John Paul Titlow

John Paul Titlow is a writer at Fast Company focused on music and technology, among other things. Find me here: Twitter: @johnpaul Instagram: @feralcatcolonist
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Now Rihanna (and everyone else) can use goofy face filters on Instagram Live

The slow Snapchat-ification of Instagram continues today with the launch of face filters for Instagram Live. Just like Instagram’s Snapchat-inspired Stories feature, its live-streaming tool now lets users don silly faces and other graphical disguises while they’re broadcasting to their followers. Instagram Live, which debuted last November as an add-on to Instagram Stories, is a … Continue reading “Now Rihanna (and everyone else) can use goofy face filters on Instagram Live”

Now Rihanna (and everyone else) can use goofy face filters on Instagram Live
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Apple just one-upped Spotify with native music streaming on its next smartwatch

Apple Music just gave its listeners another small perk over other music services. As it unveiled the Series 3 version of the Apple Watch today, Apple also showed off a new feature for music subscribers: The smartwatch now streams songs from Apple Music natively, without the need to connect to an iPhone. The native watch … Continue reading “Apple just one-upped Spotify with native music streaming on its next smartwatch”

Apple just one-upped Spotify with native music streaming on its next smartwatch
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Spotify and Hulu bundle together for one dirt-cheap music and TV streaming plan

If Spotify’s latest move is any indication, you should expect to see more media streaming services bundled together. The music subscription market leader just announced a partnership with Hulu wherein eligible college students can get Spotify Premium and Hulu’s TV and movie library for a mere $5 per month. This combo of all-you-can-stream entertainment would … Continue reading “Spotify and Hulu bundle together for one dirt-cheap music and TV streaming plan”

Spotify and Hulu bundle together for one dirt-cheap music and TV streaming plan
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Bruce Springsteen on Broadway tickets are already going for thousands, despite Ticketmaster’s anti-scalping tech

If Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program is supposed to thwart scalpers, you wouldn’t know it from looking at StubHub or Craigslist today. Tickets to Bruce Springsteen’s stint on Broadway are going for a few thousand dollars a pop–some have reported prices as high as $9,000–despite Ticketmaster’s anti-scalping program. After tickets (quite predictably) sold out within minutes, they … Continue reading “Bruce Springsteen on Broadway tickets are already going for thousands, despite Ticketmaster’s anti-scalping tech”

Bruce Springsteen on Broadway tickets are already going for thousands, despite Ticketmaster’s anti-scalping tech
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This crowdfunded camera is like an offline version of Instagram

Who says your next digital detox means you can’t snap a picture of that latte? If Lomography has its way you’ll leave the phone in your bag and use its new Lomo’Instant Square film camera to capture the moments that would otherwise go tragically undocumented. The Lomo’Instant Square, a smaller version of the Lomo’Instant that even … Continue reading “This crowdfunded camera is like an offline version of Instagram”

This crowdfunded camera is like an offline version of Instagram
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Spotify going public is one step closer to reality with Warner Music licensing deal

Spotify just signed a long-term licensing deal with Warner Music Group that helps pave the way for the music streamer to go public. Warner was the last major label to re-sign with Spotify, after Universal and Sony (along with indie label group Merlin) inked new deals with the company earlier this year. Good news for … Continue reading “Spotify going public is one step closer to reality with Warner Music licensing deal”

Spotify going public is one step closer to reality with Warner Music licensing deal
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