Apple reportedly wants free Spotify dead to pave way for Beats relaunch

As Apple works toward a relaunch of its Beats Music streaming service, it’s reportedly pushing labels to kill off the free version of Spotify.It’s a bold move by Apple if The Verge’s unnamed sources are accurate, coming less than two years after a judge found that the company colluded with ebook publishers to raise prices before the launch of iBooks. Apple is appealing the iBooks verdict, but must comply with an antitrust monitoring program in the meantime. While it’s unclear if the monitor is involved with Apple’s music dealings, the U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly looking into the matter now.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2015-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Report: Apple Beats Out Android Platform Use by 59 Percent

In a study based on data from comScore MobiLens service, results showed that there are 37.9 million Apple iOS users; a number 59 percent greater than Android users, who totaled 23.8 million. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Apple’s free ‘Everyone Can Create’ curriculum is available on Apple Books

In March, Apple unveiled its Everyone Can Create curriculum, a program aimed at helping educators integrate drawing, music, video and photo skills into their lessons and assignments. Now, the company has made that curriculum available for free throug... Continue reading at Engadget

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Apple promotes new head of Apple Music as it gains ground on Spotify

Apple on Wednesday promoted a company veteran to oversee Apple Music and said the service had hit 48 million subscribers. Oliver Schusser is now vice president of Apple Music and international content. A 14-year Apple employee, Schusser previously led launches of Apple services like the iTunes... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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A year on from Apple Daily’s closure, what’s left of Hong Kong’s free press?

With the newspaper’s founder and senior editors jailed, other pro-democracy media outlets shut and 1,000 journalists out of work, can press freedom survive in the territory?Read more: ‘My career is finished, my friends are in prison and I’m an alien in my city’: life after Hong Kong’s Apple... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Beat poet, publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti dead at 101

Poet, publisher and bookseller Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who helped launch and perpetuate the Beat movement, has died. He was 101.  Continue reading at CBC

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Larry Flynt, controversial porn publisher who pushed limits of free speech, dead at 78

Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt Jr., the self-described "smut peddler who cares" who used his pornography empire and flair for the outrageous to push the limits of free speech, has died at the age of 78. Continue reading at CBC

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Libraries Offer Free—Readable—E-book Version of 'The Mueller Report'

By publishing a real, functional ebook edition of 'The Mueller Report,' the nation's libraries are picking up where the federal government slacked off. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The company behind TikTok is reportedly launching a Spotify rival

ByteDance, the owner of the Vine-like social media app TikTok, might challenge Spotify with a paid streaming service in emerging markets, according to Bloomberg. It could introduce an app (not named after TikTok), in several non-first-world countries... Continue reading at Engadget

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Look out, Apple and Spotify: TikTok’s owner is getting into the streaming music biz

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Apple launches new transparency report website showing government data requests from around the world

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Apple hits back hard at Bloomberg over Chinese spying report

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Scott Galloway: Amazon is 'beating up' on Google, Facebook and Apple

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Apple Music sets up publishing division as it chases down Spotify

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Spotify sued for $1.6bn in unpaid royalties as it reportedly files for IPO

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‘Amazon-free’ Christmas campaign diverts reported £5m worth of sales from online retailer

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