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Spotify is really trying to win back artists with this latest acquisition

Spotify is really trying to win back artists with this latest acquisition The hope is that this technology can be leveraged as a source for tracking music rights via a decentralized system.Attribution is an abhorrent flaw in Spotify's system and a fix is much-needed especially as competition in the music streaming industry grows, with Apple Music, Amazon, and Google Play.

Uber just released a new update that's going to be terrifying and helpful for riders

Uber just released a new update that's going to be terrifying and helpful for riders While it's always been simple for Uber riders to quickly evaluate potential drivers, it's long been a chore for riders to figure out what drivers think of them.Now, that information will be readily available — Uber is finally making it easier to see your rider rating.

These oil and tech giants want Trump to keep the Paris Climate Agreement

These oil and tech giants want Trump to keep the Paris Climate Agreement involvement in the Paris Climate Agreement, the Trump administration is hearing from a diverse number voices urging it to keep the country in the treaty.Tech companies in particular have been aggressive in their push to use more renewable energy resources to power their operations.

Gett buys Juno, making your ride-hailing app choices a little less difficult

Gett buys Juno, making your ride-hailing app choices a little less difficult There soon will be one less ride-hailing app to choose from for those still boycotting Uber.Both Gett and Juno only operated in New York, for the U.

Fox News now has a racial discrimination lawsuit on its hands

Fox News now has a racial discrimination lawsuit on its hands Nearly a dozen current and former employees at the channel filed a class-action lawsuit against Fox on Tuesday.The lawsuit alleges “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination," and singles out former comptroller Judith Slater as a specific instigator of racially discriminatory behavior.

Light up the John Oliver signal: The battle over Net Neutrality is back

Light up the John Oliver signal: The battle over Net Neutrality is back The phrase "net neutrality" denotes that data flowing over the internet should be treated equally regardless of its source or destination.Without net neutrality, they warn, the internet as we know it could cease to exist, instead carved up by major companies.

Car salesman on /b/ tells a story

Car salesman on /b/ tells a story Let me tell you a story of one of my first ever customerswe brand new to car businessawake!looking guy walks up to the door and comes inwwtfask him if he needs help with anythingwe wants to lease a cheap lithe new carhi can smell the wendys in his breathriskay sure lets see what we gotbasking for some info, name, number, shit like thatwe has no tradewe walks a a mile to work every dayshe works 20 hours a week at fucking wendys lolhi had no idea he only worked 20 hours at wendys so i took himon a test drive in a cheapo carddoes not listen to my instructions on test drive routeawash dude i love the turbos in this car"what fucking turbos?

Stock trading app Robinhood raises $110 million to become the latest unicorn

Stock trading app Robinhood raises $110 million to become the latest unicorn Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is getting a boost from its own investors.The financial tech company announced Wednesday that it had raised $110 million at a $1.

Google says it's cool if staff protests on International Workers Day

Google says it's cool if staff protests on International Workers Day Google employees won't be punished for taking a day off to protest Donald Trump on May 1, International Workers Day.Those who choose to protest will join around 340,000 service workers who are reportedly set for a one-day strike.

Apple wants teens to chill at its stores so badly

Apple wants teens to chill at its stores so badly In an interview with CBS earlier this week,  Angela Ahrendts, the senior vice president of retail, explained how she wants young Apple fans to say, "Meet me at Apple," instead of hanging out elsewhere, sipping on unicorn frappaccinos.“I’ve told the teams, ‘I’ll know we’ve done a really, really great job if the next generation, if Gen Z says, 'Meet me at Apple.

Reebok trolls Nordstrom with a $425 sweat-soaked shirt

Reebok trolls Nordstrom with a $425 sweat-soaked shirt Nordstrom faced mockery on Tuesday for selling a pair of fake mud-caked jeans at a price of $425.Not to be outdone, Reebok just listed its own entry into the soiled clothing category — a sweat-soaked shirt — for the same price in a tongue-in-cheek swipe at the retailer.

Judge praises drug dealer's business model, although obviously quite illegal

Judge praises drug dealer's business model, although obviously quite illegal We often like to cast criminals as dumb, but one illegal operation has really impressed a judge.20-year-old Brodie Gary Satterley from Maroochydore, Australia, was sentenced to three years' jail with immediate parole, and was also praised for his business skills in court, according to Sunshine Coast Daily.

Venmo is still growing like crazy

Venmo is still growing like crazy As mobile payments as a whole struggle to gain widespread traction, the amount of money exchanged on the Paypal-owned app doubled last quarter from the same period last year.The app's total transaction volume reached $6.

How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters

How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters Custom geofilters are the must-have party accessory for the Snapchat generation and, now, talented designers are setting up businesses to quench people's thirst for bespoke filters.The site also allows people to upload their own designs, which go through a strict approval system by the Snapchat's geofilter team.

PayPal follows Amazon, applies for mobile wallet license in India

PayPal follows Amazon, applies for mobile wallet license in India Global payments major PayPal wants a slice of the blossoming mobile wallet pie in India, according to reports.This comes at a time when the payments space in India is abuzz with potential foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions.

Samsung made a ton of cash even though its flagship phones were a fiery disaster

Samsung made a ton of cash even though its flagship phones were a fiery disaster Its Galaxy Note 7 flagship phone, heralded as a true competitor to Apple's iPhone, was a disaster.Seemingly ever single flight around the world for months surrounding the situation included a warning: No Samsung Note 7s.

Microsoft cofounder pledges $30 million to help Seattle's homeless

Microsoft cofounder pledges $30 million to help Seattle's homeless The money will go toward building a new facility specifically designed to house the city's homeless families and children, announced Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Wednesday.The project's goal is to help Seattle's homeless families and children "transition to stable housing and break the cycle of homelessness.

Lyft finally offered up financial proof it actually benefitted from #DeleteUber

Lyft finally offered up financial proof it actually benefitted from #DeleteUber Three months after the social campaign to abandon Uber took off, Lyft finally offered its investors proof that those metrics translated to a major boost on the business side.The company's bookings and ridership surged in the first quarter of 2017, Bloomberg reported based on fundraising documents Lyft prepared for investors.

United Airlines seriously still thinks it's the passenger's fault for getting violently dragged off their plane

United Airlines seriously still thinks it's the passenger's fault for getting violently dragged off their plane Yet, even as they roll out new policies to make things seem better, they're still playing a dirty game in blaming the passenger for that infamous removal incident.It's all part of a big press push by United to make them seem not so terrible, even after dragging Dr.

It just got a bit easier to watch YouTube in Cuba

It just got a bit easier to watch YouTube in Cuba The search giant partnered with Cuba's national telecommunications agency to bring the nation Google Global Cache, allowing for faster and higher quality access to the services and content Google provides.That means, for example, better access to YouTube videos, as two Google executives wrote back in December.