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SoundCloud is saved with a new round of money

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No problem.Image: NOAM GALAI/GETTY IMAGES We almost lost another great one. SoundCloud, an online network for sharing and enjoying music, had been crashing. The website was unable to pull in enough money to meet its costs. Last month, the company was forced to lay off 173 employees, which was about 40 percent of its workforce. The move caused an uproar, online. SoundCloud’s future appeared in serious doubt. Chance the Rapper, one of many artists who frequently uses the platform to share his work, tweeted that he was on the case. Just had a very fruitful call with Alex Ljung. @SoundCloud […]

If your Apple earphones always fall out, this is for you

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Image: Creative commons / othree Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Last year, Apple put out an iPhone without a headphone jack the first volley in its ongoing War on Apertures and, suffice to say, it was not the brands most popular decision. But, life goes on, and whether you own AirPods (the newer, wireless earphones) or remain a proud, EarPod-wearing member of the resistance, they generally sound and look pretty good. There are, however, a couple issues with Apple’s in-ear headphones: they arent always comfortable and they have […]

Ed Sheeran is taking on ticket scalpers to save his fans money

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Good guy Ed SheeranImage: Getty Images Ed Sheeran may have found a way to redeem himself for his dud of a cameo in this week’s Game of Thrones. The singer has cancelled 10,000 of the tickets to his forthcoming London shows next June to prevent ticket resale sites from turning them around at massively inflated prices. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran’s ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo made me extremely angry Third-party dealers had reportedly been selling the affected tickets at prices of as much as eight times the face value, which was between 49 ($64) and 88 ($115). One pair of seats […]

Spotify may be testing out a new driving mode, according to some Reddit users

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If these features are definite, they could make driving while listening to Spotify easier.Image: Franck Robichon/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Spotify may be testing out driving features that could make listening on the road a whole lot easier, according to some Reddit users. But the company told Mashable it has “no news to share.” People were reporting that they’ve been given access to features on the Android app, such as bigger buttons, and a voice that tells listeners the name of the song they’re listening to, as well as the artists. By and large, Reddit users seem unimpressed with the new features. SEE ALSO: […]

Katy Perry just hit a Twitter milestone she really doesn’t deserve

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Image: twitter screenshots Friday we witnessed history, according to Twitter. Katy Perry, whose new album is titled “Witness,” is the first person to reach 100 million followers on Twitter. SEE ALSO: Why am I watching a livestream of Katy Perry and Jesse Tyler Ferguson doing yoga? In honor of this major milestone, Katy Perry got a special emoji for the hashtag #LoveKaty and a minute-long celebratory video. But the big issue: Katy Perry doesn’t REALLY have 100 million followers because Katy Perry’s account is plagued by a common problem on Twitter bots. There are many third-party platforms for analyzing the […]