Spotify’s latest telco-bundle partnership is with AT&T
Spotify has announced its latest partnership with a telco, and it’s a big one: AT&T in the US. Subscribers to the network’s ‘AT&T Unlimited & More Premium’ contract can choose to include Spotify Premium...
August 6, 2019
Magic Leap promises to ship its first AR headset this summer
Augmented-reality hardware startup Magic Leap has raised $2.3bn over six funding rounds since February 2014, without yet launching a commercial product. That’s changing, the company promises: its first headset will be...
July 12, 2018
Pandora and Amazon part of mobile-plan bundle launched by AT&T
It’s been a while since the music industry first got excited about the idea of bundles – be they ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ – of streaming services with mobile data contracts. But AT&T has launched a new offering...
June 22, 2018
Taylor Swift working on original TV show for AT&T
News that Taylor Swift is working on an original TV show for a video-streaming service might lead to assumptions that Apple is the partner. Nope. Taylor Swift Now will be “a new video experience only on AT&T” offering...
December 5, 2016
AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85.4bn
Remember the days, back in 2000, when AOL merged with Time Warner in an acquisition valued at $164bn? By late 2002, AOL was recording a $45.5bn writedown charge for what’s become known as one of the least successful...
October 24, 2016
Vine-originated stars Us The Duo make music for AT&T
US-based group Us The Duo came to fame on Vine, where they have collected five million followers with their musical clips. Having already parlayed that into a live and albums business, now they are making money from brands...
July 28, 2016
AT&T isn’t offering Beats Music subscriptions any more
When Beats Music launched early this year in the US, one of the key planks in its marketing strategy was a deal with telco AT&T to offer the service to its customers – including a $14.99-a-month family plan covering...
October 16, 2014
Muve Music up for sale after AT&T buys its parent company Cricket Wireless
Just when everything was going so well… Muve Music has been a bright spot for the digital music world in recent years, attracting more than 2m subscribers through hard bundles with smartphone tariffs of its parent operator...
July 9, 2014
Beats Music tipped for AT&T bundle and Super Bowl ads to ‘blow Spotify out of the water’
We don’t have long to wait for the US debut of the latest well-funded streaming service,
January 29, 2014
Will AT&T bundle get Beats Music off to a running start in the US?
We reported yesterday on Beats Music's announcement that its streaming music service will be launching in the US in January.
December 11, 2013
AT&T to buy Muve Music owner Leap Wireless
By bundling music subscription service Muve Music into all its Android smartphone tariffs, US mobile operator Cricket Communications swelled the service's subscribers to 1.1m.
July 15, 2013
AT&T wins patent for real-time piracy detection on its network
Nobody wants to be the bad guy in consumers' eyes when it comes to piracy: rightsholders (mostly) don't want to take pirates to court individually, while ISPs have long tried to avoid kicking filesharers off the internet.
July 15, 2013