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Spotify US thrown open: no invite required (Update)

Spotify US thrown open: no invite required (Update)

Music fans that want to try Spotify before they pay for a premium account and couldn't get an invite before will be glad to hear that anyone can get on Spotify now. The only caveat to the free access is that it lasts six months and you have to sign in with your Facebook account to access the site. The six months is unlimited listening and apparently, you have to upgrade to the premium account after that time to keep the tunes going.

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Spotify hooks up with Facebook for music sharing

Spotify hooks up with Facebook for music sharing

Facebook unleashed a whole slew of major announcements today during its f8 developer conference, but one of the deals we've been anticipating is some sort of Spotify integration. And indeed, Spotify along with a few other music services have hooked up with Facebook for a new kind of music sharing through the social network's new Ticker feature.

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Google’s cloud music service now available on iOS

Google’s cloud music service now available on iOS

The Google Music service that launched back at Google I/O will now work on iOS devices, including both iPhones and iPads. The service has generated very little buzz since its inception and still remains in a private beta stage. However, the service had been rumored for months before its launch and is Google's first major attempt to rival Amazon's Cloud Player and Apple's iTunes with iCloud.

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Facebook to launch music service on September 22

Facebook to launch music service on September 22

Facebook's long rumored music service may finally hit the social platform later next month. We reported back in June, that the music service could launch at the company's f8 developer conference, and now a new report from CNBC's Jon Fortt further confirms that the service will indeed be unveiled during the event on September 22.

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Boxee Box adds MOG music streaming

Boxee Box adds MOG music streaming

Boxee is now adding the MOG music streaming service to their lineup of available apps on its set-top box. The Boxee Box has recently seen the addition of Grooveshark as well as new support for AirPlay along with an iPad app, giving owners many options when it comes to consuming TV, movies, and music.

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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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RIM officially launches BBM Music service

RIM officially launches BBM Music service

RIM's rumored BlackBerry music streaming service has officially launched. The details are much like we suspected last week, when insiders revealed that RIM was near signing all four major record label companies. The service offers an odd twist on music sharing and discovery that could either help spread usage or make it a huge flop.

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BlackBerry Music Service to cost $5 per month

BlackBerry Music Service to cost $5 per month

More details on RIM's BlackBerry music streaming service are beginning to surface following rumors that the app could be rolling out very soon. Reports yesterday said that RIM was already in late-stage negotiations with the four major US record label companies while news on the BlackBerry App World 3.0 today suggest that the music service could launch as early as next week.

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RIM’s BlackBerry music streaming service getting closer to launch

RIM’s BlackBerry music streaming service getting closer to launch

Research In Motion (RIM) may soon be offering its own music streaming service for its BlackBerry platform. According to multiple insider sources, RIM is in late-stage negotiations with four major record label companies. The service could help RIM expand BlackBerry's appeal beyond enterprise to general consumers.

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Spotify Hits 1.4 Million Users And 175,000 Paying Customers In US

Spotify Hits 1.4 Million Users And 175,000 Paying Customers In US

Spotify launched in the US less than a month ago and it's already proving that it could be just as popular stateside as it's been in Europe. Two weeks after launch, the music streaming service was rumored to have hit 70,000 paying subscribers. Well, new numbers are leaked now that reveal the service is still growing rapidly.

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Windows Phone Mango Supports Music Streaming From SkyDrive

Windows Phone Mango Supports Music Streaming From SkyDrive

The Windows Phone Mango update promises more than 500 new features, one of which includes the integration of Microsoft's online cloud service called the SkyDrive. The feature lets you store photos, videos, and documents in the cloud for easy access and sharing. But with the newly released Mango beta build to developers earlier this week, it was discovered that the SkyDrive can also be used to stream music.

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Spotify Gets Sued For Patent Infringement

Spotify Gets Sued For Patent Infringement

Just two weeks since its U.S. debut, the popular European music service, Spotify, has already gotten a big American "welcome" complete with bear hugs and a patent lawsuit. The company has just been sued by multimedia software company PacketVideo for patent infringement. And oddly, the patent is essentially for music streaming, or some verbiage that resembles that.

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