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Xbox Music Is Spotify For Windows 8, Xbox 360 Xbox Music Is Spotify For Windows 8, Xbox 360
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Microsoft wants to get into the music streaming business in a big way. The company already had the Zune Music Pass, but the Zune branding didn’t do the company any favors. Now Microsoft is trying it again with Xbox Music, …

Spotify Generates Just Enough Profit from Subscriptions to Pay for Free Service Spotify Generates Just Enough Profit from Subscriptions to Pay for Free Service

Spotify’s business model is pretty simple: Offer a large (and sometimes fully unrestricted) free streaming service to users, and support that partially with ads. The hope is that enough users will want to pay the monthly subscription in order to …

Spotify For Android Gets NFC Support Spotify For Android Gets NFC Support

The Spotify app for Android was updated today, complete with new Near Field Communication (NFC) support for phones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The announcement on the Spotify blog specifies that app users look for the option under the …

Spotify Is on Its Way to Canada, Asia, and More [REPORT] Spotify Is on Its Way to Canada, Asia, and More [REPORT]
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Attention Canadians: Popular streaming music subscription service Spotify may be coming to your country soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company unveiled these plans in their annual accounts, which were just published. In the account filings, Spotify declared …

Streaming Music Will Dominate Downloads in 2012 (and Beyond) Streaming Music Will Dominate Downloads in 2012 (and Beyond)
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According to a forecast from Strategy Analytics, this year is shaping up to be all about Spotify and less about iTunes. That’s because streaming music services (like Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio) are set to dwarf download services when it comes …

Spotify Has 15 Million Active Users, 4 Million Of Which Pay For It Spotify Has 15 Million Active Users, 4 Million Of Which Pay For It

If you actively use Spotify for your streaming music needs, you’re one of a growing number. According to Spotify’s CCO Ken Parks, who recently spoke at London’s Global Business Summit on Creative Content, the service currently boasts 15 million active …

Spotify Free Radio Comes To Android Spotify Free Radio Comes To Android

When Spotify launched its free radio service for iOS last month, they said that an Android version was definitely on the way. Now, just over a month later, Android users can now enjoy Spotify’s version of Pandora-like radio for free …

In One Year, U.S. Spotify Users Shared Nearly 28 Million Songs In One Year, U.S. Spotify Users Shared Nearly 28 Million Songs

Just over one year ago, popular European music streaming app Spotify finally launched in the U.S. after much anticipation. In just a few weeks, the service already had 175,000 paid members and another 1.4 million participating in free trial periods. …

Here’s This Year’s Inc. 30 Under 30 List Here’s This Year’s Inc. 30 Under 30 List

Inc.com has unveiled the 30 Under 30 list for 2012. On the list, you’ll find the co-founders of Pinterest, the founder of Spotify, and the founder of Dwolla (the mobile payments platform that Ashton Kutcher is investing in), just to …

Yahoo! and Spotify Strike Global Content Distribution Deal Yahoo! and Spotify Strike Global Content Distribution Deal
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If you’re a fan of Spotify, you’ll be happy to hear they just struck a deal with Yahoo to bring more music to more listeners. That’s right, Spotify’s music collection is now going to be available through Yahoo. It’s going …

Spotify Polishes The Brass On RIM’s Titanic Spotify Polishes The Brass On RIM’s Titanic

With everyone speculating about the outcome of Apple’s WWDC, watching Samsung’s Galaxy S III succeed, and awaiting Google I/O this week, it would be fairly easy to over look the fact that Spotify has been officially released for Blackberry. The …

Germans Can Now Sign-Up For Spotify Sans Facebook Account Germans Can Now Sign-Up For Spotify Sans Facebook Account

Since Facebook and Spotify partnered up to bring Open Graph music sharing to the masses, Spotify has required that users register for their service using their Facebook accounts. Anyone that attempts to sign up for Spotify today will either have …

Facebook Tests “Share Music” Option Alongside “Update Status” Facebook Tests “Share Music” Option Alongside “Update Status”

Of all the Open Graph apps that began popping up on Facebook after the company’s big unveiling at last year’s f8, the music apps seem to be the most prevalent on the site – especially Spotify. I mean, I rarely …

Spotify For Android Updated With Full ICS Support Spotify For Android Updated With Full ICS Support

Spotify has been around the mobile scene for a while now, but Android users have been dealing with being treated like second-rate citizens compared to their iOS counterparts. Not anymore as Spotify has relaunched on Google Play with full ICS …

The Social Media Leaders [Infographic] The Social Media Leaders [Infographic]
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So you think you know everything about social media and networking? Well the truth is, it has been around a lot longer than Facebook, but like a lot of things on the internet, we don’t hear about them until they …

Spotify Might Raise $220 Million Spotify Might Raise $220 Million

According to a source knowledgable on the matter, music streaming service Spotify is on the process of raising hundreds of millions of dollars, with a potential valuation of $4 billion. According to the New York Times, Spotify may ultimately garner …

Spotify Gets Romantic With New Apps, Becomes More Like A Dating site Spotify Gets Romantic With New Apps, Becomes More Like A Dating site

Spotify just announced a couple of partnerships and the launch of two apps aimed at matching you with potential romantic partners based on your musical tastes. The partnerships and apps come from Tastebuds.fm and Fellody.com. According to Spotify, the former …

Spotify Launches App for iPad Spotify Launches App for iPad

Music streaming service Spotify has just launched a long-awaited app for iPad for use by Premium service members, though trial subscribers can test it out as well. Premium Spotify users pay a monthly fee, and the content is streamed directly …

SiriusXM App For Android Updated With 5 Hour Replay SiriusXM App For Android Updated With 5 Hour Replay

Sirius XM Radio announced today that a free update to their SiriusXM Android app has been released. The company claims the new app, which can now be downloaded in the Google Play app marketplace, will give subscribers to their service …

Deezer Uses Open Graph To Share Your Jams Deezer Uses Open Graph To Share Your Jams

With the explosion of Spotify, there are other music services that are clamoring for a piece of the lucrative music streaming pie. France-based Deezer is doing quite well for itself despite only being available in only a few countries at …

Microsoft Planning E3 Preview Of New Music Service Microsoft Planning E3 Preview Of New Music Service

Is Microsoft about to make a big push into the digital music space? Yes, Microsoft has Zune, but the only problem with Zune is that…wait, what’s Zune? We’re talking about a legitimate Zune successor here, and according to The Verge, …