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Is This Company the Next Step in Apple's Quest for Streaming Domination?

Is This Company the Next Step in Apple's Quest for Streaming Domination?

Apple is reportedly purchasing a podcast and radio streaming app called Swell.
How Music Affects Your Productivity

How Music Affects Your Productivity

With so much of our work now being done at computers, music has become an important way to 'optimize the boring.' Here's how to do it right.
Universal Music Looking for Next Big YouTube Star With New Record Label

Universal Music Looking for Next Big YouTube Star With New Record Label

The venture signals that YouTube stars with palpable buzz and inbuilt fan bases have become increasingly enticing to the world’s biggest music corporations.
Taylor Swift Has High Hopes for the Future of Taylor Swift-Like Music

Taylor Swift Has High Hopes for the Future of Taylor Swift-Like Music

In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, the singer-songwriter proclaims: 'The music industry isn't dying…it's just coming alive.'
This Company Makes 3-D Printed Headphones That Perfectly Fit Your Ears

This Company Makes 3-D Printed Headphones That Perfectly Fit Your Ears

Nikki Kaufman, one of the founders of Quirky, wants to give customers the best possible headphone experience.
Google Buys Digital Music Service Songza

Google Buys Digital Music Service Songza

Google expands into music streaming with purchase of context and curation-based Songza.
Here's Why YouTube Video Creators Are About to Make a Lot of Money

Here's Why YouTube Video Creators Are About to Make a Lot of Money

The video-sharing website is testing out a panoply of new features, including the ability for fans to 'tip' video creators directly through the site.
Google's Next Move: Music Streaming?

Google's Next Move: Music Streaming?

The digital giant is rumored to be purchasing streaming and music curation site Songza.
Myspace is Emailing Embarrassing Old Photos to Lure Back Lapsed Users

Myspace is Emailing Embarrassing Old Photos to Lure Back Lapsed Users

Some Myspace users -- who may be surprised to discover that the site still exists – have received alarming emails from the network with their old, embarrassing photos attached.
Was Apple's Beats Acquisition Smart or Desperate?

Was Apple's Beats Acquisition Smart or Desperate?

The tech giant has always been known for its innovation, but its latest move is leading some to question whether it's losing its edge.
Budgeting Time for Play is Good Business

Budgeting Time for Play is Good Business

Hard work is crucial to success but a single minded focus is overrated. Cultivating new skills like playing an instrument or working with our hands has serendipitous benefits for problem solving at work.
Meet the Universal Platform for Sharing Music

Meet the Universal Platform for Sharing Music

Bop.fm allows users of subscription music services to share songs and playlists with listeners of other services, such as Spotify.
Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear

Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Sell Like a (Literal) Rock Star With These 5 Takeaways

Sell Like a (Literal) Rock Star With These 5 Takeaways

Use these lessons from some of the biggest acts in music to up your game with your clients.
Music Mogul and Entrepreneur Dr. Dre: I'm the 'First Billionaire in Hip Hop'

Music Mogul and Entrepreneur Dr. Dre: I'm the 'First Billionaire in Hip Hop'

In an expletive-riddled video recording, the famous rapper and entrepreneur behind Beats Electronics seemingly confirm's Apple's $3.2 billion offer to buy the company.
Hear That? Apple May Buy Beats Electronics in $3.2 Billion Mega Deal.

Hear That? Apple May Buy Beats Electronics in $3.2 Billion Mega Deal.

Looking to amplify its 'cool' factor, Apple is reportedly in talks to buy the premium headphone maker.
Who Knew? Charismatic Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Moonlights as a Singer (Video)

Who Knew? Charismatic Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Moonlights as a Singer (Video)

He may be founder of one of the world's largest ecommerce companies, but Jack Ma also knows how to deliver a show-stopping musical performance.
Could This Band of Flying Drones Be the Next YouTube Sensation?

Could This Band of Flying Drones Be the Next YouTube Sensation?

KMel Robotics has programmed drones to play musical instruments. Check out their first music video.
Branson's Latest Bet: Will 2014 Be the Year of Virgin Hotels?

Branson's Latest Bet: Will 2014 Be the Year of Virgin Hotels?

The billionaire has announced plans for a 240-room hotel in trendy Nashville, Tenn., following additional slated properties in Chicago and New York.
This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments

This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments

A device called the MIDI Sprout, which transforms plant biorhythms into a sort of music, is sowing major seed funding on Kickstarter -- to the tune of over $27,000.
What's That Song? Apple's iOS 8 May Be Able to Tell You.

What's That Song? Apple's iOS 8 May Be Able to Tell You.

The tech giant's latest mobile operating system may boast a song recognition feature in a partnership with Shazam.
How Being a Post-Punk Singer Prepared Me for the Startup Life

How Being a Post-Punk Singer Prepared Me for the Startup Life

Tech founder on seeking funds for albums, booking tours and hanging with Dave Grohl.
8 Things You Never Knew Your iPhone's Headphones Could Do

8 Things You Never Knew Your iPhone's Headphones Could Do

Knowing your controls can eliminate the need to take your phone out of your pocket.
3 Celebs Jumping on the Bitcoin Bandwagon (and One Who Says She's an 'Idiot' for Missing It)

3 Celebs Jumping on the Bitcoin Bandwagon (and One Who Says She's an 'Idiot' for Missing It)

Bitcoin isn't just for 'cyber snobs' anymore. Tech-happy stars are riding the trendy Bitcoin wave, too.
Big Business Lessons From Three Rock 'n' Roll Legends

Big Business Lessons From Three Rock 'n' Roll Legends

Nearly every successful startup shares three common traits with music stars.

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