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Big Sean Drops Beyonce-Sampling Freestyle, ‘Me, Myself & I’

At midnight this evening, Big Sean will drop his third studio album, the eagerly anticipated <i>Dark Sky Paradise</i>, which features assists from some of …

Ariana Grande

Apple Music rival Spotify tops 140 million free & paid subscribers

By<p>Keeping ahead of Apple in on-demand streaming, Spotify on Thursday revealed that it has over 140 million active users worldwide, including both …

PNC Bank announces Apple Pay support

Apple World Today<p>PNC Bank announces Apple Pay support<p>By Dennis Sellers Jun 19, 2017, 9:23 am357 pts<p>PNC Bank, N.A., has announced new mobile payment …

iDevices Socket review: Retrofits nearly any lamp, but not cheaply

Trending Today<p>'iPhone Xs' pre-orders launched by Romanian carrier days before Apple's 'Gather round' event AppleInsider 775<p>Looking at the rumors …

Streaming sports startup FuboTV raises $55 million

When it comes to streaming TV, FuboTV wants to be the place sports fans go when they are looking to catch up on their favorite sports league or team. To expand its channel lineup and grow its customer base, FuboTV has raised $55 million in Series C funding led by Northzone, with participation from …

Iowa gets Obamacare insurer after all, but at a steep price

Turns out, Obamacare isn't dead in Iowa.<p>For a while this spring, it looked like Iowa would be the first state to lack an Obamacare insurer in nearly every county next year. Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield pulled out in early April, followed shortly after by Aetna (AET). A month later, the last …

Health Care

Google promises YouTube crackdown on online extremism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is promising to be more vigilant about preventing terrorist propaganda and other extremist videos from appearing on its YouTube site amid intensifying criticism about the internet's role in mass violence.<p>Its crackdown will involve both computer programs and an expanded …

Tim Cook's barf face at Trump's big tech meeting says it all

Damn, Tim. You're not looking so hot.<p>Maybe, and I'm not a doctor, but could it be because you were forced to pay homage to The Great Orange One at …

Donald Trump

Jared Kushner Is About to Plunge Into Middle East Diplomacy

WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, the presidential adviser who oversees a bulging policy portfolio but operates mainly behind the scenes in his father-in-law’s White House, is stepping out this week, meeting with technology executives on Monday and making a foray into Middle East diplomacy days later.<p>Mr. …

Laugh.ly is a streaming radio app dedicated to comedy

If you, like Dick Van Dyke, love to laugh loud and long and clear, then Laugh Radio hopes you’ll tune in. This standalone audio app offers a searchable achieve of streaming comedy for fans of chortling, guffawing, and snorting.<p>“We’re building great technology from the ground up, designed for spoken …

One company is trying to corner the podcast market

E.W. Scripps has acquired streaming audio platform Stitcher in a $4.5 million deal meant to bolster the company's position as one of the leaders in …

Podcasting

If Radio Is A Dying Media, Why Is News Corp Acquiring Wireless Group?

News Corp is reportedly acquiring a U.K. based company, the Wireless Group Plc (which owns the radio station Talksport) for $ 290 million. The radio industry is being challenged by digital media and growing at a modest rate of just 2.1%. Sports radio, on the other hand, is witnessing huge growth …

Pandora struggles to find new footing as music streaming becomes commoditized

Pandora, in a story we’ve seen before with many other maturing companies, is facing an existential crisis.<p>The company now finds itself fighting for its life against competition from the core platforms its service exists on: Android and iOS. Both of them — and Amazon as well — have launched their …

Buyers scarce as struggling SoundCloud apparently puts itself up for sale for $1B

By all accounts, SoundCloud is in serious trouble now that its paid service, SoundCloud Go, has failed to catch on. Reports indicate the music …

Music Industry

Pandora To Compete With Spotify? Digital Radio Service To Soon Offer On-Demand Music Streaming

