music streaming

Pandora Announces Milestone At 10 Billionth Thumb

Pandora Announces Milestone At 10 Billionth Thumb

The popular music recommendation service Pandora has just announced its proudest milestone today. It has been six years since the service launched and it has now reached a count of 10 billion thumbs. If you're not already familiar, the service works by letting listeners thumb up or thumb down songs as their listening to help the service select what songs to recommend.

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Apple iCloud May Serve More Than Music

Apple iCloud May Serve More Than Music

Last week we reported that Apple was ahead of Google in launching a cloud music service, a digital locker of sorts that would allow users to store and stream their iTunes music. Apple's momentum continues, striking at least two out of four successful deals with the record companies, and spurring rumors of a new "iCloud" branding after it was rumored that the company spent $4.5 million to acquire the domain iCloud.com. Now, it is further speculated that the iCloud will be serving up more than just music.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – April 24, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – April 24, 2011

This week's tech news roundup highlights the Apple and Samsung legal battle, our Samsung Galaxy SII extreme unboxing, cloud computing problems for both Amazon and the PlayStation Network, Apple's Q2 earnings, the white iPhone 4, the iPhone 5, and details on various smartphones and tablets including the BlackBerry Playbook, G-Slate, G2x, HTC Flyer, and the Acer Iconia Tab.

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Apple To Release Cloud Music Service Ahead of Google

Apple To Release Cloud Music Service Ahead of Google

Remember those rumors about Google's imminent cloud music service? Well, we're still not certain when they'll be able to work through their licensing issues and get their service off the ground, but we do have word from Reuters now that Apple will be beating them to the punch. According to their sources, Apple has completed work on their own cloud music service and is set to launch ahead of Google.

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Jordi Parra designs sweet Spotify radio that uses RFID discs

Jordi Parra designs sweet Spotify radio that uses RFID discs

This cool prototype device was designed by Jordi Parra and works with the Spotify streaming music offering. The cool thing about the design is that Parra has figured out a way to share playlists with physical discs that are sort of like giving a friend a mix tape back in the day. The mix tape in the case of this Spotify offering is a little wood disc.

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FTC And Department of Justice May Investigate Apple’s Subscription Model

FTC And Department of Justice May Investigate Apple’s Subscription Model

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple's new subscription model is catching the attention of U.S. antitrust enforcers. The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission plan to delve into the situation but may not develop any formal investigation or any action against the company. Many publishers including music streaming service, Rhapsody, have criticized Apple's new subscription policy, even saying it is "economically untenable."

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