Spotify revenues surge 80% to more than £1.3bn

Music streaming service nevertheless recorded widening losses in 2015 due to heavy investment and fiercer competition Revenues for Spotify, the world’s biggest music streaming service, surged 80% last year to nearly €2bn £1.5bn, but losses widened as it invested heavily Read More

Slice of the action: smartphone game Fruit Ninja to be made into film

Halfbrick Studios, the makers of the billion-selling fruit-slicing game, have announced plans to convert it into a live-action family comedy Mobile phone game Fruit Ninja is to follow The Angry Birds Movie into cinemas, in a move sparked by the Read More

Coming to a screen near you… the 20 best new social apps

There are plenty of great social apps jostling to be the next smartphone hit. Here are some of the contenders The most popular social apps – Facebook and WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram, as well as Twitter and Snapchat – have Read More

Black cabs blame Uber for rise in attacks on London’s taxi drivers

Scotland Yard figures reveal scale of violence on capital’s roads and prompt fresh spat between rivals A surge has been recorded in violent crimes against London taxi drivers, prompting a fresh spat between Uber and black cabs over who is Read More

The Ghostbusters trashing is just another internet tantrum against change | Laurie Penny

Organised troll-reviewing of the remake’s trailer is inevitable, but it won’t stop the thrilling transformation in pop culture that is finally taking place We live in a post-mainstream culture. As the way we consume books, movies and television changes, artists Read More