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Spotify is one of 70 new partners for Google Now cards

Google Now is one of the most interesting mobile technologies from Google in recent years: the idea of virtual ‘cards’ that pop up to “proactively bring you information at the right time without you even having to ask”....
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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek: ‘I think people discount piracy’

Spotify boss Daniel Ek has granted a rare interview to Billboard, talking about his company’s highs and lows of 2014. Unsurprisingly, Taylor Swift makes an early appearance. “The public probably learned there’s...
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Spotify reveals Uber deal, with podcasts next up?

Spotify’s big news yesterday was blown over the weekend: a partnership with taxi-app company Uber. It kicks off on Friday in 10 cities, with passengers who’ve linked their Spotify and Uber accounts able to control the...
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Grooveshark hits back at Daniel Ek over piracy claim

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek mentioned Grooveshark in his blog post about Taylor Swift and artist complaints about streaming yesterday. The US firm is NOT happy to have been singled out. “Copyright laws are complex, and many companies...
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MMF backs Bono but is ‘disappointed’ at Taylor Swift

Daniel Ek wasn’t the only person issuing a public statement about the Taylor Swift affair. The Music Managers Forum came out with its own views yesterday in a “statement on recent streaming events”, and it backed Spotify...
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Spotify boss Daniel Ek: ‘Taylor Swift is absolutely right’

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has published a blog post responding to the last week's controversy surrounding Taylor Swift's decision to pull her back catalogue from the streaming service. "Taylor Swift is absolutely right: music...
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Musician Jimmy Buffett wants a raise out of Spotify

Spotify has been holding a series of events in the US this week to court musicians who may have reservations about streaming music. But CEO Daniel Ek got some direct feedback during his appearance at a Vanity Fair tech conference...
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Mulligan & Ek – round 2

The other day we reported on a Twitter exchange between Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek and analyst Mark Mulligan where the former queried just how the latter arrived at the number of users he believed are on ad-supported music...
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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and analyst Mark Mulligan in Twitter debate

It started on Twitter with Spotify co-founder Ek asking analyst Mulligan how he arrived at the figure of 210m users of ad-supported streaming in a recent report. POW! Mulligan replied by saying “they are a mix of interactive...
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Spotify IPO rumours heat up as company hiring External Reporting Specialist

Shock news: Spotify may file for an IPO at some point! Okay, not such a shock: right up to CEO Daniel Ek
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The future of music may be ‘cognisant computing’

It's not a new theory that digital music services will learn more about you and try to use that data to minimise your need for inputs
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Daniel Ek talks iTunes: ‘It is so obvious that Spotify is much better…’

Spotify has tended to shy away from public trash-talking about Apple, possibly due to the desire to keep the latter company as a friendly distribution partner for its iOS app.