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  • Counting Down my iTunes Play Count (VANITY) -- Day #4 of 50

    05/20/2021 11:11:03 AM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 21 replies
    AC's iTunes Directory | 5/20/2021 | Alberta's Child
    I recently purchased a new computer, and over the last few weeks I've been transferring files from the old one to the new one. While doing this I've been combing through some of these files and checking to ensure that they will work with new versions of various applications I commonly use. One of the things that caught my eye was the "Play Count" number for each of the MP3 and MP4 files I am moving from one computer to the other. As I went through these tracks on iTunes, I decided to rank them in the order of their...
  • YouTube TV removed from Roku channel store amid Google contract dispute

    04/30/2021 8:13:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    Axios ^ | 04/30/2021 | Sara Fischer
    YouTube TV has been removed from Roku's channel store, after Roku and YouTube TV parent Google failed to come to a distribution agreement amid accusations that the tech giant made anti-competitive demands. Why it matters: These spats happen regularly between Pay-TV providers and linear TV networks. But in the digital era, this is one of the rare times in which consumers will have a major streaming network removed from their platform's channel store due to a breakdown in negotiations. Details: The channel will still be available for existing YouTube TV customers, but new users that wish to download the app...
  • Apple AirTags could enable domestic abuse in terrifying ways

    04/30/2021 8:05:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    Fast Company (but low standards) ^ | April 29, 2021 | Mark Wilson
    Last week, Apple announced its new AirTags — $29 location-tracking fobs that can help find your keys or purse anywhere in the world. The devices, which are roughly the diameter of a quarter, have since been tested and lauded by tech journalists, including our own.But technology often comes with unintended consequences, explain representatives from the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a leading nonprofit with the goal of ending violence against women. NNEDV sits on advisory boards for Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Uber and has consulted for both Google and Apple in the past (but not on AirTags). The...
  • Meghan Markle, Prince Harry sign deal with Spotify to produce podcasts (signed up with netflix, too)

    12/16/2020 7:14:58 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12-15-20 | Sara Nathan
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are going to be podcasters. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Spotify to host and produce their own podcasts, they announced Tuesday. They are again following in the footsteps of the Obamas by signing up with both Netflix and Spotify. They have set up Archewell Audio and signed an exclusive multi-year deal with the platform, and said in a statement released Tuesday they will produce programming “that uplifts and entertains audiences around the world.” Later this month, they say they’ll release a holiday special that will feature “stories of...
  • Spotify defends allowing Alex Jones to appear as a guest on Joe Rogan's podcast, saying it won't ban conservative voices just because staff and listeners don't agree with them

    10/29/2020 2:10:44 PM PDT · by RandFan · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct 29 | By JENNIFER SMITH
    Spotify has defended allowing Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to appear as a guest on Joe Rogan's podcast, saying it won't censor conservative voices just because some may not agree with them. In a memo to staff, Horacio Gutierrez, the company’s chief legal officer and head of global affairs, said that the platform would not ban people from going on others' shows just because staff may not agree with their views. 'Spotify has always been a place for creative expressions. It’s important to have diverse voices and points of view on our platform. 'We are not going to ban specific...
  • BREAKING: Spotify Deletes Joe Rogan Episode Featuring Alex Jones and Vaccine Conspiracy Theories

    10/29/2020 3:03:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 28, 2020 | Rudy Takala
    The streaming service Spotify removed an episode of podcaster Joe Rogan’s show on Wednesday after outcry over his Tuesday interview with Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Social media users began noticing the removal just after 10:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday. The episode — #1,555 — was conspicuously absent from Spotify’s list. The preceding episode, #1,554 with rapper Kanye West, and the following episode, #1,556 with Intercept co-founder and journalist Glenn Greenwald, were still active.
  • Spotify Employees Threaten to Strike If Joe Rogan Podcasts Aren’t Edited or Removed

