Jun 14, 2018

Pandora teams up with Snapchat to share music

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Pandora is partnering with Snapchat to stream music on the app via its new developer tool, Snap Kit.

Why it matters: It's an example of how Snap's developer tools can be used to link Snap to other apps that users engage with frequently. This partnership will expand music discovery on both platforms.

How it works: The partnership will allow users to share the song that they’re listening to on Pandora to a friend, a group of friends, or to their Snap Story via "song cards" — which feature the album cover of the song on top of an animated background, according to a statement.

  • Anyone who receives a Pandora song card through Snap will also be able to swipe up to listen to a song on-demand via Pandora’s Premium Access feature after watching a short video ad, a Pandora spokesperson tells Axios.

The news comes as Snap has finally rolled out third-party developer tools, something it did cautiously in an attempt to avoid any privacy issues, like the ones that have plagued its rival Facebook.

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Mark Cuban criticizes "arrogant" 3M on respirator production

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Businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said during an Axios virtual event Friday that 3M is "arrogant" for not speaking up about respirator production in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

What he said: Cuban criticized the company for "making more globally than domestically," echoing a similar line from President Trump now that the U.S. is the epicenter of the pandemic. "You can't ghost the American people," he told Axios CEO Jim VandeHei from Dallas.