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NORDICS-focused venture capital firm Northzone today closed its latest Fund VII reaching a hard cap of €250m (£199m), as it looked to new opportunities in Europe and the US. Oversubscribed, the fund represents one of the largest early-stage venture funds raised globally in 2014. In recent years, Northzone has set up offices in London and [...]
The tie-up between Spotify and Uber launches today, meaning anyone who gets in an Uber cab can listen to their own tunes. The system works using a feature inside Uber's app which connects to the driver's phone. As long as it is plugged into the sound system, it allows passengers to determine what plays over [...]
Apple will start integrating the Beats music subscription service into every iOS device early next year, as the battle for music streaming supremacy intensifies. The paid-for Beats service will be introduced to iPads and iPhones in an iOS update that could take place as early as next March, according to the Financial Times. [...]
In a move which will surely prompt a rash of one-star ratings from irate Uber drivers tired of being subjected to death metal, the private hire cab app has announced it's teamed up with Spotify to allow passengers to stream their playlists through their cabs' soundsystems. In a joint press conference today, founders of the [...]
The irrepressible rise of Spotify, the streaming service that Taylor Swift left last week OCT 2008 Spotify goes live Spotify is founded in 2006 by CEO Daniel Ek, but it isn’t until two years later that it’s launched for public access. The same year, the Swedish company announces that it has negotiated licensing [...]
To the dismay of fans the world over, in the last week Taylor Swift decided to remove all her songs and albums from the music streaming service Spotify. But what does this say about the future of the service, the way we engage with music, and the industry itself? The numbers leave us in no [...]
TAYLOR Swift’s entire catalogue of music was removed from streaming service Spotify yesterday. The singer requested her work be removed following a dispute over her latest album, the Swedish company said. Swift had withheld the album from Spotify, a move which helped maximise full-price CD and iTunes download sales.
More in-fighting between artists and Spotify: Taylor Swift, the singer as much known for reaping revenge on a series of exes as hits such as Love Story and (ironically) Stay, Stay, Stay, has turned her wrathful eye to the music streaming service, pulling all her music off it. Spotify announced her departure on its blog [...]
Spotify has rolled out a new feature: a map that shows two people on the planet listening to the same tune, at the same time. As you watch, the map dances from place to place, offering audio glimpses of the tracks the pairs are listening to. You can click to decide to continue listening at [...]
Google is poised to launch its music streaming app to rival Spotify and Apple’s iTunes appear, according to details about the service that have apparently leaked online. Mooted for a summer release date when YouTube first announced its plans back in June, the service will be called “YouTube Music Key” and priced at $9.99 a month [...]
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