    09/25/2020 8:42:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Digital Music News ^ | September 22, 2020 | Paul Resnikoff
    A contingent of activist Spotify staffers are now considering a walkout or full-blown strike if their demands for direct editorial oversight of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast aren’t met. Late last week, we first reported that Spotify employees were demanding direct editorial oversight over the recently-acquired Joe Rogan Experience podcast. That would include the ability to directly edit or remove sections of upcoming interviews, or block the uploading of episodes deemed problematic. The employees also demanded the ability to add trigger warnings, corrections, and references to fact-checked articles on topics discussed by Rogan in the course of his multi-hour discussions....
  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'set to be offered seven-figure Spotify megadeal for exclusive podcasts' following Michelle Obama's project with streaming service

    08/31/2020 7:16:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 30, 2020 | Bridie Pearson
    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly set to be offered a seven figure deal to produce podcasts for Spotify. Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 39, who are currently living in their $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara, having officially stepped back from royal duty seeking financial independence in March. The streaming giant, which is worth £22bn, are hoping to sign the royal couple following the success of The Michelle Obama podcast, which launched last month, and has been a huge ratings hit. Sources told the Mirror that money is 'no object' for Spotify and Meghan would be...
  • What Will It Take for Spotify's Joe Rogan Deal to Pay Off? [$100 million for podcast exclusive]

    08/29/2020 11:45:15 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Billboard ^ | 7/17/2020 | Glenn Peoples
    Amidst a flurry of dealmaking for original content was Spotify's exclusive deal with Joe Rogan's widely popular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. Obviously, Spotify wants JRE, launched in December 2009, because it's one of -- if not the -- most popular podcasts in the U.S. and a handful of other countries. (JRE is currently No. 2 on Chartable's list of Apple podcasts in the U.S. and No. 1 on Stitcher's list of top podcasts.) The streaming giant paid handsomely, a reported $100 million for a multi-year licensing agreement for a global exclusive. Key takeaways Spotify's licensing deal with the Joe...
  • Joe Rogan Signs Exclusive Deal with Spotify Worth $100+ Million

    05/20/2020 3:32:37 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 May 2020 | Lucas Nolan
    Comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan has signed a multiyear licensing deal with music streaming service Spotify reported to be worth more than $100 million to move his podcast exclusively to Spotify’s platform. Variety reports that Joe Rogan, popular comedian and host of the Joe Rogan Experience, has signed a deal with Spotify to move his podcast exclusively to the Spotify platform. The podcast will debut on Spotify on September 1 on a non-exclusive basis but will become exclusive to the Spotify platform later in the year under the multiyear licensing deal. Rogan’s podcast currently ranks as the second most...
  • Spotify will ‘pause’ political ads in early 2020

    12/27/2019 6:37:40 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    Verge ^ | 12-27-2019 | Kim Lyons
    As first reported by AdAge, Spotify said Friday it will “pause” political advertising early in 2020 on its ad-supported tier and its original and exclusive podcasts, saying it doesn’t have the resources to properly vet such ads. “At this point in time, we do not yet have the necessary level of robustness in our processes, systems and tools to responsibly validate and review this content,” the company said in a statement to The Verge. “We will reassess this decision as we continue to evolve our capabilities.” Spotify does not offer ads on its platform outside the US. The company would...
  • Before you sign up for Disney+, use this calculator to add up the 'true' cost of your streaming [tr]

    11/21/2019 5:24:08 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 57 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | November 13, 2019 | Jessica Marmor Shaw & Katie Marriner
    As our calculator shows, the perhaps impulsive addition of just one service to your budget can snowball into a hefty outlay over a hypothetical half-century horizon, particularly when you're looking at that "true" lifetime cost. Take someone paying for Netflix's NFLX, +0.07% standard subscription and Hulu, with no add-ons. That person is looking at a monthly bill of $18.98, and a lifetime aggregate cost of $19,264. Factor in the opportunity cost -- as represented by how much money could have been made investing that same money in the S&P 500 over those years -- and the lifetime cost balloons to...
  • Hollywood regulars: Obamas ready to debut their first film in late August

    08/10/2019 4:16:56 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/8/2019 | Jennifer Harper
    A certain former president and first lady have made their mark in Hollywood. “The Obamas settling into new role as Netflix producers,” said The Hollywood Reporter — referring of course to former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, who signed an exclusive production deal with Netflix some 15 months ago, then formed a Los Angeles-based production company called Higher Ground. More significantly, the couple is now readying their first release, a documentary titled “American Factory,” which chronicles the culture clash between Chinese and American workers in a U.S. auto glass factory. It is set to debut on Netflix before 139...
  • Facebook Allowed Netflix, Other Streaming Services, to See User’s Private Messages...

