Streaming Showdown: Apple Music vs. Spotify vs. Pandora vs. Rdio

I’m still a die hard spotify fan!


Back in 2001, Apple’s iPod “1000 songs in your pocket” ad campaign changed how the world thought about music. And over the 14 years that have passed since, high speed Internet and wireless data changed it again. These days, we have closer to zero songs in their pocket, because music streaming services let us listen to whatever we want on-demand from the cloud. But each streaming service hits its own set of high notes and low notes.

Here’s a comparison of the most popular subscription music services going:

Apple Music

When Apple’s new streaming music service launches on June 30, it could have a huge leg up on the competition because it will come pre-installed on millions of iPhones running the soon-to-be-released iOS 8.4 operating system. A medley of the former Beats Music paid subscription service and iTunes Radio, Apple’s free streaming offering, the $9.99-per-month Apple Music boasts more than…

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Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets selling for record $8,800 April 02

Tickets to see Floyd Mayweather fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2 are selling for knockout record prices.
The median price is currently $8,805 for tickets sold on the resale market, according to price tracker SeatGeek. That’s the highest median price for any sporting event in U.S. history.
The cheapest floor seat is currently listed for $28,080.

Garcia, Emanuel look to sway undecided voters this weekend


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CHICAGO — Mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia hit the campaign trail Saturday, speaking at Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters.

“People are ready to take their neighborhoods back, not a corporate agenda that only works for the rich and powerful, and embracing an agenda that says we are each other’s future,” Garcia said.

This week, some criticized Garcia for not releasing a specific financial plan for the city if he wins the mayor’s race — instead promising to appoint a budget committee the day after the election.

“There won’t be any more financial gimmicks; there will be open government and accountability,” said Garcia.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel spent the early afternoon at the Harold Washington Cultural Center talking about the city’s full day kindergarten program — and free city college education for Chicago students earning a B average.

“You’ve got to be able to take the heat in the kitchen…

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1 Word That Immediately Kills Your Credibility


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I have watched more salespeople and companies pitch their ideas over the years than I care to count. And during thousands of interviews with consumers about how they use different products and services and respond to marketing messages, I have honed the craft of ferreting out telltale signs of lies and omissions.

From that experience, I am going to let you in on a little secret about a word you should stop using immediately.

It is “actually.”

For the experienced listener, “actually” is a dead giveaway of an area that at the least needs to be further investigated, and may point at a deception.

Let me explain. When you use the word “actually” properly, you are comparing two thoughts and providing clarification.

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