Now that music apps like TuneWiki, Pitchfork, Songkick and Rolling Stone are emerging on Spotify, we wonder if developers and brands will flock to Spotify.
In the "What's Next for Spotify" event today, Spotify CEO and founder Daniel Ek said that while developers won't get any revenue from their apps, they can get value in earning clout simply by being visible on the Spotify platform.
Now, any developer can build an HTML5 app for Spotify's desktop version. But similar to the Apple App Store process, Spotify will approve each app before making it available on the platform. Unlike Apple and Android, however, all of the apps will be free meaning that developers still cant monetize apps on the platform.
While Spotify apps could pose a threat to Apple, Amazon and Google, the...
Spotify is gearing up to most likely announce Facebook-style apps and an open app platform to developers, but we expect there's more to come at Spotify's first-ever press event in New York. Follow the live blog below.
[9:55] Up-and-coming artists are now performing at the Spotify event. Unfortunately, the Ustream feed went down and we can no longer see the event.
[9:52] A: "We pay every time someone plays a song and we feel that's a great model because obviously there's value created whenever someone listens to a song," Daniel says. They pay out vast majority of all the revenues.
[9:51] Q: What do feel as you scale in terms of number of users in regards to...
Spotify is about to start offering Facebook-style apps and open its app platform to developers, according to The Wall Street Journal.
"When it starts on Wednesday, the "app finder" is likely to include reviews from magazines and blogs that allow users to listen to albums as they read reviews, the people say," the article states. "One app will display lyrics as a song plays, while another will generate a list of upcoming concerts by artists in a user's Spotify playlists and offer links to buy tickets."
As The Verge notes, Spotify has tried to appeal to developers in the past by offering the libspotify set of APIs to integrate Spotify music into other apps.
Leading up to the "What's Next for Spotify" event...
Many people associate modern day job searches with LinkedIn more than Facebook, but according to a recent study by Jobvite, 18.4M Americans say Facebook helped get them a job, while only 10.2M Americans say LinkedIn got them their job.
As an infographic from MBA Online shows, the number of people who found jobs because of Facebook is more than the populations of New York City and Los Angeles combined. The number of people who reported getting jobs because of LinkedIn, on the other hand, comes out to a little more than the state of Michigan.
"The days of printing out a stack of résumés and handing them out at job fairs are definitely over," the infographic states. "Social media is the new 24/7 job fair, providing amazing ways to constantly stay on the radar of prospective employers, but many people still don't know how to utilize it."
[ See full infographic after the jump. ]
Just when you were getting used to Google's ubiquitous black navigation bar, Google has decided it's time for the "next stage" of their redesign, which means removing the black bar, pushing up the wide light-gray bar you already have and making your Docs, Calendar, etc. accessible from a rollover menu that appears when you mouse over the Google logo. The idea is that you'll have the same bar in exactly the same place as you navigate from Gmail to Docs to Reader to Maps.
The explanatory video says the black bar takes up precious space on your screen. Yeah, but that gray bar is even fatter, so why is that staying -- and not shrinking?
We first caught a glimpse of the new navigation bar in October, thanks to...