|As a School Shooting’s First Anniversary Nears, Newtown Asks for Privacy
Dec 09, 2013
JOSEPH BERGER, NY Times
NEWTOWN, Conn. — The people here are adamant: They do not want a return to their streets of the antenna-topped vans from an international array of news media, and reporters holding microphones to their faces.
So intent is the town on suppressing attention that officials are urging businesses, churches and institutions to not let TV vans use their parking lots. The police will also be on the lookout for any such vans parked along the winding roads outside of town.
The town will not mark the anniversary of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, which occurred on Dec. 14, 2012, with a public remembrance. READ MORE
|Spotify Will Launch Limited Free Mobile Access
Dec 09, 2013
Spotify plans to make mobile access to its music service free, The Wall Street Journal reports. Now a source confirms with TechCrunch that the free mobile tier will launch December 11th at a press event in New York. We’ve also learned users won’t get unlimited on-demand access, but will be less restricted if they listen to playlists or collections they’ve previously created.
Spotify sent out invites for the December 11th event on December 3rd, but didn’t say what would be launched. It simply noted “We’re having a media event. Like to come? There will be donuts.” But now we’ve confirmed that unveiling limited free mobile access is a big part of the show.
Until now, Spotify has only allowed premium subscribers paying $10 a month to stream music from mobile devices. Free, ad-supported access was available on desktop and laptop computers, and for $5 a month users could remove the ads from those devices but not listen on mobile. READ MORE