CNN buys ‘private discovery’ app Canopy to focus it on news
CNN has acquired the assets of startup Canopy and hired the company’s development team to work on NewsCo, the codename for the broadcaster’s planned news and information platform. We’ve written about Canopy several...
April 8, 2020
Canopy’s ‘private discovery’ app set for release on iOS
Startup Canopy, which was founded by former Spotify execs Brian Whitman and Annika Goldman to focus on privacy-respecting music, news and places discovery, is about to release its first mobile app. “Yesterday, we...
September 12, 2019
Report 421 : AI on the Prize
Artificial intelligence is a hot ticket in the music industry and is spinning off in a variety of exciting new directions. It is being used to create music but also to power recommendations, to better understand the contexts...
February 28, 2019
Matthew Ogle rejoins Echo Nest co-founder at startup Canopy
Canopy is the privacy-respecting recommendations startup founded by Brian Whitman, previously of machine-learning startup The Echo Nest and then Spotify, after the latter bought the former in 2014. Matthew Ogle was the product...
January 16, 2019
Former Spotify execs launch privacy-focused recommendations tech
If you hear the phrase ‘on-device machine-learning’, it refers to technology that operates entirely on a device – for example a smartphone – rather than passing data back to a company’s servers for processing....
November 16, 2018