LONDON (Reuters) - Market leading music streamer Spotify added 10 percent more paid subscribers in the second quarter and said it was on track to meet its full-year targets as it downplayed reports it was losing ground to rival Apple Music in the United Sates. FILE PHOTO: The Spotify logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Despite some mixed results in its report and financial outlook, its shares touched new highs early Thursday near $199 - up 20 percent from its first day of trading in April - before settling back to $191.10, up 1.6 percent, at 1436 GMT/1036 ET. In the Swedish company’s second financial report since its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, Spotify said monthly paying subscribers, which generate the bulk of its revenue, rose to 83 million at the end of June from 75 million in March. The figure topped the 82 million average … [Read more...] about Stock market newbie Spotify hits targets, plays down challenges
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caption Knowledge is power. source Bill Gates Foundation Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who better to consult than those who have achieved the peak of professional and financial success? That’s why we’ve rounded up 25 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom. Learn how these masters of industry achieved the impossible, in their own words. ‘The Virgin Way’ by Richard Branson source Amazon Although Branson confesses he’s never read a book on leadership, his nearly 50-year entrepreneurial career has taught him a thing or two about building a business. In “The Virgin Way,” the billionaire founder of Virgin Group offers lessons on management and entrepreneurialism, including the importance of listening to others and hiring the right people. … [Read more...] about 25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world
The Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Super Mario Crossover event is here and we have a whole month coming to an end. We have one more round to collect all the Super Mario Bros. related furniture and clothing for our Campsites, so don't waste time gathering the mushrooms you need to craft your furniture. March 10 is Mar10 Day! In honor of our favorite mustachioed man, the Super Mario Crossover event begins today! The Super Mario Crossover event lasts a full 30 days, but rolls out across three rounds. Though you'll be able to continue to craft furniture and clothing from the first, second, and third rounds until the event ends on April 9, the Timed Goal event challenges only last 10 days in each round. All of the furniture and clothing items in the first round are craftable with Super Mushroom materials except the Mario Rug, which costs 120 Leaf Tickets. All furniture in the second round are craftable with 1-Up Mushrooms except the Super Star, which costs $120 Leaf Tickets. All furniture … [Read more...] about How to get everything in the Animal Crossing: Pocket Super Mario Crossover event!
Roblox is great for a lot of things. With thousands of games to pick from made by the millions of people that play and build in Roblox each month, it’s basically endless. And with so many people playing all of those games there is a very real opportunity for users — just like you! — to make a bit of real world money too. You can do this through a wide variety of ways in Roblox, so we’ll cover some of the most popular and most effective ways to do so in this article. There’s no real guarantee that you’ll be successful and you probably won’t make hundreds of thousands of dollars, but something is definitely better than nothing. Making Money On Roblox From Games You Make The most obvious way to make money on Roblox is to simply make great games that thousands — or maybe even millions! — of people will be clamoring to play. If you can do that and keep people coming back for more, then chances are you’re on the path to success in … [Read more...] about Roblox 101: How To Make Actual Money In The Game
PC-gaming enthusiasts have been feeling the effects of the cryptocurrency boom (the latest boom, mind you) for some time now, with graphics-card availability low and card prices for most midrange and high-end cards way over original MSRPs. In addition to being a general annoyance (who wants to work this hard to buy a single component?), it's putting a gigantic damper on the DIY approach to building or upgrading a gaming PC. But if you're determined and ready to put in some work, we have a few strategies you can deploy to track down a powerful graphics card, if you really need one, without spending an outrageous sum. You have essentially a handful of options. You might snag a "parts bundle" deal and sell off the components you don't need, keeping only the graphics card. You can buy a complete, pre-built system from a custom shop or an OEM such as Dell or HP, and skip the DIY process altogether. Alternatively, you can buy a pre-built system and break it up, keeping just the card. In … [Read more...] about Graphics Card Price Wars: How to Score a Card (If You Must)