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I love Apple Music and I’m willing to forgive its flaws | TheNextWeb

Reposted from http://ift.tt/1IAk8eK on September 01, 2015 at 01:11AM

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I love Apple Music, even though it has so many flaws that it can feel like condescending to the slightly-deaf, undeniably jerky owner of a brilliant record store as they school you on classic hip hop. Of course Apple Music loves Bob Dylan. Apple Music’s recommendations are killer, the playlists it serves up scratch the itch more often than not, Beats 1 goes from strength to strength, and the ability to add practically any album I think of to my library feels like magic. But its problems can be eye-wateringly dumb. For instance, after watching ‘Straight Outta Compton’ for the second time,…

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So kann man sich die Vorträge der “The Next Web Europe 2015” noch einmal ansehen:

Unter http://thenextweb.com/video/stream kann man sich schon das Replay des Livestreams anschauen. Noch nicht sauber geschnitten, immer alle Filme aus allen Räumen (wo Kameras standen), aber in sehr guter Qualität.

Auf der Seite (wo man sich mit Vornamen und Mail-Adresse anmelden muss) findet man oben links die 2015 Conference und dann muss man etwas suchen. Erst kommt der 2. Tag, dann der 1. in der Auflistung der Tage.

Hilfreich dabei ist das Schedule:
http://thenextweb.com/conference/europe/schedule/day-1

Wenn ihr SprecherInnen-Tipps braucht: melden.

When feedback becomes dangerous | TheNextWeb

Reposted from http://ift.tt/1gjJJ5f on August 07, 2015 at 08:40PM

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I’ve always been fascinated by the music industry. Not necessarily the labels, insane deals, and celebrity status, but more the process of how a new album or song is created and how we only ever really see the final product. It’s not uncommon to have an artist drop off the map for a year or two, then out of nowhere come out with a chart-topping album garnering multiple hits, copious amounts of radio play, and appearances galore. But the really interesting thing about this process is that we—as consumers of music—rarely ever see any iteration or minimum viable versions of…

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什麼是 Canvas Ad(帆布背景廣告)?


知名新聞媒體網站 TNW (The Next Web) 日前開發了新的廣告型態,讀者會發現某些頁面出現了賞心悅目的背景底圖,原來竟是藏在文章背後的全螢幕廣告。雖然在使用者經驗上仍不夠直覺,但打破以往商業化的呈現方式,展現前所未見的廣告樣貌,也許是可借鏡之舉。

[ 點我試試看 -> http://wis.tw/1MvmZwB ]

Canvas Ad(帆布背景廣告)介紹:

  1. 格式多元,包含圖片、影片
  2. 完美融入頁面,不易引起使用者反感
  3. 若不小心點選背景,會中斷使用者的閱覽經驗
  4. 點選「C」可快速返回文章頁面,再點選一次會跳回廣告
  5. 滑鼠往下滾動可返回文章頁面
  6. 使用者可點選 About -> Download 下載背景圖(影片不適用)
  7. 礙於呈現方式,產業較有所侷限,目前投入的廣告多半是設計相關產業
It’s easy to shrug at illegal downloading until you see great musicians being screwed over | TheNextWeb

Reposted from http://ift.tt/1JJiAjb on September 01, 2015 at 08:46AM

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The story of how I came to be friends with Andy Falkous is mundane. He asked on Twitter for recommendations for headphones he should buy and I chimed in. Boring, right? Only, the odd thing is that Falkous is one of my favorite songwriters, the scabrous brain behind both Mclusky and the even finer Future of the Left. In the world before Twitter, ending up exchanging correspondence with someone whose art you admire involved letters, fanzines and crossed fingers. Social media is the great leveller. It puts us in the same arena as both people we admire and hordes of…

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#wwsbeauty via @thenextweb “This thing is ridiculously light, so much so that I kept forgetting it was in my bag when I went out. You can throw it in a backpack and you’ll never know it’s there. It’s so light to forget it’s there that I’m worried I might accidentally throw it in the trash when mixed in with magazines on a table.” - Owen Williams about the new #MacBook // #TheNextWeb #wwstech

Spotify’s Music Map lets you listen to local tastes from around the world | TheNextWeb

Reposted from http://ift.tt/1M1ZzxG on July 13, 2015 at 02:32PM

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Spotify wants to give you a taste of the different kinds of music its users are listening to in different places, so it’s created a map to help do just that. It includes nearly 1,000 cities around the globe, which you can click on to be directed to a playlist of music distinctive to that particular region. According to Spotify, the playlists don’t necessarily list the most played music overall, but rather the tracks you’re less likely to hear elsewhere. Spotify says it analyzes approximately 20 billion plays for each playlist. The music is update bi-monthly, so be sure to…

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