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Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Online radio service Slacker Radio acquired for $50M by LiveXLive, a streaming service focused on live music   —  The online radio service Slacker Radio has been acquired by LiveXLive, a music streaming service focused on live music streaming, the company announced today.
Sep 15, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Google plans to merge Google Play Music with YouTube Red to create a new streaming service, YouTube's head of music Lyor Cohen confirmed   —  One service to cover everything (almost)  —  YouTube's head of music confirmed that the company is planning on merging its Google Play Music service …
Jul 27, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
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

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