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Apple is pitching its new subscription service as a savior to journalism, but publishers say its logic is flawed

Apple is set to launch a new all-you-can-read news subscription service along with other services at a big event next week. Critics of the plan say while Apple is pitching itself as a savior to the publishing industry with the new service, its logic is flawed. They say Apple is pointing to Apple Music as evidence of its subscription know-how. Big news publishers are said to be sitting it out because Apple’s financial and data-sharing terms are seen as unfavorable to them. Conversely, a publish...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spotify, Washington Post, US, Trends, New York Times, Times, Meredith, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Apple Music, Apple News, Hearst, El Chapo


Apple is holding a big event a week from now — here's everything it's expected to announce (AAPL)

Apple has scheduled an event for March 25, when it's expected to introduce new services focusing on video streaming and news subscriptions. Sales of Apple's iPhone have been slowing. Though Apple is likely to announce its video service this month, the service is not expected to launch until the spring. Apple made headlines recently when it sent out media invites to a March 25 event, where it's widely expected to unveil its long-rumored video service and a news-subscription platform. An expans...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Starz, Hulu, Oprah, Wall Street Journal, Hailee Steinfeld, Steven Spielberg, Cnbc, Aapl, Bernstein


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Tech firms scrambled to keep dozens of copies of videos showing the New Zealand mosque shooting off their platforms. YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter struggled to stop users ripping and uploading copies of the original video, and the distressing footage was easily discoverable the day after the incident. Facebook, facing huge criticism over live streaming, says it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting in 24 ho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Instagram, North Korea, Trends, Andreessen, New Zealand, Andreessen Horowitz, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Marc Andreessen, Kim Jong, Chris Cox


The Spotify Apple Issue

Many people who follow tech know that Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission regarding the challenges that Spotify has doing business in the iOS app store. I am very sympathetic to Spotify’s complaint. In my post last week on The Warren Breakup Plan, I wrote: The mobile app stores, in particular, have always seemed to me to be a constraint on innovation vs a contributor to it. Spotify has a huge user base and brings in billions of dollars of revenues every year but i...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Spotify, Music, Trends, Policy, European Commission, Warren, Albert, Albert Wenger


He had countless hit records. You never heard of him.

Hal Blaine, the behind-the-scenes heartbeat of over 40 #1 hits, has died at 90. Many records by 1960s and 1970s artists were secretly recorded by session musicians and singers. These unheralded performers were some of the most talented artists ever. None Drummer Hal Blaine died on March 11 at 90 years young. Though you may not know his name, he was arguably the most important drummer in the history of recorded music. And the fact that so few were aware of his existence is no accident. If you'...
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Entertainment, Wikipedia, Glen Campbell, Los Angeles, Katy Perry, Innovation, Metallica, Singer, Recording, Detroit, Frank Sinatra, Guitar


Spotify takes aim at Apple's slice of digital sales

Load up the website of SoundCloud, a music streaming company, and you can purchase a monthly subscription to its on-demand service for £9.99 ($19.42). But to do the same thing on the SoundCloud iPhone app, and the fee rises to £12.99.No... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Business


Who are you siding with in the Spotify-Apple antitrust war?

Earlier this week, Spotify filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission against Apple, claiming that the company – which runs the App Store for iOS software – treats rivals to its own services unfairly, with a range of restrictions and demands. Naturally, with more than 200 million users worldwide, Spotify was able to get Apple’s attention. The iPhone maker has since responded with a scathing statement that made Spotify look stupid, and a touch deceitful. At the same time, Spotify m...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Spotify, European Commission


Apple is holding a big event this month — here's everything it's expected to announce (AAPL)

Apple is holding an event on March 25 during which it's expected to introduce new services focusing on video streaming and news subscriptions. The announcement will come as sales of Apple's iPhone have been slowing. Although Apple will likely announce its video service this month, it's not expected to launch until the spring.  Apple made headlines this week when it sent out media invites to an event on March 25, where it's widely expected to unveil its long-rumored video service and a news su...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Starz, Hulu, Oprah, Wall Street Journal, Hailee Steinfeld, Steven Spielberg, Cnbc, Aapl, Bernstein