    12/19/2018 9:22:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/19/2018
    The Times reported late Tuesday that it obtained internal Facebook (FB) documents that show how the social media arranged to share data with more than 150 companies. The deals helped Facebook gain more users, according to the report, and its partners were able to add new features to their products while effectively avoiding Facebook’s usual privacy rules. Many of the partnerships ended years ago, but the details reported by the Times are striking. Amazon (AMZN) got access Facebook users’ names and contact information through their friends on the social network, according to the report, while Microsoft’s (MSFT) search engine Bing...
  • Spotify Gives Up San Francisco Headquarters (And Tax Breaks) Over Safety Concerns

    12/12/2018 9:13:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2018 | John Sexton
    Spotify, the streaming music company, left its San Francisco headquarters in the Mid-Market area over concerns about the safety of its employees. The departure means the company will no longer be eligible for special tax breaks given to a number of tech companies who moved into the area including Twitter. From the San Francisco Chronicle: The Swedish tech company leased three floors of office space in a 1922 building at 988 Market St. that includes the Warfield theater concert venue. It was a “perfect fit” for the music-focused company, Spotify said at the time.But in the past month, the...
  • TIMELINE: Virginia Democrat Mark Warner Surprise Force Behind... Crackdown on Speech

    08/19/2018 11:04:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2018 | Kristina Wong
    FULL TITLE: TIMELINE: Virginia Democrat Mark Warner Surprise Force Behind Masters of the Universe Crackdown on Speech Twitter this week suspended InfoWars host Alex Jones for seven days for what it said were violations of its policies, following Facebook, YouTube, Apple, and Spotify’s simultaneous banning last week. It is not clear what prompted those platforms to suddenly take collective action, but it came about one week after Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, led a charge threatening new regulation of social media companies who cannot stop bad actors from using their platforms. Two weeks...
  • Why Silicon Valley is Killing Free Speech

    08/18/2018 8:32:09 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 17, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why Silicon Valley is Killing Free Speech Control leads to censorship. August 17, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism In one survey, 75% of tech entrepreneurs voted for Hillary Clinton. 8.8% voted for Trump. 83% back higher taxes, 82% support gun control and another 82% are in favor of socialized medicine. Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon employees were 4 out of 5 of Bernie Sanders’ top donors. Cash from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft poured into the Clinton campaign....
  • Trump Blasts Social Media ‘Censorship': ‘Discriminating Against Republican/Conservative Voices’

    08/18/2018 6:28:23 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 72 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/18/18 | The Wrap
    President Trump on Saturday issued a tweet-storm following the removal of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars shows from most major social media platforms earlier this month. “Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices,” the president wrote in the first of several tweets. “Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen.”
  • When Digital Platforms Become Censors

    08/17/2018 9:47:15 PM PDT · by lasereye · 67 replies
    <p>Call 2018 the “Year of Deplatforming.” The internet was once celebrated for allowing fresh new voices to escape the control of gatekeepers. But this year, the internet giants decided to slam the gates on a number of people and ideas they don’t like. If you rely on someone else’s platform to express unpopular ideas, especially ideas on the right, you’re now at risk. This raises troubling questions, not only for free speech but for the future of American politics and media.</p>

    08/18/2018 5:58:02 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 48 replies
    Powerline ^ | AUGUST 17, 2018 | John Hinderaker
    Unfortunately, most political conversation these days occurs not on the “free” internet, where independent sites like Power Line reside, but rather on social media–Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and so on. Other players include Google (in its search capacity), Apple, Pinterest, Spotify, etc. Happily–if you are a leftist–all of these tech companies are run by liberals. And because they are private companies, they are not constrained by the First Amendment. They can restrict or ban conservative communications on the ground that they are “hate speech,” or on no grounds whatsoever, with impunity.