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Wildlife photographer captures incredible images of African animals using camera traps

Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas is a master at capturing rarely seen and skittish wildlife.<p>In conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund …

Music Videos

Florida’s Secret Manatee Retreat

If Florida’s manatees could name their favorite winter resort, it might just be <b>Blue Spring State Park</b>.<p>When their home waters get too chilly, hundreds of the 1,000-plus-pound (more than 450 kg) creatures journey down the St. Johns River to the central Florida spring, where temperatures stay warm and …

Spotify has gobs of data about its 75 million users thanks to 'selfie culture'

As you might imagine, Spotify can collect a ton of data about its users — what kinds of music they listen to, when they listen to it, and more.<p>At the International Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) in Las Vegas Tuesday, Spotify creative director Rich Frankel explained how Spotify can know so much …

Spotify
Rap & Hip-Hop

Spotify pledges to fix the music industry's royalty problems

Paying artists for streams isn't just Spotify's problem -- the whole industry is stuck with a royalty model that's better suited for physical sales than streaming. Spotify is the one that's pledging to fix that, though. In a recent blog post the company dives into the complexity of licensing …

The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young or growth-stage startups did they think were going to boom in 2016.<p>We also asked them which startups …

Venture Capital

I hope everyone can find some time to relax these holidays like this Walrus in Svalbard. He is resting easy knowing that his gigantic tusks are illegal to hunt for, and have been since 1956. Happy holidays everyone! // with @sea_legacy @cristinamittermeier @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety

SoundCloud has signed a key licensing deal with a company that took legal action against it this year

The release from SoundCloud says it has signed an international deal with PRS for Music that will bring the company's artists to SoundCloud's music streaming service.<p>PRS manages the music rights for lots of artists — over 111,000 in the UK. Notable members include Adele, Joan Armatrading, Ray …

Licensing
New Music

Lynx Cubs in Scotland: Pictures

United Kingdom

The $5 million 'Blurred Lines' legal fight over the song's 'vibe' could permanently change the music industry

From the outside, the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit involving the family of Marvin Gaye, Robin Thicke, and Pharrell looks like a textbook copyright case.<p>In 2013, Gaye's family — protectors of a universally beloved soul artist — sued Thicke and Pharrell along with their label, Universal. The family …

Sam Smith

Billboard Scores How Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, Amazon Prime Did In 2015

Taking a page from the likes of <b>TMZ</b> and <b>Buzzfeed, Billboard</b> has become increasingly fond of creating thumbs up/down style infographics that, while …

Apple Music

A Pandora station made up of all the thumbs-up you ever made

Thumbprint Radio is the music you once liked — and may or may not still like<p>For better or for worse, Pandora is giving listeners one station where they can hear everything they’ve ever thumbed up in the radio streaming service’s 10-year history. This station, called Thumbprint Radio, automatically …

Pandora

Seals "photobomb" underwater photographer

Photographs show leopard seals joining in the fun and smiling at the camera<p>It should have been a routine trip underwater for a group of French divers.<p>But they got rather more than they bargained for when the plunged into the sea off Antarctica.<p>The team had hoped for some spectacular photographs and …

Apple Music now lets you upload 100,000 tracks to your library

If you’ve got a massive music collection offline, you’ll be happy to know that you can now upload up to 100,000 songs to Apple Music and access them from all your devices.<p>MacRumors confirms that the limit for Apple Music and iTunes Match has been raised from 25,000 tracks to 100,000. Apple’s Eddy …

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Travel

Photographer captures drone footage of beluga whales gathering in Canada's Northwest Passage

Stunning drone footage of beluga whales and swimming polar bears in Canada's Northwest Passage goes viral<p>A drone photographer's efforts to beautifully capture the wildlife and natural surroundings of Canada's Northern Passage haven't gone amiss.<p>Drone footage shot by Arctic Watch …

Drones

How a 5-Ounce Bird Stores 10,000 Maps in Its Head

It weighs only four or five ounces, its brain practically nothing, and yet, oh my God, what this little bird can do. It’s astonishing.<p>Around now, as we begin December, the Clark’s nutcracker has, conservatively, 5,000 (and up to 20,000) treasure maps in its head. They’re accurate, detailed, and …

Spotify trumps Pandora as the world’s favorite music service, but Apple is nowhere to be seen

In an increasingly crowded space, and with the noted absence of Taylor and Adele, Spotify has been named the global leader in music streaming across both iOS and Android. It knocked Pandora off the top spot among Apple users as of September.<p>Pandora is still the most used service in the US but comes …

Apple Music
Wildlife

Tidal appoints former SoundCloud exec as new CEO, its third in eight months

After more than half a year without a permanent leader, Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal finally has a new CEO. Jeff Toig, who previously worked as the chief business officer of SoundCloud, will step into the role in January, becoming Tidal's third CEO in the eight months since the music …

Apple Music

Coldplay goes primal in incredible new chimp-themed music video

Look out, Gorillaz. The chimp versions of frontman Chris Martin and his band Coldplay have come to life in full force. In the video promoting the …

Music Videos

Pumas on the Edge: The Effects of Human Activity and Development

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>I currently work on the Santa Cruz Puma Project in California, studying pumas that live in the highly fragmented and human-dominated Santa Cruz Mountains. Pumas who live here must navigate through a landscape that is a mosaic of different levels of human activity and housing …

21 amazing World Heritage Sites you've probably never heard of

National Parks

In Win for Music Industry, 'Technological Neutrality' Falters in Canada

Should broadcasters pay extra when their digital-era tools result in additional copies? Yes, says a major court ruling, in what could be a potential …

Net Neutrality

Adele Shatters Records by Selling Over 3 Million Copies of 25 in One Week

She's probably shattered some egos along the way, too.<p>Travel back in time, if you will, to the olden days of November 23, when industry experts were speculating that Adele’s <i>25</i> might sell enough copies in its first week to beat the record previously set by <b>‘NSync’s</b> <i>No Strings Attached</i> (2,416,000 …