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Jay Z Is Tech’s Hot New Investment Whiz Kid

Jay Z is launching a new venture capital fund with the help of his longtime business partner and president of Roc Nation, Jay Brown, according to a new report from Axios. Read More >>

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Tidal Now Has Chipmunk Mode

Tidal, the music streaming service for Jay-Z's friends, has added a new feature called Track Edit that lets you mess about with songs and save the edited versions to a playlist. Read More >>

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Jay Z Defends His Tidal Baby via Twitter Outpouring

Beyonce's buddy Jay Z has come out firing in defence of his Tidal streaming service, after the Internet at Large decided it's a flop no one cares about. It's not, says Jay, real name Jason Zimmerman, it's simply biding its time and it'll be as big as Spotify within the next nine years. Read More >>

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What Taylor Swift, Zayn Malik and Clarkson’s Faces Say About Their Spotify Tastes

One of the best things about Spotify is its open API, which means developers can come up with all manner of ways to recommend you songs. But a hackathon in Los Angeles this Easter weekend resulted in the creation of MusicFace, which uses your actual face to recommend tunes. Read More >>

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See if You Can Hear the High-Definition Audio Jay-Z is Selling

Jay Z’s newly acquired and relaunched streaming music service Tidal claims only one difference from Spotify and the rest: superior audio quality. Is it worth switching? Here’s a simple test that’ll help you decide whether it’s worth forking over £20 a month for the best of the best quality. Read More >>

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Taylor Swift Put All Her Music on Jay-Z’s Pet Streaming Service

Taylor Swift, part-time pop star and full-time crusader for the rights of impoverished pop artists, made headlines last year when she yanked her music off Spotify. Well, streaming Swift is back — on a service you've probably never heard of. Read More >>

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Jay-Z is Taking on Spotify by Buying Aspiro for £37 Million

Rapper and music mogul Jay-Z is buying Scandinavian music-streaming company Aspiro for 464 million Swedish crowns (£37.2m), in a bid to take on Spotify. Read More >>

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Thanks to Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Will Sell Just One Copy of Their Secret Album

You've heard of rare records before, but what Wu-Tang Clan is planning for its stealthy double album, The Wu–Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, is unprecedented. The legendary rap group will sell only one copy, encased in an engraved silver and nickel box. It will be very, very expensive. Read More >>

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Of Course Daft Punk Has Collaborated With Jay Z on New Leaked Song Computerized

The Daft Punk robots have teamed up with Jay Z (known for his love of Samsung Galaxy phones -- or perhaps just cold, hard cash) for a newly-leaked single, Computerized. "Start macking on my BlackBerry, she got jealous I was tapping on my BlackBerry," J-Hova raps. Poor, shunned, Samsung. [Pitchfork via Pedestrian] Read More >>

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Cannibal Buildings! Why MoMA is Eating its Next Door Neighbour

This week, the Museum of Modern Art in New York confirmed its plans to raze a neighbouring museum, creating a continuous connection to the luxury supertall going up next door. Read More >>

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Jay-Z’s Pirated Magna Carta Holy Grail App Is Full of Trojans

It's the 4th of July, which means the US is on holiday. Something about breaking away from a really great country. Anyway, it's also the day when legions of eager Samsung-using Jay Zed fans manage to get their mitts on his new album early. Thing is, pirates have already been there, done that, and gotten the malware-infused T-shirt. Read More >>

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Samsung Bankrolling Jay Z With One Million Free Albums for Galaxy Users

Samsung and rapper Jay Z have struck one of the least likely marketing synergies we've seen of late, with the tech giant announcing a deal to give away one million copies of his upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail to owners of the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note II. The album's set to launch on July 4th, but Galaxy can users get it via an exclusive app on June 24th. Samsung allegedly paid $5 a piece for the copies. [YouTube via WSJ] Read More >>

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Watch the Inbox: How One Guy Made Email Contact with Jay Z

David Johnson has Jay Z's email address. Probably. He has carried on a one-sided conversation for years, sending emails to an address he believes to be Jay Z's. With a service called ReadNotify, Johnson has confirmed that the emails have not only been read, but opened in locations that directly correlate with Jay's travel plans. Read More >>

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YouTube Gets Professional With Jay-Z and 100 Original Channels

Looks like the rumours were true, Google's pushing head-long into professional content with some new YouTube original channels. Amateur-hour is out as 'well-known personalities and content producers' will be trotted out, with the fruits of their labour appearing next month. Read More >>