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Sony Entertainment Network online portal goes live

Sony Entertainment Network online portal goes live

The new Sony Entertainment Network is now online following the company's announcement at IFA 2011 that all of its music, video, and gaming offerings will now be under one big umbrella. That umbrella, Sony Entertainment Network or SEN, will encompass both the Qriocity music and video services as well as the PlayStation Network.

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iTunes Match Beta released to developers

iTunes Match Beta released to developers

As part of Apple's new iCloud service is a feature called iTunes Match, which was first announced back at WWDC 2011. This feature will set Apple's cloud music service apart from competitors and has just been released in the latest iTunes 10.5 Beta 6.1 update to developers. The service should launch alongside iOS 5 and the iPhone 5 and/or 4S, both rumored for a September-October time frame.

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Spotify US Launch To Be Invite-Only?

Spotify US Launch To Be Invite-Only?

The much hyped European music streaming service, Spotify, is making its US debut this week after months of wrangling deals with US record label companies. If you've been hearing about all the love for Spotify overseas and are anxious to hop on board, you may be a little disappointed when Spotify does launch because it could be by invitation only.

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Spotify Plans U.S. Domination With Help From Facebook

Spotify Plans U.S. Domination With Help From Facebook

Spotify has recently confirmed a U.S. launch for next week. This news comes after months of delays as the popular European music streaming service struggled to close deals with U.S. record label companies. But perhaps the biggest deal it's landed is a rumored partnership with Facebook. Some leaked internal marketing materials reveal that Facebook will be a major key to Spotify's U.S. domination.

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Facebook Vibes Music Service Revealed In Video Calling Code

Facebook Vibes Music Service Revealed In Video Calling Code

The Google+ social platform was unveiled last week in an invitation-only beta form but has already generated lots of excitement for its new features, including a group video calling service called Hangouts. Perhaps as a response, Facebook announced its own video calling service yesterday in partnership with Skype. But upon close inspection of Facebook's video calling code, software developer Jeff Rose discovered evidence of Facebook's future music service.

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