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Deezer Elite high-res music streaming arrives as Sonos exclusive

Deezer Elite high-res music streaming arrives as Sonos exclusive

For the first time, users in the United States will be able to stream music from Deezer...if they have Sonos gear. The announcement was made today, with Deezer Elite being unveiled as a lossless music streaming service about to undergo a global rollout, coming to the US as a Sonos exclusive.

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Why did Google buy Songza? Rdio knows

Why did Google buy Songza? Rdio knows

There are a lot of streaming music services in the world, and Google’s acquisition of Songza came as no surprise. What is a bit befuddling to some is why Google would buy Songza instead of the others out there. Google’s pockets are deep, so cost wasn’t really an issue — they could have had any company willing to sell (and they all would for the right price). So why did Google grab Songza?

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Google snaps up Songza; contextual music incoming

Google snaps up Songza; contextual music incoming

Google has purchased Songza, the music suggestion and streaming radio service. The suggestions, which come in the form of carefully curated content based on context like where you are, fit well with Google. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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T-Mobile and Rhapsody team up for ad-free UnRadio service

T-Mobile and Rhapsody team up for ad-free UnRadio service

How fitting, that on the same day it would announce that music streaming no longer counts towards one's data cap, T-Mobile has also unleashed its own Internet radio service? Called UnRadio, the service promises to be unlike other competitors' offerings.

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T-Mobile Music Freedom: streaming without touching your data quota

T-Mobile Music Freedom: streaming without touching your data quota

Amidst its other event-related news this evening, T-Mobile has announced a big change for music lovers: music streaming without it affecting your data quota. CEO Legere, calling himself a "music freak", said he was "outraged" at the use of music to lure in subscribers to "over-priced plans". Music should be free, he said, and so starting now it no longer counts towards one's 4G data on the carrier's Simple Choice plans.

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D-Link WiFi Audio Extender streams music, boosts WiFi

D-Link WiFi Audio Extender streams music, boosts WiFi

Networking specialist D-Link is slowly but surely filling the market with these little gizmos that add value to your home WiFi network at an affordable price. The latest to join the fray is the DCH-M225, an inconspicuous little box that not only plays music from mobile devices to any connected speaker but even extends your WiFi connection inside the house.

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Samsung Shape speakers now speak Spotify Connect lingo

Samsung Shape speakers now speak Spotify Connect lingo

If you're one of the few owners of Samsung's wireless multiroom speakers, your audio equipment has just gotten an upgrade. Now these Shape wireless speakers can now be controlled with Spotify's mobile app, allowing users to combine Spotify's selection of music with Samsung's equipment, if you already have it.

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Aether Cone streams Rdio and Stitcher as launch nears

Aether Cone streams Rdio and Stitcher as launch nears

Aether's unusually-shaped Cone speaker, a streaming music player that promises smart curation of tracks, will launch with Rdio and Stitcher as sources, the start-up has confirmed. Revealed back in March, the distinctive speaker prioritizes machine learning rather than active control over playlists, with Aether promising to learn the listener's preferences and tailor what's streaming to suit.

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Spotify hits 10m paying subscribers

Spotify hits 10m paying subscribers

Spotify has passed the 10m paying subscribers mark, with around a quarter of the streaming music provider's users worldwide coughing up cash each month for ad-free access to the catalog of tracks. The company charges $9.99 per month for those users who want to escape commercials as well as listen to Spotify music through their home media systems, like Sonos.

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Beats Music sued ahead of merger with Apple

Beats Music sued ahead of merger with Apple

With Apple’s alleged purchase of Beats hanging in the air, a rogue third-party has interjected. David Hyman, founder of Mog, is suing Beats ahead of an Apple takeover. According to him, Beats owes him quite a bit of money, or stake in the company.

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Samsung Milk Music premium ad-free version inbound

Samsung Milk Music premium ad-free version inbound

It hasn't been that long since Samsung rolled out its Milk Music service. The music service was offered for free, but Samsung was clear from the start that it wouldn't always be free from monthly fees and ads. Users of Milk Music who are now hooked on the service will be bummed to hear that Samsung is now talking about the premium ad-free version.

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Spotify lures in students with Premium perk

Spotify lures in students with Premium perk

As the on-demand music streaming industry grows and competition with it (rumors that Apple may be among that competition surfaced last week), Spotify is looking to draw in a larger number of listeners to its Premium subscription service, doing so with a big perk: slashed rates for students.

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