YouTube Launches Much Anticipated Music App for iOS and Android | Crunch Report


YouTube Launches Music for iOS and Android,
Uber adds TomTom data to Driver app, In-n-out sues Doordash to halt deliveries, and more… It’s Thursday, November 12th and this is Crunch
Report. So you might notice I am not Sarah. Hi I’m
Katie Roof, filling in for Sarah while she soaks up some Florida sun. Now let’s
give this a try…Music lovers, take note. For a lot of people, YouTube’s the place to
watch music videos… and to a much lesser extent, a place for unknown musicians to be
found. That is, until YouTube launched the Music app for iOS and Android, out now. You
get a free 14-day trial, then you can pay the $9.99 for YouTube Red. So it’s not a Google
Play Music “replacement,” but it’s certainly a way to sell more tracks and subscriptions
for it. YouTube’s also been testing an Android-only beta version of Music, called Music Key, with
a small set of users, to see how the heavy music user base interacts with it, and YouTube
as a whole. The team learned during the beta that users disliked ads, which is what led
to YouTube Red. If you’re subscribed to Red, you’ll get ad-free viewing and listening,
audio-only mode and offline play in YouTube Music. Uber lost out on its joint bid for Nokia’s
Here mapping unit earlier this year, but that’s not stopping it from leveling up its navigation
services. Mapping company TomTom just announced a deal to give Uber drivers its software – mind
you, not passengers, who will still pull from Google Maps in the consumer app, this is just
for drivers – but designed to make navigation a lot better. Which as any frequent Uber passenger
can tell you, is definitely a good thing. It’s a multi-year global deal, focusing on
300 cities, but terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. TomTom provides mapping data for
its own GPS-nav hardware, but it also works with third parties, especially in urban areas.
Shares for TomTom were up over 8% on the news. Using a smartwatch… without your smartphone?
Android Wear is finally enabling cellular connectivity, meaning that you won’t have
to bring your phone with you to check your texts on a run. The watches already worked
with Bluetooth, but now the wearables will be able to make calls and search the Internet
without wifi or a nearby phone. While Samsung already debuted watches with similar capabilities,
the Apple Watch still needs to be tethered to your phone. The Android update will go
into effect with future watches, starting with LG’s Urbane 2nd edition, which is now
on sale in the U.S. via AT&T and Verizon. The government is reading your Facebook messages!
The social media giant reported a 23 percent spike in U.S. government inquiries this year,
targeting over 26,000 users. Facebook said it complied with 80% of the requests, which
were primarily search warrants. So you probably shouldn’t post a Facebook status about doing
anything illegal. The United States isn’t the only country that’s using the social media
service to fight crime — Facebook saw an 18 percent increase in global data requests.
Be careful what you share online, folks. Now San Francisco has MORE THAN enough delivery
startups to go around…Spoonrocket, Munchery, Postmates…But there’s one thing you still
can’t get on demand…IN-N-OUT, which has a CULT following on the West Coast, has filed
a lawsuit with DoorDash, demanding that they stop delivering its burgers immediately. The
complaint says that not only did DoorDash improperly use In-N-Out’s logo on their website,
but they had concerns over DoorDash keeping the meals at the right temperature…. I don’t
know about you, but I’d prefer a lukewarm In-N-Out burger over a fresh McDonald’s burger,
any day. That’s it for today. I’m Katie Roof filing
in for Sarah Lane. Crunch Report airs every weekday at 7 pm Eastern,
4 pm Pacific, on techcrunch.com. You can also find us on iTunes, and on YouTube. See you
tomorrow!

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  2. Even though i'll like to see sarah back, this girl did her best cut her some slack guys this isn't easy. Now SARAh where are you!!? :)…..

  3. Congrats lady, you were not bad at all, we will adjust but please find out when is Sarah coming back "she is on holiday doesn't cut it". again great job 🙂

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