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Spotify teases “new direction” on Nov 30

Spotify teases “new direction” on Nov 30

Spotify is teasing "a new direction" for its streaming music service, announcing a November 30 press event to be held in New York. The "global" launch is shrouded in secrecy, beyond "some exciting news to share" and the presence of CEO Daniel Ek, but Spotify did tell AllThingsD that the topic would be a mysterious "new direction" and "the latest major development" from the company.

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Spotify Windows Phone 7 app hands-on [Video]

Spotify Windows Phone 7 app hands-on [Video]

Spotify for Windows Phone 7 has arrived in the Marketplace, and we wasted no time in breaking out the Nokia Lumia 800 and trying out the streaming music app. Announced yesterday, the app supports synchronized playlists with the desktop client, Spotify People friends updates, sharing via social networks and - most important for mobile use, perhaps - offline playback. Check out our video demo after the cut.

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Windows Phone Mango gets Spotify

Windows Phone Mango gets Spotify

This week all you lovers of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform working with the newest version 7.5 Mango have the ability to use Spotify for the first time. Spotify is a streaming music group that works on several mobile platforms and desktop computers, and this version of Spotify promises to be the most optimized version for mobile yet. What you'll notice first and foremost is the fact that the app looks completely different from any other version of its diverse interface thus far release - Windows Phone intense!

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PURE Music takes on Spotify at half the price

PURE Music takes on Spotify at half the price

Does the world need another Spotify rival? PURE things it does, hence PURE Music, the company's new streaming media service that promises a 15m+ catalog of tracks that can be accessed from an iPhone or Android app, a PC/Mac browser or their standalone internet radios. Launching in the UK in December - with gradual international rollout after that - PURE Music's big advantage over Spotify is the price: just £4.99 ($7.99) per month for unlimited streaming. However, there are a few compromises you'll have to accept for that bargain pricing.

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Spotify for Blackberry preview supports some models

Spotify for Blackberry preview supports some models

Spotify has turned out to be a very popular music service in the US now that it has finally launched. Spotify has been raking in huge numbers of users since its deal with Facebook and you can bet a bunch of those users are on Blackberry smartphones. Spotify has announced a new preview of the Spotify for Blackberry app.

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Spotify hits Boxee Box

Spotify hits Boxee Box

Spotify has landed on the Boxee Box, offering subcribers to the streaming music service a way to listen to tracks, as well as access playlists and artist information, from their set-top box. The latest in a number of implementations of Spotify in standalone home entertainment systems, the Boxee app also gives access to the What's New section, flagging up the latest content to arrive in the catalog.

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Western Digital adds Spotify support to WD TV range

Western Digital adds Spotify support to WD TV range

Western Digital and Spotify have announced that the streaming music service will now be available on WD TV media players, giving Spotify premium subscribers access to the 15m+ catalog from their HDTVs. Supported on the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub, the latter packing a 1TB hard-drive, Spotify functionality will include playlist creation and recall, song sharing and the ability to subscribe to friends' playlists.

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Rhapsody buys Napster in attempt to fight Spotify

Rhapsody buys Napster in attempt to fight Spotify

Rhapsody announced today that it will be buying Napster from Best Buy to boost its subscriber base and expand its IP portfolio. The move appears to be a direct reaction to the intensifying competition from music service rivals like Spotify, which has been hogging much of the spotlight lately. The terms of the deal have not been revealed, but it is expected to close around November 30 with Best Buy receiving a minority stake in Rhapsody.

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