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Day: November 14, 2017

  • People use Skype for lots of different things: chatting with friends and family, of course, but also giving music lessons, tutoring, consulting, and a whole lot more. We’re thrilled to announce that very soon these business owners and instructors are going to see some big changes with the way they use Skype. The Skype Professional Account desktop client, soon to be released in preview in the U.S., adds powerful new features to Skype to make doing your online business a whole lot easier. In addition to meeting with your clients as you have been on Skype, you can also book those meetings, accept payments, and keep notes—all in one place. If you’re a language or music teacher who works online—or a personal trainer, or a chess instructor, or any one of hundreds of other remote service providers—you’re probably using a combination of different platforms to organize and give sessions across Skype. You might use email to arrange a Skype call, calendar software to manage your Skype meeting schedule, and a third-party provider to coordinate and accept online payments. And you might be paying a pretty penny for some of these services. Skype I think this was a much-needed platform for freelancers.
  • Spotify, the $16 billion digital music “startup” that is hotly tipped for an IPO, continues to lay the groundwork to diversify its platform beyond basic streaming. In the latest development, the company is going to start selling beauty products. Yes, you read that right, you can now buy makeup on Spotify. The new service is the latest expansion of Spotify’s partnership with Merchbar, which Spotify started working with last year to sell artists’ merchandise on their profile pages. Working with popular make up artist Pat McGrath and musician Maggie Lindemann, Merchbar is now moving into areas adjacent to direct merchandise, so that fans can ‘shop the look’ of a particular artist, a large theme for how products are sold on other social media sites like Instagram. TechCrunch Spotify going to be the Netflix of music.
  • November 14, 2017

    Spotify vs Spotify Premium

    Spotify is one of the most globally recognized music streaming services, and every year thousands of new users sign up to the services. One of the biggest debates that is in circulation about Spotify is whether we should all pay for Premium, or whether the free Spotify programme is good enough. What is the difference between Spotify and Spotify Premium? Here we are going to explain how they compare in quality, price and any features they may have. Although Spotify and Spotify Premium are the main packages on offer to users, there are also other small packages such as the student and family bundles. Price: Spotify Free, as the name would suggest, comes without a price tag, which is really appealing for all of the frugal users. If you want to subscribe to Spotify Premium, you will have to have to pay a monthly fee of £9.99. This may not seem like a lot, but over the span of a year, it costs £119.88. The question is, is Spotify Premium worth the extra money? Features: Spotify Free is available to the public with a small price to pay, after every few songs, you have to listen to advertisements. As with anything, nothing is completely free and this service is completely supported by advertisements, this works in the same way as on television. The application sells advertisement slots to the highest bidder, and as this is such a widely used service, they can charge the premium price to businesses. You can interface with this programme on a desktop, mobile or tablet, but the mobile device only lets you listen on shuffle mode, or on pre-made playlists. As well as this, the users are not allowed to browse through songs or click backward through the selection, which can be quite frustrating for...