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Google: Chromecast local streaming is coming (but you can’t have it yet)

Google: Chromecast local streaming is coming (but you can’t have it yet)

Google has responded to claims that it purposefully broke local streaming on the Chromecast dongle, hinting that the unofficial functionality was an accidental casualty as it works toward an official developer SDK. Concerns that Google was locking down the Chromecast streamer came after coder Koushik Dutta found his AllCast streaming service for the dongle was broken following a recent automatic update; however, a Google spokesperson told The Verge, in actual fact it's simply too early to give developers free-reign over the low-cost accessory.

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Pure Jongo T6 and T2 expand Sonos-rival range

Pure Jongo T6 and T2 expand Sonos-rival range

Streaming speaker company Pure has revealed the latest models in its assault on Sonos, with the Jongo T2 and Jongo T6 arriving ahead of the renamed Pure Connect Spotify rival due to hit the US in September. Slotting in as Pure's cheapest all-in-one streaming speaker, the $149 Jongo T2 has 3-inch drivers and a 20W Class D amp, while the $349 Jongo T6 sits at the top of the range with 100W split between two 5.25-inch drivers.

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Pandora 40hr mobile limit ends Sept 1st ahead of iTunes Radio debut

Pandora 40hr mobile limit ends Sept 1st ahead of iTunes Radio debut

Pandora will ditch its 40 hour limit on mobile streaming, the internet radio company has announced, raising its game ahead of Apple's iTunes Radio launch later this year. The decision, which was announced as part of Pandora's latest quarterly financial results, is possible thanks to the "rapid progress of its mobile advertising" the company says, which will offset royalty costs.

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iTunes Radio September launch tipped with full-screen takeover adverts

iTunes Radio September launch tipped with full-screen takeover adverts

Apple's iTunes Radio streaming service will launch in September with at least four high-profile brands including McDonald's and Pepsi, sources claim, and listeners should expect to hear an audio advert every fifteen minutes and a video ad every hour. Announced at WWDC 2013 back in June, iTunes Radio takes on Pandora, Spotify and other streaming music services and will presumably be launched alongside iOS 7; according to Advertising Age, McDonald's, Nissan, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, and potentially up to two more brands will be first out of the gate with multi-million 12 month advertising deals.

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Can Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Movie Please Everyone?

Can Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Movie Please Everyone?

Earlier today, I watched a trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, jOBS. The film, which stars Ashton Kutcher, claims to be the definitive movie source for the life and times of one of the most iconic figures in all of the technology industry.

Based on the trailer, it appears jOBS will start out the beginning of Apple, delve into the co-founder’s personal life, and talk about some of his greatest achievements. The movie will also follow some of Jobs’ greatest debacles, including being thrown out of the company he co-founded by the powers at the top.

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Google Play Music All Access spreads internationally amid Verizon bundle rumors

Google Play Music All Access spreads internationally amid Verizon bundle rumors

Google Play Music All Access has launched internationally, hitting the UK, France, Australia, Portugal and more as the streaming Spotify rival arrives in a total of twelve countries. Launched in the US back in May, Music All Access kicks off with a discounted trial which rewards early-adopters with cheaper ongoing subscription fees. Meanwhile, there are new rumors about a potential bundling deal with at least one major US carrier.

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The Wii U Needs to Be Replaced By A Real Contender – Now

The Wii U Needs to Be Replaced By A Real Contender – Now

Can we all finally admit that the Wii U is in huge trouble? I mean, for months I’ve been saying it here on SlashGear, and yet, the company’s most ardent supporters have continued to say that the console will be just fine. But again, that argument flies in the face of the facts.

Nintendo earlier this week announced that during the last quarter, it sold just 160,000 Wii U units worldwide. That’s right – worldwide. To say that’s an abysmal showing for a console that hasn’t even been on store shelves for a year might just be the biggest understatement I can think of at this moment.

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