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Mobile Minutes: Spotify considers podcasts; Amazon.com’s home services marketplace; Airbnb’s unique raffle; Net rules

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March 31, 2015

Spotify Ltd. has held talks with potential content partners to add podcasts to its music-streaming service, challenging Apple Inc. in a business it dominates, according to people briefed on the matter.
Amazon.com is extending nationwide an offering that connects shoppers with local service providers, including Dish satellite-television service, Pep Boys auto-parts stores and handyman marketplace TaskRabbit. The initiative, known as “Home Services,” is Amazon’s latest effort aimed at ensuring the e-commerce giant’s customers never have a reason to leave its site.
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Airbnb’s latest pop-up apartment is in the Holmenkollen Ski Jump near Oslo, Norway.
After running the gauntlet of Congressional hearings over the last two weeks, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler remains confident that the net neutrality rules the agency passed last month will survive upcoming challenges in court. He made the prediction Friday speaking at the Ohio State University.
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