This might be a first for Chill Report (mentioning Android that is) although the NIKE SNKRS app is now on Android, so it’s worth mentioning for our readers.
The app is a shortcut for buying in-demand kicks.
About a year after launching its SNKRS app on iOS, Nike is finally dropping a version for Android. Designed as a streamlined shoe-buying experience, its intent is to cut out some of the cruft of the website experience, and make sure people can get access to new releases before resellers with bots snap up every pair. Just like last year, the new app is dropping around NBA All-Star Weekend, so Nike also has a few SNKRS Express locations popping up temporarily in Toronto, LA, Chicago and NYC.
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will look to make history on Saturday, March 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when he moves up to challenge UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos for the 155-pound title. McGregor will look to become the first fighter in history to hold UFC world titles in two different weight classes simultaneously when he challenges the red-hot Brazilian champion. Plus, women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm puts her world title on the line for the first time against second-ranked Miesha Tate in the co-main event.
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The music sample sourcing service WhoSampled has announced a new integration with Spotify that will allow listeners to discover the inspirations and origins of songs through the digital streaming service.
A new version of the music discovery service’s iPhone app integrates Spotify’s catalog to allow users to scan their music to reveal the original tracks behind new songs, as well as modern interpretations of old songs, adding them directly into their Spotify playlists. Premium Spotify subscribers may also stream songs through the WeSampled App.
For example, anyone searching Kanye West’s new Kendrick Lamar-featuring “No More Parties in L.A.” will discover the 1976 funk track “Suzie Thundertussy” by former Parliament-Funkadelic member Junie Morrison. Or searching Michael Jackson’s classic “Smooth Criminal” will link users to Lamar’s “King Kunta,” among others.
“WhoSampled’s unique flavor of discovery is essential for anyone looking to learn more about their music,” CEO and Founder of WhoSampled Nadav Poraz said in a statement. “We are excited to be enabling Spotify’s massive audience of dedicated music lovers to enjoy the WhoSampled experience seamlessly with their personal music collections for the first time.”
The WeSampled iPhone app sells for $3.99 and you can buy it HERE. The company plans to release an Android app later this year.
Leichtman Research Group (LRG) recently found that 81% of U.S. homes have a DVR, subscribe to Netflix or use a VOD service from a cable or telco service provider. That’s up from 76% last year, and 70% two years ago.
In 2005, 25% of cable subscribers had never used VOD, 8% of all households had a DVR, and about 4% of households subscribed to Netflix’s DVD-by-mail movie delivery service. These services have significantly evolved over the past decade.
Taylor Swift will soon turn her likeness into a mobile game in a partnership with Glu Mobile, the same company responsible for blockbuster Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. There are no other details about the game; Glu did say that they have entered a “multi-year partnership” and the game will be out at the end of 2016.
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood made Glu Mobile $74 million in revenue during the first 10 months of release.
Other stars that have signed with Glu Mobile include Jason Statham, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears and Kim’s sisters, Kylie and Kendall Jenner.
Swift’s pop-star rival Katy Perry also has a Glu Mobile game.