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The Spotify effect: Why every company is now a data company

The Spotify effect: Why every company is now a data company | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

After landing a $200 million credit line and acquiring music data platform The Echo Nest, Spotify is widely expected to announce its IPO in coming months. Spotify is a unique spin on the same fundamental formula that generated value for Netflix, Amazon, Groupon, Pandora and LinkedIn before it.


So what exactly is this magic formula? It’s simple, really: When a company uses data to personalize its inventory, it creates a better UX. This UX in turn draws in millions of users and investment dollars.

What’s the lesson startups can derive here?


Value today is less about big sales and more about how many users a company continually engages using data.

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Amazon Expands Its Android Appstore To Nearly 200 Countries; It's All About Scale

Amazon Expands Its Android Appstore To Nearly 200 Countries; It's All About Scale | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Amazon today took a big step forward in its strategy to take its app distribution business — and its Kindle Fire hardware business — global: it announced that its Android-based Appstore will expand to cover “nearly 200″ countries, including adding...
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The Ultimate List of Music APIs

The Ultimate List of Music APIs | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
I’ve started to build the ultimate list of music APIs. My goal for the list is for it to be a one-stop spot to find the best music apis. Currently 65 APIs are listed across 10 categories.
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