99 problems: Why Jay Z's Tidal streaming service became a train wreck

April 24, 2015 10:26 PM

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Tidal, the music streaming service bought for $56 million and relaunched by Jay Z earlier this year, seemed like it had everything going for it in its battle with rival services, such as Pandora and Spotify.

It had technical superiority; unlike those other services, Tidal streams music at the near-CD quality level of 1411 kilobytes per second. (Spotify streams at either 96, 160 or 320 kbps.)

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