EE boss Olaf Swantee aims for 7m 4G customers

first_img EE boss Olaf Swantee aims for 7m 4G customers whatsapp Share Britain’s biggest mobile operator, EE, saw its 4G customer base grow by 1.4m during the third quarter to 5.6m total subscribers.The growth puts EE on track to beat its 2014 goal of signing up 6m customers to its superfast offering, the largest 4G network in Europe.“We’re going to exceed that number, and it’s not that we set low targets, it was fairly ambitious. I expect that we will probably exceed 7m before the end of this year,” chief exec­u­tive Olaf Swantee told City A.M.Despite the signup growth, operating revenue remained flat excluding regulation, but fell 1.2 per cent to £1.52bn including regulatory cuts to roaming and wholesale fees.He downplayed recent reports that EE’s owners Orange and Deutsche Telekom would look to sell off the operator. “Whether it’s a float or whatever, there’s no rush because the joint venture works and we don’t need capital.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorElvenarIf You Like to Play, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost Fun Oliver Smith whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 22 October 2014 8:27 pm More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Tags: EElast_img read more

New non-exec at Standard Life

first_img Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoYahoo! SearchResearch Car Donation For CharitiesYahoo! SearchUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoWarped SpeedOnly True Americans Can Ace This Geography QuizWarped SpeedUndo New non-exec at Standard Life Monday 27 October 2014 8:30 pm Express KCS Sharecenter_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap whatsapp SAVINGS and investment company Standard Life announced yesterday that Kevin Parry has joined the company as a non-executive director, taking up the role with immediate effect. In addition to joining the board he is now a member of Standard Life’s audit committee and its risk and capital committee. Parry’s remuneration for the role will come to £71,400 per annum.Sir Gerry Grimstone, Standard Life chairman, said he was “very pleased” to welcome Parry to the company, and added: “His experience as the chief financial officer of one of the FTSE’s leading asset managers and his broad commercial background make him an ideal addition as we continue to drive forward the development of Standard Life.”Parry was previously chief financial officer at Schroders, where he held a variety of roles between 2003 and 2013. Before that, he was chief executive at Management Consulting Group and a managing partner at KPMG. In addition to his new role at Standard Life, Parry currently sits on the boards of the Daily Mail and General Trust, Intermediate Capital Group, the Homes and Communities Agency and the Royal National Children’s Foundation. last_img read more

Unite threatens Jag with strike over pay deal

first_imgThursday 13 November 2014 9:15 pm Unite threatens Jag with strike over pay deal MEMBERS of Unite have rejected Jaguar Land Rover’s pay offer, with the union warning the company to begin renegotiations or face an industrial action ballot.In a consultative ballot, 96 per cent of Unite members across the carmaker’s five plants rejected the proposed pay deal. According to the union, “anger is also mounting over the dilution and threatened changes to the final salary scheme”. These changes include £240m worth of pensions cuts. The plans also sought to set a target of six years for new starters to reach 100 per cent of the job rate, and the union said members were worried that bonuses, which were not consolidated or pensionable, would gradually replace pay rises. It also stated that the proposed pay deal fell short of expectations and “failed to recognise the workforce’s contribution to last year’s profits of £2.5bn”.Unite national officer Roger Mad­dison said: “The workforce made huge sacrifices and endured pay freezes during difficult times to ensure that Jaguar Land Rover is the success it is today. With the company making a staggering £10m profit a day, it is no surprise that the workforce is angered by pension cuts and a pay offer that falls short in recognising their role in that success.”He added: “JLR needs to get back around the negotiating table and hammer out a deal that meets the workforce’s expectations and shares the rewards of the company’s success fairly. Otherwise, we will be looking to ballot our members for industrial action across the company’s five sites.”A spokesman for Jaguar Land Rover said the company was “very disappointed that the trade unions have voted to reject its pay and conditions offer”. He added: “We remain committed to reaching a negotiated settlement.” whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Caitlin Morrison whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Next Google glass has something new inside

first_img whatsapp Monday 1 December 2014 8:44 pm Express KCS Tags: Google Wearable technology More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Google is expected to turn to chipmaker Intel to power the second generation of its Glass computer headset expected to launch next year. Glass originally launched in 2012, but has as yet failed to gain sales traction with its £1,000 price tag and nerdy appearance. Intel plans to promote Glass to a business audience, according to The Wall Street Journal. whatsapp Share Next Google glass has something new inside Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Sports Direct brushes off England’s early World Cup exit but results show even Mike Ashley can’t predict the weather

