Mobile Minutes: Pandora to expand; Twitter’s Quality Filter; Disney throws a curveball; Facebook traffic to news sites
Pandora nears deals for on-demand streaming
Pandora Media Inc. is aiming to start expanding its internet-radio service as soon as next month, offering its hallmark free tier as well as two new monthly subscription options that will mark its foray into on-demand music streaming, said people familiar with the matter.
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Twitter rolls out quality filter feature for all users
Twitter has announced that it has begun rolling out what it calls a Quality Filter feature for all of its users. The new feature allows users to filter their notifications in order to only see mentions from people that they’re following.
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What’s behind Disney’s $1B investment in major league baseball’s digital arm
Disney is a conglomerate known for throwing big bucks at content powerhouses like Marvel and Lucasfilm, so its $1 billion investment in Major League Baseball’s BAMTech video unit last week was something of a curveball.
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Facebook traffic to US news sites has fallen by double digits, report says
A leading web analytics company says in a new report that traffic from Facebook to some of the top news publishers declined at double-digit rates in the second quarter of this year.
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