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Apple already has iTunes Radio, but it's hoping to go further in the direction of on-demand music, according to a report in Billboard that cites "three people familiar with the talks" between Apple and music labels. To be clear, Billboard describes these as "exploratory talks," so it doesn't sound like anything is definite. Citing Nielsen SoundScan, the article also points to double-digit… Read More
It is officially spring and Disrupt NY is fast approaching. We have already announced some amazing speakers, which so far include Vine co-founder and GM Colin Kroll, Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler, Birchbox founders Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp, Lending Club's Renaud Laplanche, Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, Secret co-founders David Byttow and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, New York's own Fred… Read More
Twitter just announced that it will be removing its #Music app from the App Store "later this afternoon." For those who have already downloaded it, the app will stop working on April 18. #Music's disappearance is no surprise. After a high-profile launch early last year, the app's popularity waned and by the fall it was regarded as a failure, with both AllThingsD and The New York Times reporting… Read More
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AT&T just turned the high-stakes debate between Netflix and telecommunications companies into a name-calling food fight. AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of Legislative Affairs, James Cicconi, slammed Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, as “arrogant” for his support of stronger net neutrality laws. Earlier this week, Hastings penned a strongly worded post calling for stronger… Read More
Ask A VC: Javelin Venture Partners’ Alex Gurevich On The Enterprise Messaging Opportunity In Emerging Markets
In this week’s episode of Ask A VC Javelin Venture Partners’ Alex Gurevich stopped by the studio to talk about messaging, marketplaces and more. Gurevich, who helped establish one of the first venture capital funds focused on high tech investments in Russia with DFJ Aurora, is particularly fascinated by the opportunity messaging has in the enterprise world, particularly in developing… Read More