Apple is expanding its services business, adding a streaming platform, gaming subscription service, an expanded version of its news app and a credit card. The company unveiled a plethora of services overnight during an event at its headquarters. Commentators suggest the company is reaching out in other fields to try


The rivalry between Spotify and Apple has taken a legal turn. The audio streaming giant has filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission against Apple, claiming its App Store purposely limits choice and stifles innovation at the expense of the user experience. In a post, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek

Spotify is ramping up its podcasting division by acquiring Gimlet Media and Anchor. The company did not disclose how much it paid for each start-up, however Recode reported the Gimlet Media deal was around US$230 million. Gimlet is known for its independent podcasts such as Startup and Reply All, and

Netflix shares are down 14 per cent after the streaming service added fewer new subscribers than it had forecast. During the second quarter Netflix added 5.2 million new subscribers instead of the 6.2 million it had predicted. The company now has 130 million subscribers worldwide. Sign up to Which-50’s Digital

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Spotify Ad Studio has launched in Australia, providing the tools businesses need to create and manage audio campaigns in minutes in a simple step-by-step process, with flexible budget options for small and medium-sized businesses. Sign up to Which-50’s Digital Marketing Newsletter The product allows advertisers to quickly create an audio


YouTube is one of the many ways consumers can enjoy music without having to pay for it but the streaming giant argues it isn’t cannibalising more lucrative channels of music consumption. The argument goes: if YouTube didn’t exist streamers would access music for free elsewhere, and at least YouTube ads

Subscription services have replaced downloads in the US as the largest revenue source for the music industry. Apple Music hasn’t quite cannibalised iTunes yet, but the trend line is indisputable. The Recording Industry Association of America has just dropped figures for 2015, and the biggest profit centres for music companies

Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed Apple Music-the company’s streaming music service- has more than 15 million users, including 6.5 million customers in the paid tier. Apple Music went live on the 30th of June, so October is the first full month that Apple has started collecting payments from its first subscribers. Talking

Telstra is set to make a multi-million dollar bid for the NRL’s online streaming rights amid continued rumours Telstra is dropping its major sponsorship title, The Australian reported yesterday. The Nine Network surprised everyone when it sprang $925 million for the NRL rights for four years in a deal starting

Consumer demand for the streaming of World Cup games over the Internet has made this year’s event the most challenging for broadcast rights holder SBS, according to Matt Costain, the network’s Technical Director, Online and Emerging Platforms. In an event in Sydney this week to discuss the technical underpinning of