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Twitter to launch standalone music app

Twitter to launch standalone music app

Twitter is apparently looking to bring some music into its service. The company is getting ready to use We Are Hunted, a music discovery service it had acquired 6 months ago, to help build itself a standalone music app. The app will give personalized music recommendations to users based on the musical artists the user follows, and the musical artists the user's followers follow. The service, while less personalized, will still be usable for those without a Twitter account.

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YouTube tipped to launch its own music streaming service

YouTube tipped to launch its own music streaming service

YouTube is rumored to be gearing up to launch a subscription-based music streaming service. The video-streaming juggernaut is hoping to become a fully-fledged media juggernaut in the future it seems. The service is said to have a free model which allows users to listen to all the music they'd like, but with ads popping up from time to time. It's no different than when ads pop-up before/while you're watching your favorite YouTube videos. A paid subscription would of course remove the ads for an uninterrupted music-listening experience.

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Yahoo to end its music service in China

Yahoo to end its music service in China

Yahoo China has announced that its Yahoo Music service will be permanently shutdown on January 20, 2013. This announcement follows a similar one from Google that took place in September in which Google stated that its Chinese music service would be taken offline. The closure comes after Yahoo's sale of its share of Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce website, for $7.6 billion.

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The Infinite Jukebox: Justin Bieber, tweaked, forever and ever

The Infinite Jukebox: Justin Bieber, tweaked, forever and ever

Most of us know that feeling of loving a song so much that we have it on indefinite repeat, but The Infinite Jukebox takes that to a new, algorithmically (and just plain rhythmically) brilliant level. The handiwork of Paul Lamere, the online music player takes a single track and breaks it down into beats, then links together any beats that sound particularly similar. Playback can continue as standard, but it can also jump between those linked points in an ever-evolving song.

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Microsoft plans Xbox Music to rival iTunes, Spotify

Microsoft plans Xbox Music to rival iTunes, Spotify

Microsoft is reportedly planning to make a big push in its music service to rival that of Apple's iTunes as well as popular music streaming service Spotify. According to Bloomberg, citing inside sources, the new Xbox Music will combine the best features of both rival services so that customers can purchase songs and sign up for music streaming.

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Sony Music Unlimited iOS app released

Sony Music Unlimited iOS app released

Sony today launched an iOS app for its Music Unlimited streaming service, which had previously been available only to Android users. This will help open up the service to many new users to compete against similar music streaming platforms such as Spotify, MOG, and Rdio, all letting users stream music, customize playlists and more with a cheap monthly subscription.

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