Airport terminal music has app
TULSA — Leaving on a jet plane? Perhaps you’ll want to hear a reprise of that classic Peter, Paul and Mary tune before you board. At Tulsa International Airport, you now can select music and determine the order of songs played in the terminal by buying credits at a jukebox inside the terminal or via a smartphone app. Airport Director Jeff Mulder sees the new service as part of the airport’s effort to improve the travel experience for airport guests. “We often receive feedback from passengers regarding the background music that is playing in the terminal,” Mulder said in a statement. “Now, if passengers want to hear a specific song or genre of music, they have the ability to change what’s being played.” The airport still is able to control what type of music is played and will block songs with explicit lyrics. The airport anticipates the agreement will generate at least enough revenue to cover the cost of the service. The airport’s partner, TouchTunes, is featured in more than 60,000 bars and restaurants across North America.
Netflix enjoys second quarter
SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix’s second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time. The gains announced Monday include an additional 570,000 U.S. subscribers, more than Netflix’s management predicted. The quarter is typically the company’s slowest of the year, as people spend more time outdoors instead of watching video. Investors applauded the second-quarter results, pushing Netflix’s stock up $4.05 to $456 in extended trading. The shares have surged by 23 percent this year.
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