Which College Football Playoff contenders looked the best this spring? College Football Survivor Show
COLLEGE FOOTBALL, USA -- Which of the best college football programs in the country looked like playoff contenders this spring and which didn’t? The College Football Survivor Show tried to answer those two questions throughout spring football, and now that college football has moved into the offseason, these podcasts can still guide you in the months ahead as we consider which teams to watch most closely when practice starts in August. There were four episodes on the best teams in the country as Doug Lesmerises talked with 18 experts around college football. If you haven’t had the chance to listen to them all yet, file these away and get to them on a quiet day sometime this month. Get subscribed so you don’t miss an episode of The College Football Survivor Show.mlive.com
'Reply All' podcast paused amid charges of toxic behavior
Former employees at Gimlet Media, the podcast’s publisher, charged that two people behind “Reply All” had exhibited behavior similar to what they were investigating at Bon Appetit. The editor of Bon Appetit, Adam Rapoport, resigned last year after an old photo of him and his wife dressed in stereotypical Puerto Rican costumes surfaced on social media. The “Reply All” series on Bon Appetit was reported over eight months. In the second episode of the podcast, Pinnamaneni confessed to regrets about her own past behavior and how she reacted to the union drive. Staffers want to tell what happened and the podcast is paused as they try to understand what went wrong, he said.
Podcast odd couple: Obama, Springsteen in Spotify series
Bruce Springsteen, left, appears with former President Barack Obama during their podcast of conversations recorded at Springsteen's home studio in New Jersey. The eight-episode series covers their upbringings, racism, fatherhood and even recall a White House singalong around a piano. (Rob DeMartin/Spotify via AP)NEW YORK – Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are teaming up for an eight-episode Spotify podcast series, swapping stories about their upbringings and even a White House singalong around a piano. The seemingly offbeat relationship between the former president and rock star began when Springsteen performed benefits for Obama during his presidential campaigns. Springsteen uses a few of those guitars during the course of the podcast.
Extremists exploit a loophole in social moderation: Podcasts
This combination of photos shows various podcasts, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole: Podcasts. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole for this material: Podcasts. Accounts that have been banned on social media for election misinformation, threatening or bullying, and breaking other rules also still live on as podcasts available on the tech giants’ platforms. “Podcasts filled with hatred and incitement to violence should not be treated any differently than any other content," Segal said.
Bad Bunny is Spotify's most-streamed artist of 2020
The Puerto Rican superstar is the music platform’s most-streamed artist of the year with 8.3 billion streams globally. With more than 3.3 billion streams, Bad Bunny’s sophomore solo album “YHLQMDLG” tops Spotify’s list of most-streamed albums globally. The album’s single, “Blinding Lights,” is Spotify’s most-streamed song of the year with 1.6 million streams globally. In the U.S., late rapper Juice WRLD was the most-streamed artist on Spotify. His album “Legends Never Die” was the platform’s most-streamed album in the U.S., while Ricch’s “The Box” was the country's most-streamed song.
Apple to cut app store fees as legal scrutiny intensifies
Both those companies have helped spur increasing scrutiny of Apple's app store practices among lawmakers and regulators in the U.S. and Europe. The app store commissions feed Apple's services division, which saw its revenue climb 16% to nearly $54 billion during the company's last fiscal year ending in September. That's because the small developers in line to qualify for the cut only contribute about 5% of Apple's app store revenue, based on SensorTower's estimates. “This latest move further demonstrates that their app store policies are arbitrary and capricious," Spotify said in a statement. “We’re launching this program to help small business owners write the next chapter of creativity and prosperity on the app store," Cook said in a statement.
Apple's smaller rivals unite to fight iPhone app store rules
The activism from smaller rivals adds to scrutiny the tech giants are facing from U.S. and European regulators and lawmakers. Apple is the group's main target, though Google's app store policies are also on its radar. Both companies this summer dropped the popular game Fortnite from their app stores after the game’s developer introduced a direct payment plan that bypasses their platforms. In addition to the app stores, Big Tech is facing fresh scrutiny from antitrust regulators. Lawmakers and consumer advocates accuse Google of abusing its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and boost its profits.
This Disney playlist will take any day and make it practically perfect
Disney tunes have a way of getting us out of the rut we’re in and putting a smile on our face. Each music provider has a Disney playlist filled with hundreds of songs from every Disney film known to man. Having the right playlist is an important task -- and choosing the right playlist shouldn’t be taken lightly. Everyone should have a Disney playlist saved, ready to be played at any moment. The playlist is a melting pot of classic Disney hits, Disney covers and songs you can hear when visiting a Disney theme park.
You can now add podcasts to your Spotify playlists
DETROIT Spotify rolled out a feature this week that allows listeners to add podcasts to their playlists. Now, they can add podcasts to their own playlists or combine them with music. Podcasts can only be added to playlists on the app. Desktop users can listen to playlists that already have podcasts on them, but they can't make such playlists on the computer. Earlier this year, the streaming service combined music and news when it unveiled the personalized "Your Daily Drive."
You can now add podcasts to your Spotify playlists
Mario Tama/Getty ImagesDETROIT - Spotify rolled out a feature this week that allows listeners to add podcasts to their playlists. Previously, users could only make playlists with music. Now, they can add podcasts to their own playlists or combine them with music. Podcasts can only be added to playlists on the app. Desktop users can listen to playlists that already have podcasts on them, but they can't make such playlists on the computer.
Listen to curated playlists by Ann Arbor's University Music Society on Spotify, Apple Music
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Michigans University Musical Society in Ann Arbor has announced the creation of UMSPresents playlists on Apple Music and Spotify. These curated playlists will be previews of 2019-2020 UMS season concerts and created by UMS guests. Playlists can be found here on Spotify and here on Apple Music. An Ann Arbor musical institution, the University Musical Society regularly brings special guests to perform in the downtown area. Read: Jazz force Snarky Puppy to perform at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor Sept. 8All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
Spotify launches 'lite' version of its app
Spotify is launching a new, slimmed-down version of its app as it works to win more users in developing countries. (CNN) - Spotify is launching a new, slimmed-down version of its app as it works to win more users in developing countries. The world's biggest music streaming platform on Tuesday launched "Spotify Lite" on smartphones running Google's Android operating system across Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Spotify Lite will initially be available in 36 countries including Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and India, where Spotify made its debut earlier this year. Asked about the company's growth projections, she declined to share how many users Spotify hoped to acquire with the new offering.
Spotify will no longer let artists upload their own music
Getty ImagesAfter a brief experiment, Spotify will no longer let artists upload their music directly to its platform. On Monday, Spotify announced it was ending a beta program that allowed artists to upload their work directly onto the streaming platform. For artists signed to a label, getting music onto Spotify is taken care of, but independent artists have to distribute their music themselves. Uploading was free to artists who were granted access to Spotify for Artists without any fees or commissions. The beta program was initially open to select artists by invitation only but had expanded to include more since September.