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Linktree hires tech veterans to boost AI & personalisation features
Fri, 19th Jan 2024
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Linktree bolsters senior ranks with three tech industry veterans to expedite its growth and up-end the creator economy through enhanced use of AI and personalisation.
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'Data Never Sleeps': Domo's annual report reveals escalating online activity
Wed, 20th Dec 2023
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digital music
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Domo's 11th 'Data Never Sleeps' report reveals skyrocketing dynamics of online interaction, driven by innovation in entertainment and commerce.
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Amber Technology expands PSB Speakers with vibrant colour range
Tue, 28th Nov 2023
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big data
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bi
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digital music
Amber Technology introduces vibrant blue, yellow, and orange hues to the PSB Speakers’ Alpha iQ collection for a personalised audio experience.
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Study reveals stark discrepancy in perceived AI use at work
Thu, 26th Oct 2023
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payroll systems
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digital music
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hcm
A new study has revealed executives believe artificial intelligence is more commonly used in the workplace than employees perceive.
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Netsafe & 2Degrees partner to promote smartphone safety to Kiwis
Mon, 23rd Oct 2023
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digital music
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netsafe
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A UK grime artist, 2Degrees, and Netsafe have created a programme to teach Kiwi children about smartphone safety.
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ALIAVIA Ventures raises $13.5M fund for female-led startups
Wed, 11th Oct 2023
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microsoft
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digital music
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youtube
ALIAVIA Ventures nets AU$13.5m to back female-led technology firms in Australia and the US, closing a funding gap.
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Spark unveils Esports initiatives: Game Arena and 'The Rise Cup':
Tue, 3rd Oct 2023
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cloud services
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gaming
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digital music
Spark announces the launch of Spark Game Arena, with the nationwide tournament The Rise Cup featuring Fortnite, and a $30,000 prize pool up for grabs.
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IWD 2023: Why we must be louder about women in music
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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digital music
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dei
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From artists to songwriters, producers, executives and beyond - women continue to be chronically underrepresented at all levels across the industry.
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Spotify buys global audio marketplace SoundBetter
Wed, 18th Sep 2019
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digital music
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snap
SoundBetter was founded in 2012 and it has become a hotspot for audio professionals who search for partners and better sounding content.
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Spotify calls out Apple's anti-competitive behaviour
Fri, 15th Mar 2019
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smartphones
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apple
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digital music
Spotify has filed a complaint to the European Commission, alleging that Apple's App Store rules limit choice and disadvantage other app developers.
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Spotify is letting users fix inaccurate music info
Tue, 13th Mar 2018
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digital music
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video
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digital entertainment
Some of the data categories listeners are invited to make suggestions for include: explicitness, genre, aliases, languages, mood and tags.
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Spotify launches a new multimedia format called Spotlight
Mon, 5th Mar 2018
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digital music
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Spotify launched its new multimedia format, Spotlight, which introduces visual layers to complement the listening experience for podcasts.
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Marketing Melodies partners with Spotify to kill bad background music
Wed, 20th Dec 2017
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digital music
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Marketing Melodies seals exclusive deal to bring Spotify's Soundtrack Your Brand to Aus and NZ retail.
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Alternative music players that allow you to get the best sound
Wed, 20th Dec 2017
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digital music
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itunes
In the era of Spotify and iTunes, the humble music player seems to be all but forgotten, and that's a shame...
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SoundHound is getting an AI voice interaction upgrade
Fri, 1st Sep 2017
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digital music
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ai
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youtube
SoundHound introduces voice-activated AI in its latest app overhaul for seamless music searches and immersive discovery experience.
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Game to your favourite tunes: The Spotify app has finally arrived on Xbox One
Wed, 9th Aug 2017
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gaming
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digital music
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Spotify has been available on PS4 for several months, but now the music streaming service is available now on Xbox One.
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Never lose your running rhythm: Spotify and Jaybird create an all-in-one music app
Thu, 3rd Aug 2017
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video
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digital music
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digital entertainment
Users won’t need to switch between apps while running anymore, eliminating the risk of tripping while looking at your phone...
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Music streaming service Pandora shuts down services for ANZ
Thu, 29th Jun 2017
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digital music
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Pandora to shut down in Australia and New Zealand. Despite signing local deals, the company struggled to compete with Spotify.
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Spotify: Tunes with a side of weather
Wed, 8th Feb 2017
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digital music
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weather
Spotify's Climatune uses AccuWeather data, creating playlists reflecting your city's mood from rain’s lullabies to sunshine bops.
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Spotify Free hits sour note with infected ads
Fri, 14th Oct 2016
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malware
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digital music
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cybersecurity
Spotify Free users face malware onslaught from a rogue ad, prompting security concerns across Windows, MacOS, and Ubuntu systems.
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Spotify launches playlist personally curated for each listener
Mon, 3rd Oct 2016
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smartphones
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digital music
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technology gifts
Spotify introduces Daily Mix, a new feature that combines users' favourite tracks with new songs for the perfect listening session.
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Spark ups its data game on pay monthly plans
Tue, 6th Sep 2016
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digital music
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lightbox
Spark is increasing the amount of data for its pay monthly customers by up to 60%, responding to changing mobile usage in New Zealand.
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Never miss a beat with Spotify's latest update
Mon, 8th Aug 2016
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digital music
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release radar
Spotify launches Release Radar, a new playlist featuring the latest releases from favourite artists, updated every Friday.
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Game of Thrones finale sees interest peak on Spotify
Mon, 4th Jul 2016
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digital music
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game of thrones
Last week’s thrilling season finale of Game of Thrones has seen interest in the television show’s Season 6 soundtrack peak on Spotify.