Apple is now making original video content, but could it make original podcasts, a format its products basically invented, and, if so, how?
As part of a promotion for a podcast, Spotify sent USB drives to journalists. But the move was criticized by computer security researchers.
But anyone with basic security training under their hat — which here at TechCrunch we do — will know to never plug in a USB drive without taking some precautions first.
Plugging in random USB drives is a bigger problem than you might think. Elie Bursztein, a Google security researcher, found in his own research that about half of all people will plug into their computer random USB drives.
I doubt anyone at Spotify was clueless about the security risk. But negative publicity is still publicity.
Apple Podcasts are now available on Amazon Echo devices via Alexa, as are podcasts that are available on Spotify.
Spotify users have been sharing their #spotifywrapped playlists of 2019, and teasing Apple Music subscribers at the same time.
Spotify announced that it reached 113 million paid subscribers around the world, and it’s growing twice as fast as Apple Music.
We continue to feel very good about our competitive position in the market. Relative to Apple, the publicly available data shows that we are adding roughly twice as many subscribers per month as they are. Additionally, we believe that our monthly engagement is roughly 2x as high and our churn is at half the rate.
Moving from Spotify to Apple Music? SongShift for iOS is an easy way to transfer your entire music library from one service to another.
In more location tracking news today, Spotify wants to track yours because non-family members sometimes use Family Plans *gasp!*.
“The changes to the policy allow Spotify to arbitrarily use the location of an individual to ascertain if they continue to reside at the same address when using a family account, and it’s unclear how often Spotify will query users’ devices for this information,” said Christopher Weatherhead, technology lead for UK watchdog group Privacy International, adding that there are “worrying privacy implications.”
Gimlet, the Spotify-owned podcasting firm, and the Wall Street Journal will formally launch their podcast collaboration, ‘The Journal’, today.
Spotify is giving users the first three months of a Premium plan for free, bringing it in-line with Apple Music’s offer.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about a couple of PSAs for Apple folks and how Siri and Spotify might team up.
Spotify and Apple are reportedly in talks to allow Siri to play content from the music streaming service, despite an ongoing antitrust battle.
New data showed that Apple still dominates in the podcast field. However, Spotify is making ground in key countries.
Dave Hamilton and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the current FaceApp situation, and the current podcasting landscape.
Ed Sheeran is the number one artist globally on Spotify, and his latest album is being heavily promoted on Apple Music too.
Apple has planned to fund original podcasts, with executives discussing buying exclusive rights from media companies.
Eddy Cue said today that Apple Music has 60 million subscribers worldwide. Beats 1 also has “tens of millions of listeners.”
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a new approach to fighting robocalls and Spotify’s complaint against Apple.
Spotify’s special deal is back: Get Premium Spotify for just US$1 for three months. Regular prices will take effect after that.
Google’s premium music service continues to trail Apple Music and Spotify – YouTube Music has significantly fewer subscribers than its rivals.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the EU investigation into Apple Music, and journalism versus surprises.