Spotify reaches 60 million paid subscribers

STOCKHOLM – According to thelocal.se,  Spotify the Swedish music streaming company now has 60 million paying subscribers, expanding its lead in the fast-growing world of music streaming. Spotify which started in 2008 is currently available in 60 countries and continues to distance itself from its competitors. Other streaming services include Apple Music, Deezer, Jay-Z’s Tidal…

The Madison Square Garden Company Acquires Controlling Stake in Counter Logic Gaming

NEW YORK — The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE:MSG) and Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) today announced that MSG has acquired a controlling interest in CLG, a premier North American esports organization with leading teams and a passionate worldwide fan base. With this partnership, MSG significantly expands its presence in the fast-growing world of esports with…

Wisconsin Company To Become 1st U.S. Company To Microchip Employees!

WISCONSIN – A Wisconsin company will become the first U.S. company to provide employees implantable microchips. Three Square Market will offer the technology to all employees during a “chip party” on Aug. 1. The idea began in Sweden where students at Lund University volunteered to being chipped up before Epicenter followed suit. The program is…

European Ministers sign 5G declaration in Tallinn

ESTONIA – European ministers agreed in principle on making 5G a success for Europe during the informal meeting of the Ministers for Competitiveness and Telecommunications on 18 July in Tallinn, Estonia. “Everybody and everything will be using 5G networks to communicate in the future. And I am very glad that we managed to sign the…

Samsung Pay Announces Partnership to Allow Users to Pay via PayPal

KOREA – On Monday, Samsung Pay announced an expanded strategic partnership with PayPal Holdings, Inc., adding PayPal as a payment method within Samsung Pay wherever Samsung Pay is accepted – in-app, online and in-store. “At Samsung, we pride ourselves on our open model of partnership and collaboration, which helps us deliver the best experiences to…

Google claims victory in $1.3 Billion Tax Bill in French Court

FRANCE – Tech giant, Google has been cleared in a French court of its alleged 1.12 billion-euro ($1.3 billion) tax evaison claims that the search-engine giant abused loopholes to avoid paying its fair share. A judge ruled that Google didn’t illegally dodge French taxes by routing sales in the country out of Ireland, the Paris…

PayPal now available at Apple app store

CALIFORNIA – PayPal made a major announcement for its payment service on Wednesday. Users will now be able to use PayPal to make purchases in the iTunes App Store. .@PayPal Now Available in Apple iTunes, App Store, Apple Music & More https://t.co/zDsOlQlDQW — Bill Ready (@williamready) 11 juli 2017 The deal will help PayPal generate…

Stream Jay-Z New Album on Tidal: 4:44

NEW YORK – Hov is back with a brand new flow, as he returns with his 13th studio album: 4:44. JAY-Z has continued to conquer his reality in the music business as he inked a reported $200 million deal between his Tidal streaming service and Sprint along with a brand new deal with Live Nation….

Super Nintendo Classic set to hit stores on Sept. 29

JAPAN – Gamers beware! Nintendo made a major announcement on Monday – the Super Nintendo Classic Edition will hit stores on September 29. According to reports the mini version of the classic console will cost $80 and will come with two controllers and more than 20 built-in games — including ground-breaking games like Super Mario…