You’re now being tracked even when you’re not on Spotify, often through Spotify ‘business partners’.
Now remember that we saw this July 21, 2014 story in Re/Code by the highly credible tech journalist Kara Swisher:
Omid Kordestani, who has just temporarily replaced Nikesh Arora as chief business officer of Google, is joining the board of Spotify, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
In addition, sources said, one of the search giant’s former execs, Shishir Mehrotra, will become a special adviser to CEO Daniel Ek and the company’s management.
The move is a fascinating one, especially since sources inside Google said that new YouTube head Susan Wojcicki has expressed interest in acquiring the popular online music service if it were for sale. It is not currently and there are no such discussions going on between the pair about such a transaction.
Google Adsense is one of the companies that Spotify uses to sell advertising:
– Google AdSense – Commission Junction – Adbrite – Widget Bucks – Kontera – Clickbank – Azoogle – Chitika – Linkshare – Amazon
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Is anyone really surprised?