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Facebook gave Spotify and Netflix access to users’ private messages

Facebook has denied the allegations

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December 19, 2018


You might have been affected by the Facebook security breach even if you don’t use it

Instagram, Tinder, Spotify, and Airbnb users might also be victims of recent breach

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September 29, 2018


Apple completes deal to buy Shazam

The deal will help Apple to better compete with Spotify

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September 24, 2018


Apple says it is monitoring Infowars app for content violations

Apple said on Wednesday that an app belonging to popular conspiracy theorist Alex Jones remains in the company’s mobile App Store because it has not been found to be in violation of any content policies

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August 9, 2018


Facebook, YouTube take down Alex Jones content for ‘glorifying violence’

Apple Inc, YouTube, Facebook Inc and Spotify all took down podcasts and channels from U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, saying on Monday that the Infowars author had broken community standards. The sweeping moves are the broadest actions yet by internet companies that have suspended or removed some of the conspiracy-driven content. Since founding Infowars in…

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August 7, 2018


Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit

Headphones are seen in front of a logo of online music streaming service Spotify in this February 18, 2014 illustration picture. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo NEWS DESK: Music streaming company Spotify was sued by Wixen Music Publishing Inc last week for allegedly using thousands of songs, including those of Tom Petty, Neil Young and the Doors,…

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January 3, 2018


‘Despacito’ declared most streamed song ever

New York: Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” whose reggaeton beat has swept the globe, on Wednesday was named the most streamed song of all time. The song’s label, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, said “Despacito” in its original and remixed versions had reached 4.6 billion streams across platforms including YouTube and Spotify. “Despacito” — a…

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July 19, 2017


Spotify nemesis Taylor Swift ends streaming boycott

NEW YORK: Once Spotify’s most visible critic, pop superstar Taylor Swift on Friday returned her music to all streaming services as the number of artists to boycott the booming format dwindles. All of the 27-year-old singer’s music including “1989,” her blockbuster last album, appeared on Spotify and other platforms at midnight (0400 GMT) on the…

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June 9, 2017


US Homeland Security, FBI investigating potential causes of internet disruptions

WASHINGTON: Official of the US Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said they were investigating multiple attacks that caused widespread online disruption in Europe and US. Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world’s…

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October 22, 2016


Spotify reaches royalty deal with music publishers

NEW YORK: Spotify, the leader in the booming streaming industry, on Thursday reached a settlement to improve royalty payments to US music publishers as the company hopes to avoid potentially costly lawsuits. The National Music Publishers’ Association, which advocates on behalf of the US houses that hold songwriters’ copyright, announced the deal which relates to…

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March 18, 2016


Amazon teams up with Spotify for wireless speaker

NEW YORK: Amazon said Thursday that its Echo wireless system will play songs from Spotify as the retail giant delves further into the booming sector of streaming. Echo, which went on sale last year, is a wireless speaker that responds to voice commands to carry out tasks such as looking up information on the Internet…

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February 5, 2016


Spotify readies to launch video

NEW YORK: Spotify said it will imminently launch video content as the music streaming leader seeks ways to build an audience in the increasingly competitive sector. The Swedish company will begin webcasting videos by the end of next week on both Android and Apple system smartphones, a Spotify spokesman said. The videos will initially be…

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January 26, 2016


Spotify hit with $150 million copyright suit

LOS ANGELES: An artist has filed a $150 million lawsuit against Spotify, alleging that the leader of the streaming sector has knowingly reproduced copyrighted songs. David Lowery, best known for leading alternative rock bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, asked a US judge to allow a class action suit on behalf of “hundreds of thousands”…

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December 30, 2015


Spotify partners with Virgin America for in-air streaming

NEW YORK: Music streaming leader Spotify said Tuesday it would put its entire catalog on Virgin America flights in its first US airline partnership. Virgin America, which is partially owned by British entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and markets itself as a fashionable carrier, said that Spotify’s catalog of more than 30 million songs would…

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October 21, 2015


Ed Sheeran to star in TV medieval epic: report

NEW YORK: British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose music career has been soaring, will play a recurring role in a television epic about a medieval warrior, a report said Monday. Sheeran, who was the most popular artist globally last year on streaming service Spotify, will appear on “The Bastard Executioner” series on the FX network, The…

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July 27, 2015


In reversal, Taylor Swift to stream only on Apple

NEW YORK: Pop superstar Taylor Swift said she would stream her latest album only on Apple, capping an 180-degree about-turn after she threatened a boycott. The big loser in Swift's reconciliation with Apple stands to be Spotify, the leader in the booming sector of streaming, which offers unlimited, on-demand music. Swift on Sunday issued an…

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June 25, 2015


Streaming giant Spotify expands into video, original content

NEW YORK: Streaming leader Spotify on Wednesday announced an expansion into video and original content, reaching beyond music as the company faces challenges to its dominance and strives to turn a profit. Spotify, by far the largest company in the booming streaming industry, said it wanted to turn into a broader, and more personalized, platform…

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May 20, 2015


Spotify to replace Sony streaming music service

STOKHOLM: Swedish music streamer Spotify will provide the soundtrack for Sony devices, the companies said Wednesday, spelling the end to the streaming music service from the Japanese tech giant that invented the Walkman. The deal — which makes the Swedish startup the exclusive provider for Playstation Music and Sony's smartphones and tablets — sees the…

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January 28, 2015

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