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Apple Is Working Hard to Kill Spotify’s Free Tier: Report

Apple knows it’s going to be an uphill climb when it relaunches its Beats-based music streaming service this summer – and the company may be taking some rather direct measures to cripple the competition. According to a report from The Verge, Apple has been attempting to convince the major record labels to stop licensing their music to the likes of …

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Grooveshark Shuts Down, Offers Apology to Music Industry

Grooveshark is dead. You remember Grooveshark, right? Just a week after a judge ruled that the music streaming service made “willfull” copyright violations, Grooveshark is shutting down and offering a formal apology. “Today we are shutting down Grooveshark. We started out nearly ten years ago with the goal of helping fans share and discover music. But despite [the] best of …

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NBC Is Pulling a Netflix and Dropping All 13 Episodes of ‘Aquarius’ at Once

NBC has caught the binge-watching bug. The network had decided to take a page from Netflix’s book and just dump an entire season of a new show for viewers to stream at their pleasure. Following its May 28 premiere, the new David Duchovny – Charles Manson show Aquarius will land online. All of it. NBC says you’ll be able to …

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Seinfeld Is Coming to Hulu, and It’s Not Coming Cheap

No official announcement from Hulu yet, but multiple outlets are reporting that the third-most-talked-about online streaming platform has possibly made itself more attractive to subscribers – by snagging Seinfeld. For years, Seinfeld has remained a streaming holdout – never appearing on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or any other major player. Of course, you could always watch Seinfeld on TBS – whenever …

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Netflix Was a Big Part of Why Regulators Hated Comcast/TWC Merger

By now you’ve probably heard that Comcast has abandoned its push to acquire Time Warner Cable, due to looming concerns that both the Department of Justice’s antitrust division and the Federal Communications Commission were poised to recommend it blocked. “Today, we move on. Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but we structured …

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HBO Is Going After Bars Hosting Game of Thrones Parties

If you live in a town with a good bar or brewery, it’s likely that come 9pm on Sunday, it’s packed with people gearing up for the new episode of Game of Thrones. Public viewing parties of popular shows have taken off in recent years – people sharing beers and tears over shows like Games of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and …

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

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 chill mode or turn-up mode. The company has just announced playlist targeting for brands, set to kick off May 1. …

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HBO Is Mad at Periscope over Game of Thrones Streams

HBO isn’t happy with Periscope, Twitter’s live-broadcasting app. The company has sent takedown notices, following reports that users were live-streaming the season five premiere of Game of Thrones for their followers to see. “We are aware of Periscope and have sent takedown notices,” an HBO spokeswoman said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “In general, we feel developers should …

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Spotify Launches ‘Tweet the Beat’ Ads, Even for Premium Users

If you pay $10 a month for Spotify premium, one of the major reasons you do that is to avoid ads. But Spotify’s new in-app ads, which act more like suggestions for you to tweet out an ad on Spotify’s behalf, are being served to all users – premium subscribers included. The new pop-up ads are appearing on both desktop …

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HBO Is Now on Sling TV, Just in Time for Game of Thrones

Cordcutters rejoice. If you’re looking for a (legal) way to watch Sunday night’s Game of Thrones premiere, you now have another option. Last week Dish’s live TV platform Sling TV announced that it would soon be offering HBO to subscribers of its basic package – for an extra $15 per month. Today is the day. HBO is now live on …

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Here Are the Best TVs for Netflix, According to Netflix

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this past January, Netflix unveiled a new program called Netflix Recommended TV, “to help consumers identify smart TVs that offer better performance, easier menu navigation and new features that improve the experience for Internet TV services.” Now, the independent smart TV evaluation program has just produced its first picks. Without further ado, these …

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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, is now live. You should be able to download the app from the App Store, although some people are reporting …

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