Worldwide. Always On. One hundred countries. Listen to Beats 1 for more than a few songs and without fail someone will get on a mic to remind you the global reach of Apple Music's tentpole radio station. But while the ambition is there, does Beats 1 translate globally? Turns out, The Verge is also worldwide and always on. So we tasked some of our writers both in the US and internationally — specifically London, Tokyo, and Paris — to listen to the first 24 hours of Beats 1 radio.
Though there are a number of ways to listen to music online, you might consider starting with a new, empty playlist you can use to accumulate your offline tracks.
Alex Fishman, a former software engineer for Apple and an investment strategist for Goldman Sachs, wondered whether it would be possible to use big data to sort out the dizzying, often intimidating world of wine. In 2012, he founded Delectable, which has become one of the leading apps for identifying and sharing information on what you drink, used both by amateurs and some of the most influential voices in wine, including critics like the writer Jay McInerney and musicians-turned-wine bar owners like James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. This week, the San Francisco-based company is releasing statistics showing how drinking patterns among its users are changing, based on more than 1 million unique submissions since the first quarter of 2013.
Focus on habits, not goals
Learning alone is painful
- Build things.
As I take the commuter train, I look at everyone on their smartphones. I imagine there are others also scrolling through pictures of their families, just as I am with photos of Iain. I see a message from a lady, a new friend, whose husband also died of a brain tumour a few days before Iain – we’ve never met but have shared such a similarly traumatic story that we’re linked to each other now. As I go to reply, I’m aware that we’d never have connected if this had been 1915, not 2015.
programming tip: when you encounter mixed tabs and spaces, hide swear words in there for the next maintainer to find pic.twitter.com/1xAPBWXLTu— codl (@codl) June 30, 2015
Apple appears to be planning to enable its Apple Pay iPhone mobile payments service in the United Kingdom on July 14th, according to sources at multiple retailers. Apple has informed some Apple Retail employees in the U.K. that Apple Pay support will go live on that Tuesday, while an internal memos for supermarket Waitrose plus an additional retail partner indicate the same date.
They don't have elevator music at NPR, they just play NPR.— Alex Duner (@asduner) July 5, 2015
Who wants their babies kissed or their yard signs autographed anymore? This is the Selfie Election. And if you are running for president, you have no choice but to submit.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. pic.twitter.com/DjCSBaW44t— Gautam Trivedi (@Gotham3) July 3, 2015
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