Spotify made its big U.S. debut on July 14, 2011.
In one week, we’ll be marking the streaming music service’s six-month anniversary.
And in one week, all those users who signed up for the free all you can eat desktop music that day will find out that they’re going to be limited to just…
There’s a lot to pore over with Facebook’s new iPad app and the new HTML5 mobile app platform. But I think Matt Rosoff of Business Insider has keyed in on the most important thing that’s currently being drowned in spin:
Facebook won’t let developers use Facebook Credits on the iPhone or iPad.
Obviously, in the native app, Facebook would have to give a 30% cut to Apple for any purchases made. But what’s important is how much of the app is actually HTML5-based. Facebook is crippling their own HTML5 work here. Fascinating.
Well, either Facebook doesn’t want to pay Apple the 30% cut of all in-app sales. Or Apple doesn’t want Facebook circumventing their own in-app system. Or both.
As BI notes, this has likely been a big reason for the hold up of the Facebook iPad app — which such looks to be the exact same one I found and leaked leaked months ago. The one that was feature-complete in May.
You won’t hear a peep on this stuff on the record from either side, but there’s a ton going on behind the scenes here.
Market share for social networks and forums:
- Brazil — 18.9%
- Singapore — 16.4%
- U.S. — 15.4%
- India — 14.0%
- New Zealand — 13.9%
- France — 15.1%
- Australia — 13.1%
- U.K. — 12.2%
Shout out to:wildhairmedia
A day in the life of the billionaire Facebook/Napster/Plaxo founder
Cool article on a guy who was not quite accurately portrayed by Justin Timberlake. He has surprisingly been at the forefront of almost every major tech explosion in the past decade. Worth $2.1 billion and he just hit 31. Not bad
Shout out to:agwww
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iPhone 5 Launching in October, Not September
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Facebook Expanding in UK
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Foxconn To Bring in 1 Million Robots To Replace Part of Workforce
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”It’s mostly tha voice.” © Guru. Matter of fact? Let that bass line walk: (some strong language)
“A lot of rappers have flavor and some got skills but if your voice aint dope then you need to chill.”
What they have to say about engagement vs click thrus is very interesting.
FJP: Liking the Gangstarr quote.
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“If you can get past the accents, this is a great explanation of how China’s Firewall works…”