Wednesday, September 26, 2018
SiriusXM, which previously invested $480 million in the music streaming service, is now acquiring it outright in an all-stock deal worth $3.5 billion. The satellite radio company says it intends to maintain the Pandora service and brand.
On-demand audio continues to shake up the radio business as SiriusXM said it reached a deal.
Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are out. Now the question is what happens to the business they started, and what that will mean for its owner, Facebook.
"One of the key hallmarks of Instagram has been its independence and uniqueness from Facebook. The founders closely guarded that," said Debra Aho Williamson, principal analyst at eMarketer.
Facebook Video Views Grows
Bloomberg reported that Systrom and Krieger are departing because of tensions with CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the direction of Instagram. According to Bloomberg's sources, Instagram could become more integrated with Facebook now that the co-founders are leaving.
With Systrom and Krieger gone, Williamson says it could be more challenging for Instagram to maintain that independence, especially if Zuckerberg installs his own executives to lead Instagram now.
Instagram Releases New Video Photo Sharing Service
That doesn't have to be a bad thing, even for users who prefer Instagram to Facebook. There are some popular features on Facebook that Instagram may be able to adapt. In fact, it's already done this by adding tools like messaging, the ability to mute users and indications showing whether someone is online. It also allows users to post Instagram photos to Facebook, and prompts users to add their Facebook friends on Instagram.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Big Flip Papi feat. Jaz-O "From Tha' Bottom" Off Big Flip Papi aka RNR upcoming street album "From Tha' Can 2 Tha' Land". Album features French Montana, Nipsey Hussle, Cory Gunz, Jaz-O, Uncle Murda, Kool G Rap, & Melissa J. Songs below Out Now on all Digital & Streaming platforms: "Back It Out, Dump It", "Meet Me On Top", "Pour My Heart Out" & "Racks On Racks" Stay tune to one of NYC hardest working artist, the album Intro song (52 Scars) video dropping on Monday. #ItsTheCultBitch #HardtimesRecords
#1Gunna feat. Innocent? “Stand Your Ground” Produced By: Kool DJ Daze #1Gunna has a few singles that's sure to shake the ground hip hop stands on. "Stand Ur Ground" feat. one of underground's elites, Innocent? , produced by DJ Daze, is the first single release of 2018. This is hiphop at it's best. Stay tuned for more from #1GUNNA! Real Hip Hop is Alive!