Deuce Lutui Please have him announce every Cardin

first_imgDeuce Lutui. Please have him announce every Cardinals pick from here on out. Please.— Damien Alameda (@DAlamedaKOLD) April 28, 2018 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Deuce Lutui just loves life. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling We need Deuce Lutui to announce every pick from here on out. #NFLDraft— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) April 28, 2018 I want to go to Vegas with Deuce Lutui— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) April 28, 2018 Related LinksCardinals select offensive lineman Mason Cole in third round of NFL DraftChristian Kirk: It’s surreal to be drafted by Arizona CardinalsAfter leading UCLA, QB Josh Rosen looks to lead the CardinalsLutui said that “uncle Bill sent the baddest Cardinal to represent,” perhaps a reference to team owner Bill Bidwill.Before finally getting to the pick, Lutui offered up a motivational quote.“There’s a difference knowing you can and thinking you can,” Lutui said.While some former and current players were like Lutui and going off script to open the selection, they all would follow the format of “with the (selection number) selection in the NFL Draft, the (team) select (player).”Well, the Cardinals guard from 2006-11 skipped all that and just told Michigan offensive lineman Mason Cole, “welcome to the Cardinals.”Twitter enjoyed Lutui’s cameo.center_img Deuce Lutui had a few drinks I’m guessing.— Aaron Schatz 🏈 (@FO_ASchatz) April 28, 2018 GM Steve Keim to open tonight’s presser: “I don’t know if I’m more excited about (our) last two selections or Deuce Lutui’s announcement of our pick.”#CardsDraft— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) April 28, 2018 You can’t teach the energy former Arizona Cardinals offensive guard Deuce Lutui showed Friday night.When the Cardinals were up at No. 97 in the 2018 NFL Draft, they sent a representative up to the stage to announce the team’s selection like most other teams would on Day 2.They saved the best for last, as Lutui had one of the most memorable picks of the night.Continuously grabbing the microphone to make sure everyone could hear him, Lutui began by screaming a couple things before saying he was representing the Cardinals, all while wearing his sunglasses. Are we sure we don’t want Deuce Lutui to announce every NFL draft pick?— Michael Schwartz (@MikeMSchwartz) April 28, 2018 3 Comments   Share   — Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickASchmidt) April 28, 2018Cardinals general manager Steve Keim enjoyed the moment as well. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

Apple reckons Spotify is making mountains out of musical molehills

first_img This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. Spotify is only paying App Store fees on a tiny fragment of its Premium subscribers, according to Apple, as the fight between the two music streaming giants rumbles on.In response to Spotify’s antitrust complaint over the perceived unfair nature of the fees for billing via iTunes, Apple said Spotify only pays a 15% cut of the subscription fee for 0.5% of its paying customers, who subscribed between 2014 and 2016.That, according to Apple, represents 680,000 subscribers in total. Apple also claims Spotify is not paying the higher rate of 30% (which Apple charges for the first year of subs) on any of its subscriptions. That’s because Spotify hasn’t used Apple’s in-app billing for the last three years.The revelation came from Germany’s Der Spiegel (via Reuters) and Spotify is yet to comment on the report.The music streaming pioneer filed the complained in the European Union with CEO Daniel Ek calling it a “tax” Apple uses to damage competition in the marketplace. Ek reckons it gives Apple an unfair advantage because the fees don’t apply to Apple Music.Related: Best music streaming services 2019Spotify wants the same treatment as the likes of Uber and Deliveroo who don’t have to pay the App Store fees on rides or food orders.“First, apps should be able to compete fairly on the merits, and not based on who owns the App Store. We should all be subject to the same fair set of rules and restrictions—including Apple Music,” Spotify said.“Second, consumers should have a real choice of payment systems, and not be “locked in” or forced to use systems with discriminatory tariffs such as Apple’s.“Finally, app stores should not be allowed to control the communications between services and users, including placing unfair restrictions on marketing and promotions that benefit consumers.”In response to the company’s accusations, Apple pointed out that a fraction of subscriptions are affected by Apple’s revenue sharing rules. Now we know just how many.“Even now, only a tiny fraction of their subscriptions fall under Apple’s revenue-sharing model. Spotify is asking for that number to be zero,” the blog post says.“Spotify wouldn’t be the business they are today without the App Store ecosystem, but now they’re leveraging their scale to avoid contributing to maintaining that ecosystem for the next generation of app entrepreneurs. We think that’s wrong.”It’s not clear yet whether the European Commission is going to do anything about Spotify’s allegations, but the response makes clear that Apple will come out fighting. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editorlast_img read more