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Spotify adds new desktop client features

Spotify adds new desktop client features

If you weren’t impressed by the dating apps that Spotify announced yesterday, maybe the new features it detailed on its blog today will be of more use. The company has added several new features to its desktop apps, including instant search, playlist-based radio stations, and new sharing options. A new embed option is also available which copies HTML code for pasting on websites and forums.

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Spotify plays Cupid

Spotify plays Cupid

Online dating websites can be a tricky thing, involving complex algorithms and picky individuals. Spotify is jumping into the online matchmaking arena with a little twist, introductng two new apps for the streaming music service. Tastebuds matches you with a potential love interest based on the music that you listen to, while Fellody lets you drag and drop Spotify playlists to search for people with similar tastes.

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Spotify co-founder touts “platform” initiatives at CTIA 2012

Spotify co-founder touts “platform” initiatives at CTIA 2012

This morning at the 2nd full day's CTIA 2012 keynote, Spotify CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek shared his views on the future of mobile streaming music with the world. With both free and premium offerings, Spotify is the second biggest revenue stream in the whole country in the UK, this model of course being hoped for by Ek as Spotify grows in the USA. They're already doing fairly well with the average Spotify user in the USA listening to 100 minutes of music a day, they having created 700 million playlists with Spotify software in the short number of months the service has been available in the states.

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CTIA 2012 Keynote Day 2 with Spotify, Firefox, VISA, and EA: We’re here!

CTIA 2012 Keynote Day 2 with Spotify, Firefox, VISA, and EA: We’re here!

This morning we're live at the second full day of CTIA 2012 in New Orleans at the Day 2 keynote with no less than CEOs and Presidents of Spotify, Mozilla Firefox, Visa, and Electronic Arts. We'll be hearing from Daniel Ek, CEO and co-founder of Spotify and Gary Kovacs, CEO of the Mozilla Corporation. We'll also be hearing from John Partidge, President of VISA Incorporated as well as John Riccitiello, CEO of Electronic Arts (aka EA). Stick with us for the next hour (and the rest of the day, of course) for all the hot CTIA 2012 action!

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Spotify appears in Stonehenge crop circles

Spotify appears in Stonehenge crop circles

The wet weather in Wiltshire this past month hasn't stopped extraterrestrial forces from laying down the first crop circles of the year near Stonehenge. Crop circles are an annual event for the fields in Wiltshire, a phenomenon that attracts plenty of attention and tourists to the area. The first crop circle this year was reported on April 15 at Hill Barn, near East Kennett in an oil seed rape, or canola, field.

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Samsung takes on iTunes and Spotify with Music Hub

Samsung takes on iTunes and Spotify with Music Hub

It went by very briefly at the event, but Samsung also mentioned a new music matching service similar to iTunes Match, also poised to rival Spotify and Rdio. Samsung’s Music Hub will offer a subscription based music service clearly aimed at competitors, but will also feature a Scan and Match service so that users can scan their existing music libraries and have them available on the go.

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Spotify for iPad Review

Spotify for iPad Review

The folks at Spotify have brought forth the next big iteration of their mobile app, this time make specifically for the iPad (of all shapes and sizes.) Here we've got not just a giant version of the original iPhone app (as they so cleverly alude to in the commercial for this app), but a brand new interface with many intuitive bits for a wholly intuitive setup. The iPad version of Spotify's mobile app works with Spotify's premium subscription like the rest of the mobile apps do, and here we've got exactly what the streaming music platform needed to stay strong in the iOS world, to stay fresh on fans minds.

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Spotify for iPad arrives fashionably late

Spotify for iPad arrives fashionably late

It's time to party with the Spotify app for iPad, this being one of the last giant platforms for the application in its mobile form and certainly a beast of a battleground for the big green streaming music group. You've got several new elements coming your way for any iPad, but of course this application has been fine-tuned for the iPad 3, starting with Retina-quality graphics.

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Spotify readying direct rival to Pandora

Spotify readying direct rival to Pandora

Spotify is said to be developing an internet radio service that will rival the likes of Pandora. It would differ from the existing service, which holds a vast collection of music titles so users can create playlists, and function more like a customized radio station. Currently with Pandora, you plug in an artist or genre and the service will play similar music. You can skip tracks, but have no control over what specific music gets selected after your initial choice.

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Spotify’s ICS upgrade brings the heat, we go hands-on

Spotify’s ICS upgrade brings the heat, we go hands-on

It's time to have a look at the upgrade Spotify promised us this morning with a basic hands-on - will it live up to the hype? And more importantly perhaps, will it be worth the wait? Users used to getting updates to their apps several times a month have been a bit baffled for several months now since Spotify launched in the USA and their Premium service (which includes this Android app) has gone relatively un-noticed by the developers who created it, or so it seemed - until now.

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