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Infographic: New Money in the Music Streaming Business

MoneyTips | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

Revenues from subscription streaming services for music in the U.S. accounted for 27% of music sales across all formats in 2014, surpassing CD sales for the first time.

Black Tech Genius: Elliott Breece on Taking His Talents to Google Play | Posted 09.04.2015 | Black Voices

The humble and dedicated Breece is still on a mission to create more software for music-lovers to enjoy, even after selling Songza to Google. Now as a product manager at Google Play, Breece is constantly keeping in tune with what users want to listen to and working on new ways to deliver content.

Damon Beres

Malware Disguised As Legit Game Targeted Up To 1 Million Android Users | Damon Beres | Posted 07.10.2015 | Technology

And that's why you always read the game reviews.

Classical Live: A Gift to New Music Fans

Nicholas Alexander Brown | Posted 07.05.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Alexander Brown

It's a great thing when major orchestras release new recordings of contemporary art music. It's an even better sign of the vibrancy of the classical music business for that to happen under the auspices of a new major international initiative that brings together commercial and non-profit entities.

Google Unit Is Sorry For Using Concentration Camps In Mobile Game

AP | Posted 07.02.2015 | Technology

A Google subsidiary has apologized for making Nazi concentration camps part of a mobile role-playing game.

HBO Now Coming To Google Play And Chromecast

Reuters | Todd Spangler | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology

LOS ANGELES ( - HBO Now, the premium cable programmer's standalone streaming service, will be available this summer in the Google Play sto...

Is Homophobia to Blame for Google Claiming That This App Is Sexually Explicit?

Jenny Block | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

The Curve Magazine Android app has been suspended again. Why? "Violation of the sexually explicit material provision of the Content Policy." That's what they say anyway. Except the app contains NO sexually explicit material.

Trooper Shines Much-Needed Spotlight on Iraq Vets and Uranium Poisoning

Joshua Kors | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Movies, said film critic Roger Ebert, are like an "empathy machine." Their mission: to help us understand a bit more about others' hopes, their fears, their dreams. Movies allow us to walk in others' shoes. They help us "identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us."

Today Is The Day You Finally Update Your Apps

Posted 02.19.2015 | Technology

The icon glares at you from your phone screen like a red badge of shame: “UPDATE YOUR APPS,” it warns. “You are a negligent phone owner....

Damon Beres

Google Pulls Sketchy Android Apps -- But Not Before Millions Downloaded Them | Damon Beres | Posted 02.05.2015 | Technology

Android users are being warned that three apps available in the Google Play store were found to contain malicious adware.

Europe Declares War on Google!

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.24.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Word leaked out on Friday in Brussels that The European Parliament is going to call for the break-up of Google. That must be a tough pill to swallow for Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

Google's Eric Schmidt: Robin Hood or the Big Bad Wolf?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.11.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Google has it all, which is way too much. Actually, it's downright frightening just how much. Do we want to live in a society where everything we do, 24/7, is monitored by corporations like Google?

How Much Privacy Are We Willing to Risk For Mobile Connectivity?

Sam Fiorella | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Sam Fiorella

More of us need to challenge social networks and app developers by reading permissions settings, terms of service, etc., and where we're not comfortable, we need to stand up and say no.

Google Pulls Game That Let You 'Bomb Gaza'

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2014 | Technology

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to "drop bom...

Google Gets Flak After 'Bomb Gaza' App Makes It Online

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

An extremely insensitive app has landed the Google Play store at the center of a controversy over what it allows developers to sell on its platform. ...

Australian Cable Empire Freaks Out On 'Game Of Thrones' Pirates

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.11.2014 | TV

All men must pay! Foxtel, Australia's sole provider of the HBO series "Game of Thrones," is furious with all the online piracy of the Season 4 prem...

When Cyber Security Really Means Personal Security

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

2013 brought that word into most American's daily conversations as a result of the devastating revelations by Edward Snowden.

App Engagement Is the New Discovery

Cezary Pietrzak | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology
Cezary Pietrzak

A week ago, mobile ad network Fiksu reported that Apple was running tests to incorporate star ratings in its App Store ranking algorithm. This sparked a healthy debate in mobile and tech circles about the potential implications of the decision, assuming it comes to fruition.

Apple Doesn't Want You To Break Your iPhone Like An Idiot

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology

Apple just rejected a new iPhone game that's generating a lot of buzz. But don't worry, it's probably in your best interest. The game, titled "Sen...

Google Launches Apple TV And Roku Killer

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.25.2013 | Technology

Google just made getting the Internet on your TV much easier and much cheaper. Google on Wednesday announced Chromecast, a $35 HDMI stick that stre...

Google Launches Spotify Killer

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology

The music streaming wars have officially begun. Google on Wednesday announced Google Play Music All Access, a streaming music service for smartphon...

Nook Adds Surprising New Feature

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 05.03.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- Barnes & Noble is teaming up with Google to vastly increase the number of apps available on its Nook HD tablets. The bookstore chain says...

How to Spot Android Malware and Keep Your Data Private

Alexandru Catalin Cosoi | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Alexandru Catalin Cosoi

There's nothing wrong with a little paranoia when it comes to keeping data on your smartphone safe. Thankfully, an award-winning mobile security software will keep you safe from unnecessary headaches.

Android App That Reshapes Users' Eyes Upsets Asian-Americans

Posted 12.29.2012 | Technology

An app that allows users to change their eye shape and add stereotypical "Asian" accessories is drawing fire from the Asian-American community for bei...

Jason Gilbert

Amazon vs. iBooks vs. Google Play vs. Barnes & Noble | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.18.2012 | Technology

When shopping for eBooks for your reader, tablet, or laptop, you have what can seem like an intimidating number of options. Google Play, Amazon, Barne...