Tag: criticism

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Tidal has too many kinks

No, not the village green-preserving Muswell Hill–based battling brothers – but rather continuing teething problems. Madonna, one of the artists who owns a stake in Tidal, has been defending it against mounting criticism....
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IFPI’s New Music Friday gets more criticism from indies

Beggars Group boss Martin Mills got his criticism of the IFPI’s “global release day” ofFriday in early, but some of his peers in the independent sector have been piling in since its official announcement. 
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Patreon criticised over VATMOSS taxes issue in Europe

Europe’s new VATMOSS taxation rules mean VAT for “telecommunications, broadcasting and e-services services” (relish that last phrase!) will have to be charged in the country of each customer, not the country of the...
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YouTube responds to Zoe Keating contract criticism

Not on the record, yet, but YouTube has clearly given a detailed briefing to Billboard on background, in an effort to regain the initiative in the public row surrounding independent musician Zoe Keating’s concerns about...
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Former Googler: ‘So what the f*** is Google+ for anyway?’

Chris Messina used to work on Google+, which is why a blog post he wrote criticising the social network is getting a wide airing this week. In a nutshell: “What’s going on with Google+? Where is it headed? What the fuck...
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Google hits back at News Corp criticism of its piracy attitudes

“Google has done more than almost any other company to help tackle online piracy.” That’s one of the key lines in Google’s point-by-point rebuttal of News Corporation’s recent letter to the European...
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David Lowery slams Pandora founder for political donations

Musician David Lowery has strongly criticised Pandora founder Tim Westergren over his political donations, drawing on data from the Open Secrets website. Specifically, he’s angry that Westergren made a donation to “radical...
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100 VCs team up to complain about FCC’s planned net neutrality rules

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is facing rising criticism about its plans for net neutrality – or rather, as those critics claim – its plans to undermine the concept of net neutrality by making it acceptable...
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Facebook’s news feed emotional experiment leads to criticism

Has Facebook ever made you feel miserable? It may have been by design. Details have emerged about a piece of research carried out by the social network into “emotional contagion” – whether lots more negative or positive...
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Rap Genius founder attacks criticism over rap translations

With nearly 10m monthly visitors and a $15m funding round last October, annotated lyrics site Rap Genius is on a roll, and recently added rock, poetry and news verticals. It has faced criticism too, with suggestions that...
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Turntable.fm founder attacks Facebook sharing

Turntable.fm co-founder Billy Chasen has torn into what he terms Facebook's "cognitive dissonance with sharing" in a lengthy blog post.
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TechCrunch takes aim at Spotify’s US plans

US tech blog TechCrunch is turning into an increasingly harsh critic of Spotify, with a new post taking aim at its "far-fetched" plans for the US.