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Spotify signs the Obamas and continues its podcast investments
Spotify has recently entered the podcast world and offers podcasts on its platform. But just like everywhere in the streaming world, it is the content that determines if the offering becomes successful. Spotify has therefore acquired several podcast production companies to offer their content exclusively.
Now, Spotify has signed a deal with Michelle and Barack Obamas production company Higher Grounds. Spotify will stream their content exclusively and both Obamas will appear in the shows.
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Michael Bloomberg stopping coal
“We’re in a race against time with climate change, and yet there is virtually no hope of bold federal action on this issue for at least another two years,” Bloomberg said in a statement.
He (the financial services billionaire) is now promising to spend $500 million in lobbying with the aim to close every single coal-fired power plant in the US. Very impressive move, let’s hope he gets full traction!
Amazon going telco?
There’s a report that Amazon might want to buy Sprint’s Boost Mobile business and any available wireless spectrums, and thereby become an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator). An expert also added that network capacity and control might be interesting for Amazons future plans of drone delivery and driverless delivery cars, but he added;
“the idea that one would want to operate their own proprietary network for such purposes is economically insane.”
Very interesting to follow! Might they want to added wireless services to their Prime subscriptions?