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EK Releases Aluminum Based Water Blocks for NVIDIA RTX Series Graphics Cards

EK Water Blocks, the market leader in PC custom liquid cooling, is announcing the expansion of their Fluid Gaming aluminum based custom loop liquid cooling line. The post EK Releases Aluminum Based Water Blocks for NVIDIA RTX Series Graphics Cards appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
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Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Trying To Squeeze Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates

UPDATED: Apple has attacked Spotify for "making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters - even going so far as to take these creators to court." in an escalating battle that began over app store fees and practices. In a lengthy and strongly worded statement, Apple pushed back after Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stif...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Eu, EK, European Commission, Streaming, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, Copyright Royalty Board


Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Tying To Squeeze... Artists Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates

Apple attacked Spotify for "making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters - even going so far as to take these creators to court." on Thursday in an escalating battle that began over app store fees and practices. In a lengthy and strongly worded statement, Apple pushed back after Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Eu, EK, European Commission, Streaming, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, Copyright Royalty Board


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 Accuses Apple Of Unfair Business Monopoly Practices

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says that if Spotify pays this cut it has to “artificially inflate” its prices “well above the price of Apple Music.” But if it doesn’t pay, Apple applies “a series of technical and experience-limiting restrictions” that make Spotify an inferior experience. Ek also notes that Apple “routinely blocks our experience-enhancing upgrades,” including locking Spotify and other competitors out of Apple services like Siri, HomePod, and Apple Watch. – The Verge
Tags: Apple, Art, Spotify, Music, EK, Daniel Ek, Siri HomePod, 03.13.19


Spotify's antitrust complaint against Apple is a neat parable about Big Tech's monopoly

Spotify has asked the EU Commission to intervene in its business relationship with Apple, citing the fact that Apple takes a 30% vig on all customer revenues from people who join the service or buy songs through an Iphone app, while Apple's own competing Itunes store does not have to pay this commission. That means that while Apple and Spotify pay the same wholesale rates for the music they sell, Spotify has to give 30% of its revenues to Apple, while either earning 30% less on each of its ...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Spotify, Post, Music, News, Elizabeth Warren, US, Eu, Reagan, Competition, EK, Antitrust, Warren, Streaming, Department Of Justice


Spotify Accuses Apple of Anticompetitive Practices in Europe

The music streaming service said Apple used its App Store to undercut companies that compete with its own services, like Apple Music.
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Europe, News, E-commerce, EK, European Commission, Apple Music, Apple Inc, Daniel, Prices (Fares, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues, Fees and Rates


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 Anti-Trust Complaint Against Apple

Spotify announced Wednesday that it has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. The complaint is centered 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 referee to...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, US, Eu, EK, Streaming, EC, App Store, Daniel Ek, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Apple Apple, Siri HomePod, EU Anti Trust Complaint Against Apple


Spotify files a complaint against Apple with the European Commission over “Apple tax” and restrictive rules

Spotify is taking its gloves off in what has up to now been a behind-the-scenes tug-of-war with Apple, where it competes against Apple Music but also relies heavily on the company for distribution in its app on iOS devices. Today CEO Daniel Ek announced that his company has filed a complaint against the iPhone giant with the European Commission, over how Apple has “introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience—essenti...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Spotify, Tech, Netflix, EK, European Commission, Antitrust, EC, Hulu, Daniel Ek, Gutierrez, Horacio Gutierrez


Spotify files antitrust complaint against Apple over its 'app tax'

Spotify has declared war on Apple over the fees it charges for access to the iPhone App Store in a move that that could have far-reaching consequences for the media and technology industries.   In a formal competition complaint to Brussels, the Swedish music streaming giant 's founder Daniel Ek accused Apple of abusing its dominance of the smartphone market to "deliberately disadvantage" competitors.   The music streaming business has also complained that its service is locked out of Apple d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Europe, News, Eu, EK, Commission, European Commission, Brussels, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple App Store, The Commission, Horacio Gutierrez, Apple Watch Spotify


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


Why Spotify Isn't Simply A Music Company [Cherie Hu]

In this piece Cherie Hu looks at how Spotify's major investments in third party licensing deals and original podcast development are validating investor predictions and causing it to become the Netflix of audio while potentially putting its brand at risk. ____________________________________ Guest post by Cherie Hu on Medium On October 28, 2018, as I was on Spotify’s mobile app searching for a certain music playlist I had made for myself, I received the following, unsolicite...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Hbo, New York, London, Amy Schumer, Disney, Syfy, Bbc, Netflix, Pandora, Guest Post, EK, Npr


