Spotify’s trialling a new unlimited ad skip feature

AsSpotifyremainsonethefewplatformswitha“decent”freesubscriptionservice,theycontinuetoworkonwaystomakeitbetter.Theirlatestidea?Skippingadsthatdon’tappealtoyou,whichImean,makesabitsense. Thefliptothat,isthatyoudon’treallywantanyadsandinmyexperience(yesIadmittedlyhavetoyedwithfreeSpotify)youjustzoneoutnomatterwhatadyou’rebeingforcedtolistento. Thetesttrialthatthey’recurrentlyrunninginAustralia,essentiallymeansthatuserschoosewhichadstheyspecificallylistentoandthecompanieswhohavetheiradsskippeddon’tpayfortheskips,meaningyou’reonlypayingforpeoplewhoactuallylistentotheads. WouldthismakeyoumorelikelytogetbehindthefreeSpotifyservice,oristhisjustapointlessendeavourfromthecompany?Letusknowwhatyouthink! Via:] 

Irish DJ sentenced for smuggling drugs in noodle containers

IrishDJStephenDonnellywassentencedto6yearsand9monthsforusingnoodlecontainerstosmugglealotdrugsintoAustralia. 5000pingersand127gramscokewereseizedfromacompromiseddropfpointinDarwin’sCBDafterpoliceinterceptedapackage.AninternationalglamourmodelandaDarwinlocalwerepaid$700ktopickupthepackagesfromthecompromisedspot. ThedrugsyndicatearesaidtohavetransportedmillionsdollarsworthintoAustraliapreviouslywiththisjustbeingthefinalstraw. Via:]

Another 24 hour venue has opened in a global city

London’sbeencoppingabitbadnewsforitsnightlifelatelyafterbeingtoldthatonetheir. Butwiththebadtencomesabitagood,asLondon’srecentlyhadanew24hourvenueannouncedand(thismightbeabitconfusingtoSydney-siders)it’snotacasino,it’spurelyformusicandnightife! ThenewvenueFOLD islocatedontopaprintfactoryand willkickfwitha24-hourlaunchpartymidAugustandthegeneralprogramwillaimtobesuperprogressivewithqueerandnon-binarycollectivesjoiningtheclub’smainstaysCo-Founder LashaJorjoilanisayingthat“The24hrprogrammegivesusauniqueopportunitytosurprise,challengeandinspire…obscureb2bsandagenerallymoreexpansivepalletsounds…” ThevenuelookstocreateanalmostBerghainvibewithanophotopolicyamongthelistedgyinclusions,whoknows,maybeFOLDwillbecomeaninstitution!Checkoutmoreinfoandtelluswhatyouthink,willitlast? Via:]