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Spotify and Warner Music Group renew their global licensing deal, fix mess in India

Spotify and Warner Music Group have renewed their global licensing partnership, the two said on Wednesday, confirming that Warner Music Group’s songs will now be available on the Sweden-headquartered firm’s platform in India.  In a joint statement, the two giants said, “The two companies look forward to collaborating on impactful global initiatives for Warner artists ...

Will The Coronavirus Save Big Tech?

03.25.2020 · Posted in Computer Articles, Technology Articles

Who’s Really Behind That “Death of the Techlash” Narrative?   One of my least favorite kinds of journalism is the easy win. It’s the kind of story that just lands in your lap. It feels immediately counter intuitive and of the moment, and  it simply writes itself. It’s the kind of editorial sin most often ...

YouTube defaults to SD quality worldwide to tame bandwidth surge

YouTube has announced that videos on the site will default to standard definition (SD) quality for the next month in order to cope with demand from the bored, housebound masses. Similar measures were undertaken by the company in Europe last week, and other big consumers of bandwidth are likewise taking steps to minimize their impact. ...

Twitter is donating $1M across two foundations to support journalism during the coronavirus pandemic

Social media companies have been hard at work to make sure they play a helpful rather than harmful role in disseminating news and information about the coronavirus pandemic. Today, Twitter took an extra step beyond its own platform to put its efforts into the wider, already under-pressure world of journalism. Twitter announced that it would ...

Survey shows growth in podcasts and voice assistants, little change in streaming

A new annual survey taken before the current COVID-19 crisis led to restrictions of movement in much of the U.S. suggests good news for Amazon, Facebook’s dominance unthreatened and continued growth in podcasting. Edison Research and Triton Digital released their annual Infinite Dial survey last week, compiling data on consumers’ use of smart speakers, podcasts, ...

Netflix announces $100M relief fund after TV and film production halted

When it comes to the entertainment industry, the COVID-19 outbreak isn’t just affecting movie theaters – it’s also halted TV and film production around the world. For Netflix, that’s included production on high-profile titles like “The Witcher” and “Stranger Things.” So the streaming company just announced that has created a $100 million fund that it says ...

A few things to consider before pitching a COVID-19 story

In recent weeks, the novel coronavirus has permeated nearly every aspect of our lives, from the work we do, to the food we buy, to the simple things we’ve tended to take for granted, like leaving our homes and socializing. Even the stories I write that are ostensibly not about the virus are always — ...

Daily Crunch: Streaming services respond to COVID-19

Streaming services will reduce video quality in Europe, we get our hands on the new MacBook Air and Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 20, 2020. 1. Netflix will reduce streaming quality in Europe for 30 days EU Commissioner Thierry Breton has called for Netflix to reduce streaming quality in Europe ...

Original Content podcast: Hulu’s ‘Hillary’ retraces a controversial career and a heartbreaking election

While Hillary Clinton’s comments about Bernie Sanders (“Nobody likes him”) have prompted more headlines than anything else in Hulu’s “Hillary,” there’s a lot more to learn from the documentary. Over the course of four-plus hours, “Hillary” traces Clinton’s life and career, with a particular focus on the 2016 — both the combative primary with Sanders ...

Sling TV rolls out free streaming to US consumers stuck at home

Dish-owned TV streaming service Sling TV announced today it’s making a selection of its content available to stream for free, no credit card or account required. The free offering includes breaking news and live events from ABC News Live, movies and kids’ content for families and other lifestyle and entertainment programming. The new service arrives ...