Sprint talking with Jay Z’s Tidal streaming music service

Some reports Thursday suggested that Sprint and its parent company SoftBank. had already invested in TIDAL, which hopes to compete with Spotify, Pandora and a new expected streaming service from Apple. But the company issued a statement that it is in discussions with Tidal about “how to best to make the service available to its customers.” Sprint has not made an investment in Tidal, the statement continued, but “we are working together in partnership for the vision of the common cause of reestablishing the value of music, it is NOT a financial investment or exclusive partnership.” Similarly, Softbank Corp. has not purchased a stake in Tidal, the company said. – Mike Snider, USA TODAY