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From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Bill Simmons scores massive sale as Spotify buys his publication, The Ringer, for nearly $200 million

Spotify will spend nearly $200 million over the next few years to acquire The Ringer, an online publication for sports and pop culture, according to an SEC filing. The purchase, which Spotify confirmed last week, is the streaming platform's latest move to grow its presence in podcasting, and follows nearly $400 million in recent purchases of Gimlet Media, Anchor, and Parcast. The Ringer, which has nearly 40 podcast titles, was founded in 2016 by ESPN sports journalist Bill Simmons. Simmons' ex...
Tags: Spotify, Hbo, US, Trends, Bloomberg, SEC, Espn, Daniel Ek, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Bill Simmons, Simmons, Gimlet Media Anchor, Bill Simmons Simmons, Gimlet Media Parcast, Ringer Simmons


Bill Simmons scores massive sale as Spotify buys his publication, The Ringer, for reported $250 million

Spotify reportedly spent $250 million to acquire The Ringer, an online publication for sports and pop culture, Bloomberg reported. The purchase, which Spotify confirmed last week, is the streaming platform's latest move to grow its presence in podcasting, and follows recent purchases of Gimlet Media, Anchor, and Parcast. The Ringer, which has more than 40 podcast titles, was founded in 2016 by ESPN sports journalist Bill Simmons. Simmons' exact ownership stake in The Ringer isn't known, but th...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Hbo, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Espn, Daniel Ek, Wall Street Journal, Bill Simmons, Simmons, Lucas Shaw, Gimlet Media Anchor, Bill Simmons Simmons, Gimlet Media Parcast, Ringer Simmons


Daily Crunch: Spotify is acquiring The Ringer

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Spotify is buying The Ringer to boost its sports podcast content Spotify is doubling down on its podcast strategy with a big acquisition to grow its sports coverage: It announced that it’s buying The Ringer, the popular network of podcasts created and run by broadcaster Bill Simmons, with around 30 pod...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Spotify, Media, Russia, Disney, Tech, Andreessen, Espn, Hulu, Daniel Ek, Coo, Alex Wilhelm, Bill Simmons, Apple Apple


12 wildly successful companies started by people in their 20s

It's never too young to act on a great idea, and these successful entrepreneurs prove just that. Steve Jobs was only 21 when he started Apple out of his parents' garage, and Tyler Haney was 25 when she launched clothing company Outdoor Voices. David Karp, who founded Tumblr in his early 20s, faked a deep voice during important phone calls to get adults to take him seriously. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Whether they dropped out of college, spent hours holed up in their ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Florida, Maryland, Steve Jobs, Ebay, US, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Vogue, EK, Richard Branson, Tumblr, Vox, Gq


Google and Facebook let employees try different jobs and teams. Here's how any company can use this strategy to keep high performers from getting bored and quitting.

Many top tech companies allow employees to easily move between roles and teams through internal-mobility programs. New LinkedIn data finds internal mobility increased 10% between 2015 and 2019. Experts say this strategy helps with talent retention because people are less likely to leave out of boredom. Click here for more BI Prime content. So you're bored at work. The obvious move here is to start browsing job sites and look for more exciting opportunities in other places. But at some compani...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Taylor Swift, Trends, Linkedin, EK, Pwc, Reid Hoffman, Fast Company, Daniel Ek, Google News, Hootsuite, Holmes, Blake, Dickinson, Ryan Holmes


Jimmy Iovine, the legendary music executive who helped create Apple Music, thinks streaming has a margins problem

Renowned music executive Jimmy Iovine says the streaming business's biggest problem is scale. Iovine, who cofounded headphone company Beats with rapper Dr. Dre and helped create Apple Music, was speaking to the New York Times about music, tech, politics and more in an interview published Monday. The 66-year-old, who left Apple in 2018, also touched on his relationship with the late Steve Jobs. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Record producer Jimmy Iovine has given an extens...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Jobs, John Lennon, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Jimmy Iovine, Dre, Eddy Cue, Iovine


2019 was podcasting’s breakout year

2019 was a breakout year for the podcast industry with major shifts in industry dynamics.  In my October 2018 post “ What’s next for podcasting? ” I argued that Hollywood’s surging interest in podcasts would bring greater investment in high-production quality shows and gradually realign the podcast industry around paid subscriptions and exclusive deals.  That’s still the direction the industry is heading but it’s not happening overnight and it may look a little different than I initially ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Spotify, Hollywood, Podcasts, US, Tech, Daniel Ek, Edison Research, Acast, CRV, Olivia Moore, Justine Moore, Gimlet Parcast, Spotify Fellow Stockholm


Netflix is Making a TV Series About the Creation of…Spotify?

