Neil Young posted on Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday to announce that “Streaming has ended for me.” Unlike Taylor Swift, Young is blaming poor audio quality rather than low royalty payouts. Young said on Facebook, “I don’t need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution. I don’t feel right allowing this to be sold to my fans. It’s bad for my music.”
Blue Apron, the New York-based startup that delivers recipes and fresh ingredients for home-cooked meals on a weekly basis, announced on Wednesday that it has launched its first mobile app for iOS. Whether they’re a Blue Apron member or not, users have the ability to browse through Blue Apron’s seasonal recipes with integrated how-to videos, cooking tips, and information about their specialty ingredients.
Yik Yak, the anonymous social app that lets college students post text-based posts, has announced that users will now be able to share photos on the service. The startup wrote in a blog post, “Sure, you could describe that amazing eggs Benedict your mom just made for breakfast (let’s be real, sometimes being home for summer has its perks), but it’s often more tantalizing to share a drool-inducing photo of it, too.”
Earlier this week, California regulators ordered Uber to pay a $7.3 million dollar fine or shut down the ride service in its home state. Back in September 2013, The California Public Utilities Commission asked Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar for some information. The CPUC asked Uber to give data on: how often customers requested access to vehicles, the cost of trips, the percentage of ride requests fulfilled, and the cause of accidents when the company’s’ drivers were involved. So far, Uber has failed to deliver.
It was just earlier this year that HBO Now was announced for Apple Devices, and the company promised to bring it to Android devices this summer. If you own an Android phone or tablet, you can now access HBO’s standalone streaming service from the App Store or Google Play Store. HBO’s standalone streaming service gives users access to hit shows like True Detective, Game of Thrones, and Silicon Valley. HBO is allowing new customers to try out the service for free for the first thirty days. Users can then cancel or continue their subscription at $14.99/month.