streaming music

Free music streaming service Songza raises $3.82m in funding

Free music streaming service Songza raises $3.82m in funding

The free music streaming and recommendation service, Songza, has just secured $3.82 million in funding. Its funding was revealed in a recent SEC filing. Songza offers playlists created by "music experts". The playlists are configured based on the date, the time of day, your mood, and the type of activity that you're currently doing. Like other music streaming services, you can thumbs up or thumbs down a song to better adjust your playlists.

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Ferrari by Logic3 launches its Scuderia FS1 Air Speaker Dock equipped with Airplay

Ferrari by Logic3 launches its Scuderia FS1 Air Speaker Dock equipped with Airplay

Ferrari by Logic3 has just launched its new speaker dock, the Scuderia FS1 Air. The Scuderia FS1 Air comes equipped with Airplay, so you can stream music wirelessly from your iOS devices, or from iTunes. The 2.1 speaker system is Bluetooth capable as well, so if you don't have an iOS device, you can still wirelessly stream music straight from your Android device, Windows Phone 8 device, or Blackberry 10 device.

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Spotify reportedly plans to add video on-demand service

Spotify reportedly plans to add video on-demand service

Spotify is looking to change things up by adding exclusive video on-demand (VOD) content to its list of services. It wants to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and HBO, all of which who have their own exclusive video series that help generate revenue and attract subscribers. Spotify hopes that by developing its own original video content or TV series, it can increase its profit margins.

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Beats Project “Daisy” spins off with independent funding (without Apple)

Beats Project “Daisy” spins off with independent funding (without Apple)

Just last night there was a bit of an interesting "leak" of information leading the public to believe Beats streaming music project "Daisy" would be joining forces with Apple - as it turns out, they're actually teaming up with a whole different party altogether. While it might seem like quite a stretch to think that the investment announced today would have had anything to do with Apple's Tim Cook, there still may be room for the company to be in on this deal - however unlikely. The announcement today is for a $60 million dollar investment "led by" Access Industries (the industrial group founded by Len Blavatnik), Marc Rowan, James Packer and "entities affiliated with Lee M. Bass".

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YouTube tipped to launch its own music streaming service

YouTube tipped to launch its own music streaming service

YouTube is rumored to be gearing up to launch a subscription-based music streaming service. The video-streaming juggernaut is hoping to become a fully-fledged media juggernaut in the future it seems. The service is said to have a free model which allows users to listen to all the music they'd like, but with ads popping up from time to time. It's no different than when ads pop-up before/while you're watching your favorite YouTube videos. A paid subscription would of course remove the ads for an uninterrupted music-listening experience.

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Rhapsody finally launches iPad app

Rhapsody finally launches iPad app

Yesterday Rhapsody finally got around to launching its streaming music app for the iPad and the iPad mini. Rhapsody claims that the new app is its most visually stunning Rhapsody experience yet. IPad users will just be glad they can finally listen to the streaming music service on the Apple tablets. Rhapsody promises that the new app was designed with speed in mind and has significantly improved playback speed.

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Metallica hits Spotify, Lars Ulrich speaks

Metallica hits Spotify, Lars Ulrich speaks

After many, many years of Metallica appearing on the opposite side of the music industry from the music pirates that exist across the earth, they've joined Spotify for music streaming their entire catalog. It's time for every single Metallica album from Kill ‘Em All to Master of Puppets to be up and ready to listen to on Spotify for the whole world - even the pirates - to listen to. This was all announced this week at the Spotify conference that also saw a larger launch of the web broswer based Spotify environment.

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