbury's joins Christmas ad battle with animation and James Corden image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 12:01:32 AM
.... The puppets’ faces, 1,700 of which were used to create the film, were all printed by 3D Print Bureau in Stoke-on-Trent, a company which usually makes prototypes for engineers or items for medical use. Corden’s song, which will be released for free via a partnership with Spotify, was written by Bret McKenzie, the Oscar-winning songwriter and comedian from Flight of the Conchords. ...
Shaggy dog story image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 12:07:21 AM
.... Uber and Airbnb are the two biggest global examples of this phenomenon. In the digital age, why own CDs when you can stream music via Spotify or Deezer? Why own DVDs when you can stream films via Netflix? And why pay for software on CDs when you can subscribe to services like Microsoft Office 365 and download all future updates from the cloud?. ...
Metro Bank lets customers choose Mr, Ms, Mrs and Mx image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of November 2016 06:22:12 PM
....Last year the Oxford Dictionaries website added the Mx honorific, defining it as "a title used before a person's surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female". In September music streaming service Spotify began allowing users in the UK, US and Australia to choose "non-binary" rather than male or female. ...
YouTube's seven-year stand-off ends image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 04:01:33 PM
.... . "Though it has to be said in the last couple of years most labels have also become critical of YouTube, the way it operates and the royalties it pays compared to, say, Spotify or Apple Music, even though they continue to work with the service. ...
Beijing threatens legal action over webcam claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 11:23:35 AM
....It follows a product recall from the Chinese electronics firm Hangzhou after its web cameras were used in a massive web attack last week. The attack knocked out sites such as Reddit, Twitter, Paypal and Spotify. ...
Webcams used to attack Reddit and Twitter recalled image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 11:21:14 AM
....Chinese electronics firm Hangzhou Xiongmai issued the recall soon after its cameras were identified as aiding the massive web attacks. They made access to popular websites, such as Reddit, Twitter, Spotify and many other sites, intermittent. ...
'Smart' home devices used as weapons in website attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of October 2016 09:10:19 AM
....Hackers used internet-connected home devices, such as CCTV cameras and printers, to attack popular websites on Friday, security analysts say. Twitter, Spotify, and Reddit were among the sites taken offline on Friday. ...
Cyber attacks briefly knock out top sites image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 02:16:24 PM
. Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, SoundCloud, PayPal and several other sites have been affected by three web attacks. ...
Last call: What's happened to London's nightlife? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 10:29:10 AM
....Although there are few new music venues, he says places such as Union Chapel or Islington Assembly Hall adapt to become music venues to fill a void. "While it's true that bookings are skewing to an older, safer market like never before, at the same time Spotify and YouTube, as well as radio and dare I say print media, have fostered a whole new enthusiasm among gig-goers," he adds. ...
Samsung takes over AI pioneer and creators of Apple's Siri image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 01:25:59 AM
....Retail and technology giant Amazon's also has an AI-driven device on the market. The company's Echo speaker can answer questions, control other internet-connected devices, build shopping lists and link in to dozens of third-party services like Spotify, Uber or BBC News. ...
No money image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of October 2016 11:09:43 PM
....But it was only after completing a masters at Stockholm School of Economics, that he says he became convinced that he wasn't cut out for a traditional graduate career. Mr de Geer adds that working for a digital marketing agency owned by Spotify co-founder Martin Lorentzon in his 20s added further inspiration to become his own boss. ...
Spotify 'in talks to take over Soundcloud' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 01:33:28 AM
. Music streaming company Spotify is reportedly in talks to take over $700m (£535m) rival Soundcloud. ...
Tech Talent image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of September 2016 11:00:39 PM
....Specialisms: Artificial intelligence, internet-of-things, data analytics. Foreign-owned firms: ARM, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Spotify, Thales. ...
YouTube ordered to pay more for music by Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 10:32:27 AM
....YouTube, which carries videos as well as audio-only content, makes money by selling advertising and then divides profits among rights owners. Its business model differs from music streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple Music, which pay record companies a small sum each time a song is played. ...
Amazon's Echo speakers head to UK and Germany image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 10:30:39 AM
....Until now, the company sold its voice-controlled devices only in the US. The machines can answer questions, control other internet-connected devices, build shopping lists and link in to dozens of third-party services including Spotify, Uber and BBC News. ...
Streaming playlists 'make it harder to break UK talent' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 03:42:01 AM
.... Just eight songs have reached number one in the UK so far this year, compared with 17 at the same point in 2015; and 28 the year before. Many in the music industry believe playlists like Spotify's Global Top 50 and Apple Music's Top Songs are self-perpetuating - robbing new music of much-needed exposure. ...
