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Spotify adds timestamped podcast sharing and other social features

On the heels of its expanded partnership with Facebook, Spotify this morning new sharing features that broaden the way Spotify content, including both music and podcasts, can be shared across social media. As part of this, Spotify’s Canvas feature, which adds a looping, visual art experience to songs, is being improved. Spotify will also now allow users to share a timestamped link to a podcast, which allows users to tune into to a particular moment of the podcast episode. Previously, if you wa...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, Podcast, Music, Instagram, Podcasts, Social Networks, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Streaming, Social Network, Social Sharing, Facebook Spotify


How to start 12 small businesses from scratch - whether you're into self publishing, Instagram side hustles, or food trucks

A record number of people started new businesses last year, including dog walking, urban farming, and food trucks. iStock; Insider The pandemic upended many lives, but it didn't overturn the entrepreneurial dream. Applications for an employer ID reached 1.1 million through September 2020, a 12% increase from the prior year. Here are 12 guides on how to start any business, from a modest urban farm to a food truck. See more stories on Insider's business page. The pandemic upended m...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Instagram, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, US, Urban, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Portland, Clarke, Airbnb, Vancouver, Portland Oregon, Bakery


Clubhouse put a big bullseye on social audio

I’ve previously written about Clubhouse (What makes Clubhouse great and what may cause its demise). Perhaps it’s boredom, or Zoom fatigue, but there’s something quite appealing these days about having social conversations without turning on a camera. The early buzz of Clubhouse (despite being invite-only and iOS having a total reach of about 2 million users) along with the rising popularity of podcasts has shown that consumers crave social audio interactions and that there’s plenty of room f...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Instagram, La, Trends, Linkedin, Netflix, Reddit, Hotline, Jam, Voice Chat, Locker Room, LionTree, Aryeh Bourkoff, Stuart Butterfield


How to add music to your Instagram Story, even if you don't have the music sticker

There are several ways to add music to your Instagram Story. Rawpixel/Getty Images To add music to your Instagram Story, tap the sticker icon and select the music option. You can also add music to your Instagram Story from apps like Spotify, SoundCloud, or Shazam. If you can't add music to an Instagram Story, you may need to update the app first. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Most Instagram users take advantage of the Stories feature, which allows you to...
Tags: Spotify, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Soundcloud, Tech Insider, Spotify Soundcloud, Instagram Story, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Jennifer Still, Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider, Instagram Story Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider


How to start 12 small businesses from scratch - whether you're into copywriting, urban farming, or food trucks

A record number of people started new businesses last year, including dog walking, urban farming, and food trucks. iStock; Insider The pandemic upended many lives, but it didn't overturn the entrepreneurial dream. Applications for an employer ID reached 1.1 million through September in 2020, a 12% increase from the prior year. Here are 12 guides on how to start any business, from a modest urban farm to a food truck. See more stories on Insider's business page. The pandemic upende...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Instagram, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, US, Urban, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Portland, Clarke, Airbnb, Vancouver, Portland Oregon, Bakery


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #536

Facebook’s Clubhouse competitor is on its wayWe’ve been keeping our eyes (and ears) open for audio offerings from Facebook, and now the wait is (almost) over, as the platform has announced at least three audio features set to launch in coming months. So what have we got to look forward to? Firstly, Soundbites, which is a new format for creative, short-form audio, allowing you to change your sound via filters and other effects. Podcasts are also a promising offer from the channel, partnering with...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Hollywood, Instagram, Seo, Reddit, Oculus, Mashup, Vanity Fair, Sdk, Clubhouse, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Lavazza, Instagram Instagram, Pantone Color Institute


Facebook is expanding Spotify partnership with new ‘Boombox’ project

Facebook is deepening its relationship with music company Spotify and will allow users to listen to music hosted on Spotify while browsing through its apps as part of a new initiative called “Project Boombox,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Monday. Facebook is building an in-line audio player that will allow users to listen to songs or playlists being shared on the platforms without being externally linked to Spotify’s app or website. Zuckerberg highlighted the feature as another product desi...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Instagram, Mexico, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Software, Thailand, Computing, The Social Network, Reporter, Operating Systems, Zuckerberg


