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Spotify Takes on Apple and YouTube: 5 Things to Know About the New Streaming War

bloomberg.com — Spotify just laid out its plans to be more than a streaming music service, moving to add videos and podcasts in a new service that will now be available in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Sweden. The changes chart a path that puts Spotify into direct competition with YouTube at a time when Apple is also planning to relaunch its own streaming service.

The Beginning of the End for Baseball Blackouts?

bloomberg.com — Consider the plight of the Yankee fan. If she lives in Brooklyn, she can watch her home team on television-most games air on the team's YES Network, a cable channel-but not on Major League Baseball's online-streaming service, which is subject to local blackouts.

New $4 per month music streaming service offered by Rdio

vancouversun.com — The digital music industry is grappling with a dilemma: how to make money without alienating consumers or record labels. Now, a smaller competitor to Spotify says it has a solution in a service that combines Internet radio with limited on-demand streaming for $3.99 a month.

The Streaming Wars: Is $3.99 the Right Price for Free Music?

bloomberg.com — The digital music industry is grappling with a dilemma: how to make money without alienating consumers or record labels. Now, a smaller competitor to Spotify says it has a solution in a service that combines Internet radio with limited on-demand streaming for $3.99 a month.

Does Verizon Really Want to Publish the Huffington Post?

bloomberg.com — AOL has spent years becoming a sprawling media and technology company, purchasing websites and smaller tech companies. The entire apparatus has now been swallowed by Verizon, which announced Tuesday that it would pay $4.4 billion for AOL. But the country's largest wireless carrier seems unlikely to maintain an interest in every corner of AOL's empire.

Framestore’s Origin Myth: Realistic VR Ads

The Sad, Tarnished Afterlife of RadioShack's Name

bloomberg.com — The bankrupt corpse of RadioShack has nearly been picked clean, with corporate scavengers putting prices on just about everything of value left at the once proud company. All that's left now are the rights to reuse the name itself in the U.S.-and the names of millions of RadioShack shoppers.

Periscope Is On the Clock to Fix Its Piracy Problem

bloomberg.com — On Saturday night, boxing fans proved that live-streaming apps such as Periscope could be used for widespread piracy of live sporting events. The big question now is whether Twitter can help the small team running the app prevent it from happening again.

Pacquiao's Camp Wanted Legal Online Stream of Mayweather Fight

bloomberg.com — Disappointed that there's no legal way to stream Saturday night's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao? Pacquiao's promotion company shares your pain. Todd duBoef, the president of Top Rank Inc., told Bloomberg that his company wanted to offer fans a way to pay to watch the fight online, but Showtime and HBO vetoed the idea.

The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Will Be a Game of Piracy Whack-a-Mole

bloomberg.com — With the biggest boxing match in years just days away, the fight to keep it off illegal streaming sites is well under way. HBO, Showtime, and the promoters for Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to shut down two websites that are advertising free streaming videos of Saturday night's fight.
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May 21, 2015

Im less likely to be replaced by computer as reporter than as pro athlete, per @planetmoney. Glad I didnt go that way npr.org/sections/money…

May 21, 2015

@zacshaw have time to talk to a Businessweek reporter about something related? DM me with contact details if so.

May 21, 2015

@mkonnikova @techreview It's interesting science, but the connection to creativity seems forced. It just treated rap music like data.

May 21, 2015

@mkonnikova @techreview "Rhyming density" isn't a way to assess actual music. The idea that this rap "outperformed" someone is laughable.

May 20, 2015

@reverenddave you've got to meet the BAY-bee! Family in town this weekend. We may be out, so maybe we can meet at park or something?

May 20, 2015

@pkafka didn't Nike also try something like this awhile back?

May 20, 2015

Spotify claims it can make jogging enjoyable. Can it ever recover its credibility?

May 20, 2015

RT @eringriffith: Really curious about how much these video creators are getting paid by Spotify

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