All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Songza’

Google Acquires Songza To Improve Google Play Music And Maybe YouTube

It’s been rumored for weeks, but Google just announced that it has acquired Songza. It will use the acquisition to improve Google Play Music. “They’ve built a great service which uses contextual expert-curated playlists to give you the right music at the right time,” Google says. “We aren’t planning any immediate changes to Songza, so it will continue to work …

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Chromecast Updated With 10 More Apps Just In Time For The Holidays

Over the holidays, many gifts will be exchanged between friends and loved ones. Google obviously hopes one of those gifts is a Chromecast and is updating its TV streaming device with all new apps just in time for the festivus season. Google announced that 10 new apps are being added to Chromecast today. These apps represent the very best that …

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Could Songza Kill Pandora and Even Spotify?

Although Songza has been around since 2007, the Internet radio service is gaining a lot of attention of late for the tremendous growth it has been receiving. It recently became the #1 free app on iTunes for the iPad and the #2 free app for the iPhone. What’s more, Songza integrated its mobile and Web apps with Facebook’s Open Graph …

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Amazon Acquires Amie Street Music Startup

Amazon has acquired music startup Amie Street, which the company actually helped fund. Unfortunately for Amie Street users, the service will be shut down.

Amie Street has an interesting business model, which lets musicians upload music, which starts out free to users. The more downloads the songs get, the more the price goes up (up to a $1). Interesting as it may be, it apparently didn’t work. 

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