Tag Archives: San Francisco

Spotify and Uber team up for in-car streaming music

Customers of smartphone taxi app Uber will soon be able to stream music from Spotify during rides, after the two companies announced a partnership. […] “Uber users who link their Spotify account to their Uber account can basically push a button and get a ride, and get into the car, and in the car their Spotify music, their Spotify station is playing,” said Travis Kalanick, Uber’s chief executive, during a conference call with journalists to announced the partnership. […] Initially, the feature will be available in 10 cities: London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney and Toronto, although Kalanick stressed that the new feature will be optional for drivers. – Stuart Dredge,The Guardian 
(Full Story: http://ift.tt/1H9Fvq5 )

CBS Warns That It Might Go Dark On Dish Network

CBS introduced a web site today warning Dish Network customers that when its carriage deal expires this month the No. 2 satellite company “may drop” the network-owned stations in 14 cities including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Detroit. […] The site urges customers to complain directly to Dish, and on social media, and offers information to help them switch providers. […] [Charlie Ergen,Dish] told analysts last week that CBS’s recent decision to stream its stations’ programming […] for $5.99 a month via CBS All Access “makes that product less interesting” for pay TV distributors. But he praised CBS’ high ratings and “marvelous job with content creation. I think they’re the best at that, have been the best at that and certainly are a valued partner, so I would certainly think that they’ll — that you’ll see them on Dish.” – David Lieberman,Deadline Hollywood 
(Full Story: http://dlvr.it/7WsGgF )

Five Ballet Companies Join for Live Streaming ‘World Ballet Day’

In an unprecedented bout of internationalism, five of the world’s major ballet companies will participate in a 20-hour-long live streaming event that will give ballet fans worldwide an intensive behind-the-scenes look at company classes, rehearsals and coaching. The event, called “World Ballet Day,” will take place on Oct. 1, and features The Australian Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, The Royal Ballet and The San Francisco Ballet in successive four-hour slots, beginning at 12 p.m. local time in Melbourne, and moving across continents and time zones to Moscow, London, Toronto and San Francisco. The live stream will be available on YouTube and on each ballet company’s website. – Roslyn Sulcas,The New York Times
(Full Story: http://ift.tt/1CTpgva )