We Are Social’s Tuesday Tweakup #44

Instagram launches Remix on ReelsLast week we reported on Snap’s next moves in developing a Remix feature. Well, it looks as though Instagram is also following suit, releasing the feature on Reels. Remix lets you record your Reels video alongside a video from another user, similar to TikTok’s Duets feature. Remix on Instagram is already in public testing, so a lucky few may have already gained access. To use the new feature, tap on the three-dot menu on a Reel and select the new “Remix this Reel...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Instagram, Microsoft, Audio, Digital, Social Media, Seo, Linkedin, Mashup, Career Coach, Clubhouse, Social News, GLAAD, Social Platforms


YouTube's TikTok Clone Has Arrived

After a slew of TikTok competitors cropped up across the U.S. this past summer, it looks like we’re getting yet another name added to that list. Enter YouTube Shorts, which the company rolled out in beta on Thursday for its American audience after testing the program over the past few months in India. Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat, Software, Computing, Sony, Video Hosting, Warner Music Group, Mobile Applications, India Read, Video Software, Music Software, Tiktok, Application Software


How to download music from Spotify and listen to your favorite songs offline

You can download music from Spotify for offline listening if you have a subscription to Spotify Premium. You're able to download albums, playlists, and podcasts on Spotify's mobile app.  You can only download playlists for offline listening if you're using Spotify on a computer.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Spotify allows users with Spotify Premium to download music so that they can listen to their favorite songs or albums offline. Quick tip: Spotify lets you downlo...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Spotify, Instagram, Mac, Trends, Pc, Spotify Premium, Tech Insider, Taylor Lyles, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Streaming (Reference


Daily Crunch: Reddit raises $250M

Reddit raises more funding, Shopify expands payments to Facebook and a study suggests that the Apple Watch might be able to predict COVID diagnoses. This is your Daily Crunch for February 9, 2021. The big story: Reddit raises $250M This latest funding announcement comes after Reddit has returned to the headlines, with the WallStreetBets subreddit playing a crucial role in the spectacular rise and fall of GameStop shares (along with other stocks). The company also ran a five-second Super Bowl ad ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Facebook, Spotify, Florida, Media, Instagram, Funding, US, Tech, Earth, Reddit, Shopify, Gamestop, Eniac Ventures, Mount Sinai


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #524

TikTok adds new Q&A featureBeen patiently waiting to ask your favourite influencer a burning question? TikTok has made your dreams a reality with its new Q&A feature. Creators can now add a Q&A button to their profile allowing followers to leave questions which they can answer via video replies or in a livestream. Q&As have become a top way creators engage fans on social media, having already proven popular on Instagram Stories. For creators, this feature makes things a lot more simple, allowing...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Australia, Youtube, White House, Seo, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Bernie, Capitol, Snapchat Lens, Tiktok


This Week in Apps: TikTok viral hit breaks Spotify records, inauguration boosts news app installs, judge rules against Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also   3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surged ahead of the time spent watching live TV. Currently, the average American watches 3.7 hours of live TV per day...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Food, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Asia, South Korea, Twitter, Spotify, Europe, Real Estate, London


The Musical Fantasy World Created By Teens That Has Spawned Three Concept Albums For Broadway Shows

Yes, it’s partly because of TikTok and the world of duets, collaborations, and free-flowing (but in this case, very directed) creativity. But it’s so much more: “Averno [is] the setting of a sprawling, cross-platform universe over TikTok (125,000 followers), Instagram (47,000 followers), Spotify (1.4 million streams), YouTube, Twitter and Tumblr. It encompasses podcasts, livestreams, novels and short stories, TV and film scripts, an extensive alternate-reality game and, yes, musicals — all at d...
Tags: Art, Spotify, Instagram, Theatre, Audience, YouTube Twitter, Tiktok, Broadway Shows, 01.15.21


Crossbeam raises $25M to back startups built on ‘platform economies’

While many venture capitalists might hope to fund the next Amazon or Shopify, Crossbeam is a new firm focused on backing the startups built on top of these platforms. And it recently closed its $25 million first fund. We’ve written about well-funded startups like SellerX, Perch and Heroes that acquire and grow Amazon businesses, and Crossbeam General Partner Ali Hamed similarly pointed to Amazon to illustrate the scale of the opportunity. Noting that third-party sales on Amazon reached $200 bill...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Spotify, Instagram, Tech, Venture Capital, Heroes, Shopify, Wave, Insta, Hamed, Litty, Crossbeam, Ali Hamed, CoVenture