Pandora will soon be joining the ranks of other on-demand, music-streaming service titans — like Spotify and Tidal — and begin expanding upon its …

Spotify Is Reportedly in “Advanced Talks” to Buy SoundCloud

The rival streaming service could be worth as much as $2 billion.<p>Back in the days of <b>Dick Costolo’s</b> reign as Twitter C.E.O. in 2014, long before <b>Jack Dorsey</b> returned, Twitter had weighed the idea of buying music-streaming start-up SoundCloud (“Would it solve Twitter’s growth problem?” Recode mused at …

iHeartRadio Is Finally Getting Into On-Demand Streaming

After much speculation in the media, iHeartRadio is finally willing to admit that it is stepping into the highly competitive world of on-demand streaming with not one but two new products.<p>The internet and terrestrial radio giant is gearing up to launch two new on-demand streaming tiers: Plus and …

Amazon takes on Apple Music, Pandora and Spotify with new streaming service

<b>You’ll need a canoe for all this streaming</b><p>It’s game on at Amazon as its new streaming music service, called Amazon Music Unlimited, kicks off today. …

Galaxy Note

Flashback 1954: The Transistor Radio Is Born

Portable audio existed decades before Apple introduced the iPod in 2001—it even predates Sony’s iconic Walkman cassette player by 25 years. Yes, long …

Portable

Apple is pulling the plug on Beats Music: Subscriptions to the streaming service will be cancelled at the end of November

Apple is finally going to close Beats Music in a bid to push people towards its own Apple Music streaming service.<p>Beats Music was set up by rapper …

Radio broadcasters have a rough future ahead: ex-exec’s book

Former Cumulus Chief Executive Lew Dickey has penned a tome about the media business, with some gnarly words for those in terrestrial radio …

Music Industry

Pandora’s Discovery Weekly competitor, Thumbprint Radio, now has 20 million listeners

Publicly traded online radio service Pandora is today revealing statistics showing the growth of Thumbprint Radio, a radio station that’s customized based on users’ listening habits. It’s got 20 million listeners, with people listening for more than 373 hours thus far, just nine months after the …

25 More Outstanding Podcasts for Readers

Last year I highlighted 25 of the best bookish podcasts on iTunes and there were a few comments from people who were just a <i>tad</i> bit overwhelmed by all …

Deadline’s ‘The Bart & Fleming Podcast’ Debuts – Listen

Deadline’s new The Bart & Fleming Podcast got off to a predictably argumentative start with the principals — Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr — …

PopHealth Week Online Radio by PopHealth Week

The Annual gathering of the Florida Association of ACOs (FlaACOS) CEO Nicole Bradberry joins Fred Goldstein and Gregg Masters on September 12th, 2018 …

Florida

Share Your Podcast on Social Media and Drive Engagement

So you’ve created an amazing podcast (if you have questions on that, start here), or maybe you found one that impressed you so much you want to …

How to Start and Perfect Your Audio Content for Podcasts, Radio Shows and Programs

Learn How To <i>Perfect</i> Your Podcast<p>Enter your name and email below for instant access “6 Steps to Starting a Podcast.”<p>Sounds great, but can you <br>give me …

Podcasting Basics, Part 3: Audio Levels and Processing

Get the Foundation Right<p>You’ve recorded a great conversation, or maybe you’re combining your voice with music, or sound effects, but it’s just not …

Relay FM Launches iOS App To Discover New Podcast Shows

Talking about podcasts, podcast network Relay FM released an iOS app today to showcase its 17 shows for creative, curious and obsessive people. It’s a polished app with gorgeous animated artworks. It’s great to discover the network and then subscribe to a few shows in your favorite podcast app.<p>I’ve …

5 Surprising Ways Podcasting Prepares You for Writing a Book - Copyblogger

The only way I got through English class (in any grade) was by cheating. I’m not proud of it, but it’s true.<p>I was a dyslexic kid who tested at a …