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Chris Cox, a key Facebook executive and lieutenant of Mark Zuckerberg, is leaving the company amid a reorganization. Zuckerberg announced the news in a memo to employees that he also shared publicly on Thursday. Uber plans to launch its IPO next month, Reuters reports. The timing of the IPO means it should arrive soon after Uber's main rival Lyft. Tesla unveiled its new Model Y on Thursday night. CEO Elon Musk presented the new ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Zuckerberg, Reuters, El Chapo, Chris Cox


Apple goes for the jugular in a searing response to Spotify’s antitrust complaint

Apple tore into Spotify in response to the music streaming service's EU antitrust complaint. Apple said Spotify wants to keep all the benefits of a free app on the App Store, without being free. The iPhone maker said Spotify "wraps its financial motivations in misleading rhetoric" and its treatment of artists is a "damaging step backwards for the music industry." Spotify did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. Apple has torn into Spotify in a response to the mus...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Europe, Trends, Eu, App Store, Daniel Ek, Google Apple, US Copyright Royalty Board


Lee Fixel is leaving Tiger Global

Lee Fixel, the low-flying head of Tiger Global’s private equity business, is leaving at the end of June, the firm announced today in a letter sent to clients and seen by Reuters. Scott Shleifer and Chase Coleman will continue as co-managers of the portfolios Fixel has overseen, with Shleifer taking over as its head, according to the letter. Fixel, 39, is reportedly planning to invest his own money and “may start an investment firm in the future,” Tiger Global wrote in the letter. The move comes ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Spotify, New York, India, Softbank, Walmart, Beijing, United States, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, University of Florida, Norman, Tiger Global, Tiger Global Management, Ola


Apple's App Store fees are coming under increasing pressure from Spotify, Netflix, and regulators. Cutting them could lower its earnings by 10% next year. (AAPL)

Apple could lose billions of dollars in revenue and earnings if it's forced to cut the commissions it charges on sales through its app store, said analysts who cover the company. App-store fees charged by Apple, Google, and others like Steam have come under increasing pressure. Some developers have routed around them, and Spotify filed a competition complaint against Apple in Europe that focused in part on the iPhone maker's app-store fees. Should Apple have to cut its average overall commissi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Europe, Hollywood, China, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Netflix, European Commission, App Store, Aapl, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Apple Google


This chart shows why Spotify is desperate for every dollar it can get back from Apple

Spotify's war on Apple is all about economics. Spotify filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in Europe on Wednesday, complaining that the firm's 15-30% tax on Spotify iOS subscriptions is anti-competitive. Numbers from Sensor Tower show that Spotify has handed $156 million in App Store fees to Apple over the past four years, although it's taken steps to reduce that number. That may be small change for Apple, which makes billions in profit, but Spotify is predicting a loss of up to $407 mi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Europe, Trends, Sensor Tower Spotify


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Facebook is reportedly under criminal investigation over deals that gave Apple, Amazon, and other companies access to user data. The partnerships, first reported in June, gave those outside companies to data including friend lists, contact information, and even private messages — and not always with the user's consent. Uber is talking to SoftBank and Toyota about a $1 billion investment in its self-driving car business. The de...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, China, Softbank, US, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Toyota, Jack Dorsey, Daniel Ek, Eric Schmidt


Spotify just painted a big target on Apple's back, and the iPhone maker should worry if antitrust regulators start aiming at it (AAPL, SPOT)

The complaint Spotify filed against Apple with European competition regulators on Wednesday represents a real danger to the iPhone maker. Spotify's complaint looks legitimate and is similar to those successfully made against Microsoft and Google. European regulators have been much tougher in recent years in cracking down on tech companies anti-competitive moves than American antitrust regulators. Should they find Apple guilty of abusing its market power, the company could face big fines and re...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Microsoft, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Eu, Netflix


Facebook is reportedly under criminal investigation over deals that gave Apple, Amazon, and other companies access to user data (FB)

Facebook is under criminal investigation over data-sharing deals it signed with Apple, Amazon, and other major tech companies, reports the New York Times.  The partnerships, first reported in June, gave those outside companies to data including friends lists, contact information, and even private messages — and not always with the user's consent. Most of those partnerships have ended over the last two years.  Facebook tells the Times that it is cooperating with investigators. Federal prosecut...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, New York, Microsoft, New York City, Trends, New York Times, Times, Ftc, United States Department of Justice, Apple Amazon