Spotify is getting the Netflix treatment. In what looks to be the streaming giant’s bid to make the next Social Network, Netflix has ordered a Swedish scripted series about the origins of the music streaming service Spotify. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has greenlit the development of a limited series based on the book Spotify Untold by Swedish business reporters Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud. The book details the origins of the music streaming company, which launched ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, UK, Television, Movies, Drama, Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin, Netflix, Oscar, Danny Boyle, Daniel Ek, David Fincher, True Story, Social Network, Martin Lorentzon


How might the streaming wars escalate?

With its $135 billion market cap, Netflix has approximately globally and the best streaming tech. Today, content is king and Netflix has a big chunk of it (see our post on Entertainment as the new Oil). But for the first time in 12 years, Netflix is also facing real competition. Disney+ successful debut with 10 million subscribers on day one showed the market that it’s possible to compete, if you have the content arsenal, and with the Disney catalog, Marvel, Star Wars and ESPN, they c...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Uncategorized, Disney, US, Sports, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Premier League, Streaming, Ufc, Espn, Deloitte, Pixar


A Netflix series about Spotify is on the way

Netflix have just ordered a brand new series that will explore the rise of the service that has helped to transform the music industry in the last decade. In just over 10 years Spotify have launched themselves into the position of one of the biggest names in music. Their service is used by over 250 million people around the world, giving them access to a wealth of music from all over the world and throughout history at their fingertips. Netflix have now given the green light for a new s...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Netflix, Music Streaming, Streaming, Daniel Ek, Series, Digital Music News, Levin, Wallander, TV Series, Digital Video News, Berna Levin, Sven Carlsson, Jonas Leijonhufvud


Spotify Totals 113 Million Paid Subscribers

CEO Daniel Ek announced that Spotify grew to 248 million monthly average users in the last three months. Spotify forecast it would end 2019 with 255 million to 270 million monthly active users.“For the eighth consecutive quarter, free cash flow was positive. We continue to see exponential growth in podcast hours streamed (up approximately 39% Q/Q) and early indications that podcast engagement is driving a virtuous cycle of increased overall engagement and significantly increased conversion of f...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Perspective, Daniel Ek, Spotify paid users


Spotify To Monetize Artist/Fan Relationship With A 'Two-Sided Marketplace'

Spotify founder Daniel Ek is committed to transforming Spotify For Artists into a "two-sided marketplace" which can monetize the relationship that the 465,000 artists that use the currently free artist marketing and data platform. The streamer also revealed that a Two-Sided Marketplace would be "margin enhancing" and is at the center of current licensing renegotiations with the major labels.   A new "pay per click" ad placement that allows artists and labels to announce new releases to b...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streaming, Daniel Ek, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Spotfy, Spotify Ek


Spotify spikes 19% as surging podcast interest drives surprise quarterly profit (SPOT)

Spotify stock surged as much as 19% on Monday after the streaming company posted an unexpected third-quarter profit. The third-quarter operating profit was only the company's second in history, and was driven by better-than-expected user growth and surging podcast interest. The company also beat estimates for quarterly revenue and earnings per share. Spotify announced CFO Barry McCarthy will retire in January and be replaced by head of financial planning and analysis Paul Vogel. Watch Spotify ...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Navy, India, Trends, Bloomberg, EK, Barry, Daniel Ek, PAUL, Elliott Management, Paul Vogel, Barry McCarthy, Alignment Healthcare, John Kao, Latin America Spotify


Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and 21 other tech moguls who never graduated college

