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Spotify Opens London R&D Site and Needs 300 New Staff

All those £9.99s a month we pay to stream the same seven songs we used to like in the 1990s are being reinvested in the London job scene, with streaming kingpin Spotify opening its expanded London R&D site this week -- and it needs masses of fresh, intelligent, management-grade meat to sit at all the lovely new desks. Read More >>

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Spotify Has a Couples’ Subscription on the Way

Spotify is testing a subscription package for couples in Ireland, which annoyingly is called Premium Duo and not Premium Duet. Read More >>

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This Clever Hack Will Change the Way You Find Music on Spotify

My favourite thing about Spotify has always been music discovery. So when the company started building personalised playlists like Discovery Weekly and Release radar, I was hooked. The only problem was listening to all the new music takes forever. But an independent project from a couple of Spotify developers offers an amazing hack for exploring millions and millions of songs. They call it Discover Quickly. Read More >>

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Everyone with Spotify Premium for Family Gets a Free Google Home Mini

Hooray – a freebie that's not just for new customers. Read More >>

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Apple’s Spat With Spotify Is a Fight for Its Future – and It’s Failing to Make Its Case

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been more than clear that services like the iOS App Store are an essential part of the company’s future as consumers hang onto devices for longer and longer periods between upgrades. When Spotify filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple this week, it fired a direct shot at the tech giant’s strategy. Now, Apple has issued its rebuttal to Spotify’s accusations. Read More >>

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Spotify Hits Apple With EU Antitrust Complaint

After a decade of worsening relations with Apple, Swedish music streaming giant Spotify took the extraordinary step today of filing a formal antitrust complaint with the European Commission, “after trying unsuccessfully to resolve the issues directly with Apple,” according to CEO Daniel Ek. Read More >>

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Don’t Panic — the Rewind Button is Coming Back to Spotify

For reasons known only to themselves, Spotify recently removed the rewind (or 'go back a track') button from their app. How are we supposed to listen to 'This Song's Gonna Get Stuck Inside Your Head' over and over without it? Read More >>

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These Are The Top 20 Welsh Language Tracks On Spotify

Music created in the beautiful Welsh language has received a boost with the release of a playlist of the 20 most-streamed tracks on Spotify. Read More >>

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Spotify May Suspend Your Account If It Catches You Using Ad Blockers

Spotify announced Thursday that it’s updating its terms of service, and that includes seriously cracking down on user attempts to bypass ads, according to the Verge. If you try to block ads with a free account anyway, you may risk losing it. Read More >>

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Spotify Is Reportedly Looking to Acquire Some of Your Favorite Podcasts in Deal With Gimlet Media

Spotify may be in discussions to acquire Gimlet Media and its roster of beloved podcasts, including titles like Reply All and Crimetown. Read More >>

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You May Finally Be Able to Mute Artists You Don’t Want to Hear on Spotify

Don’t want to hear an artist in Spotify playlists or radio? You may soon be able to block them. Read More >>

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The ‘My Dad Wrote A Porno’ Christmas Special Is Out Now On Spotify

We've been more breathless than a faux-climaxing adult actor waiting for the 2018 Christmas special of the 'My Dad Wrote A Porno' podcast, and finally the money shot has arrived. Read More >>

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Spotify’s Official Apple Watch App Is On Its Way—And Missing Key Features

One of the big selling points of smartwatches is the ability to control apps without needing to pull out your phone. However, due to the absence of an official Apple Watch app, adjusting music in Spotify using Apple’s smartwatch always felt kind of clunky. Now that’s changing. Spotify is finally gracing Apple Watch owners with bespoke software after months of rumours and speculation. Read More >>

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Spotify, Stop Screwing Us on the Apple Watch

Spotify’s long-awaited Apple Watch app is already in the hands of beta testers, according to a Reddit post and some screenshots uploaded to Imgur today. Spotify’s online forums have been bombarded with requests for Apple Watch support for years, but until today it’s never seemed like the integration ever had much momentum. Read More >>

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Spotify’s Spooky Haunted Doll Ad Too Creepy for Kids, ASA Rules

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) chastised Spotify today for releasing an “unduly distressing” ad that, it argues, improperly targeted children. The ad shows young people listening to Camila Cabello’s song “Havana,” which in turn wakes up some scary looking dolls that go on to terrorise them. Read More >>