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Apple is Manufacturing a Siri Speaker to Rival Google Home and Amazon Echo

Apple Inc. is already in your pocket, on your desk and underneath your television. Soon, a device embossed with “Designed by Apple in California” may be on your nightstand or kitchen counter as well. (more…)

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Jay-Z Pulls his Music Catalog from Spotify, Apple Music

Jay Z and his cool/rich buddies launched Tidal more than two years ago, but it seems like he just got around to pulling his music from Spotify, his streaming service’s biggest competitor. This comes from Billboard, which spoke with a Spotify representative who confirmed that “some of [Jay Z’s] catalog

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Spotify Now Has 50 Million Paid Subscribers

Spotify has reported via Twitter that it now has 50 million paid subscribers, a rise of 25 percent in less than six months, and extending the music streaming service's lead over its closest rival, Apple Music. (more…)

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Spotify Moving U.S. Headquarters to World Trade Center in Manhattan, Adding 1,000 Jobs in New York

Spotify is moving its U.S. headquarters to 4 World Trade Center in Manhattan, and adding more than 1,000 new jobs in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a press release Wednesday. (more…)

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Billboard Reveals Its 2017 Power 100 List

If the music industry is indeed in turnaround, that’s in no small part due to the digital disrupter at No. 1, the live titan at No. 3, Alexa’s mastermind at No. 12 and the visionary label bosses, tech gurus, artist managers and media moguls (including 41 first-timers!) who comprise Billboard’s annual ranking of

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Tim Cook Expects Apple’s Services Business to Double in Next Four Years

The iPhone might still be the largest revenue driver for Apple, but the tech giant is seeing more growth from the segment that includes Apple Music and the App Store than any other category. (more…)

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Tidal, Jay Z’s Music Streaming Service, Sells 33 Percent Stake to Sprint

U.S. wireless carrier Sprint said on Monday it would buy 33 percent of Tidal, a music streaming service owned by rapper Jay Z, marking a move to more content driven services in a highly competitive wireless market. (more…)

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Aaliyah’s Greatest Hits Posted, Then Pulled Hours Later From Apple Music & iTunes

Less than 24 hours after Aaliyah's Ultimate Aaliyah mysteriously surfaced on both iTunes and Apple Music, the greatest hits collection -- including "Rock the Boat," "Are You That Somebody" and more -- has already vanished. (more…)

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Apple In Talks to Release Movies on iTunes About Two Weeks After Their Big Screen Premiere

At this point, a Spotify-like game changer has yet to arise in the world of movie rentals. A number of platforms, like Apple, Amazon, and Google, all allow customers to pay a fee to rent films, but they all respect the 90-day theatrical-release window that’s been an ironclad feature of

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The Nightmare Scenario that Just Happened: Our Machines Were Turned Against Us and Blocked Our Access to the Internet

NPR's Scott Simon talk with NPR technology reporter Alina Selyukh about the internet outages that disrupted major U.S. websites on Friday. https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/wesat/2016/10/20161022_wesat_internet_outage_update_internet_of_things_hacking_attack_led_to_outage_of_popular_websites.mp3 Updated at 7:30 p.m. ET Hackers attacked a major Internet infrastructure company Friday, causing intermittent disruptions to websites and services including Twitter, Amazon, Spotify and Airbnb most of the day. It

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