College students accrued more than $1 trillion in debt last year pursuing higher education. However, there are incredibly successful tech executives, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, who started multi-billion-dollar companies without ever getting a college degree. Here are 23 tech founders and executives who never graduated college, but nevertheless attained massive success. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been consistently shown that are bound to earn more t...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, New York, London, Sweden, Mississippi, Microsoft, Yahoo, California, Steve Jobs, Drew Houston, Stanford, China, Boston, New York City


A VC with $575 million to spend lists the 3 qualities startups need to get her funding

Accel is a major venture company that has backed famous firms including Facebook, Spotify, and Slack. Its European arm has raised a new $575 million fund for entrepreneurs on the continent. The new fund will focus on financial technology, healthcare, and automation. Accel partner Sonali De Rycker said there are three traits that impress her when she meets a founder: lateral thinking; humility; and good storytelling chops. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Accel is, perhaps, ...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, UK, Samsung, Trends, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Accel, Deliveroo, Sonali De Rycker, Ilkka Paananen, Facebook Spotify, De Rycker, Facebook Supercell, Supercell Supercell, Paananen De Rycker


Spotify love podcasts so much they’re re-designing their app for it

Spotify are betting big on podcasts with some changes to show they’re serious about making podcasts a major part of their service. Spotify took the world by storm with on-demand, unlimited music streaming – opening the world up to a fountain of music like never before. In the past year however Spotify have been treading a new path with a new focus on podcasts. Music is still the dish of the day but podcasts are becoming more and more popular on the streaming service and Spotify are embr...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Podcasts, App, Podcasting, Streaming, Stream, Daniel Ek, Playlists, Digital Music News, Music Stores, Custom, Barry McCarthy, Personalised, Daily Drive


EU Begins Probe Of Spotify's Apple Anti-Trust Complaint [Report]

The European Commission has begun an official probe of Spotify's anti-trust complaint against Apple, according to a new report. The complaint centers on the 30% that Apple charges for in app purchase and polices that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says,"deliberately disadvantage other app developers." "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience - essentially acting as both a player and ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Eu, European Commission, Daniel Ek, Financial Times, Bruce Houghton


Daily Crunch: EU to investigate Spotify’s Apple complaints

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. The EU will reportedly investigate Apple following anti-competition complaint from Spotify The European Commission plans to investigate Spotify’s claim that Apple uses its control over the App Store to “deliberately disadvantage other app developers,” according to the Financial Times. Specifically, ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Eu, Nbcuniversal, Andreessen Horowitz, Pacific, Daniel Ek, Josh Constine, Carta, Scott Guthrie, Frederic Lardinois


The EU will reportedly investigate Apple following anti-competition complaint from Spotify

The spat between Spotify and Apple is going to be the focus on a new investigation from the EU, according to a report from the FT. The paper reported today that the European Commission (EC), the EU’s regulatory body, plans to launch a competition inquiry around Spotify’s claim that the iPhone-maker uses its position as the gatekeeper of the App Store to “deliberately disadvantage other app developers.” In a complaint filed to the EC in March, Spotify said Apple has “tilted the playing fiel...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Android, Google Play Store, Startups, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Lawsuit, Media, Eu, European Union, Ceo, Smartphones, Search


Spotify launches voice-enabled ads on mobile devices in a limited U.S. test

Spotify is increasing its investment in voice technology, as hinted at earlier this week on the company’s earnings call with investors. The streaming service today is announcing the launch of voice-enabled advertisements, which will encourage the listener to say a verbal command in order to take action on the ad’s content. Initially, the audio ads will direct listeners to a branded Spotify playlist or a podcast, the company says. Some of the first voice ads being tested come from Unilever’s Axe ...
Tags: Spotify, Media, Advertising Tech, Advertising, Tech, Unilever, Streaming Music, Ads, Daniel Ek, Ad Tech, Streaming Service, Voice Assistant, Juniper Research, Voice Technology, Voice Ads, Unilever Axe


Spotify launches voice-enabled ads on mobile devices in a limited US test

Spotify is increasing its investment in voice technology, as hinted at earlier this week on the company’s earnings call with investors. The streaming service today is announcing the launch of voice-enabled advertisements, which will encourage the listener to say a verbal command in order to take action on the ad’s content. Initially, the audio ads will direct listeners to a branded Spotify playlist or a podcast, the company says. Some of the first voice ads being tested come from Unilever’s Axe ...
Tags: Spotify, Media, Advertising Tech, Advertising, US, Tech, Unilever, Streaming Music, Ads, Daniel Ek, Ad Tech, Streaming Service, Voice Assistant, Juniper Research, Voice Technology, Voice Ads


