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This Clever Hack Will Change the Way You Find Music on Spotify

My favorite thing about Spotify has always been music discovery. So when the company started building personalized playlists like Discovery Weekly and Release radar, I was hooked. The only problem was listening to all the new music takes forever. But an independent project from a couple of Spotify developers offers an…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Science, Hacks, Streaming Music


In Spotify vs. Apple, There Are No Heroes Here

Last week, in a fight over Apple’s mobile app storefront, Spotify Technology SA painted Apple as a bully that keeps people from enjoying music they love. Apple portrayed itself as a job-creating protector of the Everyman and Spotify as a scourge. Spotify has never liked this, and relations got worse after Apple in 2015 started a competing music service.
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Science, Spotify Technology SA


Apple Spat With Spotify Is a Fight for Its Future—and It's Failing to Make Its Case

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been more than clear that services like the iOS App Store are an essential part of the company’s future as consumers hang onto devices for longer and longer periods between upgrades. When Spotify filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple this week, it fired a direct shot at the tech giant’s…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Science, Tim Cook, Antitrust


Apple Faces Spotify Antitrust Complaint to EU Over App Store

The iPhone maker has created an “untenable” situation by imposing ever-changing rules and a 30 percent tax for apps that compete with Apple Music, Spotify said in a statement on Wednesday. “Once Apple became a platform provider, but also a direct competitor, their incentive to disadvantage rival services, like Spotify, became even greater and their restrictions started to become more frequent and extreme,” Horacio Gutierrez, Spotify’s general counsel, told journalists in a briefing in Brussels ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Science, Brussels, Horacio Gutierrez Spotify, EU Over App Store


Spotify Hits Apple With EU Antitrust Complaint

After a decade of worsening relations with Apple, Swedish music streaming giant Spotify took the extraordinary step today of filing a formal antitrust complaint with the European Commission, “after trying unsuccessfully to resolve the issues directly with Apple,” according to CEO Daniel Ek. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Science, Eu, European Commission, Antitrust, Apple Music, Streamwars, Daniel Ek Read


Spotify’s Apple Music Complaint Was a Near Decade in the Making

Spotify on Wednesday demanded that Apple should be probed by the European Union’s powerful antitrust agency over how it allegedly squeezes rival music streaming services. Whether intentional or not, Spotify’s approach to reshaping the music industry was -- for the most part -- subtle enough to not draw major concern from Apple. The iPhone app arrived in 2009, and today support extends also to the iPad and Apple Watch.
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Science, European Union


The Mighty Vibe is an iPod Shuffle for the Spotify Age

MP3s are so 2006. In the age of streaming everything, Spotify has all but replaced the concept of buying music...but your huge, Spotify-connected phone will never be the ideal workout companion that your old MP3 player was. Enter the Mighty Vibe: an iPod Shuffle-like device that can play your favorite Spotify…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Science, Mighty, MP3 Players


Apple Prime Would Be a Gigantic Hit, Huh?

It’s imminent. Multiple outlets now report that Apple will announce new video streaming and news subscription services at a celebrity-studded event in Cupertino on March 25. BuzzFeed News cited anonymous sources who said the event would take place at Steve Jobs Theater and focus on the news service. Bloomberg’s Mark…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Spotify, Business, TV, Science, Bloomberg, Apple TV, Netflix, Streaming Music, Cupertino, Streaming Video, Apple Music, Apple News


Spotify May Suspend Your Account If It Catches You Using Ad Blockers

Spotify announced Thursday that it’s updating its terms of service, and that includes seriously cracking down on user attempts to bypass ads, according to the Verge. If you try to block ads with a free account anyway, you may risk losing it.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Science, Streaming, Nothing Is Free


Spotify Bets Big on Podcasting to Power Battle Against Apple

Spotify didn’t disclose the prices it paid for the companies, though previous reports said it would be paying more than $200 million for Gimlet. “Spotify is already one of the world’s most-used apps, but we see an opportunity apart from where we sit today,” Chief Executive Officer Daniel Ek wrote in a letter.
Tags: Spotify, Science, Daniel Ek, Gimlet, Power Battle Against Apple


Spotify Is Reportedly Looking to Acquire Some of Your Favorite Podcasts in Deal With Gimlet Media

Spotify may be in discussions to acquire Gimlet Media and its roster of beloved podcasts, including titles like Reply All and Crimetown.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Podcasts, Ces, Gimlet Media


You May Finally Be Able to Mute Artists You Don't Want to Hear on Spotify

Don’t want to hear an artist in Spotify playlists or radio? You may soon be able to block them.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Science, Streaming, Streaming Music, R Kelly


Facebook Faces New Calls for Washington Regulation After Report

According to the report, the social network had allowed Microsoft Corp.’s Bing search engine to see names of virtually all Facebook users’ friends without consent, and gave Spotify and Netflix the ability to read Facebook users’ private messages. Revelations about Facebook’s response to manipulation of the social network before and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and shifting accounts about breaches of users’ privacy, have battered the company’s reputation and fueled frustration on ...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Science, Washington, Netflix, Microsoft Corp, Facebook Faces New Calls


Facebook Allowed Corporate Partners to Access Private Messages

For years, the likes of Spotify and Netflix had access to private information.
Tags: Spotify, Science, Netflix, Facebook Allowed Corporate Partners


