TechCrunch: MAX.ng raises $7M round backed by Yamaha and pilots EVs in Nigeria

Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng has raised a $7 million funding round led by Novastar Ventures, with participation of Japanese manufacturer Yamaha. Based in Lagos, the company’s app-based platform coordinates motorcycle taxi and delivery services for individuals and businesses. Six-million…

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TechCrunch: Google will start attributing lyrics in its search results to their third-party providers

Earlier this week, music lyrics repository Genius accused Google of lifting lyrics and posting them on its search platform. Genius told the Wall Street Journal that this caused its site traffic to drop. Google, which initially denied wrongdoing but later…

Mashable: Lin-Manuel Miranda raps as a dragon in new album from ‘Story Pirates’ podcast creators

The ‘Story Pirates’ podcast hosts are (l to r) – Meghan O’Neill, Lee Overtree, Peter McNerny, and Rachel Wenitsky. Image: JMA Photography By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall2019-06-13 11:00:00 UTC Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at…

TechCrunch: Every Final Fantasy soundtrack is now on Spotify and Apple Music

Just in time for your road trip to LA for E3, Square Enix has suddenly made the soundtracks to every main Final Fantasy game available for free to listen to online. Just log into Spotify or Apple Music and search…

TechCrunch: Farewell iTunes: Apple brings standalone Music, Podcasts and TV apps to Mac

Apple is dismantling its aging iTunes software with today’s announcement that it’s launching standalone versions of its Music, Podcasts and TV apps for Mac users on the next version of macOS, Catalina. These same apps are currently available on iOS…