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Spotify Getting Third Party Apps Spotify Getting Third Party Apps

Spotify, the popular music streaming service, announced today that it would be opening up its API’s to third party developers. The service, which is based in Sweden, has grown significantly in popularity since coming to the United States this summer. …

Google Music Store To Play Well With Google+ Google Music Store To Play Well With Google+
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It’s looking almost certain that sometime in the near future, Google will be throwing its hat into the ring of online music sales with the Google Music Store. And when they do, you can probably expect it to be highly …

Is Spotify The True Alternative to Music Pirating? Is Spotify The True Alternative to Music Pirating?
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With the popularity of Spotify growing daily, especially since the Facebook partnership announcement, does this mean the service also represents an honest-to-goodness alternative for would-be music pirates? If reports from Sweden are extrapolated out to the rest of Internet-using population, …

Facebook Partnership Boosts Spotify Sign Ups Facebook Partnership Boosts Spotify Sign Ups

While the fallout from Facebook’s f8 conference focuses directly on privacy and user data gathering, and the requisite backlash once the new features went live, there are some success stories to be told as well. Just ask Spotify. Since the …

Spotify on Facebook Means No Invitation Necessary Spotify on Facebook Means No Invitation Necessary

Spotify joined Facebook yesterday at f8 to talk about its new Facebook integration. While, there, CEO Daniel Ek reportedly said that Spotfiy will no longer be invite-only in the US, and that unpaid users will get six months of free …

f8: Music, Video, News, Games, Lifestyle Apps f8: Music, Video, News, Games, Lifestyle Apps
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After Facebook unveiled the timeline, the company started talking about its new version of the open graph and how it’s going to change apps. They’ve already partnered with a whole bunch. More than a dozen developers have worked with Facebook …

Facebook Music Product Expected at f8 in September Facebook Music Product Expected at f8 in September

Last week, Facebook announced that its f8 developer conference will take place on September 22. The company said it would explore topics including: new products, building social apps and open Q&A. “We have some exciting product announcements that enable a …

Spotify Hits 175,000 Paid Members Says Source Spotify Hits 175,000 Paid Members Says Source

Two things have launched in the past month or so that sent people into a frenzy to acquire invites. First, Google+‘s invite system had the internet community in a virtual freakout with people finding ways to game the system as …

Spotify Gets Sean Parker’s Approval…In a Big Way Spotify Gets Sean Parker’s Approval…In a Big Way

It’s always interesting when past voices in a particular area talk about the up and coming, brand new thing. It was interesting when MySpace’s Tom Anderson discussed Google+ shortly after it launched. And today, it is even more interesting to …

Spotify First Look: American Launch Day Hands-On Spotify First Look: American Launch Day Hands-On

The Spotify fairy has taken it upon herself to leave an invite to her little music service under my pillow, so I feel it is my obligation to see if it lives up to all the hype. At very first glance …

Spotify Launches in the U.S. After Years of Anticipation Spotify Launches in the U.S. After Years of Anticipation
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Spotify, the music service that Europeans have had access to for years, while we Americans have only heard about how awesome it supposedly is, has finally come to the U.S. The service has over 10 million users in Europe. It …

What is Facebook Vibes? What is Facebook Vibes?
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By now I’m sure you heard of the Skype-powered Facebook video calling that was announced yesterday, if not you can read more here. Essentially you install a small application and it upgrades your regular old Facebook chat to include a …

Spotify U.S. Launch Coming Soon Spotify U.S. Launch Coming Soon
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Ready your headphones, kids. Spotify, the European music-streaming service, has officially announced it’s U.S. launch. No, not specifically, but we do know that it is “coming soon.” Go to the spotify.com site and you will be redirected to the coming …

Facebook as a Music Destination? Facebook as a Music Destination?
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Earlier this week, rumors surfaced, stemming from a Forbes report, indicating that Facebook and Spotify were partnering on a new music service, though the comments from both companies didn’t seem to indicate that their relationship was changing very much. According …

Facebook, Spotify Partnership Rumored Facebook, Spotify Partnership Rumored
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According to a new report from Forbes, Facebook and Spotify are partnershing on a music service that is already in testing, and it could launch within 2 weeks. According to Facebook and Spotify, there’s nothing going on…officially. Clearly, we’ll have …

Spotify Launches iTunes Competitor, iPod Support Spotify Launches iTunes Competitor, iPod Support

European music service Spotify made some big waves today, as it announced support for Apple’s iPod (in addition to iPhone/Android devices), as well as a new download service that would compete directly with iTunes. CEO Daniel Ek says on the …

Who Will Be the Apple of Streaming Music?
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Since April, Rhapsody has gained over 100,000 net new subscribers. The total number is upwards of 750,000. The company estimates that there are around 1.5 million US music subscribers, which means that it has captured around half of the market. While mobile has helped fuel their growth, Rhapsody is also speaking with cable television companies.

Spotify Lead Designer Heads To Facebook

Spotify, the popular-in-Europe music streaming service that hasn’t quite made it to the U.S., will soon be down a lead designer.  Rasmus Andersson announced today that he’ll be leaving the company in order to join Facebook.

We’ll note right here that this development doesn’t necessarily mean Facebook intends to launch a new music service.  Andersson indicated on his blog that he’ll be a product designer, not Head of Music Initiatives or something quite so grand.

Spotify on the Future of Music Delivery
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I sat in on the Future of Music Delivery Keynote interview with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and author Eliot Van Buskirk on the last day of SXSW Interactive. Buskirk’s covered the digital media industry for ten years in various publications. This keynote was not nearly as crowded as the Evan Williams one was at the beginning, but definitely kept a lot more people hanging around through its entirety.

Will Google Phone Bring Spotify to the US?

Even if you haven’t used Spotify, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of it. The service’s description goes: "A world of music. Millions of songs on your computer, on your mobile and available offline. Brought to you ad free."

Acquisition Rumors (Re)surround Facebook
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Facebook might soon be involved in another acquisition.  New analyses/rumors are swirling, anyway, with one person suggesting that Facebook should be bought, and another indicating that the social networking company could extend an offer to a smaller firm.