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Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Tim Cook says Apple Watch sales have nearly doubled year-over-year in Q2; “Other Products” category revenue was $2.87B, up 31% YoY   —  Revenue from Apple's wearables would be “well into” the Fortune 500, according to Tim Cook  —  Sales of the Apple Watch have nearly doubled year over year …
May 2, 2017, 11:45 PMIn context
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Spotify to restrict new albums from Universal Music Group artists to its premium service for up to two weeks; sources say royalty payments are now slightly less   —  As part of its new licensing agreement with Universal Music Group  —  Spotify has agreed to a new licensing agreement …
Apr 4, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Pandora debuts premium on-demand music streaming service for $10 per month; invites will start rolling out to existing users March 15   —  Just over 15 months after Pandora acquired key assets from Rdio, and three months after it announced its plans, the company is ready to launch its full-fledged …
Mar 13, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sources: Spotify is preparing to launch a lossless version of its streaming service called Spotify Hi-Fi; screenshots show it could be $5 to $10 extra per month   —  The company is A/B testing its pricing strategy on some users  —  Spotify is preparing to launch a lossless audio version …
Mar 1, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sources: Spotify testing new feature, Jump In, that lets free users play songs on-demand in certain playlists, but negotiations with labels may delay release   —  But will the labels go for it?  —  Spotify is testing a new feature called Jump In that would let its free mobile users …
Dec 9, 2016, 9:00 PMIn context
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
AT&T mobile subscribers will be able to stream DirecTV Now without using their data, as the company doubles down on disregard for the ethos of net neutrality   —  DirecTV Now will be available tomorrow  —  At an event in New York City today, AT&T has announced that its mobile subscribers …
Nov 28, 2016, 4:55 PMIn context
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sources: YouTube Red has just 1.5M paying subscribers and 1M trial users, underscoring the struggle to get users to pay for a previously free service   —  YouTube Red only has 1.5 million paying subscribers as of late summer  —  When YouTube Red launched a year ago, the plan was for the service …
Nov 2, 2016, 3:50 PMIn context
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Microsoft announces high-end Surface Book i7 with 16-hour battery life, starting at $2,399; pre-orders open today, ships on November 10   —  Microsoft just showed off an updated version of its Surface Book laptop that comes with 30 percent more battery life and double the graphics performance.
Oct 26, 2016, 2:45 PMIn context
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Standard International launches One Night, a same-day booking app, initially for select hotels in New York and Los Angeles   —  You won't find any major chain hotels in this app  —  HotelTonight or Expedia may be able to get you a room in a Hilton or Westin at the last minute …
Sep 21, 2016, 10:00 AMIn context
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Pandora rebrands $5/month Pandora One ad-free subscription service as Pandora Plus, adds unlimited skips and replays, offline mode   —  Pandora's free service is also getting some new features  —  As expected, Pandora has launched Pandora Plus, a rebranded and improved version of its $5-a-month Pandora One offering.
Sep 15, 2016, 8:15 AMIn context

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