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Kanye West Kills ‘Coinye’ Cryptocurrency

The creators of the cryptocurrency known as “Coinye” were officially shut down after receiving 84 court documents describing copyright violations from Kanye West’s legal team. Coinye, originally called “Coinye West”, a scrypt-based cryptocurrency that featured West’s face as its symbol, was set to be released on January 11. Though, on January 6, West’s lawyers sent the creators of Coinye West …

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Spotify Adds an Equalizer in Latest iOS Update

Spotify has just updated its iOS app, and whadda ya know – there’s an equalizer now. Sprung out of strong support for the idea in Spotify’s community ideas pages, the new equalizer appears in the playback settings inside your app. Calling all audiophiles using iOS! Now you can use an equalizer for your tuning pleasure. #SpotifyEqualizer – pic.twitter.com/9BrRw63u5E — Spotify …

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Apple Gets EU Approval For Beats Acquisition, Is Reportedly About To Buy Swell

Apple’s acquisition of Beats has gained approval from the European Commission. The Commission concluded that the combination of these businesses does not raise any competition concerns because their combined market share is low, and because the two companies themselves aren’t “close competitors”. The headphones offered by each company, the Commission said, differ “markedly in functionality and design”. Also, it noted, …

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Amazon Prime Music Adds Songs, Gets Betterish

Amazon has just added “hundreds of thousands of songs and hundreds of prime playlists” to their nascent streaming service Prime Music, saying that the new tracks will consist of new material from entirely new-to-the-service artists, as well some additional stuff from artists already part of the Prime perk. Amazon Prime Music launched after months of rumors last month, offering around …

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Alanis Morissette: Remembering “You Oughta Know”

Do you know what the number one song on the Modern Rock Tracks chart was on this day in 1995? Well, you oughta. Hard to believe it’s been almost two decades since a young girl from Canada, already known by many as the brunette from You Can’t Do That On Television, shocked radio listeners everywhere with her hard-hitting, slightly unnerving, …

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Yahoo Gets Exclusive Pre-Theatrical Release Of ‘One Chance’

Yahoo announced today that it has teamed up with The Weinstein Company on a pre-theatrical release of the film One Chance. It will be available exclusively on Yahoo Screen this fall. Yahoo CMO Kathy Savitt said, “Every day we help Yahoo users find inspiring and entertaining content. We are excited to bring ‘One Chance,’ a fresh and emotionally compelling film …

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Apple Announces This Year’s iTunes Festival

Apple just announced its eighth annual iTunes Festival in London, which will take place throughout the month of September. Robert Plant, Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, and Chrissie Hynde are among this year’s headliners. Performances can be watched live or on-demand on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch devices, …

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Jay-Z Gets Misty While Writing Jeezy Verse

Rapper Jeezy told MTV that Jay-Z became emotional as he penned lyrics for his verse for the single “Seen It All.” Jeezy, 36, revealed, “We got on the phone and [Jay-Z] was like, ‘Yo, Jeezy, when I was writing the verse I had tears in my eyes, man,’ because it took him so far back to Marcy.” Jay-Z, born Shawn …

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Juggalos Are Officially Gang Members

As a disclaimer, this article contains swear words and a video posted below that shows eventual nudity that may not be easy on your eyes (protrusions and all that jazz.) This article also contains the word “Juggalo” and its variants 51 times. Like a smarmy jester’s cat trying to rid itself of immortal fleas was the lengthy legal branding of …

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Rapper Explains Why He Severed His Penis

Back in April, a Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper named Christ Bearer, a.k.a Andre Johnson, severed his penis and jumped off a second story balcony in North Hollywood while high on PCP. Now Johnson has explained his motivation behind his self-mutilation, and revealed that he was in control of his actions at the time of the incident. “Yes, I was using drugs …

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Bright Eyes Accuser Recants Rape Allegation

A woman who claimed that Bright Eyes singer Conor Oberst raped her a decade ago when she was a teenager revealed that she fabricated the entire story. Joan Faircloth of Durham, North Carolina first posted an essay entitled It Happened to Me: I Dated a Famous Rock Star & All I Got Was Punched in the Face to the women’s …

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David Bowie Classics to be Covered at MCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago has been chosen as the U.S. venue for the David Bowie is… exhibit, which opened to great fanfare London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The MCA exhibit is set to begin in September, and will run through January, 2015. David Bowie is… exhibits over 300 pieces, including costumes, handwritten lyrics, album artwork, set designs …

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