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Spotify denies promoting ‘fake artists’

Music streaming service Spotify has denied that some of its playlists contain music tracks by “fake artists”. A music industry publication listed 50 artists it claimed were not real. They have racked up millions of streams by appearing on mood-based playlists such as Sleep and Ambient Chill, but many have …

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Facebook to start showing everyone ads in Messenger

Ads are coming to Facebook Messenger. After testing Messenger ads in Australia and Thailand, Facebook announced on Tuesday that any advertiser will be able to buy ads in the app, which boasts 1.2 billion users. The ads won’t be shown in conversations. They will instead exist in the main inbox …

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Tech firms unite for ‘net neutrality’ protest

A host of internet giants – from social networks to dating apps to porn sites – will join a protest Wednesday against plans to roll back rules protecting “net neutrality”. The sites will display a variety of messages, or simulate the potential effects of losing the basic principle of all …

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