Spotify just got hacked, but it got lucky this time. The company reported investigating a suspicious and unauthorized intrusion into the system and internal data, revealing that one and only one user was the target of the incident.
Spotify has something in store for its Android users which it is now unveiling today. The upcoming update will bring a fresh, slick new look to the mobile app as well as a new area in the menu called Your Music.
There is increasing evidence that Spotify is readying themselves for an IPO. A new report notes the streaming music service is lining up financial backing, which is usually a precursor to going public. Banks will underwrite a company’s IPO, and Spotify is said to be in discussions with several major financial houses.
Spotify has something special to offer US college students. Starting today, any verifiable student in the US will be able to get Spotify’s Premium service for $4.99/month. This sets the music service ahead of other streaming offerings for students, at least in regard to pricing.
Spotify has made an acquisition, snatching up Echo Nest for an undisclosed amount. The company powers recommendations and playlists for a wide variety of media firms, including Spotify competitors like iHeartRadio, Beats Music, and Rdio. They also have a hand in more mainstream content suggestions, though Spotify doesn’t hint any many changes taking place.
Spotify seems to be lining up an IPO, with a recent job opening hinting to an upcoming stock offering. In hiring an ‘External Reporting Specialist’, Spotify seems to be getting their ducks in a row for going public. The job description seems to tip their cap as well.
The one and only Led Zeppelin has been added to the extensive libraries of Spotify, allowing in a variety of albums over the next month. Starting today - December 11th, 2013, Led Zeppelin albums will begin to be ushered in with "Led Zeppelin" and "Led Zeppelin II", both from 1969. After that it's December 12th with the release of III and the untitled 4th album, these originally released in 1970 and 1971.
We saw the rumors suggesting Spotify was going to begin offering free and ad-supported mobile access this week. And well, coming by way of a small Spotify event this morning, that news has since been confirmed. Android users will now be able to stream Spotify for free on a tablet or smartphone.
In an attempt to adapt to the current trends of mobile Internet usage, Spotify is said to be on the verge of unveiling a free version of its music streaming service, with ads, of course. The details, however, might make the heads of users spin and might actually tarnish Spotify's reputation.
When your own playlists just aren't enough. That is exactly the situation for which Spotify's new recommendation system, called Browse, is designed to address. Whatever your mood, whatever the time, whatever your situation, Browse will have the right playlist for you.