Tag: wider angles

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Netflix raises its monthly subscriptions in North America

Spotify's management should probably prepare for a new round of 'if Netflix can hike its price why can't you?' questions in the coming weeks.
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Doctors and scientists criticise Spotify over Joe Rogan

Spotify has been criticised both externally and internally for some of the views expressed (and guests hosted) by podcaster Joe Rogan, to little avail.
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Apple set to allow alternative payment systems in South Korea

Apple will abide by new rules in South Korea that ban app store owners from forcing developers to use their own in-app payment systems.
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Games giants come together as Take-Two buys Zynga for $12.7bn

In its heyday, Zynga was a big disruptor in the games industry, riding the popularity of its FarmVille franchise all the way to a high-profile IPO.
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Spotify’s new podcast ads feature is ‘call-to-action cards’

Unveiled yesterday, it's an attempt to make it easier for people to act on the ads they've heard while listening to podcasts.
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Atmosphere deal puts TikTok on big screens in businesses

If only there was a way to watch TikTok videos while eating out, working out or hanging around in doctors’ waiting rooms...
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TikTok wants to help users avoid some worrying rabbit-holes

TikTok has announced plans to "interrupt repetitive patterns" in its #ForYou feed, particularly where they can "inadvertently reinforce a negative personal experience"
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Spotify adds podcast ratings and buys tech firm Whooshkaa

Spotify is following Apple's playbook with the launch of its own five-star rating system for podcasts, at the show rather than episode level.
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Report claims Instagram now has more than 2bn active users

Instagram may have crossed a significant new milestone: more than two billion monthly active users - although this isn't an official announcement from Meta.
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Snapchat Spotlight program has paid out more than $250m

Snap has announced that Spotlight program payouts have now passed $250m, shared between more than 12,000 creators - an average of $20.8k each.
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Dapper Labs and Genies launch ‘The Warehouse’ avatar NFTs

We were already interested in startups Dapper Labs and Genies, so count us double-interested that they are now working together too.
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Literary agency Word Collections’ $3.5 million investment round

It also claims that it “has identified and begun recovering over $1 billion in earned and unpaid royalties specifically for streams and broadcast of spoken word comedy.”