It’s Hump Day. Better still, it’s Hump Day before the start of a holiday weekend in the U.S. Here are the latest happenings in the world of technology.
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Future of Apple Music is on exclusive content
Here’s a little secret about music streaming in 2016: It’s everywhere, not just on Spotify and Apple Music. Finally recognizing this, Apple Music executives are turning to exclusive content to grow the service, according to Rolling Stone.
According to the report, Apple is looking to MTV in the 1980s and 1990s as a model going forward. As Apple Music’s Larry Jackson notes:
“MTV in its Eighties and Nineties heyday. You always felt that Michael Jackson or Britney Spears lived there. How do you emotionally conjure up that feeling for people?”
At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this month, Apple’s Eddy Cue explained that there are now 15 million paying Apple Music subscribers. Spotify, the music streaming leader, has 30 million.
Evernote just upset a lot of customers
It’s going to cost you a lot more to use Evernote in the coming months. In an email to customers, the company explained that free Evernote Basic accounts will now be limited to two devices. In other words, you can’t have Evernote installed on your computer, iPhone, and iPad at the same time.
Evernote Plus and Evernote Premium accounts will continue to offer unlimited connections. Unfortunately, the price to do so has increased. Evernote Plus subscriptions are now $3.99/month or $34.99/year, and Evernote Premium subscriptions are $7.99/month or $69.99/year. These were $2.99/$4.99 per month, respectively.
These are significant increases for the monthly plans. Evernote Plus users are now being asked to pay 33.4 percent more, while Evernote Premium customers will see prices skyrocket over 60 percent.
It looks like Google will soon be offering an Internet speed test from the company’s search page. The tool was uncovered by Dr. Pete Meyers, a marketing scientist at Moz, according to Engadget.
For now, the tool is only available to a limited number of users.
Looks like Google is testing their own internet speed test (query = “check internet speed”) – not seeing it live — pic.twitter.com/wjsPIlEbFv
— Dr. Pete Meyers (@dr_pete) June 27, 2016
Another day, another terrorist attack, this time in Turkey.
Other topics trending on Twitter on this Wednesday:
Today, June 29 is both International Mud Day and Waffle Iron Day.
Lincoln Initiative’s Reboot Conference begins in San Francisco, California.
Rewind: On this day in 1613, William Shakespeare’s famed Globe Theater in London burned down. A modern reproduction was built near the original site in 1997.
Have a few more minutes? Check out these other stories making news:
- Amazon will start subsidizing Android phones with ‘special offer’ ads on the lock screens, The Verge
- ‘System Shock‘ Remake Now Up On Kickstarter, Targets To Raise $900,000, Tech Times
- Apple’s Problems Are Worse Than You Think, Forbes
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