App stores saw record 218 billion downloads in 2020, consumer spend of $143 billion

Mobile adoption continued to grow in 2020, in part due to the market forces of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to App Annie’s annual “State of Mobile” industry report, mobile app downloads grew by 7% year-over-year to a record 218 billion in 2020. Meanwhile, consumer spending grew by 20% to also hit a new milestone of $143 billion, led by markets that included China, the United States, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom. Consumers also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android dev...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, South Korea, Spotify, Japan, The Weather Channel, Pinterest, Instagram, Indonesia, Youtube, France, China


Spotify's Podcasting Problem: Loophole Allows Remixes and Unreleased Songs To Hide in Plain Sight

Spotify has joined the ranks of streaming services like SoundCloud and YouTube as a hub for bootlegs of popular songs. From a report: With obscured titles like "Jocelyn Flores but you're in the bathroom at a party" by eraylandin, a new take on XXXTentacion's popular "Jocelyn Flores," and "Dead To Me -- Kali Uchis (slowed + bass boosted)" by user Unreal sounds, a rework of Uchis' popular track from her 2018 album "Isolation," these underground remixers have chosen to upload their creations as pod...
Tags: Spotify, Instagram, Youtube, Tech, Soundcloud, Kali Uchis, Juice WRLD, Jocelyn Flores


Michigan Opera Theatre Seeks Digital Media Manager and Storyteller

Detroit’s stalwart of opera and dance is hiring for a new position, the Digital Media Manager and Storyteller. This candidate must articulate Michigan Opera Theatre’s vision to its audience, and serve as an ambassador to the city of Detroit, to grow the opera and dance audience. The Digital Media Manager and Storyteller will play an essential role for Michigan Opera Theatre in supporting company objectives, charged with elevating the presence and relevancy of opera and dance in metro Detroit...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Spotify, Jobs, Instagram, Digital Media, Michigan, Detroit, Detroit Opera House, Journalism Budget


TikTok launches its first personalized annual recap feature, ‘Year on TikTok’

Spotify users have Wrapped and Instagram users have their Top 9. And now TikTok users will have their own year-in-review feature, too. The company today announced the launch of its first personalized annual recap feature with the launch of “Year on TikTok,” a video highlight reel that showcases individual users’ own top TikTok moments. This includes things like how long you’ve been on TikTok, what sort of videos you watched most, your favorite tracks and creative effects, metrics on how often yo...
Tags: Spotify, Instagram, Tech, Tiktok, Retroplay


Meghan Markle just invested in instant oat milk latte startup Clevr Blends

Megan Markle. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images Meghan Markle invested an undisclosed amount in a powdered latte startup. Clevr Blends is a small female-founded California company. Oprah is also a fan of the company's lattes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Meghan Markle invested in oat milk latte startup Clevr Blends, Fortune first reported.  "This investment is in support of a passionate female entrepreneur who prioritizes building community alongside her business," Mark...
Tags: Spotify, News, Instagram, Microsoft, California, Trends, Startup, Investment, Netflix, Retail, Prince Harry, Royal Family, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, Fortune, Santa Barbara California


This Week in Apps: Apple scolds adtech, Facebook hit with antitrust suits, Twitter buys Squad

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with  204 billion downloads and $120 billion in global consumer spend in 2019. Not including third-party Chinese app stores, iOS and Android users 130 billion apps in 2020. Consumer spend also hit a record $112 billion across iOS and Android alone. In 2019, people spent three hours and 40 minutes per day ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Spotify, London, Sweden, Instagram, Australia, California, France, Saudi Arabia, China


Snap launches a native Twitter integration

Twitter is partnering with Snap to bring tweets into Snapchat with a native integration that both companies hope will push users away from screenshots and towards more interactive embeds. Twitter users who are also logged into the Snapchat app on their phone will be able to access the functionality by tapping share on a particular tweet and navigating to the Snapchat icon where they’ll be able to share and react or comment on a Twitter post and send it to a friend or share on their story. The...
Tags: Android, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Spokesperson, Snapchat, Instant Messaging, Software, Computing, Reddit, Api, Soundcloud


