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Charlie Hellman

Spotify plays its most requested tune: an iPad app

Charlie Hellman, director of product development for Spotify, told me the team took its time with the iPad app, trying to make sure it was more than a rehash of the iPhone app. And the company also had a lot on its plate, with recent announcements like a new Android app , a web play ...

Spotify releases iPad app: Hands-on

" Spotify has previously released apps for PC, Mac, and Android with a tablet -compatible Android version to be expected "in the coming weeks," according to Charlie Hellman, Spotify's director of product development. The app adds a dedicated Inbox icon grouped by user to access messages...

Spotify's Free Mobile Offering: Everything You Need to Know

Fortunately, Mashable spoke with Charlie Hellman, Spotify's vice president of product, who broke down the company's new mobile offering. Can Free Users Listen to Any Song They Want on Mobile and Tablet? You can listen to any song you want, and in any order, if you use Spotify on a ...

Spotify curates as Daisy nears

The playlists are culled from Spotify's universe of more than a billion user-created compilations, and then a staff of 35 musicologist, music editor and writers dug through data to find the lists that were resonating or created some of their own, Charlie Hellman, Spotify's vice president ...

Spotify Releases iPad App at Last, With New Sonic Exploration Features

The main thing to understand about Spotify for iPad is the way it lets you venture “down the rabbit hole” of music, as Spotify director of product Charlie Hellman described it to Evolver.fm. By that, he means you can follow your curiosity from an artist you already know, to their ...

Spotify: We're turning the corner on piracy

"What we've seen in our research and our testing is that, as people listen to those playlists and artists for free on mobile, and they get more invested, the more likely they are to pay over time," Spotify VP of Product Charlie Hellman tells TechRadar. "[This is] because they want to ...

Spotify adds Songza-like ‘playlists for every mood’ and messaging with friends

“Browse is the next piece of the music discovery puzzle,” Charlie Hellman, VP of Product at Spotify, told us. “Browse lets you explore the universe of Spotify playlists.” Spotify dubs Browse as a way to find “playlists for every mood and moment.” If that language sounds familiar, it’s ...

Spotify brings streaming radio to iPhone, iPad app

“Our focus has always been on creating an amazing user experience,” said Spotify VP of product, Charlie Hellman. “The radio feature we’ve added to our iPhone and iPad apps gives users the ability to discover, listen and save what they like on the go – all within one app – for free.” ...

Spotify offers free radio play on mobile devices

"We found those that use radio are really some of the most highly engaged users of Spotify," said Charlie Hellman, Spotify's vice president of product. "They stay longer and are more likely to upgrade. " So far, Spotify has about 3 million paying subscribers globally, and 10 million ...

Spotify brings radio feature to iOS, offers streaming to non-premium users

... will be saved, so they can find the songs later Hear great new songs from Spotify's state-of-the-art recommendation engine, based on what millions of real people are listening to "Our focus has always been on creating an amazing user experience," said Charlie Hellman, VP, Product at Spotify...

Spotify takes on Pandora with free mobile radio

"We found those that use radio are really some of the most highly engaged users of Spotify," said Charlie Hellman, Spotify's vice president of product. "They stay longer and are more likely to upgrade. " So far, Spotify has about 3 million paying subscribers globally, and 10 million ...

The Search for the Perfect Playlist

"We're way past the point of 'play me some rock,'" says Charlie Hellman, vice president of product for Spotify. Spotify first launched as an alternative to downloads, either pirated or retailed like iTunes...

Spotify starts mobile Web-radio service challenging Pandora

“We feel like the radio experience of just hitting play, leaning back and not controlling exactly what plays is core to a great music experience,” said Charlie Hellman, vice president of product at Britain-based Spotify. The change will make Spotify, which allows users to create ...

Spotify offers free radio on iPhone and iPad

"We found those that use radio are really some of the most highly engaged users of Spotify," said Charlie Hellman, Spotify's vice president of product. "They stay longer and are more likely to upgrade. " So far, Spotify has about 3 million paying subscribers globally, and 10 million ...

Spotify offers free radio play on mobile devices

"We found those that use radio are really some of the most highly engaged users of Spotify," said Charlie Hellman, Spotify's vice president of product. "They stay longer and are more likely to upgrade. " So far, Spotify has about 3 million paying subscribers globally, and 10 million ...

Pressuring Pandora, Spotify Unveils Free Mobile Radio Service

“The radio feature we've added to our iPhone and iPad apps gives users the ability to discover, listen and save what they like on the go -- all within one app -- for free,” Charlie Hellman, vice president of product at Spotify, said in a statement. Unfortunately for users of Google’s ( ...

Apple ITunes, Pandora, And Spotify Users Will Soon Be Wooed By Europe's Deezer

Spotify’s vice president of product Charlie Hellman recently told Mashable that "we've found that the more stuff we give users, the more users are willing to pay us.” Spotify's business model is designed so that rights holders (labels, distributors, and publishers, who in turn...

Why The New Spotify-Powered Apps Are Free and Desktop-Only ...

At today’s announcement, we tracked down Spotify director of product development Charlie Hellman and put these questions to him. The short version: Spotify apps will be coming to smartphones eventually; app developers will likely be able to charge for them at some point; and Spotify sees ...

What Engineers At Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, Airbnb, And Spotify Listen To While Coding ⚙ Co.Lab...

And now it’s become kind of a cult hit, where lots of developers use it when they’re developing,” says Charlie Hellman, vice president of product at Spotify. The developer, known as Blixt on Spotify, tends to use obscure ASCII symbols in his playlist titles. The title of the “ ∞ Every ...

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