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NYC

SoundCloud Closed the Funding It Needs to Stay Alive

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

SoundCloud is the latest example of why nothing on the internet will last forever, and plenty of things won’t even last more than a few decades. The audio hosting company laid off forty percent of its staff last month, and has this week raised…

Music

SoundCloud Demonstrates the Need for Great Discoverability in Music Services

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

In the audio streaming business, one single factor stands above the others: Discoverability. SoundCloud’s recent high-profile stumbles have crystallized this problem. Granted, the realities of running a business are far more complex than one factor, and SoundCloud’s discoverablility problems didn’t literally make or break…

Tips & How To’s

Here’s How to Host Your Podcast Online in Five Minutes

By | Nov 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

So you want to start a podcast. You have thoughts, and they must be conveyed in audio form to everyone with a half hour to listen to something on the drive home from work. After all, it’s not like we have enough Westworld recap shows….

Business

5 Rising Tech Cities On The International Scene

By | Oct 14, 2016 at 9:15 am

There has never been a better time to work in the tech sector. With job openings appearing at an exponential rate and relatively high salaries even for entry-level positions, it’s not hard to understand the appeal of finding employment within the industry. Of course,…

Product Launch

Soundcloud Launches Spotify Competitor

By | Mar 30, 2016 at 3:45 pm

The music industry is once again bracing itself for a change as Soundcloud, a popular music streaming site, officially launches its subscription service. The music industry has been cranking out a plethora of subscription based services in order to capitalize on the listeners’ tendency…

News

NASA Turns to Crowdsourcing to Develop Robotic Arm

By | Feb 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm

NASA has been branching out in a variety of unusual ways during the past few years, including investing $485 million into an outsourced mobile app development consolidation project and partnering with Soundcloud to bring the sounds of space exploration into everyone’s living room. One…

Gear & Gadgets

5 Must-Have iPhone Apps

By | Sep 17, 2015 at 9:00 am

The world of iPhone apps is enormous and ever-changing – there are seemingly hundreds of competing apps vying for top positions in every conceivable area. They are so numerous that it is very easy to lose your way trying to navigate among them. That…

Apple

San Francisco

Did Apple Mortally Wound these 13 startups at WWDC?

By | Jun 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

If there’s one thing I know for certain, it’s that Apple is fond of fanfare. They love making huge announcements, and they rightly should – it’s always a good thing when a company is excited about the new platforms and updates they roll out….

Funding

Spotify Brings in Record $526M Funding Round

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm

In wake of Apple Music’s announcement, Spotify raised $526M in a series G round at $8.53 billion valuation. It almost seemed like I had already seen this story before, somewhere… The sizzle of meat hits the grill, two men sit across from each other in…

Education

NASA and 9 Accounts Entrepreneurs Should Follow on Soundcloud

By | Oct 25, 2014 at 10:00 pm

This week, NASA joined audio-sharing platform SoundCloud, attracting more than 25,000 followers with sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions. Classics like “Houston, We’ve Had a Problem,” and “Solar System & Beyond Sounds” are a must. For those who love to explore the myriad of…

iPhone

DC

An app that can potentially replace SoundCloud for music discovery launches in DC

By | Feb 12, 2014 at 5:41 pm

In today’s music startup news, DC-based Musx launched its music discovery app for iOS, which aims to make sharing music with your friends as simple as sharing a tweet. It can be downloaded now for free on the App Store. I’m really big on finding new music,…

Social Media

Go DJ, That’s My DJ: Plug.DJ Empowers Global Media Lovers

By | Jul 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm

For a DJ and flash developer of 15 years, Steven Sacks had dreams of bringing the world together on one digital platform. Plug.DJ introduces a new way to find and enjoy music and videos with friends from around the world. “I’m a huge fan…