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Apple Vs Spotify

Apple blasts Spotify for wanting special App Store treatment

July 1st, 2016

There’s certainly no love lost between Apple and Spotify as the rivalry between the two companies came to a head earlier this week. Spotify’s general counsel, if you recall, recently lambasted Apple for refusing to approve Spotify’s latest app update because the app does not make use of Apple’s proprietary billing system. In a scathing …

Spotify Vs Apple

Spotify is furious at Apple because it’s not a non-profit

June 30th, 2016

There’s a big problem with building a business on the back of other companies’ businesses: You have to play by their rules. There are countless examples of companies losing their cool when a free ride comes to an end. Twitter is an example that instantly comes to mind. Developers spent so long building apps and services …

Bumble Spotify Integration

There is no good reason to link online dating to Spotify

June 15th, 2016

Popular Tinder lookalike Bumble has just announced a feature to help it (and you!) stand out in the online dating world: integration with your Spotify profile, so prospective hookups can see what you really mean when you say you have a “varied” taste in music. Who thought this was a good idea again?

Spotify Vs Apple Music

Spotify just upgraded its family plan to make it much better value

May 23rd, 2016

The battle for music streaming supremacy hasn’t been decided just yet, but it’s increasingly starting to look like Spotify and Apple Music will be the two services angling for the top spot. While Spotify still has many more paid subscribers relative to Apple Music, Apple’s streaming service is growing at an impressive clip. The most …

Spotify Growth

Apple Music is growing, but it’s not putting a dent in Spotify

May 10th, 2016

After a rocky start characterized by a clunky and inconsistent UI, Apple Music has seemingly hit its stride. Not even a year old, Apple’s streaming music service already boasts more than 13 million paying subscribers. And while one might reasonably assume that Apple Music’s tremendous gains in just a few months is bad news for …

Spotify Subscribers

Spotify now boasts more than 30 million subscribers

March 21st, 2016

Apple Music appears to be doing quite well, with the latest figures indicating that the streaming service now has more than 11 million paying subscribers. That’s not too shabby for a relatively new service, especially one that launched with a number of usability issues and frustrating bugs. Still, Apple Music has quite a bit of …

Spotify Player Device

New device plays your Spotify music without ever connecting to the Internet

February 23rd, 2016

Is there a future for disconnected devices? Are we on the brink of coming full circle, arriving back at a place where dedicated devices that are cut off from the web will once again be en vogue? As the Internet of Things category gets ready to explode and companies continue to launch “smart,” connected versions of practically everything you …