Spotify now has a birthing playlist for when you go into labor

Spotify announced their partnership with New York City-based OB-GYN Dr. Jacques Moritz to create an “ideal Birthing Playlist that is scientifically designed (and delivery room tested and approved) to accompany women through childbirth.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/11/spotify-now-has-birthing-playlist-for-when-go-into-labor.html

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Spotify may be killing your SSD

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Spotify has had a bug for months that causes enormous amounts of data to be written to local drives. On hard drives, that’s a nuisance. On SSDs, it could prematurely kill the drive.

The post Spotify may be killing your SSD appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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How to Play iTunes Music on an Android Smartphone

The music-loving world has been shifting toward streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora in recent years, but a good number of us still get music the old-fashioned way: by downloading songs…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/02/how-to-play-itunes-music-on-android-smartphone.html

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Blendle Bets Readers Will Micropay for Good Journalism


Blendle, a Netherlands-based news aggregation site that draws comparisons to Spotify, on Wednesday announced its beta launch in the U.S. Blendle made its debut with the participation of several major new organizations and financial backing from Axel Springer and The New York Times. The 5-year-old company, which recently expanded into Germany, has opened the beta phase to 10,000 users who can make refundable micropayments for stories they choose to read.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83284.html?rss=1

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Streaming music usurps digital downloads for first time in 2015, RIAA says

Article Image In 2015, streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music generated $2.4 billion for the wider U.S. music industry to surpass sales from digital stores like iTunes, according to new data from the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Apple Music competitor Tidal faces $5 million lawsuit over unpaid royalties

Article Image Tidal — the Apple Music and Spotify competitor owned in part by rapper Jay-Z — is facing a a lawsuit over unpaid royalities that could potentially see the service pay up to $5 million in damages.

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Apple Music competitor Tidal faces $5 million lawsuit over unpaid royalties

Article Image Tidal — the Apple Music and Spotify competitor owned in part by rapper Jay-Z — is facing a a lawsuit over unpaid royalities that could potentially see the service pay up to $5 million in damages.

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Amazon Echo: Get Your Uber Rides, Pizza Pies and Hit Music Here


Amazon last week added Uber calling, Spotify listening and Domino’s pizza ordering to its growing list of functions available to Echo’s voice-activated speakers and Alexa software. Users need only to ask Alexa to call an Uber or an UberX, which is one of the various levels of the Uber private car service, to get a ride. Users can specify their location in the Alexa app’s settings, then enable Uber in Alexa’s skills section and link to an Uber account. New Uber users can get $15 off their first ride by using the 15Alexa discount code.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83093.html?rss=1

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Spotify's first video offerings launching on iOS next week, ad-free

Article Image Spotify is taking its first steps into streaming video with an Android rollout this week, followed by the introduction of iOS support the next, the company announced on Monday.

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Spotify might allow high-profile artists to restrict music to paid subscribers, report says

Article Image Streaming music giant Spotify is apparently buckling under the load of increased competition from the likes of Apple Music, as a report on Tuesday claims the service is considering a new content “windowing” policy that would make music from select artists available only to paying subscribers.

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Spotify moving towards Premium-only music content amid label pressure, sources say

Although it should continue to provide a free, ad-supported tier, Spotify is reportedly planning to limit some of its music content to Premium subscribers in reaction to pressure from record labels.

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Spotify introduces Discovery Weekly playlists tailored to individual listeners

Spotify on Monday launched potential Apple Music curation competitor Discover Weekly, a new playlist feature promising more personalized recommendations for its on-demand streaming service.

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How to save Apple Music songs, albums & playlists for offline listening

Like Spotify and some other streaming music services, an important feature of Apple Music is the ability to temporarily save songs for when an Internet connection is unreliable — or simply to avoid data caps imposed by cellular carriers.

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Spotify climbs to 20M paid subscribers, picks up $526M in funding ahead of Apple Music launch

With the debut of the competing Apple Music service only weeks away, Spotify on Wednesday announced that its total subscriber base has climbed to 75 million people, 20 million of whom are subscribers to its more profitable Premium tier.



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Spotify expands into video, podcasts, tracks just for running and more

It’s only been four years since Spotify arrived in the United States, and after 25 billion hours of music streaming, it’s ready to vastly expand its content offerings.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/21/spotify-expands-into-video-podcasts-tracks-just-for-running-and-more/

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Spotify gains video, moods, and podcasts, Facebook Messenger rolls out video calls globally

Music service Spotify on Wednesday announced a slate of major changes — including the addition of videos, podcasts, and mood-based playlists — while Facebook officially expanded Messenger video calls worldwide.



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Spotify, Sony deal shows where the revenue flows — and how pinched the streaming services are

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A new report breaks down how Sony took Spotify to the cleaners over music rights, and the streaming service’s limited ability to earn income off its own product.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/206046-unveiled-deal-between-spotify-sony-shows-where-the-revenue-flows-and-how-pinched-the-streaming-services-are

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Spotify, other music services allege Apple App Store policies anti-competitive

Spotify and other streaming music services are upset with Apple’s App Store policies, which they say effectively prevent them from competing with iTunes or Beats Music, a report claimed on Wednesday.



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