Fitbit is partnering with Adidas and Blue Apron for an activity rewards program

Fitness should be its own reward, but sometimes you need a little extra push. Fitbit today announced that it’s been testing a new Rewards program in beta, with plans to launch a premium paid version

Deezer expands Hi-Fi beyond Sonos to Google Cast and Chromecast speakers

Once nipping at the heels of Spotify in the world of music streaming services, we don’t hear too much about Deezer these days. Little surprise: today, the company originally based out of Paris o

Feature.fm offers free “pre-save” tool for upcoming releases on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer

In an age where people stream music instead of buying it, how do you build something equivalent to a pre-order campaign for upcoming releases? The answer is to create a “pre-save” campaign

Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch is getting 60 new apps including Yelp, Uber and Deezer

A lack of apps wasn’t my biggest issue with the Fitbit Ionic — but it was up there. The inclusion of a third-party app store was one of the ways the company was looking to set the device apart fro

Deezer opens its $9.99 on-demand music service in the US to everyone, no free tier included

As rumors swirl of yet more consolidation in the digital music market, a longtime player out of Europe already live in 180 countries is finally making a full entry into the U.S. in a play for more

SoundCloud buys artist distribution platform Repost Network

The past year has seen Spotify embark on a series of acquisitions to beef up its service, particularly on podcast content. Now it is the turn of SoundCloud, another European music startup — albe

Amazon Echo speakers now play friendly with Apple Music

Amazon recently said Apple Music would find its way onto Amazon Echo devices sometime soon — and sure enough, it appears to be rolling out now.

Sisense nabs $100M at a $1B+ valuation for accessible big data business analytics

Sisense, an enterprise startup that has built a business analytics business out of the premise of making big data as accessible as possible to users — whether it be through graphics on mobile or

The war over music copyrights

VC firms haven’t been the only ones raising hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in a booming market. After 15+ years of being the last industry anyone wanted to invest in, the music industry i

Deezer Is Losing Subscribers But Growing Revenue

After <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2015/09/22/deezer-ipo/">filing for an IPO</a> on Euronext, music streaming service <a target="_blank" href="http://www.deezer.com">Deezer</a> released its <a

Garmin adds LTE to its music-focused smartwatch

Waze’s new audio player supports Pandora, Stitcher and more

Drivers can now listen to their favorite tunes without having to leave the Waze navigation app. This week, Waze added an audio player to its crowdsourced navigation app that aims to deliver music, pod

SoundShare’s new app lets you create playlists with friends, stream them to Apple TV

SoundShare, an app that lets you text your friends entire songs, was already one of the more clever iOS applications available. Recently, the app rolled out an update that introduces a redesign and wh

Deezer Introduces Family Plan, $16 For Up To 6 People

Shortly after <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2015/10/27/deezer-postpones-ipo/">indefinitely postponing its IPO</a>, music streaming startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.deezer.com">Deezer

Amazon is prepping a high-fidelity TIDAL competitor

Amazon is prepping a high-fidelity music streaming service for a launch by year-end, according to a report from Music Business Worldwide — a site which also accurately reported Amazon’s re

After Cancelling Its IPO, Deezer Raises Another $109M From Access And Orange

Deezer, the Paris-based music and other audio streaming service with 6.3 million users that planned but ultimately cancelled an IPO last year, has now tapped existing investors for more funding. Tod

EC-exclusive interview with Tim Cook, Slacklash, and tech inclusion

An EC-exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino traveled to Florida this week to talk with Tim Cook about Apple’s developer education initiatives and a
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