Spotify is one of the most popular audio streaming services, with 182 million subscribers enjoying music, podcasts, and other content from creators all over the world. This ideal entertaining platform has millions of songs and plentiful podcasts.

Although Spotify is widely famous and has succeeded in reaching people, it also has limited features. These limitations sometimes fail to provide user requirements. The most significant disadvantage is that you can neither download songs for free nor stream without an internet connection.


Even if you have a Spotify Premium account, it is DRM protected, and the downloaded songs are no more available once the subscription expires. Also, it is not possible to transfer songs and other content to other devices or play music with other music players.

The free version of Spotify consists of ads that allow users to listen to music in shuffle mode and six skips per hour. … Read more

Tom Edwards: Providing Strategic Guidance to Excel

Fascinated with technology since watching the original Star Wards in the late 70s, Tom Edwards was enamored with the droids C-3PO & R2D2 and how they enabled the main characters on every step. Similarly, the core aspect of technology that enables humankind proved to be the foundation of his professional journey.

Tom spent over two decades working at the intersection of technology and consumer behavior tied to various forms of marketing and advertising. Starting his career during the dot com days paved a path to start-up life, proving to be instrumental in shaping his understanding of business, developing solutions, customer centricity, and grinding methods. These steps helped him build a new skill set in emerging areas shifting from software-based services to strategic marketing, innovation, data, and AI-centric roles.

Today, Tom leads as the Chief Digital & Data Officer at Omnicom Health Group Inc., utilizing his expertise in strategy, data, … Read more

Rail bosses hope offering redundancy compromise will end RMT strikes

Rail companies and unions edged closer towards a deal yesterday with bosses at Network Rail hinting that they had put together a package that met one of the RMT’s key demands to end strike action.

The state-owned company had previously refused to rule out compulsory redundancies as part of efficiency savings that it was demanding in return for an improved pay offer.

“We think we’ve got a package of no compulsory redundancies and some other long sought-after things that the union and our employees have been after,” he told the BBC. “We want to move forward with that package but we can only do that once we are clear that the productivity [gains] to pay for it are in place. At the moment the union is refusing to agree with that.”

Yesterday 40,000 members of the union walked out for a second day of nationwide action, shutting much of the … Read more

Ritu Jyoti: Trusted AI Thought Leader Driving Research

Being recognized as a trusted advisor to the world’s largest technology firms and an executive analyst for Fortune 500 organizations is a commendable milestone that isn’t easy to achieve. Making it possible with a vast experience of 25 plus years, Ritu Jyoti is setting incredible standards. Currently, she serves as the Group VP for AI & Automation Research and Market Advisory Services at International Data Corporation tasked with serving as Global AI Research Lead, and driving AI thought leadership. She is a tenacious leader who thrives in ambiguous situations and environments.

IDC is a premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and investment communities make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategies. Ritu is justifying her role by providing strategic insights to help its clients achieve their key business objectives. She … Read more

Why your Dev Team is More Robust When they Work Remotely

There are many benefits to employing a remote dev team. You’re opening yourself up to find the best IT talent, and how that gives you the opportunity to hire some really remarkable people.

But hiring remote dev teams isn’t just about the people, even we’ll admit that. Hiring remotely helps your company meet its targets for carbon footprint reduction. It also saves you money; you’ll need less square footage of office space and less equipment to go on them.

And if all that wasn’t enough, remote dev teams are more robust. By their very nature, they are a built-in fail-safe against problems that would bring a regular group to a standstill. Issues like these:

  1. Network Failures

Have you ever lost a day or more to a company-wide network outage? Frustrating, isn’t it. Maybe it’s a hardware failure, or perhaps someone took the bait on a phishing attempt, and your Tech … Read more