Five-minute guide to... the cost of going to university image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of August 2016 12:01:00 AM
....” . Consider whether you need subscriptions services such as Netflix and Spotify or the latest mobile, he says: “If your contract is nearly up look for a cheaper tariff or think about a SIM-only deal. ...
Game on image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 11:11:57 PM
.... . It was meant to be the games equivalent of Spotify, opening the chance to enjoy the latest interactive entertainment on even modestly powered machines. ...
Has streaming broken the UK singles chart? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 16th of July 2016 11:54:39 PM
....The band are well-placed to exploit streaming's dominance of the charts, having started off on YouTube making music to soundtrack short films before becoming a fully-fledged band. Their breakout single Rather Be was, at one point, the most streamed song ever on Spotify - but even they have had to adapt to the new landscape. ...
Google piracy report criticised by music industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 02:14:56 PM
.... The BPI's latest figures suggest that British labels made just £24. 4m from video streaming last year, compared to the £146m generated by audio streaming sites like Spotify, Apple Music and, ironically, Google's own Google Play service. ...
Chargers, châteaux, and the Channel Tunnel: can you really do a driving holiday in a Tesla? image
....A quick stretch of the A10, a short stop at a supermarket to stock up on provisions and a jaunt along the D50 took us to single-lane country roads. Here we discovered that the “save” feature in Spotify, built in to the Model S, didn’t actually save the tracks offline, just added them to your library, so when the 3G ran out, so did the music. ...
The British pop talent crash: where have all the new acts gone? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of May 2016 04:49:45 PM
....Ryan Bassil, UK editor of Vice’s music site Noisey, calls the music generated by young signings “landfill electronica”, a follow on from the landfill indie of the mid-2000s. “The majors have jumped on teenagers who bought production software and make music for New Music Friday [Spotify’s compilation of the week’s best new releases]. ...
Spotify revenues surge 80% to more than £1.5bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of May 2016 12:18:29 PM
Adele's singular contract shows why she is pop's greatest outlier image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of May 2016 06:20:40 PM
....Ultimately, Sony needs her more than she needs Sony; she will almost certainly have total artistic freedom and decide how often she releases an album. She is also unlikely to change her stance on streaming: she holds back new albums from Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music and others until as many CD and download sales as possible have been achieved. ...
Vinyl sales bigger than YouTube for British artists image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of May 2016 11:01:24 PM
.... Total revenues generated by British music amounted to £688m, a fall of 1% on last year. The BPI called on the government to fix the so-called “value grab” by websites such as YouTube who, it said, paid lower royalties than subscription audio streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer, which contributed a combined £146. ...
HMV moves ahead of Tesco as second biggest entertainment retailer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of May 2016 12:07:49 PM
....Fiona Keenan, strategic insight director at Kantar, said: “Despite recent high profile casualties for high street fashion retailers the performance of bricks and mortar entertainment stores has demonstrated the strong appeal this channel still holds for consumers. “Some 14% of the population now has a music subscription service and paid-for Spotify subscriptions are growing at 25%. ...
The way we shop now: the revolution in British spending habits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of May 2016 04:43:08 PM
....She predicts the trend will continue because younger people have a different attitude to owning things to their parents, partly because they are less likely to be home owners, wanting to feather their nest. They have also grown up with the idea of renting or subscribing to services like iTunes or Spotify. ...
Radiohead's corporate empire: inside the band's dollars and cents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of April 2016 03:42:42 PM
.... There was Colonel Tom Parker taking so much from Elvis he earned more than the singer, and David Bowie, who was apparently brought to tears by his one-time manager Tony Defries’ extravagant spending. Even today, when such merciless managers seem few and far between, the perception is that bands are still being ripped off, if now by Spotify and YouTube. ...
Music streaming boosts sales of vinyl image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 12:52:44 AM
....Others say they buy records to support their favourite artists, while 50% of consumers identify themselves as "collectors". "It's so easy to listen to music now on YouTube or Spotify, I think we're yearning for the times of our parents where you had to go out of your way to buy a song," says student Duncan Willis. ...
British stars spur music industry growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 12:07:54 PM
.... . Helped by the spread of smartphones and a proliferation of services - including Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and Apple Music - streaming now represents 19% of the music industry's income, up from 14% in 2014. ...
Fake Plastic Streams: Radiohead's label carousel is really about creative control image
. The day after former Parlophone labelmates the Beatles put their three Anthology albums – a ragbag of alternative takes and live versions of well-thumbed classics – on streaming services for the first time, Radiohead’s B-sides and rarities began disappearing from streaming sites such as Spotify. ...
