La difficile transformation des «sales gosses» du Web en hommes d’affaires (Le Figaro)

Kim Dotcom, ancien directeur de Megaupload, au lancement de son nouveau service Mega en janvier 2013. Crédits photo : Richard Robinson/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Nombreux sont ceux qui veulent passer de l’Internet de l’ombre à celui de Wall Street. Un parcours semé d’embûches durant lequel beaucoup…

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Spotify Aims to Curb Music Piracy With Entrance Into Brazil Market (Latin Post)

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 11: A Spotify employee walks out of a news conference where Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announced that the online streaming music service will expand to 20 new markets around the world and that it has worked out a deal with Led Zeppelin, which had so far refused to license its catalog for streaming on the service on December 11, 2013 in New York City. The new markets will include a number of countries in Europe and South and Central America and the music service will now allow free streaming to mobile devices. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Piracy in the music industry became a problem with the growth in popularity of the Internet, but one company has been successful in… [Read more on Latin Post]

Spotify vs Beats Music: From Price, Headphones To Exclusive Content (Pop Herald)

Spotify introduces a new business model last year to compete with Beats Music, one of which is “shuffle play” on mobile allowing users to get access to Spotify’s library for free while on the go — but with some limitations.

It’s no secret that Beats Electronics is one of the top companies to watch. Following the $3 Billion acquisition announcement from Apple, many are wondering how and what are the advantages… [Read more on Pop Herald]

Beats Music is using big exclusives to battle Spotify, starting with new Jay-Z remix ‘Jungle’ (The Verge)

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The soon-to-be Apple owned service is punching way above its weight class

Two weeks ago Beats Electronics dropped a World Cup commercial featuring some of the biggest athletes on earth. It was a rollicking display of star power, and seemed at several points to make sly reference to the company’s recent union with Apple. The spot has… [Read more on The Verge]