Spotify's antitrust complaint poses a 'meaningful risk' to Apple and could undermine the App Store and Apple Music (AAPL)

The antitrust complaint Spotify filed against Apple has merit and could pose a financial risk to Apple, says a note from KeyBanc Capital Markets. Apple's revenue from services like the App Store and Apple Music are more important for the company than ever as iPhone sales have slowed.  The complaint also comes as Apple is expected to debut new services and as Senator Elizabeth Warren has called for the regulation of major tech firms like Apple.  Spotify's antitrust complaint against Apple coul...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Hbo, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, EK, Warren, Silicon Valley, The Wall Street Journal, App Store, Daniel Ek, Cnbc, Apple Music


Spotify has bloodied Apple's nose once before. Now, it has a chance to cut its $853 billion rival down to size. (AAPL)

Spotify has gone to war against Apple in Europe, complaining that the way it runs its App Store is anti-competitive. It's a bold move for a company whose market cap is 32 times smaller than Apple's. But Spotify has bloodied Apple's nose before when it circumvented App Store fees. It's bad news for Apple that some of its most popular app makers keep challenging the App Store's economics. Spotify's complaint comes as there's never been greater political will to regulate big tech firms. Spotify ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Europe, US, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, App Store, Aapl, Nomura, Fortnite, Fighting Apple, App Store Look


Apple's 30% app store commission unfair, Spotify claims

Music service files complaint with European commission over subscription ‘tax’Spotify has filed a complaint with European regulators arguing that Apple limits choice and competition in its app store, giving its own music streaming service an unfair advantage over rivals.Apple’s app store is an important distribution platform for Spotify. But Apple takes a 30% commission on all sales made through the app store – including music streaming subscriptions – which Spotify and many other third-party ap...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Business, Media, Ariana Grande, Digital music and audio, Drake, Daniel Ek, Apple Music


Here's why Spotify is declaring war on Apple and not Google (AAPL)

Spotify wants Europe's competition watchdog to examine Apple for the way it runs the App Store. Spotify has complained that the App Store's 30% tax on in-app subscriptions makes it less competitive than Apple's own streaming service, Apple Music. But the obvious question is why Spotify isn't also going after Google, which also charges a levy for apps on its app store and has a music streaming service. The problem boils down to the fact that Apple won't allow Spotify to advertise that subscript...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Europe, Trends, Nintendo, App Store, Daniel Ek, Spotify Apple, Apple Spotify, Google AAPL, App Store Spotify


Spotify files antitrust complaint to EU against Apple

LONDON (AP) — Music site Spotify has complained to European Union regulators about Apple for allegedly abusing its dominant position in music streaming and stifling competition. Spotify founder Daniel Ek said Wednesday that the company has filed a formal complaint with the executive European Commission against Apple. Writing in a blog post , Ek said […]
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Business, London, News, Eu, European Union, Ap, Nation, EK, European Commission, Daniel Ek, Apple Writing


Spotify files EU antitrust complaint against Apple

Spotify has filed a complaint with EU antitrust regulators against Apple, saying the iPhone maker unfairly limits rivals to its own Apple Music streaming service.
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Money, Eu, businessNews


Spotify is going to war with Apple, filing an antitrust complaint over fears it is crushing competitors

Spotify has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. In an open letter, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said Apple is acting 'as both a player and referee to deliberately disadvantage other app developers.' He took particular issue with Apple's 30% tax on purchases made through the App Store. Spotify is going to war with Apple after submitting an antitrust complaint with the EU. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek wrote an open letter explaining the reasoning behind the complaint, whi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Trends, Eu, Netflix, EK, European Commission, Silicon Valley, EC, Jeff Bezos, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Apple Apple, European Commission EC


