Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Streaming Overtakes Downloads, Warner Music Reports

According to Warner Music Group, last quarter marked a milestone in the music industry. It was the first time any music company reported that its revenues in streaming audio overtook downloads. This...

Prince Won’t Stream — and this is What it Sounds Like When Doves Cry

With the launch of Apple Music, it’s easy to get heady about the state of streaming media. Holdouts like AC/DC are making their music available on streaming services and Taylor Swift...

Charter Reportedly Will Attempt to Purchase Time Warner Cable, Again

Charter Communications is reportedly poised to acquire Time Warner Cable in a second bid for the company. The companies could announce the purchase as soon as tomorrow. Comcast’s recent attempt to purchase...

The Big G Strikes Back

When the European Union made its statement of objections against Google known, it alleged that the search engine systematically favored its own "comparison shopping product in its general search results pages." This...

Taylor Swift, Indies and the Cost of Streaming — Thinking about Apple Music’s Recent...

Taylor Swift’s highly publicized tumblr post accomplished something that’s happened a few times in Apple’s history — she made the company change course. You’ve probably heard about the Tweet storm by Apple’s...

California Fines Uber Millions

Uber may be based in the Golden State, but it’s increasingly under more scrutiny by the state’s agencies. First, the California Labor Commission found that one of its drivers was, in...

WSJ Says Apple Will Offer 25 Channels; The Loop Says, ‘(Probably) Nope’

Hot on the heels of news about HBONow, The Wall Street Journal is reporting other content providers are jumping on board. The Journal reports that Apple will be offering a bundle of...

Facebook is Your New Ministry of Truth

As you’ve probably heard by now, Facebook entered into agreements with major news outlets to bring you, the web browsing public, Instant Articles. By major news outlets, I mean The New York Times,...

You’ve Been Served…With Divorce Papers…Through Facebook!

In case you needed one more reason to unlike Facebook, here’s something scarier than marketers and the NSA tracking you. The site can now be used to serve divorce papers. At least, it...

Apple Music: What’s in a Name? A Whole Damn Lot

When the iPhone originally launched, it didn’t come with Apple Music. It didn’t even come with a "Music" app. That was years later. Early adopters who can remember that far back...