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August 15, 2019
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Comment: Apple should let people choose Spotify as their default music player

There was something of a mystery report this week. Apple and Spotify are reportedly in talks over potentially allowing Spotify users to control music playback with Siri […] According to The Information, Spotify and Apple are discussing a “plan” that … Continue reading

April 5, 2019
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Apple Music subscription reduced in India in response to Spotify and YouTube Music launches

Apple has cut the cost of its Apple Music subscription in India, making the streaming service cheaper than the recently-launched rivals Spotify and YouTube Music to potential cash-strapped customers in the emerging market. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

March 14, 2019
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Opinion: Apple is ‘playing fair,’ but Spotify doesn’t like the rules

Earlier today, Spotify launched a new website called It’s Time to Play Fair, where it proceeded to lay out a timeline and “facts” about how Apple mistreats companies like Spotify. I saw a few snippets of it this morning, but … Continue reading

March 13, 2019
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Spotify accuses Apple of anti-competitive practices in Europe over App Store restrictions

Music streaming company Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission claiming that Apple takes more money than it should be entitled to, isn’t providing information on customers to vendors, and is unfairly limiting third-party access to technologies such … Continue reading

February 24, 2019
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Comment: Spotify is at its ‘House of Cards’ moment with podcast pivot

Spotify has been in the news a lot in recent weeks due to their acquisition of Gimlet Media and Anchor. Since it’s debut in 2008, Spotify has been focused on one thing: music. A few years ago, Spotify added a … Continue reading

February 14, 2019
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Comments Off on Apple continues enterprise certificate cleanup as distributors found sharing ad-free Spotify, more

Apple continues enterprise certificate cleanup as distributors found sharing ad-free Spotify, more

The barrage of applications taking advantage of Apple’s enterprise certificate program continues today. Reuters reports that software distributors have been using the program to share modified versions of popular apps, such as an ad-free version of Spotify. more… The post … Continue reading

December 20, 2018
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Facebook tries to explain why Netflix & Spotify were given access to user messages

Yesterday evening, a report offered details on Facebook’s data sharing relationships with over 150 different companies. One of the more jarring allegations related access to messages data. Facebook, however, disputes the details and says it did not disclose people’s private … Continue reading

December 7, 2018
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[Update: Spotify Wrapped now live] How to visualize your Apple Music listening history, including top songs, artists, and more

Thanks to GDPR, Apple now offers a way to view and download all of the data it has collected from you over the years. Australian developer Pat Murray has created an incredibly interesting tool that is able to visualize your … Continue reading

June 7, 2018
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Siri can interact with streaming media apps like Spotify in iOS 12

Apple appears to be relaxing its grip on Siri’s media capabilities, as the company is building a new "Play Media" integration into iOS 12 that opens the door to compatibility with third-party streaming services like Spotify. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

March 1, 2018
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037: Spotify IPO, Apple Watch skiing and snowboarding, Sketch design update | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got Spotify officially going public, Apple Watch gaining new ski and snowboarding activity tracking features, and Sketch’s latest update for designers. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our … Continue reading

February 10, 2018
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Sonos co-founder & former CEO praises HomePod sound quality, but says Spotify support needed

Apple’s HomePod is largely the company’s direct competitor to Sonos. To commemorate its newfound competition, Sonos yesterday released a custom Spotify playlist with a hidden message for Apple. Now, Sonos co-founder and former CEO John MacFarlane has taken to Twitter … Continue reading