YouTube Music launches in India to battle it out with Spotify et al

At long last, YouTube Music has launched in India with a free ad-supported option, as well as its Premium plan at Rs. 99 ($1.42) per month. That’ll see it compete with the likes of international heavyweights Spotify (which went live there last month) and Apple Music, as well as local incumbents like JioSaavn, Gaana, and Wynk. YouTube Music Premium offers a three-month free trial, after which your subscription fee will kick in. The company’s also launching YouTube Premium for Rs. 129 ($1.85) per ...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Spotify, India, Apple Music, Youtube Music, YouTube Premium, YouTube Originals, JioSaavn Gaana, Wynk YouTube Music Premium


If you’re a Spotify Premium subscriber, you now get Hulu for free

Spotify Premium subscribers have yet another reason to love the Swedish streaming service, with the company now offering ad-free Hulu accounts to all premium users at no additional cost. The post If you’re a Spotify Premium subscriber, you now get Hulu for free appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Spotify, Music, News, Trends, Home Theater, Streaming Video, Hulu, Movies & TV, Streaming Audio


You can now get Hulu and Spotify Premium as a bundle for $9.99 a month

Hulu announced on Tuesday that new and existing Spotify Premium users will be able to subscribe to a Hulu and Spotify package for $9.99 a month. The offer includes Spotify Premium and Hulu with ads, and is available to sign up for until June 10. Users currently subscribed to the $12.99 bundle will be automatically enrolled in the new $9.99 plan. Hulu and Spotify's bundle is becoming a better deal, the companies announced on Tuesday. Starting Tuesday, new and existing Spotify Premium customers...
Tags: Spotify, Beyonce, Trends, Netflix, Hulu, Spotify Premium


Samsung’s very good Galaxy S10 is now on sale

The Galaxy S10’s pre-sales were, by all accounts, quite brisk. In fact, the company ran out of the free Galaxy Buds its was bundling with the handset. That’s good news all around for Samsung, after sales for the S9 were reported to be fairly light. For those waiting for the reviews — or simple wanting to pick one up in-store — the handsets are hitting retail today, and the company’s still offering up some extra perks. The big one is six months of free premium Spotify for “qualified purchases.” T...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Wearables, Spotify, Hardware, Samsung, Poe


This former engineer at Apple, Google, and Twitter explains the big problem for developers she just got $12 million in funding to solve

On Thursday, startup Transposit announced that it's closed $12.2 million in Series A funding.  Transposit CTO and co-founder Tina Huang previously worked with API integrations at Twitter and Apple, which inspired her to start Transposit. With Transposit, Huang hopes to focus on developers and the developer community, as it helps make it easier for them to build apps that integrate with other services. Transposit CTO and co-founder Tina Huang — formerly of Twitter, Google, and Apple, calls ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spotify, Trends, Sutter Hill Ventures, Huang, Adam, Apple Google, Twitter Google, SignalFire, Sam Pullara, Adam Leventhal, Tina Huang, PagerDuty GitLab, Levanthal


Nasdaq quietly changed its rules in a move that pits it against rival NYSE in the war to lure top tech listings

Nasdaq filed a rule change with the Securities and Exchange Commission in February that will allow it to compete with rival NYSE for high profile direct listings. The exchange said it has already conducted a handful of direct listings for small companies, but made the filing to offer additional clarity on the process. The move, which comes a year after NYSE made a similar filing, indicates that a number of splashy tech companies looking to go public in 2019 could be considering a direct listin...
Tags: Spotify, New York, Trends, Silicon Valley, Nasdaq, Securities And Exchange Commission, Nyse, Ritter, Heller, Jay Ritter, Jay Heller Nasdaq, University of Florida Sign, New York Stock Exchange Nasdaq


Nasdaq quietly changed its rules in a move that pits it it against rival NYSE in the war to lure top tech listings

Nasdaq filed a rule change with the Securities and Exchange Commission in February that will allow it to compete with rival NYSE for high profile direct listings. The exchange said it has already conducted a handful of direct listings for small companies, but made the filing to offer additional clarity on the process. The move, which comes a year after NYSE made a similar filing, indicates that a number of splashy tech companies looking to go public in 2019 could be considering a direct listin...
Tags: Spotify, New York, Trends, Silicon Valley, Nasdaq, Securities And Exchange Commission, Nyse, Ritter, Heller, Jay Ritter, Jay Heller Nasdaq, New York Stock Exchange and Slack, University of Florida Sign



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