Apple at 40: privacy, software and new device frontiers are key challenges image
.... But there will be other rows ahead. Music streaming companies such as Spotify are grumbling about the 30% cut Apple takes of their in-app subscriptions on iOS while blocking them from pointing users to their websites to subscribe directly; Amazon locked horns with Apple over in-app Kindle ebook sales in the past; and video streaming services may do so over subscriptions in the future. ...
Music streaming service boss departs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of March 2016 05:50:15 PM
.... . The online radio service has been struggling amid growing competition from Spotify and Apple Music. ...
Startup of the Year 2015-2016 competition entry: Metaspeech image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 05:08:10 PM
....Last year, our training helped our clients raise a combined £12m, win the South by South West (SXSW) pitch competition, and get funded on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den. We count Google, TechWeek, Trendwatching and 4YFN as our clients, coaching from seed-funded startups at accelerators like Seedcamp, to executives at Ocado, Propercorn, and Spotify. ...
Can a British tech firm turn AR into (augmented) reality? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 12:49:57 PM
....Blippar has found a lucrative use for AR by offering leading brands new ways to connect with consumers. Point its app at a Coke can, for instance, and it may play you a tune from Spotify. ...
Apple’s FBI battle is just the beginning of a reality check for the tech sector image
.... Amazon is rebuked by MPs over its revenue-shifting, tax-minimising ways, and by bookshop lovers who have seen it undercut high-street retailers. Spotify (which hails from Sweden) is criticised by fans and players for the tiny amounts musicians get paid when people stream music through it rather than buying a download or – remember when? – a CD. ...
Music label Island Records to launch its own IPA image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Island Records says that the beer is best served with music and people drinking the IPA out of cans will be able to access three specially compiled playlists of the label’s biggest hits. To play the songs, users can scan their beer cans with their smartphones, which will launch the Spotify music streaming service. ...
RIP Friends Reunited – but what else is lurking in the social media graveyard? image
.... So here’s a roundup of the flings and LTRs of our digital lives from the last decade or so, for a quick update on what they’re up to, whether they’ve gone bald yet, and if, just maybe, they still hold a candle for us …. In 2011, Justin Timberlake led a consortium to buy MySpace, at which point the old template – your spangly falling-stars, your carefully curated black-pink-and-aquamarine html theme – was abolished in favour of a deeply confusing constellation of self-curated music and showbiz “content” that tried to muscle in on Spotify’s success. ...
Why it's good to be a geek image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 12:07:52 AM
....The fact that a company which didn't even exist a decade ago can now be one of the big players in the accommodation industry is indicative of how technology is shaking up the status quo in established industries. Taxi hailing app Uber, commercial music-streaming service Spotify and the mighty Amazon have all wreaked havoc on their less technology-savvy rivals. ...
Davos braces for an influx of digital disruptors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 12:58:13 PM
.... Skype, created in 2003 in Estonia, disrupted an industry in which making a call once required the intervention of an operator. Those industries feeling the impact off digital disruption also include the music industry – “instead of going to HMV and buying a piece of plastic you sign up to Spotify” – and transport, in which Uber and Hailo are causing shockwaves. ...
Payments start-up Adyen doubles transaction value to break through $50bn image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 02:20:19 PM
.... Uber is one of Adyen's biggest clients  Photo: Reuters. Adyen, whose clients include Uber, Facebook and Spotify, has been profitable since 2011 and its revenues are on track to break through $500m in 2016. ...
CES 2016: Smart shoes and more new tech image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of January 2016 12:26:05 AM
....The firm says its system works by matching the rhythm of a song to the number of steps per minute it detects the person is jogging at. Spotify already does something similar with its app for street runners, but Technogym says it's the first to bring the idea to a treadmill. ...
Apple ad-blocking software scares publishers but Google is target image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of January 2016 12:03:07 PM
....Sean Blanchfield, of PageFair, which provides information to publishers about their audience’s use of ad blockers, described the software as “the Napster of the advertising industry”. Music piracy altered a generation’s attitude to music by creating an enduring perception that it should be free, and opened the doors to streaming services such as Spotify to rewrite the textbook on making money from music. ...
Beatles music joins streaming services image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 09:03:19 AM
....The Beatles' music is being made available on a wide range of streaming music services. Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and Amazon Prime Music are among nine services that will offer the band's tracks worldwide. ...
Brits to get access to BBC iPlayer and Sky Go on holiday as EU changes copyright rules image
.... . Providers of subscription internet content including Sky, Netflix and Spotify will also be obliged to allow their viewers to use their services from anywhere in the EU. ...
The year Amazon delivered on its founder's vision image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 6th of December 2015 07:49:43 PM
.... . Much of this has been put down to the emergence of Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud computing division that powers millions of online entertainment services such as Netflix, Spotify and the BBC’s iPlayer. ...

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