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Last.fm going paid-only, will shut down in most countries

Last.fm going paid-only, will shut down in most countries

The popular internet radio service Last.fm will be cutting back its scale and will be offering only paid subscriptions from now on. The service will shut down in most countries around the world, but will still stay up in the US, UK, and Germany. Paid-for Last.fm radio will continue to be available in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Brazil, but all other countries will no longer have access to the service starting January 15.

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PlayStation 3 now #1 device for Netflix streaming

PlayStation 3 now #1 device for Netflix streaming

Sony announced today that the PlayStation 3 is now the most popular platform to watch Netflix on. The streaming service is currently available on every major gaming console and most mobile devices, as well as the Netflix website. Out of all those platforms, Sony Computer Entertainment America's Phil Rosenberg says that "more people stream Netflix content to their televisions via PS3 than any other device worldwide."

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Rdio updated for iOS and Android with fully re-booted UI

Rdio updated for iOS and Android with fully re-booted UI

It's time to get smart with the developers behind the music streaming app Rdio - updated today for iOS as well as Android. This update brings on a fully redesigned user interface that's ever-so-slightly cleaner than we've ever seen from the app before and will likely instill much more confidence in the system for both artists and those looking to subscribe to the pay service. Last month the team launched a Rdio Artist Program and a massive advertising campaign over the past few months to bring the app into prominence.

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3M Streaming Projector teams with Roku for giant entertainment

3M Streaming Projector teams with Roku for giant entertainment

Those of you wishing to go gigantic with your streaming content would be wise to take a peek at the brand new 3M Streaming Projector Powered by Roku. That's the full name, mind you, and that's how you're going to be keying it out if you want to find it - lucky you though, it's an Amazon exclusive. What we've got here is a potential for a 120-inch wide picture streaming from a projector that's able to keep up to 2.5 hours of live in it on a single charge.

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OnLive details restructure as HTC loses $40m investment

OnLive details restructure as HTC loses $40m investment

A wave of confusion surrounded OnLive over the weekend, with employees reportedly being let go from the company. Soon after it was announced that OnLive had been acquired by another company, with details now emerging that the company will trade using OnLive's name, with all assets having been transferred over except shares and staff. Some employees will be hired back, but over half will be left without a job as a result of the transaction.

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Aereo brings cheap streaming TV as it leaps the legal hump

Aereo brings cheap streaming TV as it leaps the legal hump

The last time we spoke about streaming over-the-air TV service Aereo, they were having quite the legal battle with several major television networks - now they're out of the haze and ready to bring on inexpensive service to the masses. It's not easy being a company that offers up content from giant conglomerates and media-serving monsters, but at $8 per month, it appears that Aereo has found a way to do it rather cheaply. In addition to DVR space that changes based on the plan you purchase, you've got several selections for grabbing yourself a full range of channels - including an Annal plan that's got the whole deal even cheaper than the new monthly sub-$10 cost.

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