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Is TikTok Safe for Kids? European Commission Investigating Violations of Child Protection Laws

Brussels’ Berlaymont building, which serves as the European Commission’s headquarters. Photo Credit: EmDee Is TikTok really safe for kids? Not according to the European Union’s European Commission, which has given TikTok one month to respond to charges of violating child-protection laws. TikTok is notorious for its younger-leaning demographic, though the question over whether the platform […]

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Spotify Hits One Billion Android Installations, Doubling in Two Years

Photo Credit: Deepak Choudhary Spotify has passed one billion downloads on Android, doubling its install rate in just two years. Several factors have helped Spotify dominate the Android landscape, but none more than its long-term partnership with Samsung. Spotify expanded that partnership to become the default music player on Samsung Galaxy devices in 2019. Samsung […]

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Tuned Global Is Helping the $26 Billion Fitness App Industry Figure Out Music — Without the Legal Headaches

photo credit: freepik Mega-platforms like Spotify and Amazon Music tend to dominate music industry headlines. But Tuned Global is quietly helping the fitness industry deliver customized streaming music experiences for classes — while avoiding the potential pitfalls of today’s complex licensing landscape.  If you’ve never heard of Tuned Global, then their behind-the-scenes model is working. […]

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Deezer Comes Pre-Installed on these Mobee K USB-C Earbuds

Photo Credit: Deezer Deezer comes pre-installed on a new pair of USB-C earbuds – sideloading the music app on Android. Deezer is targeting Samsung Galaxy device owners with the new promotion, which is interesting. Spotify comes pre-installed on Samsung devices through a partnership with Samsung. But these USB-C earbuds ‘sideload’ Deezer onto recent phones like […]

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Site Operator Selling Stolen Spotify, Netflix, Hulu Accounts Sentenced to Two Years In Prison

Photo Credit: Sigmund An Australian man was sentenced to two years in prison for operating a site selling stolen Spotify accounts online. The 23-year-old man ran at least four different sites dedicated to selling stolen accounts. Netflix, Spotify, Amazon Prime, HBO, Xbox Live, and EA Origin accounts were all available to purchase via his websites. […]

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Spotify Expected to Report Subscriber Slowdown – Pandemic Boom Over?

Photo Credit: Haithem Ferdi Spotify’s earnings report this week may reveal a dramatic subscriber growth slowdown. The audio streaming company will report its first-quarter earnings to investors on Wednesday. But that report will likely include news of a significant subscriber slowdown compared to last year. Spotify reported 6 million new subscribers in the first three […]