Spotify says it paid $340M to buy Gimlet and Anchor

Spotify doubled down on podcasts last week with a double deal to buy podcast networks Gimlet and Anchor. Those acquisitions were initially undisclosed, but Spotify has quietly confirmed that it spent €300 million, just shy of $340 million, to capture the companies. That’s according to an SEC filing — hat tip Recode’s Peter Kafka — which deals the transactions which were “primarily in cash,” Spotify said. Kafka previously reported that Spotify paid around $200 million for Gimlet, which, if cor...
Tags: Spotify, Podcast, Media, Tech, Ceo, Software, EK, Xbox, SEC, BetaWorks, Kafka, Daniel Ek, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, WPP, Accel


The Elusive Obelus: Streaming’s Issue With Denominators

Here Christian Castle details issues regarding streaming rates, and the problem in the formula which prevents the creation of long-term shareholder value, and instead gives an immediate short-term rush to the beneficiaries.  _______________________________ Guest post by Christian Castle of Music Tech Solutions “How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.” Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises. No matter how much people would like ...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, EK, Bill, World Trade Center, Daniel Ek, Music Business, Ernest Hemingway, Company, Mike, Poughkeepsie, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Christian Castle of Music Tech Solutions


Daniel Ek explains Spotify’s future in audio – not just music

In a new statement Daniel Ek discusses the future for Spotify as they move beyond music streaming to become an all-round audio platform in an ever-changing industry. Spotify’s founder and CEO, Daniel Ek has written a large statement on Spotify’s focus moving forward. In particular he talks about their evolution from a primarily music streaming service to an overall audio platform with radio and podcasts a priority moving forward. Although Ek makes clear, “this doesn’t make music any le...
Tags: Spotify, Podcast, Music, Podcasts, Radio, EK, Streaming, Stream, Daniel Ek, Digital Music News, Music Stores, Spotify We


Spotify Acquires Podcasters Gimlet, Anchor To Create 'Audio-First' Streaming Service

Spotify has acquired two giants in podcasting, Gimlet Media and Anchor. "Gimlet and Anchor will position us to become the leading platform for podcast creators around the world and the leading producer of podcasts," Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said in a statement. Gimlet is a major podcast content creator whose its include Homecoming, which was recently adapted into a critically acclaimed show on Amazon Prime, and the internet culture hit Reply All. The Gimlet deal is reported to be worth $200 ...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, EK, Daniel Ek, Gimlet, Bruce Houghton, Gimlet Media and Anchor Gimlet


Spotify, in Major Podcast Push, Buys Gimlet Media and Audio Tool Start-Up

The deals will help the music-streaming giant expand beyond its core service and reduce its reliance on the major record labels.
Tags: Spotify, News, Media, Podcasts, EK, Mergers, Daniel, Blumberg, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Computers and the Internet, Gimlet Media, Audio Recordings, Downloads and Streaming, Alex (1966-


Experts say a counterintuitive management strategy used by top tech companies like Google and Facebook can yield major benefits

Many top tech companies allow employees to easily move between roles and teams (this practice is commonly called internal mobility). Experts say this strategy helps with talent retention because people are less likely to leave out of boredom. Gaining a variety of skills and experience can also benefit your career in the long run. One survey found only one-third of employees say their companies offer strong internal mobility programs. So you're bored at work. The obvious move here is to start ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Trends, EK, Reid Hoffman, Fast Company, Daniel Ek, Google News, Hootsuite, Holmes, Blake, Dickinson, Ryan Holmes, Erica Keswin, New York University s Stern School of Business


Top tech companies like Google and Facebook let employees try out different jobs, and experts say that strategy can yield major benefits

Many top tech companies allow employees to easily move between roles and teams (this practice is commonly called internal mobility). Experts say this strategy helps with talent retention because people are less likely to leave out of boredom. Gaining a variety of skills and experience can also benefit your career in the long run. One survey found only one-third of employees say their companies offer strong internal mobility programs. So you're bored at work. The obvious move here is to start ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Harvard, EK, Reid Hoffman, Fast Company, Daniel Ek, Google News, Hootsuite, Holmes, Blake, Dickinson, Ryan Holmes, Erica Keswin, New York University s Stern School of Business


Artists may have to pay for Spotify for Artists soon

Spotify’s artist platform offering fan insights, streaming analytics and customisation of their artist profile’s on the streaming service is going to be monetised – boo! hiss! Spotify’s third quarter for 2018 showed the streaming service is still growing at record speeds and is even approaching potential profitability. As Spotify solidify their position in music they are looking more at how they can restructure themselves to truly become profitable and escape the startup trap. But their earn...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Insights, Analytics, Platform, EK, Artists, Streaming, Daniel Ek, Artist, Independent, Digital Music News, Premium, Redburn, Nick Delfas, Customisation


Spotify For Artists Will Charge For Some Services, says CEO Daniel Ek

Spotify will charge for some Spotify For Artists products and services, CEO Daniel Ek stated during last week's earnings call. While "unlikely" that the it will charge for data, this mark's the first time that the streamer has said it will monetize any of the services that it has touted as empowering creators.   Spotify for Artists was brought up repeatedly during the earnings call: Charging For Spotify For Artists - Analyst Dick Delfa s asked,  " Do you have any plans to c...
Tags: Spotify, Music, EK, Streaming, Daniel Ek, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Eric Sheridan, D.I.Y, Spotify for Artists, Dick Delfa, Daniel Ek On Spotify, Spotify For Artists Will Charge For Some Services


