European Commission to probe alleged anti-competitive behavior by Apple

European Commission to probe alleged anti-competitive behavior by Apple

According to a report from the Financial Times, the European Commission is launching an official probe into Apple’s alleged anti-competitive behavior — alleged that is by Spotity The commission considered the filing and customer sentiment in its decision to launch a probe, an investigation that could take years to complete, the article says. 

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Unleash Spotify From Your iPhone With the Mighty Vibe Offline Player

Unleash Spotify From Your iPhone With the Mighty Vibe Offline Player

You love Spotify, but you don’t love the fact that you need to have your iPhone with you to listen to your favorite music. We have a solution for you — the Mighty Vibe Spotify Offline Player ($76.99) is a tiny Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled device that supports wired and Bluetooth headphones and speakers, and can hold over 1,000 songs for your listening pleasure. You don’t even need a network connection to listen!

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eMarketer: Pandora to overtake Spotfy by 2021 (and Apple Music thrives)

eMarketer: Pandora to overtake Spotfy by 2021 (and Apple Music thrives)

Pandora may be the most popular music streaming service in the US, but it won’t retain the No. 1 spot for much longer. According to eMarketer’s latest forecast on digital music listeners, Spotify will surpass Pandora in terms of users by 2021—one year sooner than eMarketer predicted last year. Meanwhile, Apple Music continues to thrive.

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Apple issues statement addressing Spotify’s complaints

Apple issues statement addressing Spotify’s complaints

On March 13, Spotify filed an anti-competition complaint about Apple with the European Commission, claiming the Cupertino, California-based company limited innovation and constraining user choice by refusing to allow Spotify and other firms access to technology and information via the App Store. Now Apple has released a statement addressing Spotify’s claims:

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Apple World Today News Update: February 28, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: February 28, 2018

Finally, the last day of February... Today's podcast gives us stories about competition in the tech biz, as well as an upcoming IPO and a new use for the Apple Watch Series 3:

  • Google is taking on Slack with its new Hangouts Chat for G Suite
  • Move over, Google Pixel 2 - although you claim you're the best smartphone camera, Consumer Reports puts the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus atop the smartphone camera heap
  • Spotify is planning on a $1 billion IPO soon
  • Your Apple Watch Series 3 can now track your skiing or snowboarding activities
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How to stream music from Spotify, Amazon, Tidal to a HomePod

How to stream music from Spotify, Amazon, Tidal to a HomePod

Apple’s HomePod, which will be released Feb. 9, has faced some criticism because it only works with Apple Music, Apple’s own music streaming service. However, you can use another iOS device's AirPlay feature to stream music from services other than Apple Music.

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Apple World Today News Update: January 4, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 4, 2018

A deal on grocery delivery from Apple and Instacart, a big win for TSMC, and it's been an interesting week for Spotify:

  • Pay for your grocery delivery via Instacart with Apple Pay, and Apple will pick up the delivery charges through January 10th
  • TSMC will reportedly build all of the A12 processors for this year's iPhones, edging out Samsung on what could be a huge order
  • Spotify has announced that it has 70 million paid subscribers, is filing for an IPO to go public, and might have to pay out $1.6 billion in a lawsuit
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