Snapchat Faces Challenges And Opportunities As IPO Nears

As the tech world braces for Snapchat's impending IPO, the popular photo sharing app has number of challenges to face, whether from their ever-unpredictable consumer base, or competitors like Instagram.

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UPDATE: Sony Music, Bob Dylan Twitter Accounts Hacked – Company Issues Statement

[UPDATED] The Sony Music and Bob Dylan Twitter accounts were hacked on Tuesday and false reports that Britney Spears has died were posted on both accounts. Spears is in fact. Continue reading

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Instagram Launches Live Video Broadcasts, Facebook Adds Live 360

Earlier this year Mark Zuckerberg pledged that video, particularly livem would become that linchpin of Facebook and now he's expanded his aspirations to include Facebook owned Instagram.

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Your Earbuds Can Become Microphones With Just A Little Malware

For those fearful of undesired surveillance, there's fresh news to instill fear in their hearts, with an Israeli university recently reporting that they were able to successfully convert earbuds into a. Continue reading

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New Job Ad Signals Facebook Is Finally Getting Serious About Music

Facebook is hiring a Director of Global Music Licensing Partnerships.  There's already a lot of music on Facebook, but almost none of it – whether via apps for Spotify and others. Continue reading

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Spotify Investor Hints At Possible Facebook Sale, Projects 100 Million Paid Users By 2020

A major investor in Spotify has signaled that while a 2017 IPO is likely, "don´t discard the possibility of a sale to Facebook." He also shared projections that, if correct,. Continue reading

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15 Years Later: Aaliyah’s Legacy By The Numbers

Fifteen years after her untimely death in a plane crash at the age of twenty-two, the R&B/hip-hop singer Aaliyah continues to see great popularity, racking up impressive spin counts on platforms like. Continue reading

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Bruno Mars, Mark Zuckerberg Attended Spotify CEO Daniel Ek’s Wedding This Weekend [PHOTOS]

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek married Sophia Lavender this weekend on the beautiful shores of Lake Como in the Lombardy region of Italy. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife were guests, and. Continue reading

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Obama, Meet Kafka [Chris Castle]

This piece examines how the Obama years have affected the music industry as well as how, according to Chris Castle, a suspiciously close relationship between the White House and Google. Continue reading

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