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Spotify wants $500 million just for safe-keeping and isn’t worried at all
/ February 4, 2016 11:36 am
Spotify wants $500 million just for safe-keeping and isn’t worried at all

Tech News Today reports "The music streaming battle continues to heat up and Spotify, the current leader, wants more funds -- to the tune of $500 million. Recently, Deezer announced that it had managed to raise $109 million and now Swedish news media Svenska Dangbladet reports that Spotify is looking for funds in the form of convertible notes." . Read More

The Temptation of Co-Working Spaces
/ February 4, 2016 10:47 am
The Temptation of Co-Working Spaces

The NY Times reports "Technology has upended where we work. The line between work and play has been blurred, and the difference between the office and home has all but disappeared.". Read More

Periscope has received 1,391 copyright takedown requests so far — Twitter complied with 71% of them
/ August 11, 2015 9:48 am
Periscope has received 1,391 copyright takedown requests so far — Twitter complied with 71% of them

VentureBeat reports "Twitter has increasingly complied with Periscope DMCA takedowns, according its own data. The company removed allegedly copyrighted material 53 percent of the time in April, 60 percent in May, and 79 percent in June (71 percent average). Overall, Periscope’s compliance rate is higher than Twitter and Vine’s.". Read More

Twitter starts autoplaying videos, GIFs, and Vines by default
/ June 16, 2015 1:06 pm
Twitter starts autoplaying videos, GIFs, and Vines by default

VentureBeat reports "Twitter announced today that it will now autoplay all native videos, GIFs, and Vines in timelines and across its site. The change has begun rolling out on iOS and the Web, and is “coming soon” to Android. The good news is you can opt out of this change in your account settings.". Read More

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Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel explains why kids are so obsessed with his app
/ June 16, 2015 1:00 pm
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel explains why kids are so obsessed with his app

Mashable reports "Spiegel, who says he wants to help people understand why their kids take "a zillion" pictures a day, opens the nearly 4-minute long video with a somewhat philosophical (and slightly wtf) explanation of why Snapchat is so attractive to younger users and how it ties into their sense of identity.". Read More

AltspaceVR Opens Its Virtual Reality Chat Room
/ June 12, 2015 11:40 am
AltspaceVR Opens Its Virtual Reality Chat Room

TechCrunch reports "“Let’s take a selfie in front of that window with the galaxy,” I say to an excitable robot that looks like Wall-E’s svelte girlfriend EVA. On the other end of the Internet from TechCrunch’s SF headquarters is Eric Romo. The CEO is also jacked into Altspace, the virtual reality chat roomhis startup built. Romo teleports over to my preferred spot by the starship’s window.". Read More

Who will control the quad-screen future?
/ June 9, 2015 1:28 pm
Who will control the quad-screen future?

Gamesindustry.biz reports "Glu CEO Niccolo de Masi sees Sony, Nintendo "squeezed out of relevance" as control of the living room shifts to bigger companies.". Read More

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