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Spotify Lets Brands Tailor Ads Based on Your Mood with New Playlist Targeting

Spotify Lets Brands Tailor Ads Based on Your Mood with New Playlist Targeting

By Josh Wolford April 17, 2015

Spotify’s ad offerings for brands have included audience targeting for some time – based on age, gender, location, platform, and genre preferences. Now, Spotify’s turning to playlists to unlock users’ current moods, so advertisers can know if users are in …

HBO NOW is Now Available on Apple Devices HBO NOW is Now Available on Apple Devices

If you have an iPhone, iPad, or an Apple TV, a reliable internet connection, and $15 per month to spare, you can now access HBO. HBO NOW, the cable subscription-free streaming service first announced in March at Apple’s Watch event, …

Unlimited Data Plans: The Five Best Uses for Your Bottomless Data Bucket

Unlimited data plans have a new lease on life, thanks to a federal judge who told AT&T that they certainly would have to pay the piper for throttling data plans that they call “unlimited.” Unlimited data plans are not new. …

HBO Comes to Sling TV, Giving Cordcutters Another Option HBO Comes to Sling TV, Giving Cordcutters Another Option

It doesn’t appear that Apple has totally cornered the cable-free HBO market after all. Dish’s Sling TV has announced that HBO is coming to the subscription-based live TV service, making it the first and only internet TV platform to offer …

Tidal for All? Jay Z Enlists Celebs to Promote New $20 Streaming Service Tidal for All? Jay Z Enlists Celebs to Promote New $20 Streaming Service

Jay Z has enlisted a cavalcade of high-profile musicians to help him convince music lovers that they want to spent $240 per year on a streaming service. You might have noticed that some of your favorite artists’ social media profiles …

Empire Lands Exclusively at Hulu (Current and Future Episodes)

If you’re looking to stream FOX’s new hit drama Empire, you’re going to have to go to Hulu. Through a deal with Twentieth Century Fox, Hulu has snagged the exclusive streaming rights to the show – both current and future …

Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly Destroyed Drake’s Spotify Record Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly Destroyed Drake’s Spotify Record

Christmas came early to Kendrick Lamar fans late Sunday night when his new album To Pimp a Butterfly landed on Spotify a week early. The hype is real. It’s something else. If you felt like you and everyone in the …

Xbox One Gets Sling TV, Extended Free Trial Xbox One Gets Sling TV, Extended Free Trial

Subscription-based live TV service Sling TV has just hit its first gaming console – and it’s the Xbox One. You can now grab the Sling TV app in the app store. All Xbox customers get a free one-month trial – …

Apple’s Streaming TV Service Could Launch This Fall Apple’s Streaming TV Service Could Launch This Fall

Apple wants to sell Apple TVs, but one hurdle the company has to jump is convincing people they need an Apple TV. What’s the real benefit of streaming Netflix or Hulu or whatever via Apple TV, when I can do …

Showtime to Launch a Standalone Streaming Service, Too Showtime to Launch a Standalone Streaming Service, Too

Not to be outdone by those clowns over at HBO, Showtime will also offer some sort of cable-free, standalone streaming service. That’s according to CBS head Les Moonves, who made the announcement at the Deutsche Bank Securities 2015 Media, Internet …

HBO Now: Apple Exclusive, $15 a Month, Launching in April HBO Now: Apple Exclusive, $15 a Month, Launching in April

Rumor had it that HBO’s long-awaited standalone streaming service, thought to be called HBO Now, could launch as an exclusive partnership with Apple. Today, that was confirmed at Apple’s “Spring Forward” event. See you in April, @iTunesTV @AppStore #HBONOW pic.twitter.com/aS7o1Zkrxu …

Pandora Will Sell Day Passes for Ad-Free Music Pandora Will Sell Day Passes for Ad-Free Music

Pandora is looking for ways to increase revenue, and it’s come up with a way to get users to pay for music, without actually forcing them to commit to a full-on subscription to the premium service. Pandora confirmed to GigaOm …

HBO Now? $15 Streaming Service Launching in Early April – Report HBO Now? $15 Streaming Service Launching in Early April – Report

Today, the International Business Times brings us another report claiming that HBO’s new standalone (read: cable-free) streaming platform will launch in April. But this report comes with a name attached. Apparently, the new service will be called “HBO Now” and …

CSI Heads to Hulu in First Streaming Deal for Show CSI Heads to Hulu in First Streaming Deal for Show

Beginning in early April, you’ll be able to stream over 300 episodes of CBS’ long-running crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on Hulu Plus. This is the first time that CSI has ever been licensed to a streaming video on-demand …

Drake’s New Album Crushes Spotify Stream Record

Drake’s new album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, has crushed a Spotify stream record – one previous held by Drake. The album, which dropped to many surprised fans last Thursday, garnered 17.3 million streams in its first three …

Target Ticket, a Thing That Was Kind of Alive, Is Now Dead Target Ticket, a Thing That Was Kind of Alive, Is Now Dead

Companies launch new products and shutter flailing products all the time, and it often goes unnoticed. You might not know anything about Target Ticket, and you might not care. But Target Tickets exists, at least for now. Target has just …

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. The previous list looking at December data showed Netflix’s heaviest viewing month, with December 28 being …