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Podcast: Compost, Lost Lobsters and Silly Traffic [Audio]

Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon and I got together in his office on Friday for our first podcast chat of 2016 – and it’s been a busy year so far. Michele brings us up to date on his recent trips to Las Vegas and Turkey and talked about a recent spate of phishing attacks which are specifically targeting […]

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Spotify Buys Irish Startup Soundwave

Irish music discovery startup Soundwave has announced its acquisition by the music streaming service Spotify. Launched in 2012 it was jointly named as ‘One to Watch’ in the IIA Net Visionary Awards the following year, together with Trustev, which had its own successful exit just last month. The terms of the deal have not been made public, but The […]

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Uber Partners with Spotify to let Passengers Choose Playlist

Uber, the chauffeur service has teamed up with Spotify, the music streaming service, to allow passengers in Uber cars to play their Spotify selections on the speakers of the cars they are travelling in. The service will be available in 10 cities starting November 21: London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Stockholm, […]

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YouTube Announces New Ad-Free Subscription Music Service, and Taylor Swift is There

Like watching music videos on YouTube, but wish you could get rid of the ads? YouTube has announced that its new subscription music service YouTube Music Key is now open for a private invitation-only beta. From a post on the YouTube blog: Today we’re introducing YouTube Music Key beta, a monthly subscription service starting with the promotional price of $7.99/month […]

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Deezer Launch Beta OSX Desktop Client

I’ve been playing around with Deezer for the last few months. While I was initially quite sceptical of the service, as I was very happy with Spotify, I’ve grown to really like it over the last few months. In common with other music streaming services, Deezer is available via the web and on mobile. Unfortunately […]

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Deezer Launch Affiliate API

Music streaming service Deezer are launching an API for developers, but with an added twist. Developers will not only be able to integrate their apps with Deezer, but they’ll also get paid for referrals they generate. Deezer CEO Axel Dauchez said: “Music streaming isn’t about giving people access to soulless databases of songs – we […]

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