Google and Spotify Partner to Provide User Choice Billing

Google is teaming up with Spotify to provide user choice billing, rather than locking users into Google’s payment options.

Google Cloud Issue Responsible For Discord and Spotify Outage

Discord and Spotify are back online following an issue with Google Cloud that impacted both services.

Spotify Bucks Pressure, Won’t Pull Out of Russia

In what is sure to be (another) unpopular move, Spotify has said it will not pull out of Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine.

Amazon Music Set to Pass Pandora For Number Two Spot

Amazon Music is set to pass Pandora as the second-largest music app, leaving only Spotify ahead of it.

David Crosby Calls Spotify ‘Scummy People’ As Music Pulled

Spotify’s troubles continue to mount with music legend David Crosby calling the people who work there “scummy people.”

Apple Drops Apple Music Trial to One Month

Apple has dropped its free trial period for Apple Music from three months to a single month.

Spotify Chooses Joe Rogan Over Neil Young

Neil Young gave Spotify an ultimatum: Him or Joe Rogan — and Spotify chose Joe Rogan.

Spotify Misses Deadline For HiFi Audio, Gives No Further Updates

Spotify has failed to deliver on its promise to roll out HiFi audio in 2021, and is offering no update on when users can expect it.

The Internet Is Broke: Almost Every Major Site Experiencing Outages

The majority of high-profile sites are experiencing outages Tuesday afternoon, with no indication what the cause is.

Apple Will Allow ‘Reader’ Apps to Have In-App Links to Their Websites

Apple is further loosing its App Store restrictions, allowing “reader” apps to have in-app links to a website for alternative payment methods.

Google Offered Netflix Special Play Store Pricing

Google reportedly offered Netflix special Play Store terms to keep the streaming giant happy.

A Single Customer Was Responsible for Fastly’s Outage

Fastly has said a single customer caused yesterday’s outage, an outage that had widespread repercussions.

CDN Glitch Leads to Massive Internet Outages

A glitch at Fastly, a popular CDN, led to outages for some of the internet’s biggest sites Tuesday morning.

Spotify Raising Prices for Some Users

On the heals of its announcement about podcast subscriptions, Spotify is notifying some users they will have to pay more.

Spotify to Introduce Podcast Subscriptions With No Podcaster Cut

Spotify is ramping up its competition with Apple, with plans to introduce podcast subscriptions with no cut taken from the podcaster.

Spotify the Latest Company to Embrace Permanent Remote Work

Spotify has announced it will allow employees to work from home permanently, joining a growing list of companies that have made the switch.

Bad News For Spotify As Citi Says Podcast Bet Not Paying Off

Citi analysts don’t believe Spotify’s big podcasting bet is paying off, according to a note they sent to investors.

Apple Lowers App Store Fees to 15% For Small Devs

Amid ongoing pressure regarding its App Store policies, Apple has unveiled its App Store Small Business Program, with 15% commissions for small devs.

Facebook Issue Took Down High-Profile iOS Apps

An issue with Facebook had far-reaching consequences, taking down some of the biggest names in iOS apps.

Spotify Scores Joe Rogan Experience Exclusive

Spotify has scored a major win over competitors, securing an exclusive deal with Joe Rogan.