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  • Three Things You Can Count on: Death, Taxes, Spotify's Arrogance

    Three Things You Can Count on: Death, Taxes, Spotify's Arrogance

    When we first wrote about Spotify’s arrogance there was at least some cause behind it. The company had built a beautiful online music service that early adopters were swooning over. The founders had invested a huge chunk of their own money in the company– something we always respect, especially in a category as dangerous as online music. And– so the company told us–… Read More

  • Spotify Consumes More Internet Capacity Than All Of Sweden

    Spotify Consumes More Internet Capacity Than All Of Sweden

    Today, during his keynote address at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek had a big revelation: “On certain days, we’re consuming more Internet capacity than Sweden has as a country.” Ek made the statement when asked why Spotify chose to use a P2P model, rather than centrally store all of its music in one place and stream it from there. Ek noted that if… Read More

  • Spotify strikes deal with IODA, adds 2 million more tracks

    Ooh, Spotify, you get more handsome every time we see you. It wasn’t enough to announce plans to launch in the US, or the upcoming Android and iPhone apps, was it? Now you’ve gone and filled in a ton of gaps in your catalogue with a brand-new distribution deal. The Stockholm-based music streaming service just announced a deal with IODA, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance. Read More