Spotify For Artists Has Plan To Charge For Some Services, says CEO Daniel Ek

Spotify will charge for some Spotify For Artists products and services, CEO Daniel Ek stated during last week's earnings call. While "unlikely" that the it will charge for data, this mark's the first time that the streamer has said it will monetize any of the services that it has touted as empowering creators.   Spotify for Artists was brought up repeatedly during the earnings call: Charging For Spotify For Artists - Analyst Dick Delfa s asked,  " Do you have any plans to cha...
Tags: Spotify, Music, EK, Streaming, Daniel Ek, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Eric Sheridan, D.I.Y, Spotify for Artists, Charge For Some Services, Dick Delfa, Daniel Ek On Spotify


Is Spotify Negotiating To Invest In Universal Music?

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek refused to comment "on deal negotiations," when asked if the streamer was considering an investment in Universal Music Group. UMG corporate parent Vivendi is openly exploring investments in exchange for up to 50% of the world's largest music group. During the earnings call Q&A Thursday morning, Ek was asked if Spotify was considering an investment in UMG, as well as, the advantages and disadvantages of owning a portion of a major content partner.  Rather than deny...
Tags: Spotify, Music, EK, Tencent, Streaming, Daniel Ek, Vivendi, Music Business, Music Tech, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Universal Music Group UMG


Is Spotify Already Too Big For Record Labels To Stop It From Competing With Them? [Mark Mulligan]

Spotify has made some radical moves lately including direct deals with artists that include cash advances to offering free Spotify distribution to all and then buying part of distributor DistroKid to help artists put their music on its competitors. Collectively, they are causing concern at the record labels.  But as analyst Mark Mulligan shows, there may not be much the labels can do about it. _______________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA from the Music Industry Blog S...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Taylor Swift, Netflix, EK, UN Security Council, Merlin, Drake, Daniel Ek, Amazon Prime Music, Umg, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, WMG, Fomo, SME


Music's $20M A Month Man: Spotify's Daniel Ek Shows Tim Westergren How It’s Done

The industry gave a collective gasp of horror when founder Tim Westergren was pulling down $1,000,000 by selling of Pandora stock while simultaneously fighting artists with royalty loopholes. Chris Castle writes that Spotify's Daniel Ek is leaving Westergren in the financial dust with a monthly windfall of $20 million. __________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle from Music Technology Policy Remember when we were all appalled that Pandora founder Tim Westergren was making $1,000...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Pandora, Guest Post, EK, Tim Westergren, Streaming, Nashville, SEC, Daniel Ek, Marin, Music Business, Digital Music, Ascap, Daniel, Chris Castle


Music's $20M A Month Man: Spotify's Daniel Ek Shows Tim Westergren How It’s Done

The industry gave a collective gasp of horror when founder Tim Westergren was pulling down $1,000,000 by selling of Pandora stock while simultaneously fighting artists with royalty loopholes. Chris Castle writes that Spotify's Daniel Ek is leaving Westergren in the financial dust with a monthly windfall of $20 million. __________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle from Music Technology Policy Remember when we were all appalled that Pandora founder Tim Westergren was making $1...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Pandora, Guest Post, EK, Tim Westergren, Streaming, Nashville, SEC, Daniel Ek, Marin, Music Business, Digital Music, Ascap, Daniel, Chris Castle


EK Launches their Next-Gen Velocity CPU Water Blocks

EK Water Blocks is proud to introduce the new generation of high-performance water blocks for popular AMD and Intel CPU sockets, the EK-Velocity. The new CPU water block will be available in a total of 14 versions featuring intricate RGB lit models, and down to simple minimalistic bare copper cold plate versions as well. The post EK Launches their Next-Gen Velocity CPU Water Blocks appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
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Spotify's Risky Play: Direct Artist Licensing

Music streaming service Spotify is seeking to bypass the major labels by dealing directly with artists and their reps.  Spotify has quietly struck licensing deals with a number of independent artists. While the deals themselves have been modest so far, several people with knowledge of the agreements told the New York Times that major labels see the licensing deals as a very real threat with the potential to reimagine how the music industry functions. Six different sources with knowled...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, Pandora, New York Times, EK, Streaming, Daniel Ek, Music Business, Major Labels, Licensing, Bruce Houghton, Universal Music Group, Apple Amazon, Bill Werde, Syracuse University 's Bandier Program


A New Spotify Initiative Makes the Big Record Labels Nervous

The streaming service has been making deals with independent artists. Could it change the music industry as we know it?
Tags: Spotify, Music, News, EK, Daniel, Warner Music Group, Sony Corporation, Universal Music Group