Tech talk

Quartz’s John McDuling discovered that the most popular song in the history of Spotify has been streamed 235 million times. Zach Seward there said, “Yikes, Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ is the most streamed song of all time on Spotify.” Tony Romm from Politico wondered: “What is wrong with all of you?” Mark Garrison at Marketplace said, “Quick, stream a decent song 100m times!” Brian Hiatt from Rolling Stone took a business-minded approach: “Spotify is 100 times more popular than Beats Music.” Rachel Elson with Financial Planning made it personal, “I occasionally think my taste is kind of quirky. Apparently not.”

Elsewhere in the tech world, Rolfe Winkler at the Wall Street Journal writes Google Predicts Ads in Odd Spots Like Thermostats. Rolfe Winkler there explained: “Google provides statement about ads on thermostats. Nest ‘has never had any such plans.’”

Wired’s Kevin Poulsen writes that Snowden’s First Move Against the NSA Was a Party in Hawaii. David Gura with Marketplace explained, “Back in 2012, Edward Snowden threw a ‘Crypto Party’ in a small art space in Honolulu.”

And we hear eBay Inc. Will Ask eBay Users To Change Passwords. Mike Embley from BBC wrote, “eBay says cyberattack ‘compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data.’” Galen Moore from Streetwise Media tweeted: “A friendly reminder to change your eBay passwords, y'all.”

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