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Apple hires BBC Radio DJ Zane Lowe to join iTunes Radio service

Apple hires BBC Radio DJ Zane Lowe to join iTunes Radio service

It was announced yesterday that the well known DJ from BBC Radio 1, Zane Lowe, has taken a job at Apple and will be stepping down from his position of hosting the new music evening program. Lowe has become prominent over his 12 year period on the radio show for discovering new musical talent and launching them to stardom. In addition to winning a number of awards for his talent as a DJ, he was nominated for a 2015 Grammy for producing and writing Sam Smith's album In the Lonely Hour.

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AOptix’s laser-radio tech could be Internet’s future

AOptix’s laser-radio tech could be Internet’s future

The ubiquity of mobile devices is starting to push the limits of the Internet's infrastructure to the breaking point. Add that to the fact that a lot more regions don't have quality connections or don't have Internet at all, and you have a scenario where service providers are scrambling to add more and more cables, especially fiber optic ones, on land and on sea. But such installations cost time, money, and, in some cases, political will. AOptix's solution is cheaper as it uses a combination of laser and radio waves to bring the Internet anywhere.

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Adam Carolla settles bitter podcasting lawsuit

Adam Carolla settles bitter podcasting lawsuit

Adam Carolla, who was fighting the good fight, has won. A lawsuit brought against him by Personal Audio has been dropped, and all claims against him have been summarily dropped. It’s more than vindication for Carolla — it’s a win for Podcasters everywhere.

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Chris Pratt raps Forgot About Dre perfectly in-sync with original track

Chris Pratt raps Forgot About Dre perfectly in-sync with original track

Guardians of the Galaxy's Star Lord brings the heat. You may have seen the original video of Chris Pratt rapping a Dr Dre track earlier this week - now a fellow by the name of Trey Tech has synced the audio and the video up with the original track. It’s hot. You need to deal with it.

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Forget Songza: try these three music discovery apps instead

Forget Songza: try these three music discovery apps instead

Now that Songza is part of Google, the service will likely become part of Play Music at some point. Though Google hasn’t announced plans just yet, getting ready for the day Songza isn’t around as a standalone service might be an option you want to consider. If music discovery is your aim, we’ve got a few suggestions for you.

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Sirius XM’s “The YouTube 15” will showcase Internet stars

Sirius XM’s “The YouTube 15” will showcase Internet stars

The Internet's most popular music stars are about to get an expanded audience, with YouTube revealing today that Sirius XM will be featuring its most popular artists on a new show called "The YouTube 15". This marks a first for the video service.

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T-Mobile and Rhapsody team up for ad-free UnRadio service

T-Mobile and Rhapsody team up for ad-free UnRadio service

How fitting, that on the same day it would announce that music streaming no longer counts towards one's data cap, T-Mobile has also unleashed its own Internet radio service? Called UnRadio, the service promises to be unlike other competitors' offerings.

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Last.fm switches off subscription radio, Scrobbler app now the mainstay

Last.fm switches off subscription radio, Scrobbler app now the mainstay

In their decade long run, Last.fm has seen many ups and downs. In late 2012 the popular Internet radio service was cutting back its scale and turned to paid-only subscriptions. They next warmed up to Spotify and teamed up to include their app in Spotify's portfolio. The latest news is that their radio streaming service will no longer be available as of 28th of April 2014. Instead, scrobbling, music discovery, and recommendations are their new direction.

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Pure Evoke F4 scores SiriusXM Radio

Pure Evoke F4 scores SiriusXM Radio

During CES, Pure introduced its Evoke F4 "Ultimate Radio", something promised to have support for SiriusXM Radio, among other things. Today the company has announced the availability of that service on its radio, as well as its One Flow and Sensia 200D Connect devices. Other Pure platforms are set to get SiriusXM later on this year.

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Rdio buys Indian music service Dhingana

Rdio buys Indian music service Dhingana

Rdio has acquired the Indian music service Dhingana, the latter company announced on its website today. With the acquisition will come a transition of Dhingana's talent to Rdio, working to expand the service's presence in India in particular, as well as other emerging markets.

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Tesla taps Rdio for integrated audio service in Europe

Tesla taps Rdio for integrated audio service in Europe

Today at a town-hall meeting in Amsterdam, Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Muck announced Rdio will be integrated into its cars in Europe as the default dashboard audio service. Such follows the company's use of Slacker with its vehicles in the United States, and is a new milestone for the Internet radio service.

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Rdio unshackles service with free Web streaming debut

Rdio unshackles service with free Web streaming debut

Early this morning, Spotify threw the doors wide open for desktop users, stripping away restrictions and allowing unlimited free streaming, no caps or limitations to be seen. Rdio has followed closely on the heels of this, announcing today that its users can also now stream music for free on the Web, the listening supported by advertisements akin to that of its competitors.

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