Music & Tech Around The Web: Death Grips Ditched, Trending Topics Explained & More

Posted November 2

It’s finally Friday! Celebrate your fast-approaching freedom with some links.

* On-demand music is in demand: Big Tech Companies Challenge Spotify

* The band leaked their album for free, now their label is saying “take a hike”: Epic Records (not surprisingly) drops Death Grips

* Another music discovery tool launches. Must be Friday: Google’s Music Explorer hits the Play store, recommends artists based on…

* Something to do with Bieber?: MIT prof and student discover algorithm for predicting trending Twitter topics

* Feeling beat down this Friday? These cats can relate: Friendly Cat Boxing Match Ends In Disaster