It's Easier For New Artists To Gain Traction On Spotify says CEO Daniel Ek

Artist and music discovery on Spotify were among the topics covered during Monday's earnings call. With CEO Daniel Ek sharing some stats that show that the despite the fact that 40,000 new tracks are uploaded daily, more artists than ever are being discovered on the platform than ever before. 3.9 million artists now use Spotify For Artists to engage directly with fans and more artists are finding an audience on the streamer. Q1 2019 saw a 20% increase in the number of artists streamed on ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Daniel Ek, Bruce Houghton, New Artists To Gain Traction On Spotify, Ek With


Spotify has 2 million registered users in India; “growth faster than initially expected”

Spotify has garnered 2 million registered users in India since its February launch, amidst a legal battle with Warner Music. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said growth in India has been faster than initially expected; its worth a reminder that two major music labels, Warner Music and Saregama, are absent... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Spotify, Music, News, India, Earnings, Streaming, Warner Music, Daniel Ek, Saregama, Warner Music Spotify, Spotify India, Earnings March-2019


How Many Artists and Podcasters are on Spotify?

Daniel Ek recently confirmed in the most recent quarterly numbers that there are over 3.9 million artists (and podcasters) now on the Spotify platform. This is still a very long way behind Soundcloud who have over 20 million artists using their platform. The post How Many Artists and Podcasters are on Spotify? appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Spotify, Music, Artists, Numbers, Daniel Ek, Answers, Digital Music News


Spotify Adds 40,000 New Tracks Every Day [That's Not A Typo]

During an earnings call Monday, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek shared that the streamer now offers 60 million tracks. The catalog continues to grow by a whopping 40,000 tracks every day, according to Ek. Podcasts Additionally, more than 50,000 podcasts have been submitted to Spotify through Spotify for Podcasters, enabling listeners around the world to discover new and unique content that suits their interests. Today there are more than 250,000 podcast titles available on our platform. MOR...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Daniel Ek, Bruce Houghton


Spotify Bans Entire 'Blood on the Dance Floor' Catalog

Electro-pop group Blood on the Dance Floor had their entire catalog pulled from Spotify, over alleged violations of the streaming service’s content policy. Blood on the Dance floor is under fire after MetalSucks and Huffington Post detailed allegations against frontman Dahvie Vanity (real name Jesus David Torres) from 21 women, who say they were forced to perform sexual acts by Torres, including several women who were minors at the time. The allegations date back to 2007 before Torres for...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Daniel Ek, Huffington Post, R Kelly, Bruce Houghton, Torres, MetalSucks, Jesus David Torres, Dahvie Vanity


Cardi B and Offset Join Muzik Founder Jason Hardi for Brilliant Minds Conference

Muzik founder Jason Hardi is scheduled to speak alongside Cardi B and Offset at the Brilliant Minds Conference, taking place in Stockholm on June 13 to 15. The symposium centered around the intersection between culture and technology was founded by Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. They join previously announced speakers Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of […]
Tags: Spotify, News, Ted Sarandos, Daniel Ek, Stockholm, Cardi B, Cardi, Jason Hardi, Offset


Spotify’s Daniel Ek Talks Royalties, Data-Sharing, the Future: ‘I Was Never a Disrupter’

Since Spotify launched in the U.S. in 2011, there’s rarely been a month, or even a week that the company or its founder have not been in the news — whether in a positive light (Spotify essentially led the streaming revolution that has saved the music industry) or a negative one (songwriters and publishers, among […]
Tags: Spotify, News, Daniel Ek


Artists Slam Spotify In Open Letter After Company Appeals Copyright Decision That Would Make Them Pay Songwriters More

“We’re hurt and disappointed,” begins the letter, which is addressed to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. Their reason for calling out Spotify alone, while Google, Amazon, and Pandora were also listed on the appeal, is because the artists say it was “the only provider that made us feel we were working to build a modern music industry together.” – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, Pandora, Daniel Ek, Google Amazon, 04.10.19