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What’s Your Favorite App, Dan Roth?

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AppNewser asked, What’s Favorite App, Dan Roth?

The executive editor at LinkedIn picked to-do app Wunderlist because, “the app is clean and simple, loads instantly and works on every platform,” which Roth considers essential, “if, like me, you need to get your must-dos written down quickly or have them disappear into the ether,” he said.

Roth also likes that the app is free and he can prioritize his lists. “I used to use Remember the Milk, but prefer Wunderlist’s easier method for prioritizing, as well as its ability to share lists,” he continued. “I love watching what happens when I complete a to-do: the text gets crossed out, a big check appears and the item drops into a Recently Completed section. And for a few seconds I can feel like Sisyphus reaching the top of the mountain.”

Welcome to our new column, What’s Your Favorite App?, a new feature where we talk to media professionals, journalists and authors about what kinds of apps they are using in hopes of helping readers discover new apps. Read more

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SpotifyIs Spotify’s Business Model Broken? (CNET)
Spotify’s financial performance in 2011 was abysmal. As revenue increased 151 percent from 2010, the on-demand streaming music service saw losses widen 60 percent for the same period, according to documents posted by PrivCo, a company that sells data on non-publicly traded companies. BetaBeat Virtually every new dollar of revenue went directly to music companies as royalty payments, evidencing the fact that the more members Spotify adds, the more money the company loses. This is a clear indication that the online licensing fee/royalty model is increasingly restricting Spotify’s ability to generate sustainable margins using its freemium model. The Next Web Spotify’s 311 employees grew salary costs 173 percent year-over-year in 2011, outpacing revenue growth, according to PrivCo. Business Insider Unlike Groupon, Spotify can’t just trim its marketing spend to cut its losses. It either has to completely change its business strategy, or get much better at its business. TechCrunch In related news, Warner Music Group’s owner Access Industries and previous investor Idinvest are investing $130 million into music streaming startup Deezer. Even though the company is doing well in its country of origin, France, it is still at the very beginning of its international expansion. Read more

YouTube Wants To Know, What Would You Ask British PM David Cameron?

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Last month YouTube announced World View, a series of citizen-powered interviews with the world’s preeminent leaders. Last month YouTubers asked Barack Obama a series of questions about everything from education to the legalization of marijuana and today YouTube has announced the second interviewee in their series – British Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Questions for U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron?

Following in the footsteps of his United States counterpart, President Barack Obama, United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron will answer the best questions submitted via the YouTube WorldView program, with cooperation from Al Jazeera English.

Questions are due by midnight GMT Tuesday, Feb. 22, and they can also be Tweeted by including the #askthePM hashtag. Cameron will be interviewed Thursday, Feb. 24.

Diane Sawyer to Interview Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

mark-zuckerberg-ceo071910.jpg “ABC World News” is going to Silicon Valley this week, with Diane Sawyer speaking to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Sawyer made the announcement, not surprisingly, on her Facebook page and is soliciting questions for Zuckerberg from her fans.

Big Announcement: On Wednesday I’ll be sitting down with Mark Zuckerberg, creator and founding brain of Facebook. I want to bring questions from you, so send them my way and let’s see what happens.

According to an ABC News press release, Zuckerberg will give Sawyer a tour of the facility before sitting down for a one-on-one interview. The interview will air Wednesday, July 21 on “World News,” which will originate from Palo Alto, CA that evening. Additional excerpts will be featured on other ABC News programs and platforms.

Sawyer has another exclusive interview the day before, with new UK Prime Minister David Cameron.