Influencers say a talent-management firm took $299 'deposits' up front but failed to deliver on promises and didn't refund them

IQ Advantage; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.When looking for a talent manager as an influencer, there's a lot to watch out for. And there are some red flags influencers should be wary of.My colleague Sydney Bradley reported this week that the management firm IQ Advantage took $299 "deposits" up front from influencers and promised to h...
Tags: Twitter, Spotify, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, Sydney, Influencers, Kristina Monllos, Garett Sloane, Tech Insider, Netflix eBay, Samantha Lee, Tommaso Boddi Getty, Kat Tenbarge


Spotify Tests Instagram-Style Stories in Mobile App

Spotify has started publicly testing an Instagram-style stories feature in its mobile app on iOS and Android, reports Engadget. The video clips appear on some albums and playlists, such as Spotify's Christmas Hits playlist, which includes short messages from artists like Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, and Pentatonix, in which they relate their favorite festive songs. The stories can be accessed via an icon in the upper left of a playlist. Tapping an icon brings up an interface similar to th...
Tags: Spotify, Instagram, Engadget, Jennifer Lopez Kelly Clarkson, Instagram Facebook YouTube LinkedIn


Sheba: #4AMStories

To kick-off National Cat Day, SHEBA launched their #4AMStories campaign in solidarity with cat owners everywhere who know what it’s like to get woken up in the early morning hours by their feline friends. All cat parents have to cope with that 4AM feline alarm clock at some point, but what they might not know is that cats are crepuscular creatures and are more active in the evening and nighttime hours. It’s their instinctual urge to wake their owners up by hunting, playing and...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Advertising, Dillon, Sheba, Steve Dan Mills


The Justice Dept just slapped Google with a landmark antitrust lawsuit. That could be bad news for Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images The Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google Tuesday morning, which could be have implications for other tech giants Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. If Google loses it could encourage lawmakers to rein in other tech giants, potentially going as far as breaking up parts of their business. Successful antitrust action could mean Amazon loses important third-party seller data, and Apple loses control over its ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Politics, News, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Youtube, US, Trends, Tech, House


The Justice Department just slapped Google with a landmark antitrust lawsuit. That could be bad news for Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images The Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google Tuesday morning, which could be have implications for Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. If Google loses, lawmakers could be encouraged to rein in other tech giants, potentially going as far as breaking up parts of their business. Successful antitrust action could mean Amazon loses important third-party seller data and Apple loses control over its App Store market...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Politics, News, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Youtube, US, Trends, Tech, House


How comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan became the world's highest-paid podcaster

Joe Rogan's podcast made $30 million last year. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Joe Rogan's wildly popular podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience," is now available on Spotify — and it's already stirring up controversy.  In the past week, Rogan has been accused of making transphobic comments and spreading misinformation about the Oregon wildfires on his podcast. Rogan's multiyear licensing deal with Spotify, first announced in May, is worth more than $100 million, per The...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Elon Musk, Florida, Instagram, Podcasts, Nbc, Robert Downey Jr, Youtube, Oregon, Life, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Africa, US


This Week in Apps: iOS 14’s surprise arrival, Apple’s app bundle, TikTok & WeChat banned from app stores Sunday

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, TC, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, China, India, Tech, Walmart, United States, Epic


Joe Rogan apologized for spreading misinformation about Oregon fires amid Spotify employee backlash

Syfy/Getty Images Podcast host Joe Rogan apologized for echoing a false claim that that "left-wing activists" had been arrested on suspicion of setting forest fires in Oregon. In a recent episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience," Rogan referenced false reports of left-wing extremists setting fires — reports that the FBI had confirmed to be "untrue." On Friday, Rogan posted a video on Instagram in which he said he was "duped" and wanted to make an apology and a retraction. The podcaster calle...
Tags: Twitter, Spotify, Podcast, Science, News, Instagram, Oregon, Trends, Fbi, Wildfires, Portland, Kardashians, Kardashian, Portland Oregon, Conspiracy Theories, Caitlyn Jenner



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