Pandora to compete with Apple Music and Spotify

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The Pandora Premium Family plan lets up to six family members share music for $14.99 a month. “It also comes with a twist, which is the Our Soundtrack feature,” says Pandora CEO Roger Lynch. The new plan allows Pandora to compete with rivals Apple Music and Spotify. The music business […]

Complaints that Facebook Avoided Questions at European Parliament

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Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg left European Union lawmakers fuming over unanswered questions at the end of a hearing that began with a mea culpa for the company’s recent privacy woes. At a meeting at the EU Parliament, Zuckerberg said what he’s been telling every audience recently: that his company didn’t take a broad enough […]

Hulu is Growing and It’s Finally Adding Offline Videos

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Hulu announced that its streaming service now boasts more than 20 million subscribers in the U.S. As a point of reference, Hulu’s subscriber base stood at 17 million back in January, so the service has experienced some solid growth in just a few months time. Additionally, Hulu also announced a […]

Snapchat’s New Spectacles Can Do One Important Thing the Old Version Couldn’t

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Snap Inc. is determined to make its camera-equipped sunglasses a hit. The company is launching an updated version of its Snapchat-connected Spectacles that offers several improvements over the original model, including the ability to take still photos and a new water-resistant design. The refreshed Spectacles will cost $149.99 — $20 […]

Starbucks Faces Image Crisis After Arrest of 2 Black Men

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Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words “Race Together” on coffee cups. The initiative, though it backfired, was in line with the company’s longstanding effort to project a progressive and inclusive image. […]

Is Facebook Scanning Your Chats?

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Your private chats and messages on Facebook may not be as private as you think. Facebook employs a technology that scans posts and chats for criminal activity. Facebook’s Chief Security Officer, Joe Sullivan notes that, “We’ve never wanted to set up an environment where we have employees looking at private communications, so it’s really […]

See Which Facebook Apps Access Your Data

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As the Facebook–Cambridge Analytic scandal enters its third week, the #DeleteFacebook campaign is gaining momentum. And now big brands are joining in. The Facebook–Cambridge Analytic scandal is complex, but the simplified version of it is Facebook allows third-party apps to harvest user data when a user subscribes to those apps. […]

Spotify Could Rack Up 96 Million Paid Subscribers This Year

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Spotify expects to reach nearly 100 million paid subscribers and around 200 million total listeners by year’s end, the music-streaming service said Monday. The company made its predictions in a regulatory filing ahead of its plan to start publicly trading shares next week. In the filing, Spotify said it expects […]

Coca Cola Launches Its First Alcoholic Drink

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Coca Cola launches its first alcoholic drink breaking a 130-year-old tradition… but there’s a bit of a catch. Not-so-soft drink. Coca Cola launches its first alcoholic drink breaking a 130-year-old tradition… but there’s a catch. The alcopop-style drink will have an alcoholic content of three to eight per cent ABV […]

Behind the Scenes with Flo Rida @ Samsung Annual Charity Gala

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Joe Stinziano, Executive Vice President of Consumer Electronics and Enterprise IT at Samsung Electronics America, sits down with musical artist Flo Rida at Samsung’s Annual Charity Gala to highlight his philanthropic work for America’s youth with his own Big Dreams for Kids foundation.

What Investors Think of iPhone X

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The radically redesigned iPhone X was supposed to give Apple a boost following several years of sinking sales. Early sales reports were positive, and Morgan Stanley reported last week that the iPhone X is especially hot in China. But the first wave of demand among Apple fanatics seems to have […]

Hershey Buying Snack Maker for $1.2 Billion

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Chocolate and candy maker Hershey is acquiring Amplify Snack Brands for $1.2 billion as it ventures into the healthy snack aisle. The boards of both companies have agreed on the deal in which Hershey will acquire all outstanding stock of Amplify for $12 per share in cash. The deal is […]