Google has updated the iOS app for their social network, and it looks pretty good. Where before the application seemed like an alien on iOS, the update is much more aesthetically pleasing and powerful.
Sony has given up on Music Unlimited, the streaming service it included with many of its products, and will now allow PlayStation owners to listen to music via Spotify. The two companies have formed an exclusive partnership that will prevent the music-streaming app from supporting the PlayStation’s competitors, the Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U, any time soon. [Source: The Verge]
March 30, 2015
“The days of segregation and discrimination marked by ‘Whites Only’ signs on shop doors, water fountains and restrooms must remain deep in our past. We must never return to any semblance of that time. America must be a land of opportunity for everyone.”
Digital Music News sites multiple sources who claim Spotify is preparing to be acquired by a mystery buyer in a deal rumored to be priced “north of $14 billion.” The report claims that the Wall Street Journal is prepping an exclusive cover story on the news for this Wednesday, which it will symbolically restrict to subscribers. At that price, if accurate, the list of potential acquirers is short, including possibly: Apple Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Alibaba, and Tencent, as well as long shots Samsung, Sony, and Yahoo. [DMN]
Recode has published the verdict form jurors were tasked with filling out as they sought to determine the end to Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins. It’s available at the source. [Source: Recode]
YouTube is currently allowing some of its users to upload videos in 4K, the ultra high-resolution successor to plain-jane “1080p,” that plays at 60 frames per second. The result? Incredibly detailed, smooth-looking videos that most people won’t be able to watch because of their Internet connections or the relative weakness of their computers and Web browsers. [Source: The Verge]