Spotify is testing ‘Sponsored Songs’ in playlists

Spotify users have noticed a new opt-out setting appearing both on desktop and in-app: Sponsored Songs. Sponsored content in general is not new for Spotify — last year they allowed their most popular playlists to be sponsored by brands — but allowing labels to promote individual songs certainly is. A …

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Apple Music adds a $99 annual subscription option

Apple Music has a new subscription option for you to choose from, as first spotted by TechCrunch, but you’ll have to dig a bit to find it. The music streaming service added a $99 annual subscription plan — a few months ago, according to Apple — to go along with …

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Drivers are suing ‘driver-friendly’ ride-hail apps Gett and Juno

Drivers filed a federal class action lawsuit last week against so-called “driver-friendly” ride-hail apps Gett and Juno, alleging contractual breaches, intentional misrepresentations, false and deceptive advertising, and stock fraud. When it first launched in New York City in April 2016, Juno positioned itself as the “anti-Uber,” promising better earnings and …

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OnePlus focuses on the next frontier

In the smartphone world, there are basically two brands that matter and then there are a bunch of also-rans. Apple and Samsung are ahead of the pack for a variety of reasons, but it’s their ability to create amazing cameras that’s difficult to match. Thanks to the efficiencies of the …

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