first_img Jessica Morris Thursday 11 December 2014 4:27 am Sports Direct brushes off England’s early World Cup exit but results show even Mike Ashley can’t predict the weather Share whatsapp Tags: Company Mike Ashley People Sports Direct Intl whatsappcenter_img Sports Direct has brushed off England’s disappointing World Cup performance but it seems owner Mike Ashley is not immune to the unseasonal weather.The figuresGroup revenue rose 6.5 per cent to £1.4bn in the six months to 26 October. Underlying earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation rose 11pc to £203.1m, excluding charges related to the retailer’s employee bonus share scheme. The group also said pre-tax profit rose 4.6 per cent to £149.7m. The group’s shining star was its sports retail division which, supported by growing online sales, grew sales 8.3 per cent to £1.2bn in the six months to 26 October.However the overall figure was dragged down slightly by a disappointing performance in its others divisions. Premium lifestyle revenue dropped 2.8 per cent to £99.9m while brands division total revenue fell 3.9 per cent to £102.1m.Sports Direct employees will welcome confirmation that the group is on track to meet its targets, meaning they’re likely to get their bonuses. However they also showed that revenue growth slowed when compared with the same period last year. In the six months to 27 October 2013 Sports Direct’s group revenue rose 23.5 per cent.A good performance is also important for Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley, whose investments using company cash has raised shareholder eyebrows.In September Sports Direct entered into a put option agreement with Goldman Sachs on 23m shares in embattled retailer Tesco, which could leave it with a 0.28 per cent stake. By buying the right to sell shares at a certain price within a specified time period he essentially bet on Tesco’s share price rising.Earlier this year Sports Direct took a 4.6 per cent stake in department stores Debenhams. This was later converted into a put option and the stake increased to 6.6 per cent. Ashley subsequently increased this twice and it now stands at 12.7 per cent.What Sports Direct saidChief executive David Forsey said: The results for the six months were solid considering the adverse impact on performance during the period of England’s early departure from the Fifa World Cup in Brazil and the unseasonably mild weather during Autumn reducing footfall.Trading since the end of the period has been in line with management expectations and while we retain the ability to invest in margin, inventory, and group marketing to deliver long-term sustainable growth, we remain confident of achieving at least our full year internal underlying earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation target of £360m, before the charge for the employee bonus share schemes.In shortWhile the group says it defied bad weather and a disappointing World Cup performance to achieve good growth in the six months to 26 October, investor reaction has been muted with shares flat in mid-morning trade.At the same time, the group delivered a confident outlook, saying subsequent trading has been in line with expectations and it expects to meet its future earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation target of £360m. 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General Election 2015: The best #UkipFilmTitles on Twitter

first_imgMonday 26 January 2015 9:26 am General Election 2015: The best #UkipFilmTitles on Twitter Ukip may be trying to laugh off the defection of MEP Amjad Bashir to the Tories, as the Yorkshire and Humber representative dubbed the anti-immigration party “pointless” this weekend.  But will Nigel Farage et al find today’s #UkipFilmTitles hashtag amusing? And most importantly, with 100 days to go until the General Election, will he have the last laugh? Twitter users certainly found a wide range of topics to joke about, ranging from immigration:  https://twitter.com/EddyZDavis/status/559445076834025474 https://twitter.com/BigotExposed/status/559703264942649344 https://twitter.com/junayed_/status/559434871849103360 https://twitter.com/PhilipsComedy/status/559430402335842304 And specifically the EU: https://twitter.com/paulcoxon/status/559414410796892160 https://twitter.com/Unnamedinsider/status/559414200507064320 https://twitter.com/matthaig1/status/559443456498880513  Views which some people do not like:  https://twitter.com/tumour/status/559468806616391680 https://twitter.com/michaelhogan/status/559435337697865728 They also took aim at Ukip’s position on the political spectrum: https://twitter.com/martyn_amos/status/559643623613284352 And Farage’s penchant for pints: https://twitter.com/GeneralBoles/status/559713251244912641 Or his dress sense: https://twitter.com/Berlaymonster/status/559697610941149185 While others remembered that song: https://twitter.com/GeneralBoles/status/559688639538823171  Show Comments ▼ Share Catherine Neilan center_img whatsapp Tags: General Election 2015 Twitter UK immigration whatsapplast_img read more

Property firm Grainger achieves sales growth despite electioneering building

first_img Property firm Grainger achieves sales growth despite electioneering building Thursday 5 February 2015 8:27 pm whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Express KCS PROPERTY management firm Grainger said despite the good start to the year, the company expects the months leading up to the election to result in a softer market on home sales as uncertainty weighs on market sentiment. The company saw sales in the four months to the end of January increase by four per cent since last September and a year-on-year increase of six per cent on new lets as well as an increase of two and a half per cent on renewals. The company has acquired, or exchanged contracts on £85m of residential property since the start of the year, comprising mainly market rented assets, located outside of London, which is expected to fetch an annual gross rental income of £6m. The company also announced it is appointing its senior independent director, Baroness Margaret Ford, as interim chairman for a period of three months after the initial appointment of Ian Coull was delayed due to medical reasons. Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger said despite some challenges: “There are a number of factors that continue to provide positive upward pressure over the medium term for the UK housing market, including the low interest rate environment, improving real wages, changes to the stamp duty regime and the continued supply-demand imbalance.” Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Tech #Crunchies 2014: Uber named best overall startup of the year

