Business doesn't have to be a zero-sum game. Instead, work with your competition so everyone comes out on top. Erik Huberman Published 10:30 am, Monday, April 9, 2018 Photo: Michael H | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Michael H | Getty Images How to Play Nice With Your Competitor(s) So Everyone Wins 1 / 1 Back to Gallery We all know how it goes with competition: You’re polite in public but do everything you can to undercut each other in private. That's just how it works. But does it have to? I was excited when I heard that Spotify and Tencent were buying minor shares in each other’s companies last December. Spotify, of course, is the largest music-streaming service in the world, but Tencent has its own music division. The two are definitely competitors, yet both … [Read more...] about How to Play Nice With Your Competitor(s) So Everyone Wins
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WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will hold meetings with some U.S. lawmakers on Monday, a day before he is due to appear at Congressional hearings over a political consultancy's use of customer data, two congressional aides said on Sunday.The planned meetings at Capitol Hill are expected to continue through Monday afternoon and include some lawmakers from committees before whom Zuckerberg is due to testify, said the aides, who asked not to be identified because the meetings have not been made public.Facebook declined to comment.Zuckerberg is scheduled to appear before a joint hearing of the U.S. Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees on Tuesday and the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.RELATED: Mark Zuckerberg through the years 50 PHOTOS Mark Zuckerberg through the years See Gallery Mark Zuckerberg through the years Mark Zuckerberg creater of 'Facebook', photographed at Eliot House at Harvard … [Read more...] about Facebook’s Zuckerberg to meet with US lawmakers before Congressional hearing: sources
Bazzi was just a kid from Michigan until success came for him.Overnight stardom is usually a myth, but once Bazzi's song "Mine" hit streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, that's pretty much how it went. In the pre-streaming days, it took months for a song to become a hit, and for a quirky singer-songwriter like Bazzi, might never have happened at all. Thanks mostly to his streaming success, Bazzi's songs have been heard more than a quarter of a billion times, and he now has a major label deal and a hit on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.Because streaming sites rely on fan-driven metrics, "real artists have actual shots at being successful," Bazzi says. "Back in the day, you could've been the most talented dude with the best songs, but if the gatekeepers didn't like you, you weren't going anywhere. Streaming has allowed people to come out, literally."Streaming services are the dominant way for fans to consume music, and industry leader Spotify began trading on the New York Stock … [Read more...] about What genres have benefited the most from the streaming era of music?
Spotify's Sweden headquarters in Stockholm. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT Spotify is set to expand and move its US headquarters to New York's rebuilt World Trade Center complex amid the rapid growth of streaming, the Swedish giant has announced. The company, which is the world's largest streaming service, will create 1,000 jobs and retain 832 existing ones as it moves early next year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. Spotify, whose US operation is already in Manhattan, will shift to the Fumihiko Maki-designed 4 World Trade Center which will become the first fully leased tower at the site rebuilt after the September 11th, 2001, terror attacks. Spotify, whose general counsel Horacio Gutierrez said that New York gave the company “access to the most diverse talent market in the world”, will benefit from some $11 million in state support to encourage the move. Streaming – which allows unlimited, on-demand music – has been rapidly growing around the world. In … [Read more...] about Spotify expands with US headquarters move
source Canon website Canon just released the M50, its newest mirrorless camera (and the first one to shoot video in 4K) with a number of user-friendly features. One of those features lets users stream photos directly to their phones without prompting the transfer or relying on a WiFi network. This new feature is Canon’s attempt to make standalone cameras more appealing in the age of smartphones. Standalone cameras have had a hard time staying relevant as smartphones keep getting better and better, especially at producing professional-looking photos and videos. Smartphone cameras may have fewer capabilities and produce lower-quality images than standalone cameras (for now), but phones make it incredibly easy to edit and share your photos on social media or messaging applications just moments after you take them. The M50, Canon’s latest mirrorless camera and the first … [Read more...] about Canon’s newest camera solves one of the biggest problems with standalone cameras in the age of smartphones