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Slacker Radio planning major overhaul

Slacker Radio planning major overhaul

Slacker Radio hasn't done too much the past few years. While they've definitely been spreading their service to different devices and platforms, like the Roku streaming media player, and just recently Chrysler's UConnect at CES 2013, the service hasn't been making waves like its competitors, Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, etc. However, we've been told that Slacker Radio will be holding an event sometime in the near future to reveal a complete overhaul of the service.

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Last.fm going paid-only, will shut down in most countries

Last.fm going paid-only, will shut down in most countries

The popular internet radio service Last.fm will be cutting back its scale and will be offering only paid subscriptions from now on. The service will shut down in most countries around the world, but will still stay up in the US, UK, and Germany. Paid-for Last.fm radio will continue to be available in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Brazil, but all other countries will no longer have access to the service starting January 15.

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Lawmakers introduce new Internet Radio Fairness Act backed by Pandora

Lawmakers introduce new Internet Radio Fairness Act backed by Pandora

One of the biggest expenses for Internet radio stations are the royalty fees they pay to artists and publishers. The problem Internet radio stations have is that they are forced to pay a higher royalty rate than some similar services such as satellite and cable radio stations. A new legislation was introduced last Friday by Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) while Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced a similar legislation in the Senate.

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Spotify Radio hits iPhone and iPad for free

Spotify Radio hits iPhone and iPad for free

Spotify has brought its free mobile radio service to the iPhone and iPad, offering both ad-supported and premium subscribers unlimited streaming song access while on the move. A free download [Update: Spotify now says the app will be released in the "next few days"], the newly updated Spotify app allows listeners to construct personalized radio stations from the 16m-strong catalog, save individual tracks from them to their own playlists, and share radio stations with friends.

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New Android OS version hinted by Pandora developers

New Android OS version hinted by Pandora developers

Pandora Internet Radio's Android application has just been update this week with several fixes for bugs, user interface upgrades, and a hint that they know something we don't about the future of Android. In what's essentially a hint that we're sure thousands of users passed over without a thought, Pandora's developers may have accidentally spilled the beans. Promising "compatibility support for upcoming Android OS" the creators of Pandora may have let us know that Google is working with them to get prepared for their next generation in mobile operating system greatness.

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