Spotify
Last fall, Twitter bought We Are Hunted, a “music discovery” startup that made a popular app for Spotify. Apparently Spotify is paying attention: It just bought Tunigo, another music discovery startup with a popular Spotify app. Spotify isn’t announcing terms for the deal, but says that all of the Swedish company’s 20 or so employees will Continue Reading →
Spotify
SAI reports that Spotify plans to expand beyond its on-demand streaming music service into the wild world of streaming video. According to unnamed sources, Spotify wants to take on VOD services with exclusive content, which would put the company in direct competition with companies like Netflix, Amazon, and even, if you’re willing to stretch you Continue Reading →
Spotify
After promising it would release a Windows Phone 8 app back in November, Spotify has finally launched its music-streaming app on the Windows Phone Store, allowing Nokia, HTC, Samsung and owners of other Windows Phone 8 handsets to get their music fix. The app is free and so is the service for the first 30 Continue Reading →
Spotify
Popular music streaming service Spotify will no longer be offering new music purchases to users, after the company began blocking the download option in its desktop app and redirecting users to a newly created FAQ page detailing the fact, notes Pocket-lint. Inside the Spotify desktop app, the company now blocks music downloads when a user Continue Reading →
Music
Cloud storage has transformed the way digital music collectors access their media. But with so many competing hosting services, which should you choose? How about: All of them. Here’s how to sync your music collection throughout the cloud. iTunes: Apple’s supplemented its ubiquitous media management program in 2011 with iCloud, a 20,000 track music locker. Continue Reading →
Xbox Music
Digital music fans have never had more options, but the experience is more fragmented than ever. iTunes rules digital downloads, Spotify is the subscription music leader, and a slew of other services (Rhapsody, Pandora, Rdio, Amazon Cloud Player, Google Music, etc.) fill in the variety of remaining niches. Xbox Music is Microsoft’s latest entry in Continue Reading →
Apple
Apple did not announce a subscription iTunes access model – which has been mooted by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times – along with iPhones and iPods on Wednesday. And that’s just fine. Such a move, when it happens, will redefine the industry forever – but Apple, and music, can afford to wait. Continue Reading →