Android Pay could be launching soon! A new update to the Google Play Services app (version 8.1) contains evidence of support for the service.
The biggest cache of photos ever featuring the still-unannounced BlackBerry Venice is upon us. The device is pictured from the front, back, and top in hand.
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The Verge is reporting that Google will soon be introducing two pay-walled services for YouTube videos relating to music and premium content. Let’s examine.
Tidal, the music-streaming platform co-owned by Jay Z and a cohort of top-tier music stars, appears to have upset the wrong beast.
Apple reportedly warned the platform that it could face a multimillion dollar lawsuit because rapper Drake, an Apple Music artist, was set to appear at a charity event in New Orleans that was live-streamed on Tidal Friday night.
According to a Page Six report, once Apple learned of Drake’s scheduled appearance — in which he was to perform two songs — letters from Apple were “sent to Tidal warning that Drake cannot appear on the Tidal stream of the festival, either solo or part of a group, and if the warning was ignored, the liabilities could be up to $20 million.”
The publication says Tidal bristled at the threat, but agreed not to show Drake’s performance on the live stream. Business Insider viewed the live stream Friday night, and around 11 pm eastern time, Lil Wayne announced a guest artist — not by name, but with a brief musical introduction — and that’s when the stream abruptly stopped and this message appeared:
Less than 30 minutes later, the stream returned with fireworks and a big band performance on stage.
The “Lil Weezyana” event was meant to benefit kids affected by Hurricane Katrina — the 10th anniversary of which has been commemorated nationwide during the past week.
Drake apparently ditched Tidal days before it launched in March, joining Apple Music instead. Details of the artist’s deal with the tech giant are not clear, but Apple had been courting him ahead of launch.
Tidal has encountered a lot of bad press almost as soon as it launched, and has been struggling to gain footing in a crowded section of the streaming space. Madonna acknowledged the difficulty in an inteview with the Associated Press last month, saying “It’s just the beginning, so we’re working out a lot of kinks … we’re going to build something unique and amazing that’s going to attract a lot of people.”
Rumors of Tidal’s demise have been swirling anyway, though the platform appears to remain fully operational.
Business Insider has reached out to Apple and Tidal for comment. We’ll update this post when we hear back.
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Burning Man doesn’t even start until August 30th, but it’s already off to a rocky start.
The bugs have apparently since “dried up and blown away,” but in a new blog post from Saturday, festival organizers sarcastically warned that “Bugpocalypse was just a warm up to our possibly most menacing problem. The clowns are waiting with painted smiles to welcome you to Black Rock City.”
Burning Man’s official art theme this year is “Carnival of Mirrors,” hence the imminent scary clown costumes.
According to the blog post from the weekend, “This is not going to be a good year for clown fearing folks… prepare for Sad Clown Town.”
They wander around town even now, shapes in the darkness, ducking behind containers, appearing then disappearing at meetings. They’ve applied their make-up that is becoming caked with alkaline playa dust and is slowly fading each day. Prepare for Sad Clown Town. And beware Plug and Players, the clowns have your number. Locate, Tag, Track and Acculturate. Participate or clowns will eat you. My advice is to befriend a clown as soon as possible upon arrival. They are a hive mind and they can sense your intentions and fear.
…And don’t worry about the bugs. Clowns are far scarier.
At the heart of this disorienting maze, a final passage will reveal a courtyard that surrounds the Burning Man. Photo booths will here record the faces of participants, merging them into a swirling stream that will envelop the entire body of the Man. The brittle mirror and the occulting mask will melt away, and at this point there’ll be no gag, no swag, no souvenir of self; the show will be you.
Don’t forget your ticket of entry:
— Steven Smethurst (@funvill)
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