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Netflix hopes to be entertaining us on grueling flights by 2018

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The dream life: Netflix on plane TVsImage: Mashable composite: netflix and Nadir Keklik/ap rex/shutterstock In an attempt to expand streaming access (and make traveling more bearable), Netflix is taking flight in 2018. As Variety reports, the company announced at Monday’s 2017 APEX Expo that it’s looking to partner with airline carriers in hopes of sharing its low-bandwidth mobile streaming technology with them to improve in-flight wi-fi speeds. That means you could soon be streaming your favorite movies and television shows in the air with ease.  SEE ALSO: Netflix’s prices are insanely low—enjoy it while you can The idea is that […]

SoundCloud is saved with a new round of money

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No problem.Image: NOAM GALAI/GETTY IMAGES We almost lost another great one. SoundCloud, an online network for sharing and enjoying music, had been crashing. The website was unable to pull in enough money to meet its costs. Last month, the company was forced to lay off 173 employees, which was about 40 percent of its workforce. The move caused an uproar, online. SoundCloud’s future appeared in serious doubt. Chance the Rapper, one of many artists who frequently uses the platform to share his work, tweeted that he was on the case. Just had a very fruitful call with Alex Ljung. @SoundCloud […]

Spotify may be testing out a new driving mode, according to some Reddit users

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If these features are definite, they could make driving while listening to Spotify easier.Image: Franck Robichon/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Spotify may be testing out driving features that could make listening on the road a whole lot easier, according to some Reddit users. But the company told Mashable it has “no news to share.” People were reporting that they’ve been given access to features on the Android app, such as bigger buttons, and a voice that tells listeners the name of the song they’re listening to, as well as the artists. By and large, Reddit users seem unimpressed with the new features. SEE ALSO: […]