first_img Tags: Startups Uber Friday 6 February 2015 5:40 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableySenior Living | Search AdsSenior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look At The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryArticles SkillHe Left Wife For Her Sister, Then She Wins It AllArticles Skill  Uber’s success drove it into first place at the tech Crunchie awards in San Francisco this morning.  The taxi-app company picked up the prize for “Best Overall Startup in 2014” at the event, beating runners up GoPro and SnapChat to the title.  Uber was founded six years ago and has grown over that time to be established in 250 countries worldwide, but it was last year that it really came into its own.  $2.6bn (£1.7bn) worth of funds were raised by the company, and by the end of the year its total value reached $40bn (£26.1bn). An API strategy was also launched to enable users to call cars from a range of third-party apps, helping to expand its user base.  Uber’s success has shown no signs of stalling, either – earlier this week it announced a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the US to open a robotics lab for the development of driverless cars. Called the Uber Advanced Technologies Center, Uber said the purpose of the research centre will be to develop long-term technologies that allow Uber to bring “safe, reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere”.  This is the eighth year the Crunchies awards have taken place, and each year it celebrates some of the most promising startups across internet and technology.   Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Sarah Spickernell Tech #Crunchies 2014: Uber named best overall startup of the year whatsapplast_img read more

Petroceltic and Worldview lock horns again and urge shareholders to pick a side

first_img Show Comments ▼ Express KCS whatsapp The war of words between Irish oil firm Petroceltic and its investor Worldview Capital rumbled on yesterday, as Petroceltic issued a statement urging shareholders to vote against resolutions put forward by the investment manager. The Dublin-based firm published a document entitled “Don’t let Worldview destroy your company”, in response to a circular issued by Worldview on Monday, in which the company reiterated its calls for Brian O’Cathain to be removed as Petroceltic’s chief executive. Worldview is also seeking to have Maurice Dijols and Angelo Moskov appointed to the board, as opposed to Petroceltic’s nominees. Petroceltic directed shareholders to vote against the resolutions proposed by Worldview, “as they clearly represent a means for them to obtain control of the company’s board without paying shareholders a fair price”. In response, Worldview said it “totally refutes the claim by Brian O’Cathain that Worldview is trying to gain control of the company” and said Petroceltic’s message to shareholders was “ludicrous”. The firm also stated that it believes Petroceltic “will be forced to raise new capital again this year”, and yesterday underlined this point, commenting “without radical change of strategy, the company is going to run out of money very soon”.O’Cathain told City A.M. last night that there are “no plans” to raise funds, and stated that at the company’s most recent capital markets day, Petroceltic laid out its strategy for reducing costs, with general and administrative costs in particular being slashed by 40 per cent, including staff cuts “at all levels”.An extraordinary general meeting will be held in Dublin on 25 February.Petroceltic’s shares went down by 2.31 per cent yesterday. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Petroceltic and Worldview lock horns again and urge shareholders to pick a side center_img Share whatsapp Wednesday 11 February 2015 8:35 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Music streaming wars: Is Apple about to unveil a Spotify killer?

first_img Emma Haslett Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal PastNovelodgePierce Brosnan’s Wife Lost 120 Pounds – This Is Her NowNovelodge After months of conjecture, is Apple about to take the bull by the horns and launch a Spotify rival? The Wall Street Journal reported today that the company is poised to take on the music streaming giant. According to the WSJ, the technology giant is planning to go into direct competition with Spotify and Pandora, an internet radio startup, offering users a subscription for $10 (£6.50) a month, a similar price point to Spotify.  The company will announce its new service at a developers’ conference in next week – and although it will not offer access to its entire catalogue like Spotify does, it will build on its current internet radio service, as well as creating a streaming service. There were even hints it is willing to “cannibalise” its current iTunes download model to create a streaming business.Analysts have predicted such a move since Apple bought Dr Dre’s Beats brand for $3bn in May last year. Although the company was best known for its headphones, it also ran a subscription streaming service, although that had failed to compete with giants such as Spotify.  However, Jay Z has also launched his own attempt at rivaling Spotify, with Tidal, which offers two subscription levels – a standard $9.99 a month version, and “Tidal HiFi”, which for $19.99 offers “lossless high fidelity sound and quality”. Google’s YouTube is another contender for the streaming crown. In November last year it made a deal with right rights agency Merlin, which represents thousands of artists including Adele, Arctic Monkeys and Sigur Ros.  Show Comments ▼ Music streaming wars: Is Apple about to unveil a Spotify killer? Tags: Apple Spotify Monday 1 June 2015 4:27 pm whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more