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Going public pits Spotify’s suggestions against everyone

March 1, 2018 Alex 0

The secret to Spotify’s public market debut is actually an acquisition it made in 2014. The Echo Nest was powering music recommendations for Beats Music, Rdio, Vevo and iHeartRadio before Spotify pulled it out from under them by buying it for a reported $100 million — 90 percent in Spotify equity. That deal paid off big time. Read More

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New energy

March 1, 2018 Alex 0

Vietnam's tech economy is experiencing an innovation renaissance, with the return of overseas nationals injecting fresh ideas and a new energy.

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Viber is launching Viber Communities, group chats for up to 1B users

March 1, 2018 Alex 0

Messaging apps have seen a surge of popularity in recent years as people seek ways to communicate more directly than on social networks. But they also have been adding large group chat options into the mix, to give a more social experience on those messaging platforms. Now messaging app Viber is introducing the biggest group chat of them all. In a bid to drive more usage and bring in more users… Read More

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Syfy has renewed The Magicians for a fourth season

March 1, 2018 Alex 0

The magicians are coming back. Syfy announced today that it has renewed the fantasy television show The Magicians for a fourth, 13-episode season, which will premiere in 2019. The show is currently midway through airing season 3, which premiered on January 10th.

The Magicians is based on Lev Grossman’s bestselling trilogy of novels, which follow aspiring magician Quentin Coldwater and his friends as they attend a magical academy called Brakebills, hidden in upstate New York. They discover that Fillory, the fantasy world of a popular children’s book series, is real, and that life as magicians isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In the show’s second season, they become Fillory’s rulers, and as they contend with hostile neighbors and a world…

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