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The Daily Slash: July 13, 2011

The Daily Slash: July 13, 2011

Today there were a handful of leaks that made the whole thing just a big ol' glass of awesome - potential awesome, that is. First lets get to the facts: tomorrow is the official BETA launch of Spotify here in the USA. Spotify is a music streaming service that you pay a monthly fee for to get basically every music track in the universe to your computer and/or your mobile device over the internet - the UK already knows how awesome it is, now it's time for some USA flavors to drop on by. Next: wouldn't you know it? Amazon Android tablets!

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Spotify US Launch Tomorrow

Spotify US Launch Tomorrow

Joy unto the mountains, the greatest subscriber music service in the whole wide world will be launching officially in the USA tomorrow. This is the most highly touted music service in the UK, Spotify, being quite like a Netflix for music, if you know what I mean, streaming whatever music you like from whatever internet-connected device you have hooked up to the service, with the only limit being your ability to keep listening to music 24 hours at a time - unlimited plans will be $9.99 a month while the $4.99 "ad free" service will be available as well. The difference between the two lies in mobile access: want to listen on your Android or iPhone? Gotta pay that price!

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Spotify US Launch To Be Invite-Only?

Spotify US Launch To Be Invite-Only?

The much hyped European music streaming service, Spotify, is making its US debut this week after months of wrangling deals with US record label companies. If you've been hearing about all the love for Spotify overseas and are anxious to hop on board, you may be a little disappointed when Spotify does launch because it could be by invitation only.

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Spotify Will Not Be Exclusive Partner To Facebook Music

Spotify Will Not Be Exclusive Partner To Facebook Music

The popular European music streaming service, Spotify, is ready to make a splash with its U.S. launch this week. A recently leaked internal document of Spotify's marketing plan along with rumors of deep Spotify integration into Facebook suggested a tight partnership between the two companies. However, new reports reveal that Spotify does not have an exclusive deal with Facebook for the social network's upcoming music service.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 10, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 10, 2011

Battle of the social networks kicked off this week with Facebook announcing group chat support, a new design, and a video calling feature developed in partnership with Skype. However, the Google+ Hangouts group video chat feature still has Facebook beat although we won't know how real adoption of Google's social platform will be until it opens to the public sometime around July 31st. Continue after the cut for the full weekly roundup video and list.

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Spotify Plans U.S. Domination With Help From Facebook

Spotify Plans U.S. Domination With Help From Facebook

Spotify has recently confirmed a U.S. launch for next week. This news comes after months of delays as the popular European music streaming service struggled to close deals with U.S. record label companies. But perhaps the biggest deal it's landed is a rumored partnership with Facebook. Some leaked internal marketing materials reveal that Facebook will be a major key to Spotify's U.S. domination.

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Spotify hits Virgin Media TiVo, phones and broadband in new deal

Spotify hits Virgin Media TiVo, phones and broadband in new deal

 

Streaming music service Spotify and UK ISP/TV provider Virgin Media have announced a deal to include cut-price premium membership to joint subscribers. Set to launch "in the coming months" the deal will see Virgin Media TV, internet and cellphone users offered discounts and bundles on Spotify's Premium and Unlimited tariffs, including a specially-created Spotify app for TiVo.

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Facebook Music could give Spotify and others new social wrap

Facebook Music could give Spotify and others new social wrap

Facebook is believed to be readying a considerable play for the music and video market, with heavy integration between music services like Spotify and the social network. Set for launch at f8 2011, Facebook's developer conference, according to GigaOm's sources the new push for social music will include partnerships with a range of streaming media services and a new "Music" tab leading to a brand new dashboard.

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Spotify US launch may be only a few weeks away

Spotify US launch may be only a few weeks away

Spotify recently inked a deal with Universal Music that would allow the streaming music service access to some of the music that Universal artists make. That deal hinted that the US launch of the service was very close to happening. Spotify general manager Jonathan Forster has said at an ad conference that the music service is wrapping up the final licensing deal for the US launch "as I speak." The announcement hints that the launch could be only a couple weeks away.

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