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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 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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Kindle, WSJ, Spotify iOS apps & more lose store links

Kindle, WSJ, Spotify iOS apps & more lose store links

Multiple iOS apps have been updated this weekend to remove in-app purchasing links, with the WSJ, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Spotify and others apparently complying with Apple's stricter rules. Apple quietly updated its terms & conditions back in June, no longer preventing services from selling content outside of apps - as had been originally the case - but insisting that in-app links to external stores be removed.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 24, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 24, 2011

The much anticipated Mac OS X Lion touched down this past Wednesday along with revamped MacBook Airs, Mac Minis, and Cinema Displays. Apple's on a winning streak with more than 1 million Lion copies sold in the first day and a record breaking third quarter earnings call. Intel and Microsoft also did quite well, but Nokia hugely disappointed. Other record setting numbers from Google and Spotify round out the week. Continue after the cut for the video and full roundup list.

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SlashGear Spotify Invites Now Up for Grabs!

SlashGear Spotify Invites Now Up for Grabs!

It's time for Spotify! It's the streaming music service that everyone is talking about, one where when your in, you've got access to thousands of tracks of music, new and old, all from your home computer or mobile device (for a fee of course.) What we've had up until this point is a collection of 100 invites we've been dolling out on Google+, one by one. NOW what we've got is a whole invite page that'll allow you, your sister, your cousin, your mother, and your estranged uncle to get an invite right away! Check out all the details below!

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Spotify Invites Giveaway Courtesy of SlashGear!

Spotify Invites Giveaway Courtesy of SlashGear!

The phenomenon known as Spotify is sweeping the nation, and we're right here to give you a little key to let yourself in to the boat that is the music streaming service. Spotify will give you access to thousands of music tracks on both your computer and your mobile device, and all for a low low monthly price. But what if you just want to try it out for a while? You'll need an invite! It just so happens that we've got that for you right here! Head below for some sweet instructions on how to get in on the Spotify world right this minute!

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 17, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 17, 2011

It was a disappointing week for Apple fans eager to pick up a new MacBook Air and OS X Lion, as both were no-shows with a launch looking to be next Thursday or Friday instead. The much anticipated Spotify music streaming service did open its doors to the US finally, although by invite-only. Google had an excellent earnings call and Microsoft revealed upcoming some Windows Phone Mango handsets. Continue after the cut for the roundup video and links.

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