Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins, talks about issues with the music business, and says it is mostly run by feckless idiots. He also talks about Tidal, and says it leaves a lot of people out.» Read More
The music-streaming service Spotify may file for an IPO this fall, Quartz reported.
Stocks could continue to be rocked as negative undercurrents converge ahead of quarter-end, and a decline in momentum names looks set to spread to the broader market.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
But don't be quick to invest in these newly public companies, Eric Jackson, founder of Ironfire Capital, told CNBC.
Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets lead internet analyst, says Facebook's management team is more proven and the valuations are a lot easier, although Twitter's business margins are already proven.
A growing number of Internet companies are set to raise prices to help offset rising costs. Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets analyst, provides analysis on pricing power within the industry.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Apple is asking record labels for exclusive iTunes releases. The "Fast Money" traders take their positions.
We talk about desktop and mobile but there's a third platform that is the new battleground for tech companies, says Buzzfeed COO Jon Steinberg.
Discussing Pandora's stock drop due to a slump in listener metrics and competition in the Internet radio space, with Michael Pachter, Wedbush Secuities senior analyst, and Peter Kafka, Re/code.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discusses the possibility of Spotify going public and weighs in on the Netflix "juggernaut."
A Spotify job posting adds to speculation that the Swedish start-up is preparing for a share listing.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Streaming-music services are growing, and so are the battles between artists, record labels and technology companies over royalty streams.
Happy Thursday. Don't forget to register your nonfarm payroll guess (for amusement only).
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Pandora Media reported higher revenue and profit for the quarter ending in December but said that costs to grow its audience are rising.
Twitter and Walt Disney among the headlines after the bell Wednesday.
Pandora will report earnings after today's closing bell. Shebly Seyrafi, FBN Securities tech research analyst, and Rich Tullo, Albert Fried & Co. senior financial analyst, debate how to play the stock.