Spotify's Official Apple Watch App Is On Its Way—And Missing Key Features

One of the big selling points of smartwatches is the ability to control apps without needing to pull out your phone. However, due to the absence of an official Apple Watch app, adjusting music in Spotify using Apple’s smartwatch always felt kind of clunky. Now that’s changing. Spotify is finally gracing Apple Watch…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Wearables, Spotify, Music, Science, Streaming Music, Apple Watch, watchOS, Consumer Tech, Spotifys Apple Watch App Is Finally Here


Spotify, Stop Screwing Us on the Apple Watch

Spotify’s long-awaited Apple Watch app is already in the hands of beta testers, according to a Reddit post and some screenshots uploaded to Imgur today. Spotify’s online forums have been bombarded with requests for Apple Watch support for years, but until today it’s never seemed like the integration ever had much…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Science, Reddit, Apple Watch, Imgur, Enough Already


Spotify’s Spooky Haunted Doll Ad Too Creepy for Kids, British Watchdog Rules

The UK’s advertising watchdog chastised Spotify today for releasing an “unduly distressing” ad that, it argues, improperly targeted children. The ad shows young people listening to Camila Cabello’s song “Havana,” which in turn wakes up some scary looking dolls that go on to terrorize them.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, UK, Science, Youtube, Ads, Camila Cabello


Google Is Sprucing Up Maps With a New Tab for Commuters and Built-In Music Controls

Depending on whom you ask (and where you live), the average American spends between 17 and 33 minutes each way commuting to work, which adds up to a nearly a day (or more) of wasted time every month. So to help take a little stress out of your daily work route, Google is building a handful of new features into Google…Read more...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Maps, Science, Google Maps, Commute, Mapping, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Consumer Tech, Google Maps Tackles Commutes


Enjoy the Sweet Freedom of Spotify's Family Plan While It Lasts

If you’re saving a few bucks with a Spotify family plan without following the company’s one-household rule, be sure to take advantage of it while you still can. Spotify may come knocking for your “GPS data” to confirm you are indeed following the rules, or else “you may lose access to the plan,” according to two…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Hey Who Wants In On My Family Plan


SiriusXM is Gobbling Up Pandora for Just $3.5 Billion

It was announced this morning that SiriusXM will acquire music streaming service Pandora in a deal worth $3.5 billion. SiriusXM is touting the acquisition as the creation of the world’s largest audio entertainment company.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Pandora, Streaming Music, SiriusXM


Spotify Finally Raises Its Frustrating Limit on Offline Downloads 

Spotify has finally addressed what is, for many users, the biggest problem with its service. On Wednesday, it lifted the number of songs that users are allowed to download for offline listening.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Friction, Download Limit


Spotify, Fix Your Crooked Logo—It's Driving Me Nuts

The Spotify logo is tilted. It took me entirely too long to know this for sure.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Brands, Streaming, Logo


Vimeo Removes InfoWars Content As Alex Jones Seeks Friendly Channels For His Media Empire

With few places to turn, Alex Jones started publishing videos more frequently at Vimeo last week. But it looks like he’s not wanted there either. Vimeo deleted a number of InfoWars videos over the weekend, citing violations of its terms of service.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Science, Pinterest, Social Media, Vimeo, Alex Jones, Infowars


Spotify May Let You Skip Annoying Ads Even If You Don't Pay Up

Paying for a premium service is the absolute best way to stream your favorite songs—you’ll get a better selection and more importantly, few, if any, frustrating ads. But Spotify is still pushing its free streaming option to keep growing, despite that being one of the biggest, dumbest sticking points in Spotify’s…
Tags: Spotify, Science, Don, Make Free Streaming Suck Less


Deadspin Why Your Team Sucks 2018: New York Jets | Splinter Someone Is Going to Get Killed | Jezebe

Deadspin  | Splinter Someone Is Going to Get Killed | Jezebel #Feminism Is Now a Ball Pit of Boobs, I Guess | The Root Trump Supporter Calls C-Span, Threatens to Shoot Don Lemon | The A.V. Club Alex Jones finally banned from YouTube (and Apple, and Spotify, and Facebook) |
Tags: Apple, Evening Favorites, Facebook, Spotify, Science, Alex Jones


YouTube Bans InfoWars Following Removals From Apple, Facebook, and Spotify

It’s been a rough day for Alex Jones and InfoWars. Hot on the heels of bans from Apple and Facebook, the conspiracy theory media empire has been banned on YouTube. It’s not yet clear if the video platform’s ban is permanent, but it appears that all InfoWars videos have been deleted.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Spotify, Science, Youtube, Social Media, Alex Jones, Apple Facebook, Infowars


Apple Cracked Down on Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones. Then Facebook and YouTube Followed

Spotify was the first company to remove his content
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Science, Alex Jones


Spotify: What If We Just Removed a Few of Alex Jones' Podcasts Instead of Banning Him

Streaming service Spotify has become the latest major web platform to find itself compelled to do something about oft-shirtless conspiracy theorist, lead-infused supplement peddler, and Infowars founder Alex Jones, removing several episodes of his podcast under policies against hate speech.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Hate Speech, Alex Jones, Infowars


How to Download Everything from Your Favorite Streaming Services

Don’t let a long flight or a loss of signal get in the way of your music and video streaming: Just about all the popular services let you cache downloads for offline use, and Netflix just upgraded its download mechanism to be smarter—downloading the next episode of shows you are watching and automatically deleting the…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Youtube, Netflix, Tidal, Hulu, Plex, Offline Downloads, Streaming Services, Apple Music, Youtube Music, Google Play Music, Playon, Your Favorite Streaming Services


Drake Spam Flooded Spotify This Weekend, Making People Upset

Spotify just found out there’s such a thing as too much Drake.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Streaming Music, Drake, Im Upset



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